Andreas Vox

Andreas Vox

  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    We could place bets on how many think it should be "cannon" and how many think it should be "canyon/cañon"....
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    It was listed as a related word to "library" in: Meriam Websters thesaurus. (As a non-naive speaker I sometimes need help to come up with words :-) )...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    arsenal, chronicles, papers, records, recordings...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Define "mildly"?...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Oh, but an almighty and all-knowing malicious god has of course much more information and insights than us mere mortals, so we can't hope to understand the wisdom of how the god maximizes its evilness towards humans....
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Ah, ok. Then scientism looks quite unscientific to me... after all the scientific method has a blind spot build in: non reproducible events. OTOH I don't know any other method than indifference that would work with unreproducible events....
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Scientism is the faith that there is, in fact, one objective world out there, and that something that you find through scientific experimentation is likely to be found by someone else doing the same experiments. Not quite. Science is...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Since superconductors work at -90° C, they'd have to sustain a >100° temperature difference to environment in order to create a temperature difference which drives turbines. I wonder how they avoid that the fusion heats the superconductors....
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    Anyway, can we recursively talk about elves instead of Ebola? Can elves get Ebola?...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    You do not want loose ballast to get thrown up against train undercarriages when two trains may pass a metre apart at a closing speed of over 400mph. Err, I think you don't want two trains pass a metre apart...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Ah cool. So the US can just limit its agriculture to the East where they have weather satellite coverage and water....
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    AFAIK most of the weather at the US east coast originates in West/central US and Canada. I doubt that European and Caribbean data will be any use to the US states where most of the farming happens....
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    How far can 3D printing be adapted for providing ordinary day-to-day single-use products? Not. 3D printing is much slower and much more expensive than mass production....
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    Sorry, I wrote this thinking about weather balloons. Still, satellite images for weather forecasts are produced by satellites in geostationary orbits. So why should any country from another continent launch an expensive satellite to monitor America's weather?...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    I don't think so. GW causes more storms and more rain. If you want to protect against tornados or plan your harvest, you need detailed weather information which is not provided by satellites only. While it's no problem to identify...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    I'm not very familiar with Tolkien's dark lords, but smart phones seem pretty disastrous to their users when exploited by today's dark lords who have access to Predator drones and Hellfire missiles....
  • Commented on The morning after
    About seventy years ago we hanged a bunch of Nazis for committing atrocities under the excuse of "collective responsibility" Let's not forget that those Nazis were hanged for genocide, not just for killing civilians under the excuse of "collective responsibility"....
  • Commented on The morning after
    There's the whole Devo Max issue to contemplate -- promises were made in the last week of campaigning -- although I expect them to be forgotten or kicked into touch because there's a general election due in less than 12...
  • Commented on The morning after
    Nope, because the Scottish Political Singularity still isn't over yet. So now would be the time to write an alternate history novel where the Yes campaign won? :-)...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Hm, I doubt that OGH's meagre income alone will make a big difference. And doesn't the foreign currency go to the publisher first? OTOH apparently there's billions in the whiskey trade. An independent Scotland could also cut the VAT on...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Only that from the comments I read today a Yes vote might put an end to Cameron's political career. Do you still think he manufactured the referendum to loose?...
  • Commented on Drink Me: The Horror Hotel Story, and Where Ideas Come From
    So Kameron gets her blogs in nice Calibri, but OGH, Tricia and us comment writers still have to do with Arial?...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    He has a plan. Never assume malice when the same actions can equally well be attributed to incompetence....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Neptune's Brood
    No, antimatter is matter with its electric charges reversed. Both act the same to gravity AFAIK. Negative matter would bend space the other way than ordinary matter does....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Neptune's Brood
    I'm pretty sure I'm going to take it out for another spin one of these years, unlike the Eschaton universe. Unfortunately it may be a long while; I seem to be writing only near future SF and urban fantasy these...
  • Commented on Apology
    Or "the Time Merchants", since it's more about alternate timelines. The problem is that it looks as if not many named entities survive the events of the last MP book, and I don't remember any concise name for "world shifting"....
  • Commented on Service update
    I think the Border Reivers appeared because the police and judicial system broke down, not because the army was missing....
  • Commented on Service update
    "No, I say they're useful for it, and that we should possibly consider how else to do the parts of the job conducted without gun in hand before getting rid of it." Ah, but an independent Scotland would need to...
  • Commented on Service update
    Well, some countries with army have those, too. I'm not against coast guards and border patrols as far as they are needed to control smuggling. I just don't see any need for tanks, ICBMs or fighter jets....
  • Commented on Service update
    And here I was thinking having an army was all about being Macho, harassing smaller countries and forking lucrative contracts to your cronies from the defense industry. You say we need armies so we can cope with disaster recovery?...
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