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maybe I can explain some of this.

Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-04-29 00:00:00

On 4/29/00 at 13:51 SM_007 wrote:
>The person on the viewscreen said that they had hidden a bomb, and set up clues for everyone to find it.
>Right, but SM_007 is a secret agent, born and bred to do something like this for a living. He went down and sniffed it out with his own natural ability. The ship picked up the signal from the radiation (something I am sure Tridus wasn't really counting on when he wrote his first story in this series, but a Klingon Bird of Prey CAN do that, so I was only going by pure logic), and that's why BandWidth was so proud of himself and had a "Take that, beetch!" attitude when the ship picked it up so quick. They were foiling that woman's game.

I wasn't sure if anyone would simply use the ships sensors like that or not, but ye olde woman was aware that it could be done. She didn't mean for it to be impossible, she's just having a grand old time watching the whole lot of us run around on what is basically her beck and call. If she gets bored in the future, she'll probably create something more difficult.

>Also, thy sensors found something that COULD be a bomb before, but now they seem to be able to pick it up instantly anyways?
>When did they pick up something that could be a bomb before? I don't think they ever did that in a Bird of Prey. And yes, like I said, a Klingon Bird of Prey is a ship, according to Star Trek, that has scanners that can scan for particular elements. You watch Star Trek yourself, and you know that ANY ship can so such a thing. I am not going to ignore facts like that, and really, what I did was a king of clever cop-out based on what would REALLY happen. They didn't even need to use the clues (so far), and that's the whole point.

Nobody said there *actually* was any clues. Are you sure you can beieve everything she says? Perhaps the whole thing about clues was meant to try and throw you off from using the scanners. :-)

The main reason why it couldn't just do that in the meeting was because Cynthia hadn't been setup to access the sensor array yet, and as smart as she is, Sashie does *not* know how to interpret those kind of sensor readings (one of the problems with being sentient instead of an AI). So she got the results from the Klingon computer, but didn't know how to tell the difference. Now if someone just used the klingon computer directly, or got Cynthia tied into that system and asked Cynthia to do it, then you would get more accurate results. Its fairly easy to presume that is what SM did to find it.

too many conflicting computers eh? :)

If there were no words, no way to speak... I would still hear you... - Martina McBride

(Storyverse Story) 'Get off my bridge!' - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
-*Smacks Psycho Sam!.* ARGH! - SM_007 - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
--But originally... - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
---That's kinda dumb, then. - SM_007 - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
----maybe I can explain some of this. - Tridus - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
-----That makes sense for how the ship found the bomb, but in my story, no one knows how SM_007 found it. - SM_007 - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
------true. although using the ship is one possibility. :) - Tridus - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
----So, what? are we ignoring mine now? - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
-----What do you think we should do? - SM_007 - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
-... My short stories always end up being much longer than I expected... - Psycho Sam! - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
--there's nothing wrong with that, some of mine are like that too. they just sorta grow. hehe - Tridus - 2000-04-29 00:00:00
-hehe cool - Tridus - 2000-04-29 00:00:00