Program • Install: 3 • Memory: 1 • Influence: 1

2recurring credit

Use these credits to pay for using programs.

Bioroids have two brains running in parallel, each capable of running sophisticated programming. There are certain advantages to the setup.
Adam • Lili Ibrahim • Data and Destiny 40
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Multithreader
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I love this card - for 1 influence and 1, you can have some extremely versatile recurring credits available to you. Not only can you use them to pay for icebreakers, but you can get some non-icebreaking utility out of your money as well:

  • Pay for using Self-modifying Code
  • Pay to place power counters on an Atman when you install it
  • Pay to tutor out a Virus program with Djinn (and host the Multithreader on Djinn)
  • Pay to increase the strength Study Guide

Obviously, "only" 1 is a pretty big drawback when compared with its little brother Cyberfeeder, but there are some means of mitigating this drawback:

  • Shapers seem most naturally suited to using these as they have cheap Memory programs and have all the tools to reward them for finding/installing programs anyway: Leprechaun,Akamatsu Mem Chip, CyberSolutions Mem Chip. Additionally, programs like ZU.13 Key Master can help to reduce your memory constraint if you're running with an excess of .

  • Sunny Lebeau: Security Specialist introduces breakers that have an effective 0 cost if used with 2 , leaving her with a ton of room for extraneous programs. With her console, you could have all 3 of these programs out plus your breakers and STILL get the drip from Data Folding.

Final note - I love referential art, and Multithreader depicts a virtual avatar of Adam: Compulsive Hacker utilizing four programs - Knight, Overmind, Self-modifying Code and Passport.

(Data and Destiny era)
His four arms are also similar to Sage - another icebreaker that needs 2 credits to use. Sage also plays nicely with Adam's console: Brain Chip. —
More pay for using (non standard icebreaker) options: Net Shield, Surfer, Savoir-faire, LLDS Energy Regulator, Bug, Femme Fatale bypass, Darwin counter —