Comic 170 - Innovations..

18th Mar 2014, 12:00 AM
Average Rating: 5 (12 votes)
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Dragonrider 18th Mar 2014, 12:04 AM edit delete reply

Are we sure Tokyo Rose didn't originally program this auto doc? Of course she worked with Galina's "Father" in his creation of her.
Centcomm 18th Mar 2014, 12:35 AM edit delete reply

nope - if anyone had any programming rights it was Dr Kotko as he was responceable for all the AI projects at the base ( AI in this case refering to ALL syenthetic intelligent devices - not to be confused with actual AIS systems.. )
Dragonrider 18th Mar 2014, 12:24 PM edit delete reply

That may well be but the attitude is Tokyo Rose.
velvetsanity 18th Mar 2014, 3:34 PM edit delete reply

It's the same attitude as Dr. McCoy
Sheela 18th Mar 2014, 8:06 PM edit delete reply

I still think that the autodoc is the illegimate brainchild of old Dr. Kotko and Tokyo Rose, he created the physical parts 'n' brains and Tokyo Rose seeded him, including language and behavior.

Offcourse, he was probably wildly popular with the more rugged types such as mercenaries because of his snark, and ability to empathize.
Centcomm 19th Mar 2014, 2:55 AM edit delete reply

hehe actually Dr. Kotko can take the credit ( blame? ) for Auto-doc :D
RavenHawk 19th Mar 2014, 11:03 PM edit delete reply
I believe the russian auto-doc became aware when it healed her the 1st time. Remember it had to think out of the box to figure how to heal her.
Sheela 20th Mar 2014, 8:40 PM edit delete reply

I suspects he has been self aware for quite a while. I also suspect that he is, in many ways, one of the more important test beds for the technology that now recides within Galina's head.
jamie59 18th Mar 2014, 12:17 AM edit delete reply

LOL! IDIOT language pack give Gali 1/2 of a sentence & she'll translate it.
Centcomm 18th Mar 2014, 12:35 AM edit delete reply

yep shes awesome like that :D
Vivocateur 18th Mar 2014, 12:39 AM edit delete reply

Heh, Idiot language pack.
Poor Autodoc, that comes as second nature to most of us humans :D
Centcomm 18th Mar 2014, 12:53 AM edit delete reply

much to the Docs irritation level .. trust me :D
Vivocateur 18th Mar 2014, 1:36 AM edit delete reply

And it seems that silly humans aren't even the worst of his troubles.
Poor fellow, he'll soon develop a nervous twitch in his guide laser.
Centcomm 19th Mar 2014, 2:55 AM edit delete reply

he already has one .. his patients keep getting hurt >_<
Vivocateur 19th Mar 2014, 3:00 AM edit delete reply

Doc: "Wooops!
Sorry about your head.
The good news is you seemed to be getting along fine before without using it, so this might not make for any drastic lifestyle changes."

Patient: "...."
Centcomm 19th Mar 2014, 2:39 PM edit delete reply

LOL ok thats funny as hell :D
maark30 18th Mar 2014, 2:38 AM edit delete reply
Looks like the Auto Doc likes Galina's guardians.
cattservant 18th Mar 2014, 2:47 AM edit delete reply

Young Doctor Auto-Doc!
Aurora 18th Mar 2014, 3:16 AM edit delete reply
Yup, still got that feeling that something awful is going to happen in the near future... I admit to being paranoid about that while reading, probably because I tend to toss out obstacles in front of my own characters to see how they'll react and grow from it.

Excellent storytelling so far and I'm looking forward to when the plot kicks in. Btw Rose, you're doing a great job in the dialogue department. Not many people understand just how hard it is for all the different characters to have a unique voice! Keep up the good work!
cattservant 18th Mar 2014, 3:47 AM edit delete reply

I thought it had.
highlander55 18th Mar 2014, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

This story would be awful boring if nothing DID happen.
Centcomm 18th Mar 2014, 10:34 PM edit delete reply

it really would :D
mjkj 18th Mar 2014, 4:50 AM edit delete reply

Yayy for Doc taking care of her :D

*is glad that Gali has someone familiar around*

*hugs Amy and May and ... not Galina*

*saves hug for Galina for later*

Centcomm 18th Mar 2014, 10:34 PM edit delete reply

yep she can have lots of hugs later :D
mjkj 19th Mar 2014, 6:20 AM edit delete reply

