• Commented on Upcoming events
    whitroth@257 said "my last regular full day at work is this coming Tuesday." Back when coworkers asked my plans for all the extra leisure time every day, I said 90 minutes more sleep, plus 90 additional minutes each for...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    @879 "What reaction is displayed by the other voices coming out of the speaker, when they hear something like this?" First you'd hear the gasping wheezes of prolonged, intense involuntary laughter, sounding like someone got the wind knocked out of...
  • Commented on Story time!
    ."insulated tumblers that were free handouts from my employer. They will keep a hot drink at least warm for several hours, and were cheap enough to be bought in quantities of several thousand" Those are great if you modify them...
  • Commented on Story time!
    " forums of EVIL! discussing whether the bikini babes got dental cover, mook pensions (or lack of them" The videogame No One Lives Forever had an absurdly humorous scene in which heroine Cate Archer hides in an office corridor, trying...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    "where they had a character introduce himself as "Niggle" (spelled "Nigel")?" Tolkien had a short story "Leaf by Niggle" could have meant the same thing. Unless Nigel was the real name of one of his more disreputable grad students, a...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    "And, also, you wouldn't believe some of the names that come and go in fashion over time." Sometimes it's funny how a name choice can indicate nationality. Used to be that Trevor, Colin, Clive, Nigel, Simon, Graham or Ian were...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    I thought the advantage of candu reactors was being able to run on natural uranium, avoiding the huge energy expense of fuel enrichment. But never having seen any comparisons between the cost of the various enrichment methods like gas diffusion,...
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