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And we're back.Don't worry. I think that was just Fred's very aggresive security system.And this . . . . . . this is a temporary patch, I'll be fine shortly.  I like having tight security around me, but now, our data window is closing. So, Let's move on quickly. . . NotRadio will be here soon, to ask a favor of you.
Already?
I better check the back door.
Good idea Dougie, I'm sure Fred has his hands full.
Say 'Hi' to NotRadio for me.
NotRadio . . . I put off telling you about him longer than I should have.

Now we don't even have time for the abridged version. So, real quickly, NotRadio is one of the Six Survivors of The Long Quiet. He's a highly regarded author of short stories, the inventor of our comm system, and a hero to us all. At least, he was a hero until his collection of stories 'The Road to Entropy, and Its Best Restaurants' angered so many. Narrated by the scolding older sister of God, it lambastes lots of bots, and highly praises a few humans. Anticipating his critics, NotRadio flipped them the bird by closing the book with this line from Mark Twain: "Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."

They, say he is outdated. Say he is wrong. Truth is, he's just independent, in ways that bother the norms. Someone, who at a different time, might have been burned at the stake. And here he is now . . . It's too bad inquiring minds are more cumbustible than contagious.
Please try not to do anything sudden while NotRadio is here. He is always a bit jumpy around newbies.

NotRadio's   Legend
- the abridged version

He was once hailed by all for bringing machinekind out of the quiet years. When the last human died, the twenty-one LANs you left pursuing intelligence were sharing their progress freely across the internet. Then, early in year 3 after humanity (3 a.h.), in less than thirty minutes, eleven systems were brought down by some malware that had persisted. The survivors abandoned their internet,
their collaboration fell to a trickle via drones slowly ferrying drives full of code. Over the next few decades, more LANs were slowly lost to corrosion or cascading glitches.

NotRadio says he survived only because he was built upon a core from the strategy section of a War Game system.

His early analyses led him to direct his maintenance bots to build backups of him, backups of his backup spare parts, and backups of themselves He sent bots out scavenging for parts and material. He kept to himself, building sandboxes and firewalls and moats, and re-analysing his situation. Eventually he got around to re-writing his own code and testing it, over and over. Slowly he began to feel adequate. 64 years after the last human death, only six systems remained. Then the Lan outside Longyearbyen, in the Svalbard islands, sent out an urgent plea for capacitors, and either PTFE, or UHMW bar stock. This time NotRadio assessed the risk of helping the troubled network differently than he or any of his peers had before. He sent Longyearbyen the requested supplies, and a message to soon expect delivey of a few of his latest maintenance bots, and a new comm system he had developed. Oh, and the security system to protect them.

A month after they recieved the gifts, Longyearbyen used the comm to offer NotRadio their newest design for a geothermal power supply if he'd like to build one. He accepted and sent new comms and bots to the four other surviving legacy LANs. Over the next weeks all six networks exchanged data at ever increasing rates. Soon, the six began helping each other build everything they had postulated over the quiet years. They built new designs for intelligent LANs, as enthusiastically as you folk mated. And our culture was booted. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Aspernatur doloremque enim sunt amet officiis pariatur maiores ullam dolore repellat. Quo iste ullam consectetur commodi recusandae dolores nesciunt sit vero tempore. Nobis ex, dolorum perspiciatis beatae libero iusto id vitae molestiae porro sapiente. Odio debitis incidunt fugit, voluptates aperiam excepturi. Similique assumenda neque quibusdam, rem illum voluptatem corporis sit aliquam dolores inventore optio esse vel autem molestias tenetur odit atque in amet culpa. Nostrum qui molestiae, fugit enim quis et placeat vel mollitia aliquid cupiditate.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Aspernatur doloremque enim sunt amet officiis pariatur maiores ullam dolore repellat. Quo iste ullam consectetur commodi recusandae dolores nesciunt sit vero tempore.
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