Dragonrider 18th Mar 2014, 12:30 PM edit delete reply

I'm sure Gali will be able to recall these conversations, a shame really while having a friendly voice to talk with during major surgery would help. However being conscious, PASS thank you very much.
Centcomm 18th Mar 2014, 10:33 PM edit delete reply

yeah shes going to remember this all :D and being awake sucks..
Sheela 19th Mar 2014, 2:40 AM edit delete reply

And with perfect recall, she even gets to remember the pain ... ick!
Centcomm 19th Mar 2014, 2:57 AM edit delete reply

thats what the drugs are suppose to cancle out luckly for her the drugs are affecting her "human" brain tissue so shes not going to really remember much of the pain at all.
highlander55 18th Mar 2014, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

Cent, Is Doc mobile or bolted to the floor?
Centcomm 18th Mar 2014, 10:33 PM edit delete reply

Doc is quite mobile - he runs along tracks in the ceiling and can rotate around the room to reach anywhere in the room :D
cattservant 18th Mar 2014, 11:24 PM edit delete reply

He could hitch a ride with his old acquaintance Edict.
Or are his 'brains' overly substantial?
Sheela 19th Mar 2014, 2:41 AM edit delete reply

I suspect Doc is a bit of a heavyweight.
Centcomm 19th Mar 2014, 2:56 AM edit delete reply

He takes up quite a bit of a immoble server :D
Sheela 20th Mar 2014, 8:53 PM edit delete reply

I'm guessing here, so bear with me.

I think Dr. Kotko used Doc as a test bed for several new technologies he needed for the android (which ended up being Galina) that he was planning to build. Which means that the brains of Doc is likely super sophisticated compaired to the other AM-COM machines. Both in terms of flexibility, but also in terms of outright computing power and memory capacity - Auto Doc could probably run rings around almost any computer of his time, short of a few AIS's. And maybe even some of the AIS's - Dr. Kotko was after all both on, and beyond, the bleeding edge of technology. Heck, he was working on moving the cutting edge a bit further, day by day.

However, early prototypes are often quite a lot bigger than the finished product, and their support systems are often bulky as well - I would imagine that Docs databanks and computing core (aka. braaaains) with support systems would take up almost as much space as a small hatchback - On the plus side, he could probably run on the fuel in that units storage tanks for a lot longer than, say, Galina could run without "refueling", we could easily be looking at several decades, possibly up to a century of activity without having to be "refueled".

If he also have the ability to repair metals, then he would even be able to repair himself, making him *really* useful on a spacestation, as all you would need to supply him with is a data connection to the info-net so he can keep up to date on latest Bot & Android repair techniques, and possibly consumables (such as raw materials) for repairs - A self contained unit like that would be worth a lot of money on large spaceships and bases that are far away from civilization.

Offcourse, no matter how good he made the hardware, it would have needed programming too, and .. well .. I strongly suspect that Tokyo Rose .. involved herself in his programming.

She might not have asked the project managers either.
They might not have liked her involvement.
Dr. Kotko on the other hand probably found it hilarious. XD
Centcomm 20th Mar 2014, 9:50 PM edit delete reply

Dr. Kotko only disliked one thing about Rose.. her langauge , he repeatedly mentioned that that kind of talk was unbecoming a lady :D - and did his best that Galina did not learn those words. sadly her Language base now includes them. Kotko would be proud of Galina so far .. But to him BOTH Galina's will be takeing first steps and asking all the questions children do. Did he succeed ? maybe. But Gali cant replace "Galina" in his heart but she sure made the loss a lot more bearable.
Sheela 21st Mar 2014, 4:48 AM edit delete reply

Kids will be kids, parents will be parents, and grandparents will dote on them - Kids and grandkids alike. :D

And I was thinking more about Tokyo Rose programming the Auto Docs operating system in general, not just the language pack, after all, Rose is good at thinking laterally and would make a flexible program for an auto doc - I suspect Dr. Kotko would rather enjoy that, no matter how much his superiors would have complained about it, and even with the minor annoyance of Rose's inclusion of her language pack.
GhostRider 17th Nov 2015, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Ok, I'm hearing the auto-doc as Jarvis with TR's personality.
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