JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Book launches for The Labyrinth Index
    alright, that is....
  • Commented on Book launches for The Labyrinth Index
    I sent the info to my brother the other day, so he may be there to get a copy for me Saturday. I was hoping he’d be able to take his son; who’s a little bookworm into SF & manga...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Weren’t the Alfär fleeing something worse? It would make sense to ally with the local Big Bad. ...Meanwhile; after yesterday’s news, my brother is joking about staying in Canada....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Oh, yeah! Another thing: I started “A Gathring of Shadows” the other night. How did I not know about first mate Stross? (or maybe I’d heard and forgotten.)...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    I might try to send them that way, and maybe talk my brother into getting me a signed copy. I emailed my brother, he’s willing, if they have the time. Possibly dim question, what edition do they sell in Canada,...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    As a special short-notice extra I'll be in Toronto, reading and signing early copies(!) at Bakka-Phoenix Books on October 20th Hmm, I just learned that my brother and nephew are going to be in Toronto for the next two months,...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    My mother is fairly well, been left with some nerve problems on the left side, mostly the stroke exacerbated pre-existing problems with balance and vision. I realized after posting that the Micropsia predated the stroke by a year. It did...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Thank you for the AiW syndrome link; just emailed it to my mother, she has a bit of micropsia since her mild-ish stroke. Didn’t have a name for it....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Keeping with my usual practice and not reading the excerpt—will wait till I have my copy (note to self: get peorder in). Apologies for being a downer. I’m here to reply to this tweet about Holocaust survivors with dementia: https://mobile.twitter.com/cstross/status/1046039165853405184...
  • Commented on "I doubt me an it be commercial."
    ....so a suspect on the loose, hiding in the area? Makes me think of times when the local SWAT blocks off and evacuates a street, surrounds a house has a ‘standoff with a suspect’, and the house turns out to...
  • Commented on "I doubt me an it be commercial."
    the bearing under the Dun solar telescope is 8-10 tons of mercury. Hopefully that won't spill. That would be Bad. My thought was that it’s something environmental; just looked it up and saw that the bulk of the telescope extends...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Okay, this part bugs* me too: Heteromeles @278: And yes, dehumanizing the enemy is a standard, probably necessary, part of warfare, at least post-Iliad. But I’m too tired/irritated to give a coherent response at the moment. *argh, no pun intended....
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Expanding on that a little. It's part of the story of how the US killed millions of bison in an effort to starve the Plains Indians into submission. Note that we didn't go out to physically exterminate the Plains Indians,...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    That’s no difference at all....
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Don't read Friday. I don’t plan to. I spend too much time climbing Mt. Tsundoku as it is, and there’s always some new worth reading. Glaurung @40: The advice I give anyone who has tried Heinlein and bounced off is...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    I haven’t read enough Heinlein to have much to say, other than repeat what I said here a few years ago: The more I learn about him the less desire I have to read him. I also said about then...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    18th and 19th century books were often as long as modern blockbusters, and such things were pretty common from at least the late 16th century onwards. The phase of short novels was very much a 20th century anomaly. I’m pretty...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    The civilian applications are multitudinous! It's just that developing the tech is very expensive and the people with deep pockets who seem most interested are the military. Of course, as soon as a civilian version is available, some idiot will...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    erm..The Marvelous Toy....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Kinda surprised the movie Hancock hasn't been mentioned. Will Smith as a drunk, jerkass superhero that everyone hates. He turns out to be a god-like being with amnesia....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Sorry, that rambled a bit....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Oh my. That song brings back some memories. I grew up hearing the original, most often sung by an Army buddy of my mother’s, who was a Folkie (both of them). She played just about every stringed instrument and later...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    A few thoughts on the Supervillains. #1 Greg already beat me to it, but I had the thought of the robots being Strandbeests, but Atomic Powered! Something like Curiousity's radio-thermal generator ought to do, but with light shielding that you...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    So do *NOT* eat the rich. Just Mulch the Rich. I may have to start a new Psychobilly band - Donnie Shlump & the Wood Chippers....
  • Commented on Holding Pattern
    I wonder if there's any significance to it being Colorado Springs? Unfortunately I doubt it....
  • Commented on Holding Pattern
    For a change of pace; I caught a glimpse of this while driving by the other day: A 2 ton sculpture of a mermaid with a tentacles in place of a fish tail. http://www.koaa.com/story/38377732/rise-of-the-octo-maid-new-sculptures-hit-colorado-springs-rooftops Possibly how I picture the Deep...
  • Commented on Holding Pattern
    Much sympathy on the family situation. On a lighter note, any plans to meet up with Wm. Gibson? No idea if you’ve met before, but you seem to retweet each other often enough....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Speaking as a carnivore who's tried it (because spouse is vegan). The other day I happened to see something about tick bites causing allergies to meat (not new news), and brought to mind—iirc—you or Feòrag saying that she’s vegan because...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    And another thing, Yesterday Ft. Carson had a ceremony in honor of LGBT soldiers. ...so how 'bout T.Rump's transgender military ban?...
  • 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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