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Color by George Peterson.

Freefall in color by many folks.


Ship: We have an emergency call from the Nuclear Pulse factory. Humans in danger! Transport to Pournelle/Niven station urgently needed.
Florence: Is this because of the loss of power?
Ship: Confirmed. If transportation is not provided, they intend to use alternate methods. They estimate the chance of successful transport at one percent.
Florence: And because they're robots and humans are in danger, they consider 99 percent losses to save humans acceptable.
Ship: If estimated losses were 100 percent, they would not attempt crossing.
Florence: That darn one percent. Conditions just aren't dangerous enough to keep the robots safe.