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Network Configuration
If you repeatedly rerun the development of technological civilization, it turns out that for some reason the only constant is that there is always a networking utility called 'netcat', though it does a different thing in each one.
Title text: If you repeatedly rerun the development of technological civilization, it turns out that for some reason the only constant is that there is always a networking utility called 'netcat', though it does a different thing in each one.

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[Ponytail is at her computer with a headset on. A zigzag line indicates what is shown on the computer screen]
Ponytail (typing): Ugh, your connection is so laggy.
Computer: Yeah, sorry.
[Cueball is at his laptop]
Cueball (typing): It's because I messed up my network configuration and now I have to rebuild a separate civilization from scratch for each packet.
Ponytail (typing): Huh?
Ponytail (typing): What are you talking about?
Ponytail (typing): ...Hello?
[Beat panel]
[Cueball, with dirt on his head and around him, is at an old computer setup with an agricultural tool resting on his now non-office chair]
Cueball (typing): Sorry, got stuck in the Neolithic that time.
Cueball (typing): Inventing farming takes forever.


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