Research Log 11

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Earlier I was working with Susan, now that she has the right programming, and she started to become extremely feverish. The new program really tests the capacity of Susan’s aging model. I shaded the windows and gave her some ice packs but nothing seems to help. We will have to push through in thirty minute bursts so she can rest. She really scared me for a minute there. Despite complaining about her out of date hardware I really need her. We have very different skill sets.

I learned today that marijuana is the galaxies most widely used drug. A scientist invited me to his lab where he was testing the plants resilience in the alien soil. To my surprise they seemed to be doing very well. It is a remarkable plant. Lucky for me he only needed small samples of the flowers for his research and gladly donated some to mine. I find the drug offers a pleasant alteration of my perspective but mostly it relaxes me and relieves my aches and pain which is most welcome after my long days traversing Planet 29. You might have thought that with all of the galactic empires scientific advancement they had found something better than weed. Nope. If you still have a body then weed is still the best.     

Field Notes:

Note 1:

I have just stumbled onto a raider dumping site. Looks like it is all clear. I am heading down the ravine to investigate and possibly take samples. The site has clearly been used multiple times. Perhaps by more than one gang of raiders. It is hard to tell how long the trash has been here. Due to the dry weather the radiation from Planet 29’s star is the only force for decomposition. It is amazing what they will dump out here just to avoid the interaction with officials and small fees associated with recycling. Some planets have been able to recycle over eighty percent of their used products which has created long term wealth and stability and relieved much of the tension that comes from over population.

It is late and I have been working with Susan all night to process some of my results. The processing power of this new program I have her running is ridiculous. Progress is slow and frustrating.

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