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Colonel Boris

  • Commented on Press Release: Stross Uncloaks Secret Media Project
    I hope there's a book tie-in with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough....
  • Commented on "We're going to need book covers. Lots of book covers!"
    Also, the new Laundry files covers are a definite step up from the 'spotty' covers for the Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue - thy put me in mind of the cover of the Human Centipede... In other news -...
  • Commented on "We're going to need book covers. Lots of book covers!"
    If only the new Laundry covers had come out before I'd bought my mum the set. As a long-term Bond fan, my OCD gland would twitch like crazy every time they brought out yet another series of cover designs -...
  • Commented on If this had happened 30 years ago today, we would all have died
    Christ, Charlie - warn people before linking to that film! I nearly soiled myself just looking at the front cover... I suspect that there's a lot of people overestimating the level of thought that might have been given on either...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    Excellent post. I wonder how many of your readers give wildly varying reviews across the different strands you hav, based on baggage? I could see someone who doesn't like hard sci-fi giving moderate scores for Glasshouse, but rave reviews for...
  • Commented on The ticking clock, stopped
    I think John Wyndham covered this very nicely in The Trouble With Lichen, but I know for my field, assassination would be the prime tool for career prograssion. It's hard enough to dislodge dodery old professors as it is, let...
  • Commented on National Talk About Something Else Day
    Ah, a shame - I was hoping to start a crowd-sourced fanboy writing agency... FUnnily enough, I encountered exactly the same problem with one of my lab mates when writing a proposal - I said fairly precisely what was needed...
  • Commented on National Talk About Something Else Day
    Charlie, you're famous enough now to have a reasonable horde of slightly-scary fanboys/girls - surely some of them would be crazy enough to pay you so that they could be your stenographer for a week. That'd surely save a lot...
  • Commented on National Talk About Something Else Day
    Today will be spent partly recovering from some nasty that's done the rounds of the family and then cracking on with packing for a move to the UK, plus writing a paper, a review and a report. And I've been...
  • Commented on An interim report from the coal face
    Crikey - hope it all settles down soon. I'll happily swap a spot of proof-reading novels if you're willing to trawl through the mess that is the pile of papers I have to correct before submission to journals. I'm just...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    I happen to work alongside a chap taking a very different line in antibiotic research and one with startling results. It's based on a metal-containing compound trialled in the 1950s which narrowly lost out to a beefed-up penicillin during a...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    I remember being laughed off of a forum for suggesting such things would be possible within a few decades... It'd be great if they could be re-introduced as they were a vital part of the ecosystem of Mauritius - the...
  • Commented on Context is everything
    It's funny how many of the million/billionaires who like screwing up the planet also like collecting antiques while ignoring those who would preserve the species we have around us in a similar fashion. Myself, I think it's worth 'saving'. By...
  • Commented on Status update
    3-2-1 aaaaand you're back in the room. Certainly less unwieldy than the google groups page....
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