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Old March 6 2013, 01:14 AM   #32
Re: Data and killing

CorporalCaptain wrote: View Post
Tiberius, your little idea of shooting the floor at Fajo's feet has already been refuted in this thread.
I'm sorry, where?

And are you telling me that Fajo isn't going to jump if a lethal disrupter blast hits the floor a centimeter away from his feet?

The main problem is that Data doesn't know all the means that Fajo has at his disposal. Data has already been surprised. What we do know is that once he recaptures Data, he will increase his security. The more chances Data takes at that moment, the worse his position.
Data should act on the information he has at that moment, which is that Fajo is unarmed and incapable of harming anyone.

Fajo believes that Data will not harm him. Firing warning shots will therefore have no effect; Fajo will believe that the threat is empty.
Rubbish. If I throw a bowling ball at your head, and you know for a fact that the ball is attached to an unbreakable cable that will stop the ball a centimeter before it hits you, are you going to flinch anyway? Of course you are.

On the other hand, if Data fires in proximity, he could accidentally hurt Fajo. Knowing he could get hurt accidentally, Fajo will simply activate one his failsafes, which we can assume he has based on his pattern to date, to recapture Data.
Such as...? You're assuming that he has failsafes, and you're assuming that he is in a position to use them. All speculation.

Or, it could ricochet and kill Fajo or someone actually more innocent.
You think Fajo is going to use a bullet?

Fajo is vulnerable only because he is gloating in this moment when he believes Data will not fire. Change any of that, and it's Data who becomes vulnerable.
How so?

Finally, how much charge is there on the disruptor? Can Data be sure that there is even enough to fire it more than once or just a small number of times?
As I've already said, Data is surrounded by a cargo bay of things he can throw at Fajo.

Your little idea depends on being able to fire the weapon a large number of times,
No it doesn't. I've already said in this post and my previous posts that Data has a cargo bay full of things he can use.

and it offers too many chances to Fajo. Data was never going to have a better opportunity in the foreseeable future to neutralize this brutal danger to the galaxy.
I fail to see how an unarmed person is going to be able to defeat Data, even if Data loses the weapon and is unable to physically get close to Fajo.

Like I said, Data picks up a big crate, throws it at Fajo, breaks Fajo's leg or arm. Fajo is incapacited, and is unable to harm others.
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