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  • Commented on The Laundry Files: an updated chronology
    my problem with the concept of a soul... its pointless duplication. You have the brain running - it produces the mind. we know its the brain doing this because psychoactive drugs work. Under anaesthetics , you don't register the pain...
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    Imagine a dark-dystopia, where the only men brave enough to chance the chtonian denizens of the rock strata are the Morris men. The only men shielded by ritual from the horrors of the dark .. the Morris miners......
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    I for one welcome our new editor-overlord!...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    the way cat claws grow, a succession of shells.. that could be the way. but that would rule out the babyrusa-type tuskhorn...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    78: can't see why a horse analogue couldn't have plaited tusks as a horn. Perhaps it would fight differently, fencing as opposed to ramming? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc and as for Mary Poppins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    985 , 988... nipolite... the Nazis managed to make an explosive structural enough to make Panzerfausts out of. 1016- ammonium nitrate can be rendered capable of spontaneous combustion if it comes into contact with other nitrates.... sodium / pottasium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ammonium_nitrate_disasters...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    a thought about using ammonia as a fuel- its screamingly toxic....
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    I had a dig about , it turns out that sodium/ potasium nitrate can make ammonium nitrate so agitated it spontaneously catches fire......
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    I'm still puzzled,,,, is the 9 billion names of - actually insane? doing a weird freeform fiction thing? trying to roleplay as a culture mind? or just a mass of personalities travelling in a loose formation?...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    these electrical tattoos...... OC tattoos , ive read of them before,,, Pandoras star...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    hmmm. 'bat shit insane' thats more irony than an anvil...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    and if you look at NATOs dispositions during the cold war, it looked an awful lot like we WERE preparing that invasion...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    a social class distinction system i've been thinking about,, its about how much time you can afford to have off work.. if your working class- you can manage maybe a month off in a year, total if your middle class...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    did have an idea for a story a bit ago... survivalist type, doesn't rust MSM, thinks everyone else is commies etc.. gets the emergency broadcast, he's watched the zombiefilms… so he knows what to do...the TV goes out, all he...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    this is the opportunity. we can remake society. a universal basic income, stop crapping on people because theyre poor quit this Thatcherite money-cult...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    Im wondering is the reason its been so contagious in France, Italy and Spain- theyre very touchy-feely cultures and the reason its been more lethal- theres a lot of damaged lungs from the smoking...
  • Commented on A serious question
    I like the idea that something crashed on the moon, a long time ago, and when hit by sunlight it emits 'WILP's.......
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    I don't think a shaped charge that size could be detonated...an actual bullet with a little barrel would be much cheaper and have a stand off range...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    well,,,,, a test for that prayer thing......
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    we were on our jollies in Cuba a few years back and had a swim with a dolphin, they are absolutely ripped.. solid lumps of benign muscle. there was an anecdote about how the dolphins would keep escaping , then...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Oh I think that BJ is going to win, all the redfaced badly educated gammons are frothing about it.. They cant actually explain WHY they want Brexit, but they want it.. Its the same kind of desperate wanting for a...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    weird,, I thought it was traditional that they got someone to burn the Reichstag /parliament down rather than just shutting it....
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    we got rid of the tumbledryer.. it was a machine for burning money... we either dry in the garden , or if its doing that 'sky-water' thing, spare bedroom with a dehumidifier....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I wonder if the Iranians are smart enough to recreate the torpedo boat? a dumbfire ww2 tech torpedo is unjammable, and utterly lethal. This gunboat diplomacy, its not too bright really. Hubris.......
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    damn that must be strong stuff...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    The Laundryverse is the 40k verse isn't it..is Bob going to become the Emperor of Man?...
  • Commented on Story time!
    well, asked my uncle about the whole limpet mine thing.. He was weapons officer in the RN for quite a few years.. he confirmed what I'd originally thought... that's not how you use limpet mines... Theyre supposed to be placed...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Yeah, just lost my Dad on the 18th of last month, had to thread my way through the bureaucracy... lucky he was really organized. just had to do the eulogy, funeral is on Friday... stress... if you ever have to...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    a bomb... a large nasty bomb. job done.. you cant really possess a body is its a loosely associated cloud of fleshy bits breaking the sound barrier......
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    you'll be telling us next that he's a vegan... how bad can a teetotal vegan be in power...errrrrrrm...
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