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  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    And for a refreshing change, Black cop shoots White boy. The problem is the police http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/08/cops-guns-down-unarmed-white-boy-in-salt-lake-city-mainstream-media-goes-silent-kutv-video-3014906.html...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2012-preliminary-statistics-for-law-enforcement-officers-killed-in-the-line-of-duty "According to preliminary statistics released today by the FBI, 47 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2012. The total number of officers killed is 25 fewer than the 72 officers who died in...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    There has always been a tension in the UK between the two modes of operation of the police - to enforce the law and keep the peace. In the past, keeping the peace took precedence over enforcing the law, unless...
  • Commented on Hiatus
    Ask how you, with all your modern knowledge, would hijack the government of Victorian Britain. [My answer is: Make shitloads of cash and buy the politicians]...
  • Commented on Hiatus
    "Additionally, there will be stuff banned or restricted by the local government." I don't see any government permitting personal ownership of large quantities of Plutonium - even less antimatter....
  • Commented on Down tools
    Sorry - simulation exercise http://www.wired.com/2008/09/us-stealth-figh/...
  • Commented on Down tools
    With respect to the F35, the industry consensus (outside of the manufacturers) is that its a flying turkey. In one exercise against Sukhoi fighters the latter's pilots likened it to "clubbing baby seals". We should have gone nuclear for the...
  • Commented on Down tools
    I'm not sure that a small nuke in the low kT (ie neutron bomb) exploded at (say) 10km altitude would generate significant EMP...
  • Commented on Down tools
    Deploying them over cities might not have been the problem you assume: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlE1BdOAfVc...
  • Commented on Down tools
    Here's how the USAF thought it would go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2v0YuDatpc At 46:00 - estimated US casualties 60m - around 1/3 of the US population at that time...
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    He is wrong about one thing. Books do compete against other media. My book reading has dropped from maybe 100 per year down to about 3 per year since I got on the Net. In fact, my only fiction purchase...
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    I'm putting this here because I don't want to clag up the newer threads. Anyway, something I received from Azazon this morning: ___________ Dear KDP Author, Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the...
  • Commented on Message for GISHWHES participants
    Time for you to set Mr Chatbot going and knock out a few thousand originals they can choose from. That would suitably piss them off....
  • Commented on Holding pattern
    Your loyal fans will be disappointed if you are eventually not found slumped dead over the keyboard, having typed the last full stop on their favorite final installment. Remember, you still have to catch Asimov and Cartland....
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    Back when there were only 3/4 channels of TV and no Net I used to read a book a day, mostly borrowed from the local library. It has been years since I was there because I can find everything I...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    Or Leni Riefenstahl working with the Nuba?...
  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    As Charles has noted, getting put on the "Crime" shelf rather than in the SF ghetto results in a lot more sales....
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    Hanna Reitsch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna_Reitsch "Hanna Reitsch (29 March 1912 – 24 August 1979) was a German aviator, Nazi test pilot, and the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class and the Luftwaffe Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds during World...
  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    BTW, why isn't Hild classified as historical fiction?...
  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    If it could have happened, then somewhere in one of the half dozen possible multiverses it has....
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    "Another specific example: if your son is bullied by a bigger boy at school, well, you can hardly fight his battles for him when he grows up, can you? " Real life example. My nephew was being bullied at primary...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    You need a physics degree to read something like Diaspora...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    "Anybody besides me recognize this behaviour in the older male members of their family?" No - not in my family....
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    John Wayne was actually very successful. Not as successful as Ronnie or Arnie though....
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    Yes! The epic quest, without the almost obligatory government/corporate conspiracy and mysterious religious nuts trying to undermine it. I can't tell you the number of times I have put down a book because the cover blurb includes one or both...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    And what is this "code"? Honesty? Bravery? Compassion? Strength? Integrity? Selflessness? Honour? [Most especially that one]...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    This is a problem we are going to have to face sooner rather than later. AI and "Invention Machines" will produce working designs of such convoluted complexity nobody will be able to understand them. You might argue that situation already...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    I suppose my masculine role models came from Heinlein books....
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    Most people (>95%?) could not explain how a simple radio works. Even Ohms Law is beyond most people....
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    People like me would have skewed the stats. I just used to skip over the tedious stuff about sex, relationships, angst etc. Off hand, I must have read stories with sex in them but just can't recall it. And I...
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