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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by cthia   » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 am

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pappilon wrote:
George J. Smith wrote:My take on the rest of the McBryde family was that they were just ordinary Mesan citizens, due to their jobs only Jack & Zach knew anything about the alignment, and I think only Jack knew about the onion.


They were an alpha line. Everyone "not-the-onion," and obviously some inside the onion are as expendable as they need to be. And by need, The Detweillers (B->G) mean protect knowledge of and information about The Onion at any and all costs. The latter may be where our Mr. Firebrand may prove useful to Admiral Givens and messers Zilwicki and Cachat.

I think I remember reading somewhere, perhaps a post on the forum as well, laying out the extent of the nanite self-destruct protocol. I don't think the protocol is standard issue inside the Onion. Which begs the question of whether Anisimovna had it before her genius was recruited for Onion use, and if so, if it was removed afterwards. Mainly my thinking is regarding whether or not there is a mass self-destruct button that could be utilized on Darius if need be, killing everyone outside the Onion.

I don't see any possible reason there might be to exercise such a mass killing, even by the MAlign. Although the capability suggests that the contingency is possible and it would not be overlooked—sending out the ØØØ self-destruct signal killing everyone as it propagates through the Malign net (Malnet), making it a serious piece of Malware even for the Malign -- in the very unlikely event that Darius is invaded by the GA and they have discovered a way to interrogate without activating self-destruct protocols. Let's call it the development of Wonder Woman's lasso.

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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by Vince   » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:10 am

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cthia wrote:I think I remember reading somewhere, perhaps a post on the forum as well, laying out the extent of the nanite self-destruct protocol. I don't think the protocol is standard issue inside the Onion. Which begs the question of whether Anisimovna had it before her genius was recruited for Onion use, and if so, if it was removed afterwards. Mainly my thinking is regarding whether or not there is a mass self-destruct button that could be utilized on Darius if need be, killing everyone outside the Onion.

I don't see any possible reason there might be to exercise such a mass killing, even by the MAlign. Although the capability suggests that the contingency is possible and it would not be overlooked—sending out the ØØØ self-destruct signal killing everyone as it propagates through the Malign net (Malnet), making it a serious piece of Malware even for the Malign -- in the very unlikely event that Darius is invaded by the GA and they have discovered a way to interrogate without activating self-destruct protocols. Let's call it the development of Wonder Woman's lasso.

I would expect that the time-limited nanite host-destruction protocol is not given to everyone, just those that are expected to need it. Herlander Simões has been away from Mesan control for quite some time, and is still very much alive.
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