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  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    You are aware that I live in Scotland?...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    Can we copyright the string "Scexit" now, and make some money out of IndyRef2?...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    Niggle Farrago likes to see himself as "that bloke down the pub"; Everyone else sees him as "the pub bore that you take active steps to avoid"!...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    I feel your pain; I know people who wonder why I didn't know $thing after they "posted it on friendzone" despite having been told multiple times that "I will not use friendzone."...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    4 in the space of about 2 minutes at mine (self included). Total electorate registered at this Polling Station ~500 less permanent postal voters....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Astro City movie - I'm the guy standing right behind you in the queue, particularly if it concentrates on the lesser powers rather than the likes of Cleopatra, Winged Victory and Samaritan....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Thanks Charlie; since I'm still in mid-book I'm sort of risking spoilers as it is, but against that I feel I can give "bleeding edge comment" on it....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Likewise Mikko, so that obviously does "map across" different occupations, geographic areas and nationalities....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    I don't agree 100% with your reasoning:- she agonises over her clothes Well yes, but she's working in/with the UK Government / Civil Service where the sorts of work dress standards that she discusses areexpected and she certainly would not...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Well, I'm part-way through TAS, and Mo's "voice" is growing on me. I did nearly "bounce" in the first 50 or 60 pages, but kept going and am pleased that I did....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Well, I think that you (and I) see money as a completely different tool from what they do. We see "having enough money" as an end in itself, and would consider it achieved when we have enough to have "drop...
  • Commented on A taste of nightmares to come
    Same thing with "Jedi" which should be read as "my religious observance, if any, is none of your business"....
  • Commented on Scheduled downtime
    Seeing #1 from Charlie and a #2 "Hello World" from Greg. I think this may complete testing?...
  • Commented on PSA: 5-Point Writer's Block Checklist
    Likewise; in fact that's why I've not posted much here generally for the last few months....
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    Para 1 - You have a point, although Bond frequently moves across the World so fast that this could make him his own diversionary tactic! ;-) Para 2 - I originally mentioned "The Nailer" as a cite to the tone...
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    True that. I was working from memory....
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    Read an original Peter O'Donnell MB story, say "Sabretooth" (cos it's the first I remembered after the original, and pay close attention to a move named "The Nailer"....
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    Big clue - codename BASHFUL INFERNO is not Mo....
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    I'm not certain around London either, but suspect that there are some lanes like that in the Orpington - Sevenoaks area (Where I once worked). I positively know that there are single track roads around there. I'll concede that "care...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    As to the other person who mentioned that crossing the border was just a switch flip, did anyone but me read about how Google expanding their test from Mountain View to Austin required a lot of new work to deal...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    The machine just needs to know that grass in the middle of the road is a bad sign. Which says more about you than about driving, or autonomous vehicles. Never mind here, well out in the countryside, I can find...
  • Commented on Brief interlude
    #3) Yes. Good curries, can walk the streets at night (which is several steps up on Personchester where I didn't feel safe during business hours)... #4) True, I've been to London (and even to Sarf Larndarn ;-) ). The Manchester,...
  • Commented on Brief interlude
    I'm just not going to Mankinicon, because it's in Personchester ;-) my least favourite city in the UK....
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Nothing to do with the comment I'm replying to; I actually wanted to say thanks for all the entertainment you've given me by correcting other people's dodgy physics!...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Similar timeframe; some USian units in the "Vietnam War" actually did play music as they went into battle, like in the first scene of "Apocalypse Now"....
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    You might know that, but not everyone does. Oh and I'm good about quotes (including other mistranslations) thanks....
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    It's a mistranslation (arguably with a side order of misogyny) : The original was "You will not allow a poisoner to live"....
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Captain Scarlet (and the Mysterons), Thunderbirds, can't think of anything that features Spitfire 1s (Airfix 1:24 scale kit) with the required frequency....
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Um, was Stonehenge Celtic? I'm pretty sure it was put up long before the Roman's Celts started ruling Britain. You really might want to double check this, because even modern druids who worship at Stonehenge don't talk about druids building...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Not always; Try reading David Weber's Honorverse (Volume 1 "On Basilisk Station" is a free download from his publisher, Baen, and so probably is most of the series), and in fact most Space Opera that post-dates it....
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