Let OBI Know You Won’t Stand for Bully Tactics

A UUNN Editorial
by Fence

OctBurger Industries (OBI) thinks it can suppress information about its products and maintain its market share by bullying and threatening. And while Octavius has a long history of resolving issues through wars, duels and fights – this is none of those. OBI did not challenge Askume or me to a duel. This is not about an honorable (if bloody) solution to a dispute between parties. This is a feeble attempt to bully people into ignoring the fact that their products are inferior and easy to replace. This is a sad alternative to a lawsuit they know they would lose.

And the worst part about it is that they’ve chosen to make two Octavians their targets! Are they deluded? Have they been hitting the Oct Light too hard? Maybe this would have worked on a Sol, a Quant or a Hyperial . . . but when you call-out an Oct, you’re going to GET an Octavian — in your face.

Unfortunately, we have not been directly challenged … we’ve just had private bounties placed on us. Short of heading over to their corporate offices and shooting-up the place, we don’t have a lot of recourse. But maybe there’s something we can ALL do together. Maybe we can register our collective displeasure in a very simple, direct way: we stop buying and eating OctBurger Industries products! So … no OctBurgers … no Baby Bitz … no SlugNuggets … no BloodBlizzard shakes. And my guess is, that if a lot of us join together to do this, then maybe the OctBurger Board of Directors will wish we had chosen to come shoot-up the offices instead.

So I, personally, call on pilots — all pilots – to join me in boycotting all OctBurger restaurants and OctBurger frozen foods. To show your solidarity with us, just sign your name or leave a brief message in the Comments section below this editorial.

They can bounty a pilot or two. They can even double or triple the current bounties. But they cannot bounty everyone and they cannot hope to stand against our united opposition.

OBI Threatens Retribution over Baby Bitz Recipe Publication

By Kedra Brenari

(Etruscera, Martius) OctBurger Industries (TRISE: OBI), makers of the Baby Bitz® semi-organic snack, has placed public bounties on members of the STCC, UUNN editorial management and pilot Askume in response to the publishing of a recipe for their Baby Bitz® product.

“OBI is overreacting and has no legal complaint,” said STCC Minister of Trade, Ferrix Charyb. “Firstly, the recipe was recovered from a salvaged DSS, and secondly is was clearly a recipe for a homemade product – not their industrial recipe.

“I’m sure the sodium and saturated fat content in the published home-recipe is far lower than in their mass-produced, frozen offerings,” he added.

Awards, Delays, Awkward Moments, and Baby Bits

by Fence

wake(Wake) – Sunday’s awards ceremony for Solrain’s Reconstruction Days Holiday held during a Tour of the Solrain Planets delivered some things mundane, some mildly interesting, and quite a few surprises.

