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Author:  entity2636 [ Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:56 am ]
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I tend to think it's not a tablet or pda, it looks too small and fat for that. My guess would be something that can be opened judging by the rubber grips, something of use in an emergency situation... pocket size first aid kit, geiger counter, air analyzer or something along those lines...

Author:  Arioch [ Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:23 am ]
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entity2636 wrote:
I tend to think it's not a tablet or pda, it looks too small and fat for that. My guess would be something that can be opened judging by the rubber grips, something of use in an emergency situation... pocket size first aid kit, geiger counter, air analyzer or something along those lines...

http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider008.html

Author:  folti [ Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:24 am ]
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entity2636 wrote:
I tend to think it's not a tablet or pda, it looks too small and fat for that. My guess would be something that can be opened judging by the rubber grips, something of use in an emergency situation... pocket size first aid kit, geiger counter, air analyzer or something along those lines...

Ruggerized tablets/smarphones exist nowadays, and anything with big battery pack for longer uptime far from the charger will be bulky. Plus if it's a space rated device, it'd have to be bulky because the user will be expected to use it while suited up, and because it'd have to be hardened against the vacuum, radiation and temperature extremes. As for computing capabilities, well, another ~120 years of development could mean, that you can put in quite powerful processors into even single purpose devices*, let alone arming your tablet equivalent with a wide array of sensors, where the only limits would be space, and energy consumption.

* If you are into playing with this kind of stuff, you can find a lot of guides/recipes/pre-made toys, built around Raspberry Pi or clones, or the even more barebone Arduinos or ESP2286/ESP32 boards. The latter ones are Wifi and Bluetooth capable so you don't have to mess with wires.

Author:  entity2636 [ Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:44 pm ]
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Arioch wrote:
http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider008.html


Sorry, and thanks for refreshing my memory ;)

Author:  boldilocks [ Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:00 pm ]
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Arioch wrote:
entity2636 wrote:
I tend to think it's not a tablet or pda, it looks too small and fat for that. My guess would be something that can be opened judging by the rubber grips, something of use in an emergency situation... pocket size first aid kit, geiger counter, air analyzer or something along those lines...

http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider008.html


That image suggests the pad interacts with ship systems wirelessly, so I'm guessing turning it on could be a bad time. Of course, that assumes the pad interacts with ship systems actively rather than receiving a continuous stream of information (which would probably be slightly more power-efficient but perhaps not efficient enough to bother with, compared to the versatility of having an interactive system.)

Author:  Zorg56 [ Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:29 pm ]
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Combined maybe?

Wonder if it contains some basic data from sensors.

Author:  Hālian [ Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:59 pm ]
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“Thank god, my Super Nintendo collection is still intact…”

Author:  GeoModder [ Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:17 pm ]
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"Gad darn it!"
"Password protected??!!" :evil:

Author:  boldilocks [ Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:56 pm ]
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GeoModder wrote:
"Gad darn it!"
"Password protected??!!" :evil:


"Which one's the 'any' key?"

Author:  Werra [ Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:07 pm ]
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Okay, I'm taking bets. Can Alex spaceboy run the Historian AI?

Author:  Onaiom [ Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:01 pm ]
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Image


Beryl : "Need help with the thermo suit, Alex ?

Author:  Sweforce [ Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:41 am ]
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GeoModder wrote:
"Gad darn it!"
"Password protected??!!" :evil:


After days of hard work trying to crack it they succeed and Beryl, eager to find insights in human culture start to browse it's cultural files and then stumble on the owners pornstash...

Author:  Krulle [ Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:16 am ]
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Which is culture in its own way, though likely not a representation of actual mating habits....

I wonder if, when Beryl also finds a Pizza recipe, she would make him one, (or something looking similar), expecting it to be an hors d'oeuvre for something else.... It's not as if she would expect him to eat it anyway....

Author:  Zorg56 [ Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:53 pm ]
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What if it contains information about Emu war? :lol:

Author:  Krulle [ Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:51 pm ]
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Yeah, that's about right.
Now image a head the size of your fist on top, and that's more or less the proportions of an Emu.
That was a glorious war against these non-thinking, flightless birds!

Author:  icekatze [ Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:01 pm ]
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hi hi

"So... could you explain the three seashells again?"

Author:  GeoModder [ Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:18 am ]
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icekatze wrote:
hi hi

"So... could you explain the three seashells again?"


"You should ask Stillstorm. She's the Belerid."

Author:  Krulle [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:03 am ]
Post subject:  Grumpy Alexander



Well, someone's grumpy, about finding out where his drinking water is coming from....

Author:  boldilocks [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:21 am ]
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Krulle wrote:
Well, someone's grumpy, about finding out where his drinking water is coming from....


*le sulk*

Author:  novius [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:14 pm ]
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Note that he still wears the same shirt under his overall. If that is because he didn't change outfits, I think he's grumpy because neither Beryl nor Talon are incliined to give him a bit of privacy. :)

Author:  icekatze [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:34 pm ]
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hi hi

Perhaps this will be one of the indignities that will motivate Alex to prove himself as a capable equal who doesn't need to be babied constantly?

Author:  sunphoenix [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:27 pm ]
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...or perhaps leered at like a piece of exotic 'white' meat?

Author:  dragoongfa [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:13 pm ]
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Image

"What's the pin number again?"

Author:  Onaiom [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:48 pm ]
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"What is this historianconstructai.exe ?"

Author:  orion1836 [ Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:29 pm ]
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"That... is a nice ass."

*The next panel reveals that it's a picture his own ass."

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