Adrian Howard

Adrian Howard

  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    That really bothered me because it doesn't reflect the way I see the Laundry spirit. I've had a sneaking suspicion since we've learned a bit more about Mahogany Row (and its longer-term history before it sprouted off into the OSS...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    Plus Halting State, Rule 34, Glasshouse. But they are all only realistically happy, not far off neutral, except for Trunk and Disorderly, not saccharine happy. I'd say the end of Glasshouse stretches the definition of even "realistically happy" myself :-)...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Hmmm… I wonder if there are going to be any interesting interactions between election purdah and coverage/discussion of the EU/Brexit/Initial negotiation stuff....
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    UKIP is likely being reabsorbed by the Conservatives, now that they achieved their victory. So expect an enlarged Tory share of the vote, and a further drift towards the extreme right. Does the ex-Labour UKIP voter go back to Labour...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Do UKIP have enough donors / political machinery to run candidates this time around?...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Silver linings… * Strong possibility of 100% SNP Scotland * It means the election will happen before the proposed 2018 boundary changes. Other than that… arse…...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    What I failed to find out is whether she thinks she can get the turkeys to vote for Christmas, is going to support a vote of no confidence in her own government, or is just going to ignore the law....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I agree that a bunch of the folk in the valley (and over here) have those problems — and that they're evil, embedded, and systematic problems. However that lack of ethical knowledge on the engineering / product / management side...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    FWIW, I don't. Specifically, I don't agree with SFreader's argument that the problem is a lack of University ethics classes among the paid labor class. Anecdotally, many software engineers and IT people are very concerned about the ethics involved in...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Er, after some 50 + years of conscious existence in the US, I have never, ever been asked that question in any situation and would regard it as a sign that I should back slowly away or regester a...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Another thing I wonder about is what social & "family" groups will look like in 2117. For example… a) I know a fair number of "successful" people in their 20s-40s who are living in shared accommodation. The major driver for...
  • Commented on New guest blogger: E. C. Ambrose
    Google for the book titles via amazon.co.uk. Those links go to the US kindle store because she's published by DAW in the USA and that's her main market. I did - that was the msg from kindle page on the...
  • Commented on New guest blogger: E. C. Ambrose
    Welcome! Medieval surgery? Now that sounds fun! Any way to get the ebook in the UK? (Amazon goes "This title is not currently available for purchase" for Kindle)...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    Greg, your complaints about the resident Vogon (I prefer that title) are completely ineffective. Ignore, add a filter to your browser, whatever - please just stop. Seconded. So much seconded. I wondered earlier why it had been so long since...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    But if you've already read Empire Games (the novel), you might want to ask yourself just what function Kurt (and his background) serves in the context of time line two Things that occurred to me after reading… The Clan was...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    I like Dark Matter, too. It's not Great Science Fiction, but it's good fun storytelling with developing characters and a constant air of suspense and mystery. In addition after last year's awesome Jessica Jones and how that approached women's issues...
  • Commented on Why Should You Care About Virtual Reality? Because It's A Source Of Hope.
    I again repeat the point about quality of picture. Corporations I worked at, would never accept teleconferencing meetings set in taverns using elf and orc avatars or their equivalent. (now, I know a couple of guys at London headquarters who...
  • Commented on Nightmare Stacks competition results ...
    LITTLE BLUE BASTARD is now part of my Laundryverse headcannon ;-)...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Dear OGH / Moderators, Can we have a new fun post. Spoiler thread for The Annihilation Score, competition winners, incipient collapse of civilisation due to climate change, etc. ? Something to distract from the current sh*tstorm. Ta. Love, Adrian...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    More entertainment. LibDems have now stated that they'll "stand on a platform at next General Election to ensure UK is in #EU"! https://twitter.com/timfarron/status/746841297953169408...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Well, isn't that the point of the resignations? The motion of no confidence is enough to spark a leadership election; the mass resignation of the shadow cabinet is intended to show Corbyn and anyone who would vote for him that...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    To add to the fun we seem to be having a little bit of a Blairite coup attempt happening this morning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36632956 Unless they can somehow persuade Corbyn to resign and not come back I can't see any possible way...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    An an aside — the way that the SNP has been exuding competence over this has been entertaining to watch. England: PM resigns, we'll fire Article 50… sometime, Boris running around looking confused making contradictory statements, George Osborne basically AWOL,...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    About the only things we can "manufacture" domestically that aren't reliant on imported material inputs are intangibles like software or financial products; goods which coincidentally do not produce mass employment Even intangible folk have problems. For example Amazon Web Services...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    I wonder how the 'generational divide' is going to play out. Badly. Because if you look at the poll data it's as much – if not more — a class, location & education issue than an age one. The bar...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Apologies. Heh. Different in UK Kindle ebook. Who would have thunk....
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    With respect to Greg, he seems to still be occupying the mindset that this result somehow gives us leverage with the EU. The disconnect seems to be a common one For example http://www.politico.eu/article/post-brexit-ukip-wants-tariff-free-access-to-eu-single-market/...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Also the line was "World’s best teddy bear". No "great" anywhere....
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    "Today I have been told at least 3 UK startups lost deals from EU-based investors because funding was conditional on Remain to win." — https://twitter.com/mikebutcher/status/746347548978315265 … so I am not alone in the experience of seeing startups being f**ked by...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    BTW, she calls him her great big teddy bear, and it is stated that Mo is pretty tall. I always thought of Bob as a scrawny nerd, not a big bear. Continuity error, or just me? I thought of Bob...
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