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Old 10-02-2018, 03:15 PM   #51
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"No, the System Access Unit is for people who can't or won't use an ANI".



She lies in the pod, with the panel door open. Several times during this, she feels the room get very stuffy all of a sudden, only to have the feeling go away.



After what might be 20 minutes, might be 32 minutes, and might be an hour and some more, the same type of device that delivered her clothing delivers an object. A smart phone. Why does she think of it as a smart phone? What do telephones have to do with system data access?


The not-a-smart-phone has a hard clear surface with black underneath, but it doesn't feel like its made of glass. Rather, the clear surface is some sort of hard plastic. She can tell because the weight, and the temperature. Her mind starts analyzing the material, before she catches herself. It seems she knows at least something about identifying unidentified materials. This is a plastic, and she find her knowledge of plastics sorely lacking, while her knowledge of clay and ceramics is well developed.



The phone turns on almost as soon as she picks it up. Its doubled sided, with screens pouring light from both sides. Text reads "Welcome to your System Access Device. Please hold this device facing towards you, held comfortably" A voice echoes the words, as though the device wasn't sure if the text was enough. The voice begins to guide her through setting up her account.



"please watch the rotating circle while we capture an image of your face"
"please place the palm of your hand on the device for four seconds"
"Please state your name clearly" **
"Please give your employee ID number. If you do not have one, you may send a request for help by saying 'I don't know'"


** I'm interested in what she says here.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:20 PM   #52
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*isn't sure which of the 2 sides to point at her, so randomly picks one, would try the other if nothing happens after a while*

"I don't know" in reference to the name, if it doesn't accept that and keeps repeating it, will go with the random "Olive White" she chose based on colors of surroundings on arrival.

Definitely "I don't know" for the ID number.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:04 AM   #53
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The text switches to whichever side she is looking at.



"Thank you Olive. We have alerted administration about your ID number. please wait."


She does not have to wait long for the sing song voice to report back:



"Thank you Olive. Your MicroSung System Access Unit has been activated. If you need something, just ask me. Common requests include how to shut your sleeper pod door. How to order food. How to look up information on the global data backup. How to contact someone. How to look up data from the ship-specific database. How to access your bank account. How to ..."


The list drones on.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:05 AM   #54
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"If I do close the door would you still be able to work and assist me with opening it?"
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"I'd like to order food, could you recommend some? I'd also like to know how much it costs, and limit selection to whatever I can afford based on whatever is in this bank account."
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"As for this database, I'd like to know what images you could show me of the outside of this ship and the planet below, if I have clearance for that."
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:54 AM   #55
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"Yes, You can both open and close your sleeper pod door".


"Food aboard the Beagle is rationed, not sold. What are your dietary preferences?"


"Olive" isn't sure what she likes to eat. Her mind conjures up porridges and stews and heavy breads, but is fairly sure that's not what SHE likes to eat. When prodded for popular choices, it presents a lot of fairly nice meals: lots of chicken, lots of boiled vegetables, some fairly odd things that look like uber-healthy chip substitutes, and lots of sauces. It also mentions several "Genres" of food: Pastas, Curry, Stir-fry, casseroles, and sandwiches.



"Pictures of the Beagle are included in the global database backup, as well as the ship visitor archives."


The visitor archives have the most data, though the archives seem to be a mess, with lots of "This picture does not exist yet" and "This area is under construction".



The ship is a perfect match to her dream. The lighting is different, and many of the images show it trailing a slight glow from one end, but its certainly the same ship.



There are a few images and video of the planet below. They are a less definitive match. The picture of the planet seems to matchup. The vegetation might be from her dream, but something seems off: its not a great match. She thinks. It was a dream, and her memory seems to be faulty in the first place.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:27 PM   #56
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"I'd like some chicken and casserole please"

*is now trying to sort out the context in which she would be remembering seeing the outside of the ship, as if she were there, as opposed to remembering watching it on a computer screen*

"Computer, were there at any point in the past any other ships in space nearby this ship, perhaps before it left Earth's orbit?"

*pauses*

"Specifically ones capable of supporting passengers, with a window that would allow them to view the ship directly, at similar distance to these photographs."
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:32 PM   #57
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The Access Unit brings up several options within that category, and promises to bring the one she selects.



"The Beagle was built on earth's Equatorial Orbital Ring. It passed near a great many ships and habitats on its way to the jump gate. I can send pictures of those we passed nearby."


Hundreds of pictures are sent. Each of them is a different structure, all floating in space, none of them looking like the beagle itself. They all seem to be either bigger or smaller than the craft she is currently on, with either wider rings or no spin gravity at all.



Most pronounced was that for a third of the pictures, a massive glowing city appeared in the background, seemingly suspended in space, trailing in a long line.



"Of most prominent note is the launch station in the trailing Trojans, where most of the crew got on. You may wish to narrow your search to those habitats and craft.


Those pictures don't have the big city, but they do feature several large cylinders, and various odd looking open frame structures. Its all on a massive scale.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:45 PM   #58
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"Computer are there any people resembling me in any available databases from the Trailing Trojans habitats adjacent to the launch station?"

*is figuring she may have snuck on from one of those and stowed away but forgot about it*

"Perhaps any lower-class less notable communities? Would those have access to windows that faced the ship?"
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:11 PM   #59
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"You are not authorized to perform an identity search. You are currently using a temporary emergence identity. When a matching identity profile is discovered, we will update it and let you know."


"It is considered rude to label a community as lower-class. Please specify a concrete attribute you would like to search for. Possibly you are looking for areas with a low income, high crime rate, or less law enforcement presence."
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:48 AM   #60
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"Well, just see if there are any matches in low income communities, I guess. Someone who couldn't afford passage on a ship and who would not be famous."

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"How would I be able to contact Welker later once I'm done eating? He mentioned I should have an escort and you'd said you could tell me how to contact others."
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