JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • 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...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    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...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    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,...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    I seem to have muffed my link—am out of practice....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    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....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    At The Moment...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    We're immutably impressed that our sly humor jab got caught. You're indeed correct Probably giving me too much credit, I’m afraid....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Yes, exactly....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    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....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Probably not news—on that pink/blue gendering nonsense: When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    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....
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from JamesPadraicR

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda