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The Netrunner card indicates that this program can allow access from the Archives (the Trash buffer) to the HQ (admin database). While that works as a card game mechanic, it doesn't work when applied to real computers. We interpreted this program as the classic "bin-diving" tactic of searching and compiling trashed programs and files stored in the Trash buffer.

What this program does is allow you to access the Trash buffer, which is the computer equivalent of the trash bin, and reconstruct "trashed" files there. Anything that gets deleted goes to the Trash buffer, and a great way to find out what people using the system have been up to. As usual, the ref decides what trash is there. Please note that many systems de-rezz their trash (sort of the electronic equivalent of shredding); this program will attempt to reconstruct the files (roll 5+ on 1D6 to succeed). Since the Trash buffer is such a juicy target, many sysops are fond of hiding ambush ICE there to spring on the unwary.

Options: Memory, Re-rezz[1]

Reference[]

  1. ACKERMAN-GREY, D. Rache Bartmoss' Brainware Blowout. 1st ed. Berkeley CA; R.Talsorian Games Inc, 1996 (pg.82)
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