Bernice: It varies. About half the time I'm putting it in a remote as a bluff, hoping to induce a run that wrecks the runner. And then if they dont run, I'll still get vlaue from it when they have to run later.
Sometimes I put Bernice on a central. Usually R&D if I'm stuggling to get defense for it, as a psuedo-ice. Against Account Siphon, it can make sense on HQ as a way to drain your money, so that both players are broke and the runner gets a tag (or leave yourself with like $2 or something, so if they steal they get 3 tags).
Ideal Remote server - varies a ton. Hopefully early/midgame its something like taxing ice in front of an ice that stops them. It varies so much though. If you get an astro scored, you might not care anymore that the remote stops them, you just want it to cost a few bucks to get in, so that you can make killing your SanSan really hard.