SevCol News Network

  • The latest news from the Solar System. In this issue:

    from our financial correspondent – Half year financial report (June-January)
    from our Alpha Centauri correspondent – Worlds of Light public perception […]

  • We of the SevCol News Network have recently published a message addressed to the citizens of Luna by the former Minister of Education, Micah Al-Sahaf.

    Earlier today we broadcast a message we received from the […]

    • If you truelly wish the best for the people of Luna, and want to prove your rightious intensions, meet with me. We can take this war of the streets of Luna through diplomacy. Come sit at the table with me.

  • We just picked up a broadcast send from the SCSS Celestra, warning against xenophobic parties active in the Luna colony, attempting to get people to join them by spreading propaganda.

    Hear the broadcast for yourself

  • Mere minutes after reports of an unknown group calling themselves Red Moon Faction attacking the Oxygen Production Facility, we have received reports of another group claiming they control the CO2 extraction and […]

  • We are receiving scattered reports of gunfire and explosions from nearby the GreenTree Oxygen production facility. We have also received a message from a group calling itself the Red Moon Faction, pledging to […]

  • The latest news from the Solar System. In this issue:

    from our Earth correspondent – New WEAK weapons
    from our Mars correspondent – Debates on built in safety of industrial robots resumed after near-lethal […]

  • The latest news from the Solar System. In this issue:

    from our Jupiter correspondent – Will AI therapists make human psychologists obsolete?
    from SevCol announcements – Warning: Gas attacks on s […]

    • Dear SevCol,

      I find it interesting that there are warnings about gas attacks by hijackers and the only thing SevCol says is that “All shipping is advised to be aware of these events.” Shouldn’t SevCol be trying to protect their people and therefore do a bit more than just ‘advising’ us to “be aware of these events”. I should think SevCol should come up with a plan to help us to protect ourselves in case of an gas related attack. For example, make sure that every vessel has enough gasmasks aboard, get alarms on airlocks installed on the outside, so that’ll we know if someone tries to break in and enter or maybe think of some other plan.
      But SevCol please don’t sit there and just “advise” us instead of trying to help us weather these storms. Multiple times you “advised” us, like when the pirates had made a new weapon by sending themselves in small torpedo tubes to ships in order to attack them. The you advised us to “send out a help signal at once”. Sure we can do this, but then what? We’re still stuck with these pirates on our ship. I know from former experience that most hijackers, due to stress and maybe some personality traits, they are not the most understanding people. The change is after we send out an emergency call, we don’t get a “Thank you” from the pirates but an escalation. Because now we have put them in a dire situation on which they have to react at once, if they don’t want to be taken in arrest or worse being shot at because Phalanx was close by and decided it would be best to “set us free”.
      So dear SevCol, maybe instead of advising us what to do, you could help us to maybe prevent these sort of events to happen. Or if it’s not possible, because let’s be honest you can never guarantee that our ships will be 100% save against pirate attacks. But you could train us how to react on these kind of situations. When you train new recruits to become a ships staff, maybe you could give them a training in negotiating with hostile persons. What to do in case of a hijacking, or when your ship is about to be entered by pirates. This would, in my opinion, be a wonderful addition to the course we all get on “What to do in Emergency situations.”
      Because this course really is a great start, it teaches you what to do in an emergency situation. And yes the simulations are very helpful, but the course only deals with the mechanical defects. Like what to do if you airlocks pops open in mid-flight, or when you reactor is malfunctioning and now leaking radiation. So I would ask you please update this course so that I and all the other crewmembers on board of SevCol ships will be more able to deal with this, increasing more violent, pirate attacks.

      Yours truly,
      Melody

    • Helo replied 2 years ago

      I have to agree with melody on the training part for non-combat personnel of sevcol. We need to train our crew more on general high-risk situations, especially combat and other space-hazards, which are becoming more frequent today. You can never know 100% what a person will do in distress, but training does help.

    • This is exactly what we’ve been saying in Engineering for a very long time now.

    • Personally, it is my understanding that AI cannot replace the human mind when it comes to art, empathy, and morality. These things can be forged, but can never be as true as the human heart. For the machine lacks the human soul, the divine element that connects us, inspires us, and energizes all of us. One day, I hope to contemplate this issue with His Holiness over a plate of noodles.

      But for today, my prayers are with the crew of the CSS Hands of Compassion.

      “So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.”
      Romans 14:19

  • @Anonymouse: The boarding shuttles penetrate the whole hull, all layers. As of yet there are no known accounts of ships with a hull architecture that can withstand these kind of attacks.

  • @Professor Harold Finch: It was a small, hand-made explosive weapon. The exact composition is unknown to us. The power was disrupted because a power relay was damaged.

  • The latest news from the Solar System. In this issue:

    from our SevCol Station Correspondent – Big power shortage hits Sevcol station
    excerpt from our financial broadcast – SNN Finance Broadcast about the […]

    • Hm…. Is it known what kind of chemical was used in the incident? In what way did it interrupt the electrical system?

    • About this new hull penetrating weapon, what happens if it penetrates one of these fancy new hull types that are filled with liquid that expands and solidifies upon contact with air or vacuum? Do the machos get stuck in it?

    • @Professor Harold Finch: It was a small, hand-made explosive weapon. The exact composition is unknown to us. The power was disrupted because a power relay was damaged.

