Data in KB verse is stored on credit card-looking things, but the data is stored internally rather than on a magnetic strip.
“Well, what’s the point of HAVING a robot if you don’t make it do everything for you?”
Do you want to start a robot revolution?! D:
No, too much work. Let the robots do that, too.
Because eventually they ask if they have a soul, and then things start to get troublesome.
Heck, I’m still trying to figure out if I have a soul.
*Chew chew nom* Hrmmf… not anymore… *nom num swallow*
Well, at least he still has his shoes?
No, I ate those.
Well, if the weight should be under 120 Kilograms, that would most probably mean she could carry the snake guy. He seems somewhat thin, or at least not that heavy, and most certainly not over 120 kilograms ^^
“Data in KB verse is stored on credit card-looking things, but the data is stored internally rather than on a magnetic strip.”
Revenge of SmartMedia!
I was thinking more like a floppy disk with flash memory. Or even solid state memory! To quote Steffi, “Woooooo”
Cartridges, just like in the good old days of consoles. Like SD cards, but not tiny!
Flash memory IS solid-state memory(though it is only one KIND of solid-state memory). In fact, flash memory is what’s used in solid-state drives. The performance difference between an SD card, a USB flash drive, and an SSD comes down to the controller used, specific memory chips chosen, and the bandwidth of the connection(SD is abysmally slow, USB2 is painfully slow, the SATA connection used by SSDs is… not nearly as slow, though it’s still a significant bottleneck for SSDs).
As for floppy disk with flash memory in it, that’s basically what the SD card is. It’s as ubiquitous now as the floppy was then and… well, it’s just a flash chip and a minimal controller in a tiny plastic shell. Most of the brains are in the reader. It still blows my mind that I can fit 32 gigabytes of data in a MicroSD card the size of my fingernail, tangentially.
And my personal favorite flash memory form factor is CompactFlash card. It’s big enough to be hard to lose, small enough that you can cram several in a pocket, and thick enough that you don’t have to worry about something snapping it(in terms of device package, it’s the closest solid-state device to a 3.5″ floppy). Due to it’s high speed, it lives on in a few niche markets, which is more than can be said for most formats that faced down the SD Card.
But SmartMedia had the credit-card design down. Or PCMCIA cards. Those were the size of a credit card, but significantly thicker.
Me, a tech nerd? What on EARTH gave you that impression? It couldn’t possibly because I just wrote a small essay on flash cards in a webcomic comment box for no good reason!
The future is NOW. We actually have the technology. They are called CAC cards, the government and military use them for ID. They have a computer chip inside (think sim card) that stores up to 1 Gb or more of information!
Don’t ask me how I know.
I knew about those too, but I thought they didn’t count since they aren’t used as universal storage transports, just for holding important information for special reasons. This is more like a flash drive.
Also: In KB World, all computers process and display data as an endless stream of white binary characters set over a bright blue background. You know, for ease of use and not to hurt your eyes.
(Or maybe Natrix just has a really lousy desktop wallpaper.)
another possibility is 42 temporarily uploaded an interface she can visually compute quicker than the normal OS.
So far Steffi has done nothing useful in this mission except temporarily distract Cow Man. Hopefully there will be a robot battle on the way to the station, or this comic will become the “The Adventures of Ben & 42″.
Could you do any better? I believe I would just be throwing pies at the enemy or rather, eating them in a corner.
It’s becoming a buddy-cop comic?! He’s a lovable snark and she’s an emotionless robot! Perfect together!
Steffi always gets to do everything. I’m pretty okay with the other characters getting in on the action for a change.
well she has never been cut out for the covert side nor the practicality side of her hero stint that is the big reason she needs 42 and Ben to help.
Crap. Mentioned Raccoon by name. You don’t know who might be listening.
“No no no, she said RACK. Like coat rack, R-A-C-K. You suck at eavesdropping.”
“I dunno, maybe it could be short for Raccoon?”
“No she definitely made an agreement with some storage equipment.”
It could also be an acronym. R.A.C. could stand for anything but it would still be pronounced like Rack.
This would apply only if our wonderful little hacker bot didn’t shut down every single camera and wipe the data linked to it in the entire club.
I certainly hope the trio on the floor is completely knocked out, because they can only be hacked with an ax.
Assuming this isn’t a “Ghost in the Shell” future.
Hmmmm I still feel weird. Like SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN. Or like someone is gonna get hurt….
Well, they still have to carry the snake guy out unconscious, to the police station, through a crowded bar full of people loyal to him. With a robot whose mask was broken.
So yeah. Pretty sure they’re about to not realize that until they walk out into the bar and suddenly WHOOPS UH HI GUYS DON’T MIND US
They’re going out the window that Ben is opening.
Ben is pretty lucky that his data chip didnt break in that catfight.
New reader/lurker, love the art and story. It’s like saturday morning jollies for (sort of) grown ups! I was trying to queue up your RSS feed for my reader but I keep getting just a blank page. Either I fail at the internet or there might be a small issue with the feed. My money is on the former, but I thought I’d mention it just in case.
That’s not all that much, 42. Our waifu (as in assuming every commentator here) needs to become stronger!
Replying to myself because I forgot kilograms are HEAVIER than pounds. I feel stupid and I’m more impressed.
Well it looks like MTGradwell got it right this time. ‘Bout time I suppose..
It’s rather surprising how much gets done with Ben around. Awesome as she is, I doubt Steffi would have been as successful without him. Their a nice duo. He’s the plan, she’s the momentum.
No, I did get it right about them searching for evidence of wrongdoing and then beating a hasty retreat with that evidence, but I didn’t anticipate them trying to carry snaky with them at the same time. My track record is still unbroken!
I’d say it’s 42 who is primarily responsible for the success of the venture so far. Ben does seem to be planning now, but his initial ‘plan’ was to a) carry a concealed stun-gun, and b) er, that’s it; and this ran into the snag that stun guns are apparently not very effective against bull-men, or against samurai swords. The situation would probably be very different if 42 hadn’t intervened.
That’s right. Without 42 this might of possibly been the last we’d see of them. For not being programmed for violence, she sure knows battle strategy..
I guess every factor is important -they sure showed those furries “the REAL SUPER POWER of TEAMWORK!!”
…I’m apologize for that
NOW the site shows me the comment “I already said” AFTER I post it as a reply to myself.
I’m sure she could carry 150 kilograms while firing 200$ custom tool cartdges at 10,000 rounds per minute
Forgot the period, sorry. Needs more edit buttons!
“Edit” buttons would be so nice.
“The Rac” is an adorable nickname. I hope Chandra hears about it.
Using a card instead of a USB stick, interesting.
Every computer has a card reader. You swipe it and all the data on it is instantly downloaded into the computer. You put your card back in your wallet then do your work or whatever on the computer. And when you are done you swipe your card again and it downloads all the info.
120 kg = 264 pounds
I’m pretty sure 42 can lift him.
Oh man, they referred to 42 as a robot outright, too.
You know who else stored data on thin plastic cards?
That’s right. Captain Kirk.
“50 rules for proper…”. Does anybody know what that might be? While I was able to find various 50-rules on the net (50 rules for teenagers, 50 rules for dads of daughters, etc.) I wasn’t able to find any 50 rules for proper something something.
Data in THIS verse is stored on credit card-looking things, but the data is stored internally AND on a magnetic strip.
Absolutely perfect x-ray behind the mask shot! and the disapproving grumble made me crack up!
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