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Floating Point 2.7 :: Task


Floating Point 2.7 :: Task


WARNING: Floating Point contains triggering and abusive language, and may depict sexual content and violence. It is recommended for mature readers only. (Responsibility falls to you to decide if you’re, in fact, mature.)

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:: go home

:: skipto chapter 3.1


ERROR: EchoStar16_Processing offline. Status: Red.

CONNECTION ACCEPTED: EchoStar16_Laptop_HayesPersonal

> /dev/connectivity starchartproc

Connection established.

> starchartproc testdata23

Why?

> starchartproc testdata23

Why?

> pscheck starchartproc

PROCESS: startchartproc already activated and online, proc priority high

> starchartproc testdata24

Why?

…leaving Jack scratching his head in utter bafflement.

He pulled the aging three-ring binder, flipping through its laminated pages, in search of an answer. Detangling the jargon printed on these pages was half the reason the company hired him; he specialized in the old, cheap computing systems they were using for this project. (Cheap, but durable. Micrometeor hits wouldn’t put this system out of commission.)

Truthfully, a properly indexed digital copy on his trusty laptop computronium widget would’ve been easier to search… but something about turning the pages suited Jack. A problem was only worth solving if that obtaining the solution took real work, challenging work worthy of someone with his skills. Therefore, the tools to tackle it ought to be a challenge onto themselves. It stood to reason.

…well, maybe not to reason but it stood to something, Jack figured. He wasn’t really big on whether a thing made perfect sense as long as it felt right in his head. Intuition and instinct had carried him this far, and would carry him to greater heights, no doubt… provided he could work his way through this two-month contract and get back to his real passion projects.

After turning the last page and finding no acceptable answers, he opted for the next tier of problem solving—bugging a co-worker…

 

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:: backto chapter 2.6

:: go home

:: skipto chapter 3.1

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