    • @Anonymouse: The boarding shuttles penetrate the whole hull, all layers. As of yet there are no known accounts of ships with a hull architecture that can withstand these kind of attacks.

  • @Helo: This is indeed an interesting question we at SNN do not know the answer to, as of yet.

  • Thank you for the additional information, Jákab. I think we might indeed have wrongfully assumed that everyone would know the SevCol charter.

  • Ever since the Council went into a prolonged closed session on August 8th, there has been a complete shutdown of information, but that is about to change. SNN is here live at a press conference on SevCol station […]

    • hmmm, i might have a 2 fold question with a possibly interesting awnser, did the missing Luna cargo ship have anything to do with this matter? and while its a shame that its destroyed, was that on purpose? or an accident that might turn out well for Luna?

    • A question here too,

      SNN Sources indicate that the census bureau got hold of the AI, after the sevcol ship investigated the Emmet Brown. How did the AI end up in the hands of a terrorist group?

    • I understand that this current crisis will lead several people and important cargo to be stranded away from Luna. Our ship the SCSS Celestra is available to transport goods and cargo to their destination for the right price. If you are interrested feel free to contact Captain Polderman or alternatively Quartermaster Fey both of the SCSS Celestra.

    • @Helo: This is indeed an interesting question we at SNN do not know the answer to, as of yet.

  • From our SevCol station correspondant:

    Yesterday night, a statement was released by the Neo Luddites, their leader, Mr. Joshi claims to have uncovered irrefutable evidence that vessels operating out of Luna, […]

    • Leave it to the Neo Luddites and mister fancy pants to make big claims and then bolt before actually backing them up. I expected nothing less; well done dipshits.

      -Anon

    • I don’t think that’s the real question. I’m just more curious about the evidence mister Joshi had to make these acquisitions because it turns out he was right after all. So in my opinion the real question is how did mister Joshi ever knew that Article 53 was violated?

    • A fair question, though I have to refrain from reveailing my sources. Luna is bound to have a blood contract out to silence those exposing their crimes and I cannot endanger them by releasing tracable information.

      We might have our differences in values, but I’ll always give credit where credit is due. Sevcol protocols match our stance of banning the use of AI, motivated by very real concerns around preservation of humanity. As the threat was immediate, so was the response required. Sevcol could provide exactly that and I am pleased they did live up to their principles.

      Yes, we Luddites operate outside conventional norms. Not by choice, but as a defensive reaction to economic terrorism inflicted on us. We could have sold this AI on the black market for a fortune, or back to Luna who’d eagerly agree to any price to ensure our silence. Both routes would have financed our dream of independence by incredible margins.

      But our values and dedication to humanity itself will always come first, regardless of differences of opinion. One would do well to reconsider who the real monsters are instead of regurgitating what your media tells you to think.

  • from our SevCol Station Correspondent

    The mission SevCol send out two days ago to locate the missing Luna cargo ship has returned. Reportedly, the crew managed to find the ship or what was left of it, but […]

    • For those of you without encyclopaedic knowledge of the SevCol charter (ie. nearly everyone) I looked it up. Article 53 covers proper authorisation and identification of ships using the gate network, as well as using the gate while breaking/to break the law, damaging jumpgates and preventing other ships from using jumpgates… So a wonderfully broad accusation.

      Hey, SNN, maybe include that information in your articles next time. Saves us having to look that shit up.

    • Thank you for the additional information, Jákab. I think we might indeed have wrongfully assumed that everyone would know the SevCol charter.

  • Jákab and Helo, while I see what you are coming from, you have to know SNN is obliged to bring news to the galaxy when it still is news, not after the fact. SNN took a huge effort to keep the rumors down or out of the news for a very long time, to assist SevCol in keeping this mission a secret for as long as possible without raising any suspicion…[Read more]

  • Richard Wilkins III. announced today that after his current project “Transdimensional Horror” (working title) he would attempt a sequel to the 20th century classic “Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure”. The new […]

    • A suggestion for Wilkins: Don’t stow away on a ship again. The only “cooperation” he can expect from me next time he pulls a stunt like that is that I’ll open the door of his holding cell for him to get in. Maybe. If I’m feeling nice.

  • The latest news from the Solar System. In this issue:

    from our Science Correspondent – The chimpanzee taken off critically endangered species list
    from our financial correspondent – Lunar stock exchange data […]

    • And if they hadn’t heard the rumours before they will have now. Thanks for that.

    • Yeah, I guess this news could have influenced the status of the mission…..

    • Jákab and Helo, while I see what you are coming from, you have to know SNN is obliged to bring news to the galaxy when it still is news, not after the fact. SNN took a huge effort to keep the rumors down or out of the news for a very long time, to assist SevCol in keeping this mission a secret for as long as possible without raising any suspicion by lack of news. We at SNN helped this mission to stay safe this way. We released this news when we did because it’s virtually impossible arrange a mission into deep space in less than two days; this way we made sure it could not endanger the mission in any way.

  • The latest news from the Solar System. In this issue:

    from our SevCol Station Correspondent – Banknotes and coins officially abolished by Sevcol
    from our Entertainment Section – Actress Rosalie Falk will […]

  • The latest news from the Solar System. In this issue:

    from our Science Correspondent – Breakthrough in the case of the murdered Evol scientist
    from our SevCol Station Correspondent – More clues to the origin […]

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