ASH: LL&DD Special - "LabViews"
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Sun Jun 24 09:59:52 PDT 2012
On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:34:01 +0000 (UTC), Dave Van Domelen wrote:
> View #1: Aeronaughty
> The way the hair whipped across her face, like streaks of
> gold, was enough to to make him wonder what it would feel like if she twisted
> her head fast enough and close enough so it whipped him in the face. It was
> an odd, but alluring thought.
Yeah, it feels random, but I can imagine the moment of sudden fixation...
> "All this" was Jennifer's awestruck term for the ringed mass of robot
> arms encircling a mostly completed...it looked like a jet fighter. The arms
> were still, but given the stacks of raw materials...metal plates, ceramic
> plates, tubes and canisters of chemicals, and rolls of wire...within their
> reach, she could more than easily, beyond obviously tell they were
> responsible for the construction of the craft.
> "Yeah," Cameron replied, blushing. "People, businesses, banks...throw
> out, ah, good stuff. I've gotten pretty good at recycling. It creates less
> of a paper trail that, you know, uh, buying a real supercomputer."
I know, right?
...not that I'd have any interest in such a thing. >.> <.< (But there's an
excellent refurbished computer parts place near me.)
> "It creates a lot of heat," Cameron said, "if I run it for long in the
> summer, parts start to melt. Fall and winter are the best time." He walked
> over to the one computer monitor in the setup. "I thought, with the weather
> getting cooler, you might like to see, ah, me turn it on."
> Jennifer grinned. "Oh, yes," she virtually purred.
Ooooooh. Looks like she wants to cluster f--
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> Once it was on, Cameron typed in a series of commands that brought up a
> crude but meaningful inteface. The blocky GUI had several rectangles set
> within a series of squares.
It's a Unix system! (Actually, I'm sure it is.)
> "Try to stop me!" Jennifer yelled back. A puzzled look on Cameron's
> face...either he didn't hear her or was distracted, trying to think of how to
> stop her...
> She turned back to ask Cameron a question about the sequence, only to
> find him holding out a rubberband in one hand and squinting where he'd taken
> several slaps to the face from her locks. "Hah," she laughed. She took the
> rubberband and pulled her hair back into a more managable ponytail. "You
> think of everything, eh?" she asked just short of yelling.
> Cameron thought for a second before answering, "But sometimes I get the
> variables wrong."
> "Sex-powered supercomputer" seemed to be an obscene name to give a
> machine, but it was an accurate description.
Oh my. I think I've seen fanfiction that started like this on Certain Types
> The two grungy students weren't lying. Their pack, flying in the face
> of Maxwellian Physics, could boost a regular battery at least ten times its
> normal power. Unfortunately, there were two catches.
> First: someone with the magene had to activate the batteries. After
> some experimentation, Cameron figured out that "activation" was pretty
> nebulous. Any positive contact with the batteries would make them work.
> Second: the batteries would tend to disintegrate after a few weeks.
> Cameron worked out that there was some "anti-entropy" to the packs, but the
> source of the power was actually a matter conversion reaction. His best
> estimate was that neutrons were...somehow...breaking down into protons and
> electrons, with the electrons adding to the flow. But since this transmuted
> the elements into things that had different bonding properties than the
> original material, after a certain point, the actual batteries would
Interesting. I'd think there'd be some radioactive waste.
> Step one, retrieve the thrown-out mundane batteries from the bedroom
> trashcan. Step two, put them back in the "back massage" gadget Jennifer kept
> in her underwear drawer. Step three, replace the lab batteries about to
> collapse with the ones freshly activated by their recent tour of duty.
> Finally, most importantly, step four, buy Jennifer flowers, chocolates, and
> dinner at her favorite restaurant.
Oho. Deedee, you're... you're *swell*. XD
> "For me?" Jennifer asked, inhaling a deep breath with her nose buried in
> a dozen roses.
> "I know I've been distracted lately," Cameron mumbled. He tried to vary
> his apologies, next time if his calendar was right, he would have to
> apologize for working through Valentine's Day. "I wanted to say I was
> Jennifer kissed him. "Apology accepted." She began rummaging in the
> kitchen for a vase. "It's not like you plan these things."
> View #3: Rebooted
> [P.A.R.L.L. CLUSTER]
> [Detroit, MI - Winter, early 2027]
Woo, Reverse Engineers tale!
> Constructing the P.A.R.L.L. Cluster had taken almost twenty years once
> he'd started collecting the hardware for it.
You know, he's not very good at naming things. ``
> Ultimately the switches were connected to a holoplatform in the middle
> of the staging area. It was a transparent cylinder in the middle of the room
> with projectors at the top and bottom. When activated the tank would fill
> with a fine mist that would reflect light and fill the cylinder with a three-
> dimensional image.
Ooooooo, neat idea! o.o Do those exist in RL yet?
> The holotank began to fill with mist. Then the lights came on. After a
> second an image began to form in the tank. She was pink, naked, and
> beautiful. When the image fully focused her eyes snapped open. Then she
> "Probablistic Automated Responding Lady Lawful, version one point oh,
> The was a pause after she stopped talking. She looked down at herself,
> a trick of the holotank using cameras placed around the room reworking the
> angles and feeding her what the room, what Cameron, and what she would look
> like from where she stood in the tank. Her skin became a deeper shade of
> red, and she looked back up at where Cameron was. The P.A.R.L.L. avatar
> shook her head and said, "Four hundred eighty-one nodes and you skimp on
> clothes. You pervert."
> "It's, ah...it's nice to see all of you," Cameron shrugged.
...oooooooooooo. XD @.@ <3 Wow. Very nice ending, and looking forward to
seeing where it goes next!
> The runner-up name for P.A.R.L.L. was "Jentelligence" but Deedee sucks
> at naming things.
I know, right!?
> This isn't #11, because Andy wants to use #11-12 for the wedding story.
> So, another Special. :)
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, LL&DD is so great~
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