Jammer Prices Crash

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core Station)  In the wake of yesterdays accusations by STCC Speaker, Arbin Mallow, Jammer prices have crashed, falling over 80%, and and production was temporarily shut down.

Lexxor Intelligence released the following statement from its CEO, Dr. Danson Da’Mayo:

In the wake of yesterday’s allegations, Lexxor decided to immediately shut down production of the Jammer ECM.  We are in the business of marketing excellent Jammertechnology and would not want our reputation or our products reputations marred by criminal misuse.

While we have once again opened the production facilities, we are carefully evaluating the future of the Jammer — especially now that its prices has fallen to levels where we would lose money on each item produced.

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Mallow Calls Jammer Glut a “Racket”

UUNN Newswire

(Halicon, Soria)  Arbin Mallow, the Speaker for Soria has called for an investigation into the recent surge in Jammer production and distribution.  His his address to the STCC suggested possible illegal activity.

“Just four months ago, almost all Jammers were suddenly recalled by Lexxor.  There were almost none on the market. But now, Hyperial has been cranking them out continuously and market across space are absolutely full.

“No one uses these things anymore.  So why the production flurry?

“Well I think it’s a massive money-laundering scheme sponsored by Hyperial, and someone needs to take a hard look at what’s going on!  Some of my colleagues tell me it’s just free trade and that STCC should support all free trade.  But I think we need to shine a very bright light on this thing.  At the very least, it’s as massive waste of Electronics, Molybdenum and RF Transceivers.”

Hyperial officials did not respond to our requests for a comment, but Lexxor spokesperson Mnr Ojazar said, “We were as surprised at the sudden demand for Jammers as Mr. Mallow, but we’ve just been responding to that demand.  Nothing more or less.”

 

New Fiction Added to Library Collection

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CONTACT:  H.E. Jenkins, Head Librarian        librarian@tri-subspace.net
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We are pleased to announce that, today, we have added the first new piece of pilot fiction to the Sarath V Memorial Library.  The story, The Horror is authored by pilot Tiberius and it was submitted for our recent Storyteller Contest.  The contest involved using one or more of the three illustration provided as inspiration for a story.  Tiberius submitted The Horror and received the Newtron Literary Award for his efforts.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

https://jglibrary.wordpress.com/2019/12/17/the-horror/

Festival Event Results Are In

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  Approximately 50 pilots (including several drones) were logged-in for duty during the Festival! 119 Holiday, and for most of the events there were at least a few contestants. The organizers in TRI Corporation have already been discussing ideas on how to improve next year’s events.

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Pilots Choice Awards

A number of votes came in just under the wire and the final rush resulted in Clanlord receiving the required seven votes for the Pilots Choice Award for Econ Support.medal168

Clanlord was, by far, the leading overall vote-getter with 16 votes across all categories, but only received the required minimum of seven votes in one category.  There were a total of 13 qualifying voters, casting 59 votes (not everyone voted for each category). A number of people voted without including their Pilot handle — those votes were not counted. Continue reading

TRI Trivia has a T-7 Theme This Year

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) This year’s TRI Trivia contest is a little bit different than previous versions of the contest.  This one has  a bit of a theme. As usual, there are five questions to answer —  and all of the answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V. Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction.  Hopefully it will require a little bit of “digging.” Continue reading

Festival! 119 Schedule Released

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ) The following events have been announced for the upcoming Festival! holiday which runs from 119.11.28 through 119.12.1 this year.

THURSDAY – 119.11.28

BEER FEST FMs
Every party needs beer, so pilots will have a number of “beer-sharing” missions to take on. Watch the Faction Mission board on Thursday for details.

STORYTELLER CONTEST (already announced)
We published three pictures on UUNN on 119.11.19.  You pick one and write a story about it.  What is the place in the picture.  What happened there … or what will happen.  What’s it’s purpose?  What’s its secret? Is it past … present … or future?  Let your imagination run wild!  Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words).  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s up to you.

Submit YOUR story to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 119.12.1 at 24:00Newtron's Choice UTC.  If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits. Continue reading

Storyteller Contest Redux

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We’re going to try this again!  Here are the “inspiration pictures” for the Sarath V Memorial Library’s Storyteller Contest 119.   Your story should describe the place …  what happened there (or what will happen) ….  what’s it’s purpose? … what’s its secret? Is it from the past … present … or future?

Choose a picture and let your imagination run wild!  You can even incorporate more than one of these settings into your story if you want.

It can be a narrative (report … log … memorandum … etc.) or a full-blown story with characters.  It can be third-person or first-person … or even scripted like a play or screen play.

(click on a picture below for a full-size image)

Storyteller 1Storyteller 2Storyteller 3

Make it long or make it short (minimum 3,000 words).  Make it funny or make it tragic.  It’s entirely up to you.

Submit YOUR story to librarian@tri-subspace.net by Sunday 119.12.1 at 24:00 UTC.  If our editors select your story for publishing in the Sarath V Memorial Library, you will receive a Newtron Literary Award (aka “The Newt”) and 5 million credits.  And even if your story is not selected, you’ll still receive 1 million credits and a Captain’s Commendation.