[rb-general] Reproducible builds for... steampunk mind-transfer gadgetry (in webcomics)?

Orians, Jeremiah (DTMB) OriansJ at michigan.gov
Thu Oct 3 15:40:01 UTC 2019

> I get a giggle now and again when the concept of reproducible builds appears in some other cultural context.  Such as this week, in a webcomic!
> (Context: steampunk universe; mad geniuses everywhere, generally building gadgets and then thinking about the consequences later; and at this moment in the plot arc, machines for altering minds... which they're about to use, but are afraid might've been modified by another mad genius in an unknown way!  Whee!)

> Thank goodness this is only a problem in the comic universe!
> (No serious content here -- but if anyone else is keeping a portfolio of "reproducible builds user stories"... ;) hehe)

Personally I've been a fan of the book Robot Odyssey I: Escape from Robotropolis by Fred D'Ignazio
Which has a wonderful alien subversion of technical infrastructure and human culture at a deep level as a core story element


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