Comic 1690 - Technicality

17th Mar 2021, 12:00 AM
Average Rating: 4.94 (16 votes)
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Ryu Santos 17th Mar 2021, 12:58 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, Ophelia sounds really relaxed.
Oldarmourer 17th Mar 2021, 1:27 PM edit delete reply

Wait until she finds out TeeDee's in the next room ;)
Samantha should have fun with that...
mjkj 17th Mar 2021, 1:03 AM edit delete reply

Wow, she is laying it on strong...

...soon you will be fine again, Ophie...
HiFranc 17th Mar 2021, 2:09 AM edit delete reply

I take it that this was a test to see if the doctor could be trusted to maintain confidentiality?
megados 17th Mar 2021, 5:23 AM edit delete reply

Minor nitpick here: Dr. Teruhashi has a name change on page 1735, where she states her name as "Takahashi". Identity crisis? XD (I looked because I wanted to use her name, and found that I was confused.) Anyway, she's more patient than I might have been.

Illyana certainly is persistent. Yes, I get that it's her job, but she's persistent in an irritating way.
Some Ed 17th Mar 2021, 9:10 AM edit delete reply
I think it's her job to be persistent in an irritating way.
Centcomm 17th Mar 2021, 12:01 PM edit delete reply

OOPS ill let our editor know ..
Tokyo Rose 17th Mar 2021, 4:33 PM edit delete reply

ACK. Thank you for catching that. Fixed. That'll teach me to do layouts while drowsy!
megados 17th Mar 2021, 4:48 PM edit delete reply

You're welcome. It's was only by happenstance that I noticed it. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Centcomm 21st Mar 2021, 12:57 PM edit delete reply

right back at you :D
Kiddeagle 17th Mar 2021, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
New troy quickie Marriage/Divorce?
KarToon12 17th Mar 2021, 6:04 AM edit delete reply

She takes "doctor to patient" confidentiality super serious.
Oldarmourer 17th Mar 2021, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
Everyone has their price...Everyone...
Illyana just hasn't found the good Dr's yet
I don't know what mine is yet either and hope to never find out.
Deoxy 17th Mar 2021, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Not *quite* everyone. Really, really close.

And yes, that has been put to *horrifying* test, historically speaking. There are a very few who never break, no matter what.

Yes, really "no matter what" - *torture, mutilation, and murder of their children in front of them*, even. The known list of such people is very, very small, but it's not quite empty.
Naldru 17th Mar 2021, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
I have heard of security drills where the person being tested (without his knowledge) is expected to use all means necessary to prevent a person from breaching security, up to and including the use of lethal force. (I imagine the gun would have been disabled.) A person had to tackle a friend of his to keep him from entering a restricted area and had him in a choke hold. At this point, the commanding officer of the base came out, revealed that it was a test, and congratulated him.
Oldarmourer 17th Mar 2021, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
Security drills where lethal force, including the use of physical handling, is not specifically forbidden, aren't a good idea.
People get hurt in simulations often enough as it is and not telling them it's a drill can have severe consequences.
I've seen people's careers come to a screeching halt due to injuries in a scenario and have been injured myself more than once, if we thought it was the ral thing the injuries may have been even more frequent.
The only people who haven't 'broken' yet are the one who still don't know what their price is...yet...they have one, it's just higher than what's been 'offered'.
I worked in a field where coercion and compromise was expected and it was a routine occurance with at least one incident a year.
I've seen people I never would have thought capable of it get turned for what should have been things they'd never have considered.
Morituri 17th Mar 2021, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Poor tactics on Cent's part.

It is not worth sacrificing your employees' trust in your orders to test their ethics.

Far better to give them consistently ethical orders.
Deoxy 23rd Mar 2021, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
When you are many centuries old and people already don't trust you, there's no cost to such a play.
Deoxy 13th Apr 2021, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
Better explanation:

CentComm can get the data directly, but wants everyone to think she can't and must therefore try to get it by hook or crook.
Oldarmourer 17th Mar 2021, 12:55 PM edit delete reply

Faith and Begorra, Top 'o tha Mornin' t'ye an all that there tommyrot...
I'd be forsakin' me own heritage if I didn't bugger up at least one old standard in the name of makin' all you fine folk wail in pain on this hallowed day (consider it an early hangover) ;)

I was wondering "just how 'human' can an Android get ?" and then this tune popped up, what with it bein' Paddy's Day an' all that ;) and the chorus jumped out and gave me a right good Shillelagh Shellackin', the verses, not so much...

I'll be merciful, only the one badly mangled verse for now, feel free to add your own to finish it off if you want to...that's half the fun ;)

and don't fret about the old historical strife between the 'orange' and the 'green, I don't take sides and nobody else has to either ;)

Might want to get the tune solidly in your heads first, these 'lyrics' are pretty garbled...

Orange and Green (with apologies to all my ancestors)

Oh, my father was a Waster man, a barowner was he;
My mother was an Android and from fair New Troy was she.
They were married in the Wastelands, and lived happily enough;
Until the day that I was born, and things got rather tough.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen
My father was a Waster, and my mother's a Machine.

Delivery was by Ada, and I grew up so fast
TeeDee taught me how to swear, my father laughed at that.
I was christened MA-3249-T, but still in spite of that,
To my father I was 32 while my mother called me Matt.

Oh, it is the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen
My father was a Waster, and my mother's a Machine.
Oldarmourer 18th Mar 2021, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
hmmm 'Solutions Plus' wouldn't happen to be in the Statton Building, would it ? ;)
Maybe on the 7th (or maybe 72nd) floor ? near Suite 7279B ?
Co-incidences DO happen after all, that's why they invented the word :)
Sheela 24th Mar 2021, 5:31 AM edit delete reply

Curious how the doctor thinks it's a good thing that Illyana is so persistent.
megados 24th Mar 2021, 5:34 AM edit delete reply

That's kind of confusing. It looks to me like Illyana thinks it's good that the Dr. is unwilling to give up the private info. (Maybe a test of Dr. Teruhashi's loyalty?)
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