Sunday March 23, 2003


The term "q-tit" is short for "Quantum Trinary unIT, which is the fundamental processing unit for many 31st-century computers. How it was possible for the term 'tits' to be allowed to replace 'bits' in technical jargon is one of the grand mysteries of political correctness. It might have something to do with not being able to determine both an engineer's position and his velocity when he's just inadvertently made an anatomical reference in front of an attractive colleague.
Book 3: Under New Management
Part I: The REALLY Clever Monkeys

Transcript

Narrator:Aboard the mercenary transport Serial Peacemaker, the political officer reviews the troops...
Narrator:They come in all shapes and sizes, with enough inter-speciated diversity to make a rainforest blush.
Narrator:Scratch the surface, however, and you'll see they are all a lot alike...
Jevee Ceeta:I'll be brief. We seem to be short on communications specialists.
Jevee Ceeta:Ensign Sh'vuu in the armor platoon has a little bit of comm and crypto talent, and warrant officer Thurl has some background, but for the most part you people are only good at blowing stuff up.
Schlock:Did you hear that? She likes us!
Jevee Ceeta:So... Anyone else have crypto expertise?
Pronto:Umm, me, sir. Er, Ma'am. I'm pronto. Er, Corporal Pontucci.I'm a fair shot with the pistachio Q-tit crypts. I use 'em on single-shot E.M., I.R., and H-net transceivers.
Jevee Ceeta:Interesting. Can you abstract that to decrypting some hypernet log source for us?
Pronto:Ummm, I don't think so. Detonators ain't espec'lly abstract, sir.Er... Ma'am.
Jevee Ceeta:Right. I bet you could blow up those hypernet logs, just fine, though.
Schlock:Oooh! We get to blow up the hypernet!
Tagon:
Kevyn:
Tchukk:
Unknown Wogni Tough:
Andy:
Shep:
Nick:
Legs:
Shodan:
Junshodan:
Shv'uu:
Brad:
Elizabeth:
Thurl:
Bunni:
Massey:
Thom:
Wick:
Creethling Tough: