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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by EndsBeginning » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:18 pm

Why do I have a sudden urge to change my name to "Galawayn Cron"?

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Departure_Dave » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:42 pm

"Theoretically, it could have been Radiant that developed the virus, and theoretically they want to know how many leaks they have to plug. Theoretically."

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:19 pm

What are those cloud propagating bombs? Except that they are awful?
Or is that all the explanation? :)

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Sarone » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:50 am

http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/ ... rip_id=727
Cloud bombs are explosive devices composed of many tiny components that are inert until combined. The most advanced cloud bombs rely on nano-technology and can be embedded into complex systems (eg: human augmentations). They are practically undetectable without a direct and detailed examination of the carrier.

Propagating cloud bombs are extremely sophisticated versions that fabricate more explosive material in the augs of nearby people using the energy released from the initial explosion, causing devestating chain reactions. Some call them "Popcorn Bombs".

Such bombs are restricted to military use, and many nations have banned them outright, pushing for the UTC to classify their use as a war crime.
In essence, it runs any augmented person into an unknowing suicide bomber. Take normally nonexplosive components, add the PCB, and wait for the results.

Which, if this is accurate, then that is some serious tech behind it. Put it in the hands of religious nutjobs and it is the perfect recipe for a religious war.

Especially if the PCB component can be made into a virus.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by NefariousDrO » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:28 am

Let's not forget the Combine's role in this, the myserious AI they've apparently encountered, and what kind of connection those may have with the Syndicate. We're seeing lots of diverse hints and warnings, it'll be interesting to see how these all tie together.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Sarone » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:37 pm

NefariousDrO wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:28 am
Let's not forget the Combine's role in this, the myserious AI they've apparently encountered, and what kind of connection those may have with the Syndicate. We're seeing lots of diverse hints and warnings, it'll be interesting to see how these all tie together.
That would probably motivation. How often have artificial shortages been done to cause political upheavals?

Here's one question: how do the Sourri factor in?

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by connectr » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:08 am

What was that line about those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it? Think WWI and one assassin, or one lone fire bug "Communist" in the Reichstag leading to Hitler getting extraordinary powers that led to WWII, or any number of incidents leading to Trump .....

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Ganurath » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:38 am

Sarone wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:50 am
http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/ ... rip_id=727
Cloud bombs are explosive devices composed of many tiny components that are inert until combined. The most advanced cloud bombs rely on nano-technology and can be embedded into complex systems (eg: human augmentations). They are practically undetectable without a direct and detailed examination of the carrier.

Propagating cloud bombs are extremely sophisticated versions that fabricate more explosive material in the augs of nearby people using the energy released from the initial explosion, causing devestating chain reactions. Some call them "Popcorn Bombs".

Such bombs are restricted to military use, and many nations have banned them outright, pushing for the UTC to classify their use as a war crime.
In essence, it runs any augmented person into an unknowing suicide bomber. Take normally nonexplosive components, add the PCB, and wait for the results.

Which, if this is accurate, then that is some serious tech behind it. Put it in the hands of religious nutjobs and it is the perfect recipe for a religious war.

Especially if the PCB component can be made into a virus.
Wait... PCBs have their potency enhanced by people with augs being in the area.

What are the odds that all four named individuals had sufficient neural mods to be jacked by the consensus?

Edit: Holy shit, I saw the future!
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by NefariousDrO » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:00 am

Sarone wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:37 pm
NefariousDrO wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:28 am
Let's not forget the Combine's role in this, the myserious AI they've apparently encountered, and what kind of connection those may have with the Syndicate. We're seeing lots of diverse hints and warnings, it'll be interesting to see how these all tie together.
That would probably motivation. How often have artificial shortages been done to cause political upheavals?

Here's one question: how do the Sourri factor in?
My suspicion is that the Sourri Combine are the source of that mysterious AI Whisper told them about. Remember when they briefly revived Sarah? Her one comment was "There was a consensus". I have a bad feeling that the Sourri have been infiltrating a great many systems, and anyone who has Controller-Level Augmentations is in danger of being taken over by their sneaky programs. That may be how they were able to get 4 people to become the living weapons that started the whole war.

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by Departure_Dave » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:11 am

Hmmm. Perhaps this is why the wireless neural kits are dirt cheap. Driving down the price might cut deeply into profits, but for an interested party it'd make remote bombing a much easier task.

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