JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on The Pivot
    Army and Air Force fly the F-35A The Army doesn't fly jets—that's what the Air Force is for. The Army does helicopters. -- I was about to say, and maybe V-22 Ospreys, but just looked it up, and nope. The...
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    About 30-40 years. That's about what I thought, didn't have the time to look it up. And Whitroth@357: He thinks has waves his Magic Pen, and it happens? Exactly. I think it's safe to say he has no idea how...
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    Haven’t caught up on comments this morning, just leaving a quick note on why there won’t be a US Space Force. 1. Everything T.Rump touches dies. Besides he’ll forget about it in a week. 2. It needs approval from Congress,...
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    I seem to have muffed my link—am out of practice....
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    Donnie’s “Space Farce” likely goes against everything the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space stands for. But we know the Rump’s opinion of the UN....
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    At The Moment...
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    We're immutably impressed that our sly humor jab got caught. You're indeed correct Probably giving me too much credit, I’m afraid....
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    Yes, exactly....
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    APEHSIT YT: song in new album by Drake / Beyonce - shot in the Louvre fwiw, that’s Jay-Z in the video. Not really a Beyoncé fan, but she puts out some fine videos. Side note: I love that Drake is...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Debating about posting this, delete if inappropriate. Apologies, totally off topic, but I'm pissed off and need to vent. Woke up this morning to the news that Anthony Bourdain killed himself. What the hell is going on? Kate Spade killed...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Also bear in mind that if you don't hear the dog whistles you're not directly targeted by them, and you have the privileged position of being able to ignore/deny how bad this shit is. Adding my two cents worth. I...
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    What's with the accelerando.org address? I get this: 403 Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server at www.accelerando.org Port 80 Obviously fine from the antipope address....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I expect the supermarkets to wire their car parks for vehicle charging while you shop. Yeah, I can easily picture US shopping malls with parking lot aisles dedicated to charging stations—like with handicap sections. I can also easily see that...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Something for the Laundry's faculty break room (if they have one*): FAQ: Your New Cursed Instant Pot *if so, I really don't want to know what's in the fridge....
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    Probably not news—on that pink/blue gendering nonsense: When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?...
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    I assume Charlie's seen this: "Halting State" China style Nothing at the moment to add to the current discussion. Much sympathy to Hugh's family and friends. Been there, grateful for the Falcon Heavy distraction....
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    Same with my mother, though she doesn't spin, plenty of projects for the future. So long as it keeps her going. The grammar of that last line of mine above is teeth grinding. Hit submit too soon....
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    if it turns out he was one of your or Charlie's relatives I apologize in advance Speaking for myself; No worries. As far as I know my Great-Great Grandparents were farmers in Lithuania. But that's just my maternal grandmother's family,...
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    And, oh yeah, geneaology is another thing I ought to get back to. One of theses days......
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    Any idea how he deals with the author's gender for his early works? No idea, other than what's been mentioned, and what Wikipedia says. I did listen to an interview with him about writing, I don't remember gender being talked...
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    Well, the first time I read a Yoon Ha Lee story was on Tor.com a few years ago, their bio said she at the time....
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    Quick note; Yoon Ha Lee identifies as Male. Another writer whose books I have waiting patiently in the TBR pile....
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    Won't "Invisible Sun" be book 9(6) of that series? Anyhow, another year in which I haven't read nearly enough to have much opinion for noms. Only four that would be eligible: "Empire Games" & "The Delirium Brief", "The Stars Are...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Even worse: nearly all of Emily Dickinson's poems can be sung to "The Yellow Rose of Texas"....
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    James #390 - as far as I have read, and also I just checked with a Jacobite friend, no tartans have been recovered from Culloden, that would mean disturbing war graves in which eberything had decomposed a lot. I must've...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    From what I've read, tartans that you can buy with so-called Ancient coloring are based on samples found by archaeologists at Culloden, so obviously pre-Victorian, though no one seems to agree whether tartan patterns were associated with clan, region, individual...
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    The whole 8 yards. Obviously....
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Reading the comments out of order. And regarding the obvious and inevitable question, no. Nothing. It's all in perfect working order. :) Read this article: It's not cute, and kind of decided, particularly with the recent harassment news, that it's...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    I was perhaps under the misapprehension that the traditional kilt was 7 yards The whole 8 yard kilt thing is about having more than enough fabric to make the kilt. The size of the tartan sett in part determines the...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Yep, to all that*, though not sure that the tartan business is complete guff—the modern ones certainly are. This past Saturday night I wore one of two 'self-coloured' kilts that I recently made to a "Latkes & Vodkas" party at...
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