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  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    At least the price hike of natural gas isn't confined to the UK only. We have it on the continent as well. Some sort of Covid after-effect? Or an after-effect of the recent shipping backlogs? There are certainly people on...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    perhaps the simplest way to get a non-human world may be to posit that worlds that proximity in paratime has nothing to do with the amount of shared history between timelines …and it has the virtue that it's what the...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    To introduce a topic not yet touched, I'm wondering about Adrian Holmes. Is it only me, or was he making a heel-face-turn in this book? From what I remember from the previous books (which may not be accurate, because I...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    Finished the book last night and enjoyed it! Thanks for a satisfying conclusion to the series. As a point of criticism, the book could have been improved by having someone proof-read the German words and sentences. Many of them contain...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    But around here the buyers already own Teslas and such. I mean it would be a great FEATURE to advertise. But nooooo. This prompts the question: Why aren't the prospective buyers requiring this feature then? I mean, if I had...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    re 3D-printing houses: I don't think it makes a real difference as long as the expensive part of housing isn't construction per se, but the land that the house is standing on....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    There's also the issue that the mirrors could be pointed (by malicious actors) at places that don't want to bake/fry in too much extra light. Those threats would be interesting, politically. Our Gracious Host sort of has you covered there....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    I'd like to add/modify an item to your laundry list: Mass migration from the equatorial regions, Syrians and Guatemalans were just the start - along with the political ramifications born a fear of being swamped by non white people (Trumpism,...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Apropos of nothing, what do all y'all think of the prototype US Space Force Dress Blacks? As a southpaw, I'm partial to the left-handed fencing jacket look, and that Star Wars Imperial Officer thing will attract the right crowd too,...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Based on the first hundred or so comments (plus a terms search), I think we're forgetting another major application of this rocket technology--air transport. These rockets have the capability of transporting people anywhere in the world in about an hour....
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    All that’s necessary to solve the problem […] is regulation. And of course the land of the free can't have that. So it must also be the home of the brave (sewage dippers)....
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    @ Heteromeles and other interested parties, concerning the debates about urban planning, public transportation and adjacent topics in this and the previous post: I've recently stumbled upon the YouTube-channel of a guy who calls himself Adam Something. He has very...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    What about taking the New Deal-projects as an inspiration? Let the crazies work on the big infrastructure repairs (roads, bridges, what-have-you) with shovels. You'd get lots of untrained, overweight people to do manual, unskilled labour in fresh air (with the...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    Charlie, the last link in your comment—while covering an interesting story—leads to what looks suspiciously like an anti-vaxxer website. Maybe viewer discretion should be advised....
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    Next you'll be telling us the American Mid-West should be abandoned because of the increasing threat of tornadoes, or the South-West (aka the Great American Desert) because of drought. … and California because of lack of water … Well, most...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    While the Iranian leadership is probably as rational than the USA or UK ones I can get behind that, as long as we understand it to mean "not at all". For starters, let's just remember this woman and this woman....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    But for me, the real fun part is that the actual mastermind behind the plot (a chthonian?) was the white Persian cat. AIUI the cat is indeed an avatar for the chthonian entity. I am not sure, however, what this...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    As we're well past 300 I hope I'm allowed a follow-up question to the topic of Bitcoin from a few posts ago: I have understood that Bitcoin transactions are limited, basically each newly mined Bitcoin allows for a very limited...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    re vaccines/autism/Wakefield: Harry Brewis (hbomberguy) did a video about the whole affair a few weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BIcAZxFfrc A little longish, but quite illuminating (the shit just keeps piling up; it's really amazing)....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Greg, I believe it's too early for off-topic comments. Usually it's not encouraged before #300. Returning to topic, I've been thinking some more about the deep ones. Where are they actually on the magic scale? Specifically: how powerful are they...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    The main point of confusion for me in the Laundry series is over the Black Pharoah vs the Sleeper in the Pyramid. I believe your explanation is more or less correct. It seems to me that in The Fuller Memorandum...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Charlie, for me the existence of BLUE HADES and DEEP SEVEN always seemed like a type of Checkov's gun. BLUE HADES did already feature in several books, but do you (or did you at some point) have plans to feature...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    That is not what I said. I said that the Vatican was not an agent of the British government. To me that seems to be precisely the point. As far as I've understood the current Canadian scandal, its roots lie...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    ...spiritual but not religious... I suppose. I still go hiking in the sage fields from time to time. I hope you return with sage advice. … [I'll show myself out.]...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    Here's a late back-to-on-topic comment: I've just discovered that Kyle Kallgren of the Youtube channel Brows Held High just did a double feature on Starship Troopers the book and Starship Troopers the movie. It's announced as a three part series,...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    You do know who America is named after, right? Sure, and you're making my point for me quite nicely. If you're naming something after someone's first name it doesn't really matter which language that first name is in. I also...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    Also, I forgot: Bret Devereaux is making the point in one of his essay series (I think the one about Fremen) that Julius Caesar not only reports to us the names he has for the various tribes in Gallia and...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    What do Germans call themselves? Pigeon has already answered the gist of it, but as a German I'd like to reply, too. Someone above gave an impressive list of names for my country in different languages. Why are there so...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    [sorry, accidentally pressed "submit", therefore posting again] @ JBS: Thanks for taking the time to reply. … the United States is part of America, but there are other parts. That was exactly my point as well. I prefer to refer...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    @ JBS: Thanks for taking the time to reply. … the United States is part of America, but there are other parts. That was exactly my point as well. I prefer to refer to the country where I live as...
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