rhialto [falu.nl]

rhialto [falu.nl]

  • Commented on Holding pattern
    In other news, I was in London briefly last week and visited W & G Foyle's bookshop (which they strangely now call "Foyles Bookshop") and I was happy to see a nice supply of hardcover copies of The Rhesus Chart....
  • Commented on Some news about the Hugo voters packet
    EPUB is pretty much HTML. Plus some metadata (such as reading order, table of contents), written in XML. In what looks to be at least 2 generations of specification, to the untrained eye. And all that is wrapped up in...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    I suspect that all this accumulated "wealth" isn't really backed by real properties. As long as it is kept out of circulation, it is relatively safe. If they tried to spend it on some actual physical goods or services, that...
  • Commented on Baboon Fart Odyssey
    Ah, here it is: http://www.visitberlin.de/en/event/02-24-2014/murmel-murmel and http://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de/praxis/murmel/. "Murmel Murmel" by Dieter Roth. Not to be confused with "Murmel, Murmel, Murmel" by Robert Munsch....
  • Commented on Baboon Fart Odyssey
    This "repetition-of-fart" thing isn't really new. I just today read in a newspaper (yesterday's (I think) De Volkskrant) about a play which was critiqued. Its text was only repetition of a single word (which I ought to have copied down,...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    What would probably help a lot for more northern destinations on the continent is a new tunnel a bit more to the north, such that one doesn't need to go via London to reach it from northern Britain. Say, something...
  • Commented on Trust Me (I'm a kettle)
    A reply to "You have nothing to hide if you're innocent" that seems very good to me is this one: Why then does the NSA (etc) hide the fact that they are spying on everyone?...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    Have you ever tried to create a grammar checker? It is, ahem, rather difficult. I've been involved with the Dutch one some 10+ years ago. Due to taking too much time to develop our own formalism to express rules, we...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    That link seems to refer to something else than the feature you mentioned earlier; formerly it was not yet about keeping the editor up to date on an external file (at least I didn't read that into it). For what...
  • Commented on Upcoming appearance: Frankfurt Book Fair
    If the book had example programs in it specific to, say, a Commodore PET or 64, you could get an emulator such as VICE (vice.c64.org). And for machines like the Atari 800, Apple ][ or MSX there are also excellent...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    That, or the operational intelligence could be "not all humans are the same". Why do monsters have to have tentacles anyway?...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    Does the front-cover copy line for Ace’s edition of The Atrocity Archives really say “There are a surprising number of meetings involved.” ? (I have a different edition so I don't know if that claim from the preamble is correct)....
  • Commented on Parasites
    There is this short story by John Wyndham, where some attackers from "Ghanistan" attack Britain by tricking garden freaks to plant giant fungi in their gardens. These are modified such that they grow both on dead and living matter. I...
  • Commented on His Master's Voice
    Interesting, for me it worked the other way around. The soundcloud page complains that I have a flash blocker and that I need to enable flash to hear anything....
  • Commented on Crib sheet: Singularity Sky
    Interesting... Vance uses the word chronoplex exactly once, in Rhialto the Marvellous: Ildefonse spoke in scathing tones: "Behold these two creatures! They can roam the chronoplex as easily as you or I can walk around the table; yet neither has...
  • Commented on STROSS IN COMPUTER-FREE VACATION SHOCKER
    One can also take someone up on an offer of a cask of Amontillado....
  • Commented on Things that keep me awake at night #1: The end of telephony
    I've always hated phones - I have phone-phobia. So I don't mind phones getting less important. Contrary to what would be logical, the dutch KPN (the telephony part of the former PTT) is *increasing* their phone rates, and has been...
  • Commented on National Talk About Something Else Day
    I'm busy being sick... caught something from a family member this weekend which much have been very contagious. It seems to be quick and intense; after tomorrow I expect to go back to work....
  • Commented on Status update
    Test, using a forwarded OpenID from my own website to DreamWidth. If you see this, it works!...
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