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JReynolds

  • Commented on Upcoming Attractions!
    How can I get my hands on a copy before next Tuesday? Asking for a friend....
  • Commented on The Laundry Files: an updated chronology
    No information on when the Benthic Treaty was signed. Strangely, Wikipedia is silent on the subject. However, if you're willing to accept a non-Wikipedia source, it was signed in 1957. https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=502925...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    point-to-point over any reasonable distance at such low cost that we can use them instead of doorways within our own homes to connect rooms in different locations Isn't that like the technology they had in Glasshouse? Before they got onto...
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    Your plan is rational, which is not the goal of the Rhinocerous party. The first Federal election I was old enough to pay attention to was 1979. That was the one where the Rhinos promised that they'd annex the USA...
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    I would *love* for the feds to add a $50 or $100/per voting age adult to the tax return if you do *not* vote. Why go for the stick instead of the carrot? (1) Make Election Day a paid holiday;...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Come to it, I seem to recall a qualified Pharmacist who became a Technical Author before then dropping the 'Technical' part. What?!? Surely such a career path is unpossible! /s...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Sadly, the John Oliver video is not visible in Canada....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    I want him fit to stand trial next spring. My thoughts also. DJT is going to have a tough time getting decent legal representation while having negative net worth. I hope his Legal Aid team is good....
  • Commented on Introducing a new guest blogger: Sheila Williams
    Also looking forward to this. Welcome!...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Not only did Tesla keep pigeons in his hotel room, he reliably fed them when he went out - even in his direst poverty. One person described the pigeons flocking around Tesla like he was St. Francis of Assisi....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Getting somewhat back to the forthcoming book, do any of the characters think to themselves "things used to be different and better before all this human sacrifice / public execution / magic stuff? Who ordered this?" I imagine that they'd...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    "Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes." —John le Carré...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie (novel published 1911). Peter Pan by Walt Disney Studios (movie released 1953). Time elapsed between novel and movie: 42 years. Dead Lies Dreaming by Charles Stross (novel published 2020). The Lost Boys by Walt...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    All this talk about the HMS Victory getting rammed by triremes and I am amazed that nobody has brought this recent (and almost relevant!) Oglaf cartoon to the table: https://www.oglaf.com/addons/ re: Alexander the Great. In the introduction to one of...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    _Moz_ @1062: Without meaning to be rude, you seem to be implying One of my favourite Jane Austen quotes is from Persuasion improved by the 1995 film: "Well, Miss Elliot," (lowering his voice,) "as I was saying we shall never...
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    Doesn't seem to have the one section you're really going to want though ... "How to repair a time machine" 8^) Actually, there was a short chapter on that. It consisted of "The time machine cannot be repaired in the...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    And if you don't like that, there's always the answer in Lest Darkness Fall IIRC, the protagonist in LDF tried and failed to back-engineer clocks (couldn't figure out the escapement) and gunpowder (didn't know the proper ratio of saltpeter, sulphur...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    Tom the Dancing Bug has a good take on Woodward's book....
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    Moderators: posts 206 - 211 consist of the Seagull stating "Blah-blah-blah I'm so smart and enlightened. Pay attention to ME!!!!" If the "three posts and done" rule is still in place, 209-211 should be canned. If the "don't spam links"...
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    Tell me how we BECOME the "shining city on a hill". We don’t. No one does. Welcome to the real world. Cicero: "Cato gives his opinion as if he lived in the Republic of Plato, rather than in the dunghill...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    OT, but an excellent comic about how to convince people to colonize the solar system can be found here....
  • Commented on Dead plots
    whitroth @549: They've been *promising* us the Rapture for-bloody-ever. Heh. In one of the "John Dies at the End" books, the POV character is told in all seriousness that the Rapture actually happened in 1963. The souls were taken, the...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Cats are quick.[3] Part of their "speed" is predictive; they model prey behavior, IMO with a sort of empathy... Reminds me of a passage I read in a recently-read book: The fiercest animal on the prairie, and therefore my boyhood...
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    Let me quote the Duchess Vorkosigan: "Kill me this traitor" (to her armsman). "Will no-one rid me of this troublesome buffoon?" [BoJo is messily gotten rid of] "Hey, when I said that, I never meant for my goons to kill...
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    In other news, back from the proctologist today In that case, you might find this funny.: the colo-rectal surgeon song. First verse: we praise the colorectal surgeon misunderstood and much maligned slaving away in the heart of darkness working where...
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    Yeah, I'd hate to go on a date with them. You give them a clear boundary, and the response? Stomp all over it....
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    George Macdonald Fraser's book is excellent - one of the last of the war memoirs, and one of the best. However! Don't forget General Slim's own account! Highly readable. He was probably one of the best generals Britain produced in...
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    Turtledove also has you covered with "Stalemate on the Eastern Front". He wrote a short story "Ready for the Fatherland" in which Hitler came to a sticky end in 1943, before the Battle of Kursk. One of his generals took...
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    Would the US even have bothered with the Manhattan Project if they were only fighting Japan? Or if they weren't involved in either war at all?...
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    Oh god. I contributed to the strange attractor!...
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