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The Plainsrunner - Chapters 48 & 49 They meet an alien who warns them not to use their weapons. They begin to learn the truth. One of the crew is injured. They are taken deep into the giant space vessel to meet the ones behind it all. rjb https://oliveronline.ca/2018/10/11/the-plainsrunner-chapters...
- Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:32 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio
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Not all of their patents. They're keeping the Windows ones, and the ones they give to the trolls to attack Linux, etc. And the ones they are "opening" are only for other members of the OIN, which promotes software patents. This is still Microsoft.
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 46 & 47 Supervisor Steel has Specialist Blunt follow the arrows. They come to what might be a door with a doorbell. Tallgrass puts on his pressure suit and goes out to ring it. To his surprise, there's an answer. https://oliveronline.ca/2018/10/04/the-plainsrunner-chapte...
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 45 They arrive at the thing at L1 and begin a close examination of it. They get a surprise when they probe it with radar. They circumnavigate it and find something even more surprising. Blunt is afraid and wants to go home. They learn about the progress of the Sunwardian ...
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 44 They pass the halfway point to L1 and begin decelerating. Tallgrass talks to his mom and gets news from home. They get a better view of the thing at L1, and it's huge. Given what they see, they have to decide whether to continue the mission or turn around and go home. r...
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 42 & 43 Tallgrass reflects on everything that has happened. Blunt plays a joke on Tallgrass. They prepare to reverse Emissary and begin decelerating. Blunt apologizes to Tallgrass. rjb https://oliveronline.ca/2018/09/14/the-plainsrunner-chapters-42-43/ https://greencomet...
The Plainsrunner - Chapters 40 & 41 They give their vessel a name and set out for L1, and the mysterious object there. They lose contact with Mission Control, and Tallgrass fears for Seagrass's safety again. rjb https://oliveronline.ca/2018/09/06/the-plainsrunner-chapters-40-41/ https://greencomet....
The Plainsrunner - Chapter 39 Tallgrass and his crewmates are launched into orbit, where they dock with the space station. They observe the ongoing construction of the incomplete second vessel, then they get their first look at their vessel, complete and ready to go. rjb https://oliveronline.ca/201...