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    Winston is learning a important lesson here:
    Never introduce your girlfriend to your family.
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    You know I kind of want Winston and Florence to visit Dr. Bowman next. Spread the crazy ´round a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    You know I kind of want Winston and Florence to visit Dr. Bowman next. Spread the crazy ´round a bit.
    To be honest, Dr. Bowman at least tried to behave in a socially acceptable way. Mrs. Thurman actively tries to break all the norms apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar View Post
    To be honest, Dr. Bowman at least tried to behave in a socially acceptable way. Mrs. Thurman actively tries to break all the norms apparently.
    Oh, it’s not the same crazy for sure, but it’s crazy all the same.

    That got me thinking, these two would be a terrible influence on each other. Like a feedback loop of inappropriateness.
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    Given Winston's job, I suspect he and Dr Bowman could have a long, enjoyable conversation on the ins and outs of biohacking your planet.

    Yeesh. The psycho chimp is a better potential in-law than the Thurmads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Given Winston's job, I suspect he and Dr Bowman could have a long, enjoyable conversation on the ins and outs of biohacking your planet.

    Yeesh. The psycho chimp is a better potential in-law than the Thurmads.
    I suspect that Dr Bowman could have a long and enjoyable conversation with Thurmom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockphed View Post
    I suspect that Dr Bowman could have a long and enjoyable conversation with Thurmom.
    She's bad with boundaries. He tends to attack people who don't respect his boundaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    She's bad with boundaries. He tends to attack people who don't respect his boundaries.
    It would be a learning experience for her. Alternatively, just because neither of them is enjoying it doesn't mean we can't.
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    For today's comic, I am reminded of Artie's exclamation in the last comic of this Narbonic week.
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    And now the engineer starts to display her knowledge on how to use leverage to reroute a train (of thought).

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    So that's why we're so ****ed up.
    Good to know. Maybe I should consider chemical castration after all.
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    Yeah, Gregor, you won't live that long. We've been wrestling with that one for at least four thousand years.

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    Given what we've seen of Bill Raibert, I think it's less apathy and more doesn't-have-a-free-microsecond.

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    I though the guy nominally in charge of the base in the south pole was also allowed to give her orders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    I though the guy nominally in charge of the base in the south pole was also allowed to give her orders?

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    Covered by "I can't say there's anyone else who can" with a nondisclosure. A neat twisted meaning there with it phrased so it sounds like she doesn't know rather than she's not allowed to say.
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    Yeah. It's a little scary sometimes how smart Florence is. Imagine that with somebody who doesn't have a disposition so sunny it can ripen tomatoes.

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    Okay, Florence gets a laugh point. Good thing I was alone right then.

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    Little blep!
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    Well, I was really hoping that it'd be a new type of problem, such as a liquidity crisis, but it does seem it might be a retread of "upper management are morons": a pump repair shop that tried to outsource pump repairs. Bit of a disappointment, if so. I appreciate it is an easy target, but it will be a bit repetitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Well, I was really hoping that it'd be a new type of problem, such as a liquidity crisis, but it does seem it might be a retread of "upper management are morons": a pump repair shop that tried to outsource pump repairs. Bit of a disappointment, if so. I appreciate it is an easy target, but it will be a bit repetitive.

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    This is the guy they tried to outsource repairs to. The outsourcing of repairs is what led to the various states of decay we saw in the machinery bay.
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    Yeah, we're cycling all the way back to when Sam rescued Kornada during the hurricane and learned the corporate motto of 'always screw the contractor by withholding payment'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Yeah, we're cycling all the way back to when Sam rescued Kornada during the hurricane and learned the corporate motto of 'always screw the contractor by withholding payment'.
    With the lead-in of 'forget our workers, we'll save money'.

    Periodic maintenance is easier than replacement. Incentive - a little time spent now means they don't have to work as hard later.

    Since they no longer have to worry about the 'later' part... who cares about the 'now' part?
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    Well its even worse? The workers were told the pumps were no longer their concern.
    And it does seem like either a case of incompetence. Or Malice.

    Where attempting to cut cost makes it all fall apart.
    Question is if its deliberate or just because the manager is all theory no experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord_khaine View Post
    Question is if its deliberate or just because the manager is all theory no experience.
    Well, it doesn't sound like the station manager is new ... but who's managing them? Or the beancounter...
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    New comic. Hmm, now I'm wondering where the moon comes in to this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theangelJean View Post
    New comic. Hmm, now I'm wondering where the moon comes in to this.
    This space station was probably a base of operations for the engineers that were installing thrusters on the selected asteroid, or something. If so, they probably provided a significant influx of cash that is now gone.

    Somewhat relatedly, I have this vague idea that there were supposed to be two moons, and Florence re-did the math? It was ages ago, and the comic had a graphic to explain that two moons don't have the same mass as a single one with the same total diameter. Anyone remember where that was? I think it explained why Florence is independently wealthy.

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    I do remember something like Florence getting a reward for submitting an alternate trajectory that would save them money.
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    I don't remember the specifics, although I know it was something she did at Winston's after he stitched up her leg during the hurricane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I don't remember the specifics, although I know it was something she did at Winston's after he stitched up her leg during the hurricane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    It starts here.
    Thank you so much.

    I've no idea what is involved in moving moons around at their tech level, but I stand by my speculation that it involved a certain amount of manpower, which provided an influx of money to the station, and when that phase of the process was complete, the station found itself in hard times - possibly triggering the manager's "save money at all costs, even if the costs are higher than the savings" actions.

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