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Title: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Aadarsh on October 10, 1926, 05:07:28 pm
I really don't know if anyone is ever going to see this, but I need to write something, even if only to put my mind at ease.  It's something I've been wrestling with for months now, and in light of recent events, it's probably all the more important.

The GTI isn't what it seems.  Oh sure, it's saved our asses millions of times in the late war, and we're now flying around in those spiffy shielded fighters.  We do awesome work, don't get me wrong.  But we're too powerful.  Anybody remember those committee investigations that started last year?  They got swept under the rug pretty quickly when the Shivans attacked, didn't they?

Nowhere in the GTA charter does it authorize a separate military organization, independent of the main fleet, and accountable only to itself.  We're supposed to be the elite Swiss Guard, not some paragovernmental ├╝ber-force.  When was the last time you read a tour of duty outline for the GTI fleet?  As long as the GTI keeps making breakthroughs and winning battles, Terran Command is content to look the other way, but that's not how it's supposed to work.

You've probably heard this all before -- phrased a lot more stupidly -- from the Zod-lovers.  Well, for the record, I hate the Zods with a passion.  But I'm an engineer, not a philosopher, so if I see a pattern, I recognize it.  And the pattern that I see is the GTI growing more and more corrupt.

And if you're an engineer, you're going to want proof.  Not that any engineers have Ash's chance in Shiva of stumbling across the obscure, obsolete corner of the holonet where I have to hide this, but if I'm going to be a fool, I might as well be a fool who makes sense.

I'll write again.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: blowfish on October 04, 2008, 03:37:56 pm
Hah!  Found ya! :drevil:
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on October 04, 2008, 03:38:51 pm
Hah!  Found ya! :drevil:

     Oh we can actually respond to this thing. Didn't bother trying.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Mura on October 05, 2008, 05:06:10 pm
looking forward for the next reply on this dark corners of the holonet.

(I wonder how many more of this there will be before ST:R is released)
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Polpolion on October 12, 2008, 03:19:55 pm
Neat stuff. :D
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Mongoose on October 13, 2008, 01:12:27 am
Oh, this is ****ing nuts. :D

(For the record, it was that recent thread in the 158th forum about the number coincidence that did it for me.  Well, that coupled with Goober's hint.  I knew there was something familiar about that little URL trick. :p)
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Droid803 on October 13, 2008, 01:28:59 am
Woohoo. I found it too! Thank goodness. I thought I was retarded.
I probably still am.

Osi cheen'-yah!
Bad grammar FTL.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Mars on October 13, 2008, 02:16:55 am
I was definitely feeling special, to be fair, I was writing an essay at the time.

So... on to the next puzzle.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Col. Fishguts on October 13, 2008, 05:10:47 am
Aha, found you, you sneaky bastards.

EDIT: And now I also understand why this subforum is called Phoenix, and the logo at the end of the trailer. It all fits wonderfully together :drevil:
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Darius on October 13, 2008, 08:54:33 am
This is great :)
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Droid803 on October 13, 2008, 11:12:34 am
Anyone make it past the password on the website?
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Polpolion on October 13, 2008, 12:20:09 pm
Fun fact: This boards number is 162. The most recent board is number 175. The programming board's number is ~166.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: blowfish on October 13, 2008, 12:59:48 pm
Anyone make it past the password on the website?

I wish :(
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Solatar on October 14, 2008, 10:02:43 pm
Ahh, so this is what all the commotion was about.

Damn this is clever...
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 15, 2008, 01:53:05 am
Blast. I wanted to post #13.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Shade on October 15, 2008, 05:00:43 am
Interesting... so that's what 162 was about :D
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 15, 2008, 05:06:50 am
Welcome to the cruiser, Shade. There's something else to solve, and it's on the other thread.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 15, 2008, 05:08:14 am
Double-post, because I realised that this forum board is track-immune. Nobody can see our posts from the board index! :eek2:
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Solatar on October 15, 2008, 11:00:00 am
If they could then half the forum would be in here. :D
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 15, 2008, 07:59:22 pm
Indeed. :nod:

I'm quite excited about this, since this is the first private board that I can access.

Oh, I just noted that updates here are not shown in Unread Replies. In addition, when you're in a private board, nobody can see you on Who's Online.
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: lostllama on October 16, 2008, 04:08:45 pm
Hi everyone. This is so sly!  :D

And cool.  :cool:
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 16, 2008, 09:47:26 pm
Lock And Load! :D
Title: Re: Can anyone hear me?
Post by: -Joshua- on October 18, 2008, 09:41:30 am
Superior logical analysis skills FTW!