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  • Commented on Reminders
    I recognise the lyric, but thought the song was one of Bill Bailey's?...
  • Commented on Reminders
    Yeah, there's a difference between 40C and 30% RH, and 40C and 90%RH....
  • Commented on Reminders
    I know several people who've been to Chernobyl (for values of "know" that include watching documentaries or reading web pages by) and that one would have passed me by unless I'd fact checked it....
  • Commented on Reminders
    Seconded, based on when he was GOH at one of the Satellites (I think Satellite 3?) rather than last night. :-( Speaking of, do you have plans for attending http://www.satellite5.org.uk/ next year Harold?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    I think that, if we're honest with ourselves about it, we've all said something that p!$$ed someone else off on here at some point or other....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    This reminds me of (1984) going back to secondary to say hello to the head of chemistry (still in touch with the guy). On opening the last fire door into the corridor his class was on, I met this smell,...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Urk. Tags are really unforgiving here. True, but it does encourage us to actually learn HTML, and even to use preview! :-D...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    You already covered most of that in #444. I was also thinking of the "ick factor" of some of the other possible colours....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Not entirely; a fluorescing blue dye will make a white garment appear whiter. That's where the "blue whitener" statements and sometimes colour about/of washing powders come from....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    I think it would be fair to say that the regulars here regard drive-bys as a form of chew toy?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Subject more to slope and drainage than anything else, you can get 2' topsoil pretty much anywhere in the "British Isles", Netherlands, Belgium and Channel and Biscay coasts of France (based on archaeology reports as a sampling technique)....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    I can believe that this is what the advertising "industry" wants you to think, but as a male photographer I just see a nice strong contrast with the white/cream product using a colour that doesn't occur in animal bodily fluids...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Well, I know enough about modern gas turbine engines to know that building one is hard. I also know that this is because the gas temperatures in the combustion chamber and exhaust turbine exceed the melting points of the alloys...
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    Not sure about that one but it wouldn't surprise me. She does argue in chapter six that the reason we're having trouble with fluid mechanics in physics is because fluidity is feminine whereas math is rigid/masculine and so trying to...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    I'm not so sure; reading a Dan Brown with an hobbyist informed knowledge of military aviation (and there's a bunch of us have that, including OGH) is a mixture of LOLs and "I'd better not throw this; it could qualify...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Ok, not actually a question, but an observation. Equoid sold me a copy of Cold Comfort Farm, and after having read CCF I reread Equoid and enjoyed it even more....
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Ah, I read those as being actors rather than archetypal BDOs (see under Ringworld, Cage World series...)...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Charlie, this doesn't seem like a horribly inappropriate place to ask this. Have you ever written a BDO story? (MP: TNG counts as "written but not yet published" in this context.)...
  • Commented on Second childhood?
    http://oddlyaroused.com/ is still getting going, and I don't know how much a cosplay-based comic will appeal to folks here, but how much have you got to lose by giving it a try?...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    Anecdata: a colleague has recently become lactose intolerant at about age 50. She's from China, about a day's train journey inland from Shanghai, so not a lot of European genetics. ISTR that lactose intolerance is actually more common in ethnic...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    That technique has been used in fiction, very obviously in Mercedes Lackey's Serrated Edge series....
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    Allow me to present the Unseelie Court and the Wild Hunt? ;-) Anyway, read and enjoyed Equiod and The Rhesus Chart (including LOLs at some of the latter)....
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    It would be interesting to know how many people bought Buffy spin-off books (except as presents) without first having watched the Tv series. I suspect the number will tend to 0....
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Strange attractor warning!! ;-) Best Luftwaffe type of WW2 - As an all-rounder I'd have said the JU-(1)88. Honourable mentions to the Ju-52 as best transport, Fieseler Fi-156 "Storch" as best STOL machine, Fw-190/Ta-152 as best fighter, and Fw-200 "Condor"...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    For anyone in any doubt on the subject, in the 1980s declaring yourself a "nuclear free zone" was a political statement with no basis in fact or logic. Cunninghame DC (Hunterston A and B nuclear power stations) and Dumbarton DC...
  • Commented on They Took Our Myths
    AIUI Greek and Roman mythology being called "classical" comes basically from academia calling ancient Greek and Latin languages "the classics". This is obviously arrant nonsense when we consider language, never mind mythology!...
  • Commented on A product review, and some musing
    0n point (6), is/could CANBus be certified for aircraft use? It's not totally wireless, but you'd be using the power cables that you still need to transmit the control signals so you can save fitting the signal cables....
  • Commented on They Took Our Myths
    Other contextual stuff on OGH #55. Of the friends that I've discussed OGH's works with, I am the most computer-geeky. I am also the one who enjoyed Accelerando most. So that argument still stands up. Reading an entire genre -...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Oh rlly? sersly? Your best answer to "ok, give us examples" is to accuse the questioner of moving the stadium and repeat your opinion?...
  • Commented on Shieldwall: Barbarians! Writing and self-publishing an old school boy's young officer story set in Attila's invasion
    Ok then; name a case where NATO (as NATO, not under a UN mandate implemented by NATO members) has invaded a foreign sovereign state (or even a NATO member)....
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