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May 13, 2003

John Poelking ( writes:

Dave B. says that the cole protocol involves totally wiping the system. i think he's wrong. if I'm correct the protocol states you must wipe the nav, not history, but nav memory. that's why spark said what he did on level 10.

The Cole Protocol does call for only a "selective purge", stressing that vessels or installations "must not be captured with intact navigation databases" (TFoR, p.135). Even giving Cortana the benefit of the doubt that she properly initiated the protocol, those criteria still leave open the possibility of a great deal of varied information having survived intact...

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