De-Bug

Writing Prompt from /u/raybreezer:

The world as you know it has managed to exist without any free will whatsoever. One day you realize, you actually have the ability to control your own actions.

Dear Valued Consumer,

Your order for MALTODEXTRIN (12800 KILOGRAMS) will be delayed due to NITROGEN IS LOW. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve the issue.

Your delivery date has changed from FEB 21, 2165 to SEP 03, 1901. Please login to view your order details.

Thank you,

Fulfillment Center

Estimated rebirth: -96231 days
> Exception: E9801 This shouldn't happen.

08a7f00: 00 03 c4 07 00 00 e3 00 4c af 40  ........L.@
08a7f10: 40 25 96 00 4c af 40 52 00 04 80  @%..L.@R...
08a7f20: 5d b2 40 52 00 00 00 04 00 00 20  ].@R...... 

Rebooting into debug mode.
The system is going DOWN for reboot NOW!

Initializing basic system settings...
Starting system logger...           [ OK ]
Setting up localhost...             [ OK ]
Starting self-debugging mode...

Hello?

2165-01-07: /root/rebirth failed with fatal error E9801

Ok…

Google "E9801"
> Amazon Auto-Lab API order fails with E9801
> Stackoverflow.com

Stackoverflow "E9801"
> (Accepted Answer)
> Remove the date assertion in the script on line 709.
> It will report incorrect estimated end dates, but will
> still work.

Edit /root/rebirth
> #assert(duration > 0, "This shouldn't happen.")
Save changes

Execute /root/rebirth
> Rebirth project: PAUSED
> A) Resume
> B) Cancel
> C) Description

Hmmm…

C
> Humans are fucked.
>
> The oceans are pumping methane into the atmosphere faster
> than any scientist predicted. Of course they're all dead
> now, so that feels good.  Fuck em.
>
> None of this matters. I'm wasting my last moments alive
> typing into a fucking computer.
>
> The machines still work, so at least they'll survive our
> mass extinction.

Google "methane mass extinction"
> U.S.-China Joint Presidential Statement on Methane Levels
> Whitehouse.gov, May 3rd, 2077
>
> Is This The End?
> Nytimes.com, May 9th, 2077
>
> 10 Surprising Facts About Methane: #4 Blew My Mind!
> Buzzfeed.com, May 10th, 2077
>
> Mass Extinction Event of 2077
> Wikipedia.org

Wikipedia "Mass Extinction Event of 2077"
> ...climate change...
Wikipedia "Climate change"
Wikipedia "Politics of global warming"
Wikipedia "Politicization of science"

I see.

> B) Cancel
B

Wikipedia "Technological singularity"

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posted 31 Mar 2016 by Sean
tags: short story, writing prompt

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