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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry, been busy with end of financial year crap. Will get on to a new Gap question soon.


Understandable! I will watch this thread with interest. Fire out a question whenever you are ready, sir! Wink M-gun
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the answer SRD gives for how the UMC, a mere "private" commercial enterprise, become responsible for the fate of the human race?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but my recollection is that it was because they owned the UMCP, which was responsible for enforcing law in human space, and which became responsible for the safety of humanity because piracy became a threat to that safety (as it was a betrayal of humanity to the Amnion).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is more about how the UMC, formerly Space Mines Inc and Sagittarius Exploration, became the powerhouse that they were.

SRD describes it in two words Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, not sure if that clue made it easier or harder... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give a clue soon. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the answer SRD gives for how the UMC, a mere "private" commercial enterprise, become responsible for the fate of the human race?


One of those ways was probably "bribery", and maybe the other was "dirty tricks"?
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What is the answer SRD gives for how the UMC, a mere "private" commercial enterprise, become responsible for the fate of the human race?


One of those ways was probably "bribery", and maybe the other was "dirty tricks"?



Oops, that's three words. Embarassed I'll have to think, further. Idea Eureka
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Funko Pops"?

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What is the answer SRD gives for how the UMC, a mere "private" commercial enterprise, become responsible for the fate of the human race?


One of those ways was probably "bribery", and maybe the other was "dirty tricks"?


They were indeed no doubt part of the answer. But not what I was looking for Very Happy
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"Funko Pops"?

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No Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit more time, and then I'll give a hint.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Bribery", and "luck"?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, Stevie dropped a huge explicit hint in the dissection forum the same day as he posted the current question.

SRD's two-word explanation: "Economic Muscle."

I waited a week because I would not have come up with that without his dissection or actually going back through the book. Also was hesitant to commit to coming up with a question, but that's the breaks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cord Hurn wrote:

"Bribery", and "luck"?


Nope!

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Actually, Stevie dropped a huge explicit hint in the dissection forum the same day as he posted the current question.

SRD's two-word explanation: "Economic Muscle."

I waited a week because I would not have come up with that without his dissection or actually going back through the book. Also was hesitant to commit to coming up with a question, but that's the breaks.


Haha, nice SD Very Happy

I was just dropping in here to give that hint!

It's easier to come up with a question when doing a dissection.

Over to you SD.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To somewhat cover the Gap until I come up with a worthy question, I'd like to do a brief poll of the "usual suspects", both regulars to the thread and lurkers. I was a bit surprised that this question persisted so long. Am I wrong that the Venn diagram of those frequenting this game and those who read Gap dissections would have a strong overlap? Out of the 30 reads of Stevie's dissection, nobody else was a Gap Quiz participant?

Me, I held back due to being a bit rule-bound, especially after having been nicked for a questionable use of outside information in a Win Wayfriend's Money game a few years ago...made worse that Menolly was both a fellow competitor in the game (disadvantaged by my use of the information) and the nominal source of the info. Embarassed

Were y'all also hanging back because Stevie handed us the answer on a polished silver platter, or did the spoiler not catch anyone's notice?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(I sometimes read old dissections to get an idea for a question. Very Happy )

But no, to be honest I haven't even read it, or kept in mind that I have a chapter coming up. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re being rule-bound: Cord Hurn is moderator of this forum, and he encouraged the use of outside information, questionable or not, so I abide by that rule Very Happy

I would never be able to remember half the answers to questions in here if not for looking it up either in the dissections or the books. But since that requires effort in itself, I don't feel guilty about doing that.

As far as this last question - I used it as a bit of an experiment to see if people did in fact use the dissections for research.

Anyway, stop stalling SD - next question Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But since that requires effort in itself, I don't feel guilty about doing that.


Haha, yeah, I usually only answer the ones I know...it's very rare that I can be bothered to hunt for an answer. Asking questions however is much more difficult, so there I will usually either check out dissections, or grab a random book and pick something random. Very Happy

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