JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    You answered the question I had: Would fast and accurate automated translation make learning another language unecessary? Now picturing students and teachers with earpieces doing translation for them. Yeah, yeah, business people too. Then had a thought about insular groups,...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    So I'm currently migrating my entire Livejournal presence to Dreamwidth For a minute I thought you were gonna say that you were going back to Ello. What happened with them?...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Believe that Judaism...recognizes that a woman's sexual satisfaction is part of a good marriage and that lack of same is justification for divorce. That's actually still written into the religious marriage contract, a Ketubah. It's one of the very few...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Trade paperback is a term used, seemingly from America, for the ones that are large format like hardbacks but are paperback. For instance, I have a number on my shelves, one of the most recent is 235 by 155mm in...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Yes, I should've said the Yoshke of the gospels. I* haven't heard of any actual Roman records of him, other than Josephus' single mention of someone matching the description, other mentions were provably added by later christian scribes, and Joe...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    American Evangelicals don't bother much with the "Old Testament", since they think they have the New and Improved version. More than once I have heard, or read, accounts of curious christians approaching their ministers, saying that they can't get through...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    I always heard it as Jesus Saves—nickels and dimes....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    quoting Socrates Guess I forgot that part, and was getting discussions mixed up. As I implied, it was getting late. It's now early—probably earlier than I should be leaving comments....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Apologies, pedant hat coming on. FWIW; In the original original Hebrew, the word that gets translated as Holy is Kadosh, which more literally means Separate—the separation of Earthly & Heavenly, Sacred & Mundane, etc. Hat off now. Goodnight....
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Apparently the crew of the USS Forrestal used to call it the Fuckusall, at least according to a letter I once saw from a former friend of my parents. This was written before the fire, which he was on-board for....
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Or maybe that should be an LOU, Passive-Aggressive class?...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    One more, can't help myself, possibly obscure. GSV* That's Okay Dear, I'll Just Sit Here. In the Dark. *(Jewish) Mothership class...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Oh yeah, and Mazal Tov! on finishing the first draft. Very much looking forward to it, and the other novels of course....
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    I think the Freudian in me is giving you some serious side-eye. That said: GOU Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar GCU How Long Have You Felt This Way?...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    I'll admit, wrt the Lean Machine it's the look of it that I like. I have a scooter, a poky little Kymco, and I would never dream of riding it without my helmet or on a main road with a...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Personally, I'd love to see a modern, electric version of the Lean Machine....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Pretty much off topic. Dystopian Futures For at least a year I've been thinking it's time for a update of Americathon, only now it can be set in a post T.Rump/Wrexit Wonderland. And now I'm imagining Mar-A-LagoThe Southern White House,...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    the global equivalents of the Baby Boomers and the Gen Xers really are seem to be the most incompetent rulers our planet has seen in the last 100 years. I read this WaPo article a couple weeks ago, We thought...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Thank you for that. I knew it wasn't about gender in a physical sense. This sort of thing is part of why I never got too far in learning Hebrew & Yiddish. Hebrew has some added confusion where you can...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    All that's interesting*, but I read Charlie's tweet as wanting a single word. I realize my suggestion perhaps works better spoken, rather than written, tone of voice conveying the intent. I don't think acronyms really do it either. Now that...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Who was it who said that a nation is a language with an army? Don't remember*, but now wondering what you call it when you have an army/police that speak a different language than the rest of the populace? Thinking...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Off-topic. Charlie tweeted About 30% of tweetstorms would Go Away if English had a verb for "to understand someone without agreeing/sympathizing with them". My thought is 'Got', as in "I got ya...", or "Oh, I got what you mean..." Meanwhile,...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Was tempted to make a joke about "pussy grabbing" as new TSA search method, but that just ain't funny. Though your tweet about the groping was amusing, along with some of the reactions. I wasn't too concerned about you having...
  • Commented on Upcoming travel
    Yes, that's groups as in classes of people. My sister-in-law was one of 8 Women Respond to Trump's Immigration Ban profiled by elle.com a couple weeks ago (hint: the one with the Scottish name). She has citizenship, but I doubt...
  • Commented on Upcoming travel
    think they gave her some kind of paper "pass" that you carry with your passport during your visit. Yeah, someone I know mentioned this a few days ago, said that they gave her a removable page for the passport,...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Politeness doesn't correlate with firepower. Nope. And Fear doesn't equal Respect, but people who believe the above think it does. Meanwhile, just saw a report on surveillance cams in DC being hacked during the Inaugeration*. I'll admit to thinking, Thank...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    I was going to stay out of this, and I don't really believe this, but my two cents. WRT "TheSunx3": I sort of took it as a Beatles reference, Good Day Sunshine? "Sun, Sun, Sun, Here we come." Not a...
  • Commented on New guest blogger: E. C. Ambrose
    Welcome! Someone at ISFDB needs to merge your names. E. C. Ambrose Elaine Isaak...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    FWIW, my first thought was of WOTAN, particularly along with your SHODAN link earlier....
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
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