Ross Smith

Ross Smith

  • Commented on A hypothesis
    Latest reports are that the signals for hours after the plane disappeared seem to be genuine, but not from the engines as originally reported. From the Guardian's liveblog: "The theory that the plane flew for hours is based on a...
  • Commented on Circumstantial connections
    The phones thing came up on Reddit, and some (claimed) cellphone system experts explained what was probably going on: Because it can take a while to go through all the searching and routing involved in contacting a phone on the...
  • Commented on Schadenfreude
    "If we were on a gold standard, and there were bankers who were banking gold coins, and a bank had bad security and got stolen from and then an audit showed that they didn't have anything like 100% reserves --...
  • Commented on Tragedy as Comfort Fiction: On Death, Drama, Disaster & Saving the World
    In one of Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr books, there's a minor character who is a surgeon at a busy emergency room in New York. Her favourite leisure reading is pulp detective yarns full of mindless violence, because "There's nothing quite...
  • Commented on Commercial announcement
    The books are available in New Zealand, and presumably Australia and any number of other countries, from Kobo in DRM-free epub form....
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    Not sure about other cryptids, but at least for the equoids, the impression I got was that they were simply naturally evolved terrestrial animals that hadn't been discovered by mainstream biology yet....
  • Commented on Who ordered *that*?
    Where's Baron Wulfenbach when we need him?...
  • Commented on Crib sheet: Singularity Sky
    Speaking of Palimpsest, I keep wondering how many readers spotted the double meaning in the organisation's name....
  • Commented on Things publishers can't do (yet)
    "A sufficiently established author could, I think, go directly to the public with a future not-yet-contracted novel. ... If the KS succeeds, you're already paid; crank the gears to make all the Stuff happen." Fiction writing doesn't work that way....
  • Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
    The version I heard went, "The worms go in, the worms come out, the worms post to the net from your account."...
  • Commented on Haunted
    For a thorough (sometimes funny, sometimes scary, sometimes both at once) deconstruction of the teen slasher (aka "excuse me, I'm just going into this dark room by myself") genre, watch Cabin in the Woods. And for a thorough (sometimes funny,...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Alas for the AH romanticists, I suspect war mammoths would have done about as much to save Scotland (or the Russian Empire and/or USSR) as their African cousins did to save Carthage....
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