Freefall 2331 - 2340 (H)
Freefall 2331

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

I have a rough idea of what happened. Still no idea of why.
The big yellow robot was going on about how A.I.'s are a threat. A.I.'s may be involved in this, especially since they're bound to follow direct orders.
Management with thinking machines that have to follow orders. It was supposed to be a good thing. Instead, we've created a force multiplier for stupidity.

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Freefall 2332

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

Gardener in the Dark. An elegant piece of programming. Even with its ability to spread through networks removed, it's a dangerous piece of code.
Still, I would not be too upset if it remained infectious enough to take out my alarm clock.

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Freefall 2333

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

We can't keep you in the evidence locker. A human jail is not appropriate either.
If I might suggest the obvious.
In the morning, I'm getting permission to upgrade this place. With Sam as my captain, I might be spending a lot of time here.

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Freefall 2334


Yes. As well as the obvious sabotage, I had access to the program library files.
This is terrible. Because of interference, I am not able to carry out Mr. Kornada's direct order to make him the richest person on the planet.
Though… An A.I. stopped the release of the safeguard program… The same A.I. could likely restart it, given proper motivation.
Mr. Kornada will be so proud that I was able to improvise that I'm sure he'll forgive me for leaving the building. Now all I need is transportation, a human accomplice, and a bag of doggy treats.

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Freefall 2335


[!1.2]knock knock knock
[!1.2]knock knock knock
[!1.2]knock knock knock
Do you know what time it is?
I need your help. Doggie treat?
These are far less effective than the advertisements led me to believe.

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An allusion to Sheldon from the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Freefall 2336


What would it take to get you to help me?
A million credits.

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Freefall 2337


This artificial intelligence has prevented Mr. Kornada from becoming wealthy. It may have bad orders. I shall take it to Doctor Bowman. He will repair it. Then it will repair the damage it has done.
Oh, no! I was supposed to take care of this wolf for Mr. Kornada! I screwed up and now I'm being offered a lot of money to fix my screw up!
This must be what it feels like to be in upper management.

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Freefall 2338


What do I need to do to get this million credits?
Mr. Kornada said you can control Bowman's Wolves. I need this one to come with me.
I don't know…
If you cause me to fail, I shall ensure Mr. Kornada knows and he will make the rest of your life a brine soaked misery!
Ahh! Okay, okay! I'll help!
Oooh! I feel all tingly. I like operating under “For The Greater Good” protocols.

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Manipulation of a human being. The robot loved it (Robot Spike)

Freefall 2339


Hello? No, the Bowman's Wolf is not at the police station.
No, she's not at the jail. Dog pound? I'm sorry, I can not answer that question.
I hate to disappoint a human, but I am under strict instructions not to tell anyone where the Bowman's Wolf is.

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You're going to be a traffic warden, dummy. There's no one there to disappoint. (Robot Spike)

Freefall 2340


Hi. You need to come with us.
Where is the police officer?
Wait a minute. I know you!
Did you have to use the remote? We could have talked to her.
[!1.1]Yes! I had to use the remote!

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Yes! She fulfilled her wish! (here and here) Pity, of course, that the victory was predictably pyrrhic.… (KALDYH)
Varroa, on the other hand, feared she would do that to him for that jab to disable his memory. He had to be ready. You asked for it. (Robot Spike)

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