grs1961

grs1961

  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Does that Blog Comment Killfile have an option for 'make posts really small print' or similar, rather than 'make posts disappear entirely' as its only defense? I'd rather not miss the whole circus. No, but you can [show comment] for...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    I am still waiting for Panshin's Universal Pantograph... You and me and just about everyone else who read "The Thurb Revolution" and "Masque World". Panshin's website used to say that "The Universal Pantograph" was "unpublished", but early this century all...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    (Damn, I was sure I hit preview...) Anyway, being convicted of a felony means he's a criminal, he may have paid a fine rather than doing porridge, but he's still a crim....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Again, evidence please. He was arrested in OCtober 1991 on 24 hacking charges, in December 1996, he plead guilty to them, and received a fine. Here's a link that talks about it (amongst other things): The Australian newspaper article on...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    How long before that little shit Assange goes to a real jail, rather than the self-imposed one, I wonder? [ Yes - I've got it in for him, because he was principally responsible for getting climate change deliberately mis-labelled a...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    I always liked this novelty one heard on National Radio at a very young age. Always thought it was Fred Dagg, but looks like it was an Australian group. 'Twas this mob, The Samuel Pepys Show, which is sort-of-like-saying "Half...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    > So: you lower the gravity in the ship, and in front of it. Therefore, the ship falls forward... and as it approaches ->the speed of light of a body at rest Hmm, may have a problem with prior art,...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    A major difference between AFL and Rugby (I can't tell the various codes of Rugby apart, apparently those who grew up in it can) is that when 20,000 people turn up for a Rugby Grand Final the organisers and commentators...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Open Plan Offices... Add in agile and you end up with an absolute shithole situation. Which I am suffering at the moment. But wait! Not only is it Open Plan and Agile, the congenital syphilitics that mis-manage the company have...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    _Moz_@588: Australia apparently celebrates "labour day" not on the first of May but the first of October (celebrating the revolution instead of May Day?) Sigh. We know you're only a sheep-shagger, but the different states and territories of Australia celebrate...
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    _Moz_ @ 462: > De facto relationships have the opposite presumption. No, that's wrong, in Oz the definition of a "de Facto Relationship" (now more properly referred to as a "Personal Partnership") is "dwelling together under the same roof for...
  • Commented on "I doubt me an it be commercial."
    Greg @ 303: This is what Calibre does, once you've searched for and added the plug-in that deals appropriately with the DRM. Every now and then I fire up the Kindle program on my peecee and pull down all of...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Back to "Starship Troopers": Apart from the vast numbers of clueless who think that ST was Heinlein being prescriptive, I have this image of him sitting in whatever afterlife authors reside in, chortling, and pointing out to passers-by, "That one...
  • Commented on "I doubt me an it be commercial."
    Latin: Various children of my friends studied Latin at high school back in the 1990s, with the intention of it being taught as a usable and conversable (is that a word?) language. They went to several inter-school thingies where the...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    JBS @ 1204: > If there's a Firefox plugin that will allow me to just not see all the screeching & excrement that would be fine. I don't want something that blocks everyone, I just want to get rid of...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    937: s/were/where/ Sigh....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Frank @920: "July. If you're aggravated, go out and enjoy summer," For certain values of July, perhaps? Or possibly for certain values of summer? The internet crossed the equator some time ago, so it's not summer were I am, more......
  • Commented on The Pivot
    OGH @236: From "Our Story": "Dragon Corporation was founded in 2017, by a team of financial, regulations, banking and blockchain experts. Their vision was amplified by the alliance of one of the largest junket owners in Macau. The Dragon Corporation's...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    @673: Hmm, could you be a sudden nymshift of the luser already? Or merely a sock-puppet? Either way, your signal-to-noise ration is on a par with it....
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Yeah, the trull has nym-shifted again, poor thing must not be getting enough attention because most of us ignore it. I use "Blog Comment Killfile" on FireFox to silence it, it's a shame that, like on Usenet, someone just has...
  • Commented on Test Case
    > I do not understand this at all. I'm assuming this is about this blog. What I see is the page, and posts going down and down. When I post and reload, I see the page itself updated. > >...
  • Commented on Test Case
    > I do wish WordPress had killfiles Wordpress doesn't, but FireFox does: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/blog-killfile/ prehaps other browsers do also? > I was having a really nice day fighting zfs and the freebsd Just use Solaris, ZFS Just F**king Works(TM)....
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    > Many of us killfile her. (I do.) Some of us do not block her. There is an extension for Firefox which I use for this purpose and I can't remember the name... sucks to be the new guy, right?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    > the Alfar host could have been arrested by the West Yorkshire Metropoltican Police ................................................................^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I wish I was clever enough to turn this typo into something......
  • Commented on Terry Pratchett
    I may be one of the few who read most of Sir Terry's output in publication order - minus the original "The Carpet People," which I don't recall ever seeing here in XXXX. I read "The Dark Side of the...
  • Commented on Down tools
    > It's unlikely to have ever been distributed or sold outside the UK. It most certainly was, and is, available in any old newsagent here in Oz - both 2000AD and later the Megazine. I spent a lot of time...
  • Commented on Holding pattern
    Amusing fact about the 45rpm single of "They're Coming To Take Me Away" - not only was the B-side "ah-ah ,eh-eh ,oh-oh ,yawa em ekat ot gnimoc er'yehT", the *label* on the B-side was a mirror-image of the A-side....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Atrocity Archive(s)
    Wouldn't it be part of the PM's brief? Ohgodohgodohgod - just flashed on Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey discussing "the Laundry!!!!"...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    "psychoanalyzing the reviewers" ...For when the hair-shirt no longer pains enough, and you don't want the bloodstains from the barbed-wire one!...
  • Commented on Status update
    Should be me, as usual, via wordpress, this time......
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