An online comic about Ace. A young geek that's too nice for his own good. All he wants is a regular life and a regular girlfriend. But he knows that isn't going to happen. – CGI – Adult situations. Artistic nudity. Not suitable for children or Fundies.
Ace: The only thing I'm certain of, is that I triggered a countdown. I suspect it's not for something pleasant. It looked sort of like roman numerals, but in a base 8 numbering system.
Sky: That sounds about right for Dilmun numerology. I don't see why it would let you in so easily, though.
Ace: It seems my eyes are close enough to Dilmun that it at least gave me rudimentary access. Also I might have left a backdoor for myself last time, but it seems odd that it would propagate one ship to another and not also remove the lockout.
Sky: And what was that about the computer using English?
Ace: That's kind of a stretch. It was more like a pidgin English spelled out phonetically in Linear A style. It's just damned lucky my 3rd grade science fair project was on the Linear A mystery.
Farah: I think I know what you're talking about. Linear B is a kind of writing used in early Mesopotamian and Greek civilizations and there's been some success in translating it. Linear A was more associated with the Minoan civilization, but if you try to sound it out as Linear B, you get a bunch of gobbledygook. They think it might have been a religious language. But it might have made perfect sense to a Telmiri.
Sky: So you're not a few brain cells short of a pair after all! I think you're right. One of the big problems we've had is that the command lockout seemed to have had everything functioning in total gibberish. So it seems like the language they had us using wasn't their own language after all. And what they had us using what we thought were glyphs they were using phonetically. They booby trapped our language!
Farah: You know, when Cousin Peach told me she was putting me in Archives because a fresh outlook could lead to new breakthroughs, I thought she was just trying to get me out of the way.