  • The Tour/Ceremony was conducted by Soria Speaker Demeter Garreth, even though this year’s holiday organizational duties (and campaign kickoff for her reelection bid next year) fell to the Amanra Speaker Cassia Verhal. Spaceborne activities were implemented by Assistant Tmolus Shaen of the STCC’s Cornea based Pilot Liaison Office. The tour began at Wake, flew through Cornea, and ended at Sol Core. Our dirtside sources on Amanra have hinted that Speaker Verhal was displeased that none of the pilot activities took place around her home planet.
  • As part of the ongoing Factional/TRI awards system cleanup effort, a new set of competitive event medals (Cesium, Platinum, and Antimony Medals for 1st/2nd/3rd), and a new participation badge (Captain’s Commendation, named for frequent event organizer CaptainCow) were not yet available for distribution. Director of Public Relations for TRI-Corp, Elle Rodan, said “VVe had some unexpected technicae issues. Please have patience! All vvill be made effectua soon.”
  • The following pilots will receive a Captain’s Commendation badge for participation over the weekend: Askume, Canuck, Elayne, hifly, FFK_Masssa, Filzi, Joker_GdI, MM_Massa, Narada, PodRider1, Radar, RedDwarf, Rosberg, Saroel, ShapeShift, and Sweithek.
  • Friday’s short track shuttle race, held in Wake sector, had the following results: Cesium to Rosberg (squad Q-Racing), Platinum to Filzi (Unbreakable), Antimony to Radar (=ACME=)
  • Friday’s station debris photo lottery: Narrow Canal to Radar (=ACME=); Outer Ring to PodRider1 (=ACME=).
    • Narrow Canal debris was confirmed to be fragments of Soria’s old Bravo Class orbital station, catastrophically destroyed in 416 BT by experiments based on Samons’ jump research.
    • Outer Ring debris was confirmed to be fragments of the Quantar Trade Depot destroyed by Hyperial in the Second GVB War, 86 AT.
  • Saturday’s DSS Decryption Contest was won by Narada (Q-Mining PLC) who at the time of awards had the only contest entries earning him the entire purse. Askume (Kraken Guard) turned in late but fully restored translation of DSS #3. Both pilots were awarded the Seeker of Knowledge medal, and their work can be found in the comments section here. These decryptions may well have important implications. [Editor’s note: readers may rest assured that UUNN will be following up with experts in the related fields…for discs 1 and 2. The Baby Bits recipe bears no further investigation.]
  • The Solrain Star was awarded to unsquadded pilot Elayne. Speaker Garreth received an updated awards list inflight from the office of STCC Premier Cristofore Parce that also included a Solrain Star for pilot -Dean- of SOL NAVY. Garreth had obvious difficulty giving the award to a member of the squad that as she said, “nearly cost [her] the election” and implied a political motivation behind the award.
  • The “loop” of Faction Missions begun on at the start of the weekend have crept along at a pace that can only be called glacial, considering the strong payout. The Solrain sponsored Hyperial FM has outpaced the faction’s own Sol Core mission by a near 2:1 margin, breaking the “loop” theory, which is no doubt another embarrassment for the office of Pilot Liaison.

DSS Decryption Contest

UUNN Newswire

For day 2 of the Solrain Reconstruction Days holiday, the theme is the Search for Arcane Knowledge. The STCC is publicly releasing the contents of 3 DSS’s that have been recently turned in by pilots. These are pristine discs, still encrypted, untouched by station research technicians. Pilots are encouraged to decipher the contents, and e-mail their findings back to UUNN (jgnewsnet@gmail.com). Pilots correctly decoding will be awarded the Seeker of Knowledge medal. The first pilot to do so for each disc will be awarded 1 million credits (max of 1 prize per pilot). STCC technicians will retain possession of the physical DSS and will validate the findings after they are submitted.

DISC #1

49 72 75 20 64 6f 70 72 76 77 20 77 6b 75 68 68 20 62 68 64 75 76 20 77 6b 68 20 73 68 72 73 6f 68 20 6b 64 79 68 20 73 64 76 76 68 67 20 77 6b 75 72 78 6a 6b 20 57 6b 68 20 51 64 71 77 6b 2e 20 20 57 6b 68 20 6a 75 68 64 77 20 70 6c 6a 75 64 77 6c 72 71 20 71 68 64 75 76 20 66 72 70 73 6f 68 77 6c 72 71 2c 20 65 78 77 20 77 6b 68 20 66 72 76 77 20 77 72 20 77 6b 6c 76 20 76 73 64 66 68 20 6c 76 20 66 64 6f 64 70 6c 77 62 2e 20 20 5a 6b 64 77 20 6b 64 79 68 20 7a 68 20 67 72 71 68 3f

