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Craig A. Glesner
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Not much to say, do a lot of stuff, have a lot of interests.
Not much to say, do a lot of stuff, have a lot of interests.

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Craig A. Glesner commented on a post on Blogger.
Digging this, and the joke is funny too.

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Nice one, and having truly alien sophonts in my game I have run up on this very situation. My solution is also glasses with some add ons for projecting the wave lengths that they use for humans to communicate with them.

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Why do players need to worry about the government because they are naughty? Does it ever occur to people to go the frontier to make it a better place, one with civilization and law? I am the only damned good guy in space left? Yeesh, and hell yeah I want to know what the government is, it is often in my best interest and those I serve to be part of the same government.  

But then playing a being poor and powerless never appealed to me since I just call that my normal life.

Oh and nice to see the Institutes as the good guys for once. Free Terra!

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Dude, we have cyborgs right here and now, we haven't lost "our humanity", just some parts. As long as the mind is whole, the meat can be metal or plastic. Yeah, it takes a bit to remap the bits, but eventually you map it and life moves on.

Geez, you mainline pures have some odd ideas about us modified humans. Damn near a superstitious fear. We are not "alien", though the oppressive fear of us is a bit alienating. :p Seriously, there are straight up, fully organic "humans" out there in the real world that scare me far more than some dude with a non-organic frame. Sociopaths are most def where to really look for the "alien", but sadly and terrifyingly they look just like mainline pure organic humans.

That said I can't speak for the inorganic brain in wetware infrastructure (cool idea by the way and yep that seems to fly under the BMI rule :D), that may indeed be bit "alien", but I suppose it depends on the coding. Might be a better human than us organics, it is amazing how an emulation run over years and then decades becomes real.

Now as to the cybernetic parts and thier function they are rather low power just like organic parts, have a user serviceable battery, and should last for a year at standard wear and tear. They also make use of the same biomechanics that organics use, just with non-organic bits. And the weapons are removable as they have to be maintained and cleaned after use so they have to be removable. Weapons aren't magic kids, they require care to function properly and that means taking them apart regularly. That means they can be removed to comply with local laws or the possessor can face the local penalties (provided they don't have some form of immunity like being a Noble, Ambassador, etc. or having a Warrant).

Hell, the base parts have to be removed to be serviced so really, ya'll freaking out for no damned reason. Sadly pretty common from the folks who don't have to cyborg maintenance all the damned time. Also, if you are really feeling mean, in addition to the regular maintenance we have to do, check to see if their insurance (if they even have that, TAS counts) covers their cybernetic maintenance, I know I am paying out of pocket for mine and have been since I was in my twenties.

And last, the kinda Timmiis that go for über cyborg body mods are those who didn't pay attention to the number of episodes Steve is in the bay doing...yep, cyborg maintenance with the Doc. You want a nice low down on the "joys" of cyberization check out Shirow's Appleseed manga, not the videos thought cool, read the volumes of coolness and pages of cyborg maintenance. Also proves getting shot with good cybernetics is still being shot and not fun for the not-crazy people.

Now, about this telepathic "creepy bastard" apply this same logic and figure most are decent people who really don't want to listen to your secret, naughty, inner thoughts, we have them too. :)

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I get to deal with that soon with the added fun of sign language since the non-humans are stone deaf. :)

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Nice, laughing evil, good. They do indeed exist, back in the day on a Neverwinter server, I met a chap with an awesome sense of humor, also very lawful evil. So yeah, I like tis.

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Yea for a Cat post! Not that the dog post was all that bad. :) So, you mention Merchies keeping Ship Cats, yet is is the Navy (the Royal Navy in specific) that I was thinking of when I posted in the dog post, so once again I pulled something of value from your post.

Also, love the pirate/Persian comment, laughed quite a bit at that one.

And last, considering how messed up physically and possibly emotionally they can be, I would prefer a mutt over a pure bred dog or cat. Also, better chances for good genes being in a mutt as opposed to all those recessive genes that pure breds tend to have.

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Damn you dog lovers! It isn't enough that your animal is the official animal of the poor bloody infantry, but now you want to steal our beloved position of Ships Cat. Grrr. Seriously, contrary to popular myth cats can be and are trained regularly. First off they use litter boxes, second there are movie/tv cats which are also trained. So, fie on your "oh cats can't be on starships becuase they can't be trained.". Also, has anyone taken a dog up to micro-gravity to see if they also turn into flying balls of death too. I bet they do and that kills the idea of ship's dog just as well as the Ship's cat.

Quit trying to steal our beloved cats from our ships and we won't make infantry carry kittens into battle...though considering the Internet, perhaps we could win with cuteness. :p

Still, nice stories. :)

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Most excellent! I do so love reading the Society pages. One likes to know what the haut-Jones are doing for the Holidays. :)
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