DISC #2

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DISC #3

83 97 121 32 103 120 120 120 120 121 101 32 116 111 32 116 120 120 120 120 32 102 114 111 122 101 110 32 120 120 103 115 32 111 102 32 66 120 120 121 32 66 105 116 120 120 120 120 120 116 32 120 120 120 120 32 115 104 105 112 112 101 100 120 120 120 120 120 114 111 109 32 77 97 114 116 105 117 115 120 120 120 117 114 32 109 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 46 32 84 104 120 120 32 104 111 109 101 109 97 100 120 32 118 101 114 115 120 120 120 120 120 120 32 115 111 32 101 97 115 121 44 32 120 114 101 101 122 101 114 120 120 120 120 120 110 100 108 121 32 97 110 100 32 119 97 121 32 98 101 116 120 120 120 120 120 104 97 110 32 115 116 97 116 105 111 120 120 120 98 111 117 103 104 116 33 13 10 120 110 115 116 120 120 120 120 105 111 110 115 13 10 80 108 97 99 101 32 116 119 111 32 112 111 117 120 120 120 32 111 120 120 120 120 120 120 121 110 97 32 40 111 114 32 97 120 120 116 104 101 114 32 115 105 109 105 108 120 120 120 115 116 97 114 99 104 121 32 114 111 111 116 32 118 101 103 120 120 120 120 120 101 32 97 118 97 105 108 120 120 120 101 32 111 110 32 121 111 117 114 32 112 108 97 110 101 116 41 32 105 110 32 97 32 108 97 114 103 101 32 120 97 117 99 101 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 118 101 114 32 119 105 116 104 32 99 111 108 100 32 119 97 116 120 120 120 120 120 32 49 32 105 110 99 104 46 32 66 114 105 110 103 32 120 120 120 120 120 120 111 105 108 32 97 110 100 32 99 111 111 107 32 117 110 116 105 108 32 112 97 114 98 111 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 98 111 117 116 32 54 45 55 32 109 105 110 117 116 101 120 120 120 120 97 105 110 32 119 101 108 108 32 97 110 100 32 120 120 120 120 120 111 111 108 46 32 13 10 85 115 120 120 120 120 120 120 98 111 120 32 103 114 97 116 101 114 32 120 120 120 120 120 120 101 108 108 45 104 111 110 101 100 32 120 120 109 98 97 116 32 107 110 105 102 101 44 32 102 105 110 101 108 121 32 115 104 114 101 100 32 107 111 108 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 115 120 120 120 120 120 120 99 108 101 97 110 32 100 105 115 104 32 116 111 119 101 108 32 111 114 32 120 120 101 101 115 101 32 99 108 111 116 104 44 32 100 114 97 105 110 32 107 111 108 121 114 121 110 97 32 99 111 109 112 108 101 116 120 120 120 44 32 114 101 109 111 118 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 117 99 104 32 119 97 116 101 114 32 120 120 32 112 111 115 115 120 120 120 120 120 32 13 10 84 114 97 110 115 102 101 114 32 107 111 108 114 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 32 108 97 114 103 120 120 120 111 119 108 46 32 120 120 120 120 32 105 110 32 102 108 111 117 114 44 32 97 120 120 105 102 105 99 105 97 108 32 98 105 116 122 32 115 101 97 115 111 110 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 105 99 32 112 111 119 100 101 120 120 120 120 110 105 111 110 32 112 111 119 100 101 114 44 32 111 120 120 103 97 110 111 32 97 110 120 120 120 105 108 108 59 32 115 101 97 115 120 120 32 119 120 120 120 120 120 120 108 116 32 97 110 100 32 112 101 112 112 101 114 44 32 116 111 32 116 97 115 120 120 120 32 84 104 101 32 109 105 120 116 120 120 120 32 115 104 111 117 120 120 120 120 101 32 119 111 114 107 97 98 108 101 32 98 117 116 32 100 114 121 46 32 70 111 114 109 32 107 111 108 114 121 120 120 120 120 110 116 111 32 34 98 105 116 122 46 34 32 13 10 72 101 97 116 32 118 120 120 120 116 97 98 108 101 32 111 105 108 32 105 110 32 120 32 108 97 114 103 101 32 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 114 32 79 99 116 45 111 118 101 110 32 111 118 101 114 32 109 101 100 120 120 120 32 104 101 97 116 46 32 13 10 65 100 100 32 34 98 105 116 122 34 32 120 120 32 116 104 101 32 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 32 97 32 116 105 109 101 44 32 120 120 100 32 99 111 111 107 32 117 110 116 105 108 32 120 120 101 110 108 121 32 103 111 108 120 120 120 32 97 110 100 32 120 120 120 115 112 121 44 32 97 98 111 117 116 32 51 45 52 32 109 105 110 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 97 110 115 102 101 114 32 116 120 120 120 32 112 97 112 101 114 32 120 111 119 101 108 45 108 105 110 101 120 32 112 108 97 116 101 32 13 10 120 120 120 120 32 120 120 120 120 100 105 97 116 101 108 121 44 32 103 97 114 110 105 115 104 101 100 32 119 105 116 104 32 112 97 114 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 101 115 105 114 101 100 46