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  • Commented on Down tools
    I think most of the comic serials that started in 2000AD were published either individually or in "collection" comics in Sweden. There was definitely a "Judge Dredd" comic, using various 2000AD material as filler ("Nemesis the Warlock", "Strontium Dog" for...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Disciplinary hearing for [ CENSORED ] in regards to: 1. Causing the death of one of Her majesty's swans. 2. Attempting to resurrect swan from 1. 3. Calling in two plumber teams for the cleanup, resulting from 2. 4: Doing...
  • Commented on Baboon Fart Odyssey
    As long as you are willing to accept incorrect capitalisation, limit yourself no non-accented characters and the abhorrent use of capture groups... s/[A-Za-z]+([^A-Za-z]+)/fart\1/g If I were to generate 100 kilowords of "fart"-equivalent with a sentence structure, I would probably start...
  • Commented on Trust Me (I'm a kettle)
    Ah, so it is. I seem to have meant a DSPIC33EP128MC502-I/MM in a QFN-28 form factor....
  • Commented on Trust Me (I'm a kettle)
    Looking at the spec sheet, the max amperage that can go into a Raspberry Pi is 1A, 5V, so "5 W", more or less (if you need more power draw to peripherals, use a powered USB hub). So at most...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Merchant Princes
    The electronic UK version should be available starting tomorrow (June 6th). The paper version, I don't know. Having read the two volumes that comprise The bloodline feud in the past, I can definitely say that the single-volume version is better....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Iron Sunrise
    I didn't find an essay of it, but I found a tounge-in-cheek review of the implausibility of the "World War II" series of programs on History Channel. It was what came to my mind at least....
  • Commented on The language of alienation
    Something that probably was seen as a "won't happen" headline that could, but to my knowledge hasn't, appear: "The bishop of Stockholm and her wife attended the premier of..."...
  • Commented on Why I Do Self-Publish
    Hi Linda, Out of interest, what does your epub toolchain look like? I know that for the very "toes in watter" dabbling I've done with going from "something written" to "readable epub", I ended up doing a fair bit of...
  • Commented on Evil social networks
    From what I can tell, my (full) post code is composed of two buildings, a total of eight separate residences and I guess less than 30 people, total. I am pretty sure I am the only one with my first,...
  • Commented on Evil social networks
    (Random browsing of entire internet? Hmm, how long before you hit a page that is deeply embarrassing to have in your history?) 10-45 seconds? I don't know, actually, but I'd say that a LARGE proportion of URLs contain things that...
  • Commented on I'd hate to have his email inbox right now ...
    But I've learned to detach myself from ideas I'm emotionally attached to, so that I can analyse it for plausibility. (Most of the time, anyway.) Is this really so unusual an ability? Based on observation, I feel the answer is...
  • Commented on Trick Question
    The amount of honey required per litre of finished mead depends mostly on how sweet a result you want. Half a kilo per litre of mead gives you something that is quite sweet. Drop that down to 0.2 kg/l and...
  • Commented on Virtually there
    When I think about vi as a "modal editor", I get all confused and cannot use it. When I consider it as something that just happens to display the arguments (of indefinite length) as I type them, it All Just...
  • Commented on Virtually there
    heh, I think I've only ever used vi interactively and (perhaps obviously) think of it as having text-insertion comands taking arguments of indefinite length, terminated by pressing ESC. That way, it conforms with ed, the first unix editor I learned...
  • Commented on Virtually there
    Yep. Most of those also apply to the other editor I spend a lot of time in. I might, possibly, quibble with Bill Joy's characterisation of "vi as a modal editor". To me it makes more sense to see vi...
  • Commented on Virtually there
    Geg, vi may be shit, but it is shit installed on most server-grade unix boxes out there. As a (former) travelling unix sysadmin, knowing vi was a life-saver, as that meant I didn't need to start a troubleshooting session at...
  • Commented on Let's be practical
    Sneeze-stopping can also be done by pinching the bridge of the nose, don't be too vigorous, since that's likely to be painful....
  • Commented on You say sin, I say disease
    This is much more accurate. How does a physicist answer a question like this? Probably with something like a bomb calorimeter for the input and er, output, and some combination of water bath and work meter. It's all about drawing...
  • Commented on Zombies at the door
    Bowl-marking MAY be as simple as slipping different-color anti-skid bases on. From memory, they're silicone and manufacturing one should, at worst, be pretty simple. Otherwise, a quick scratch with a screw-driver may be enough to make it obvious what bowl...
  • Commented on We appear to have a hung parliament
    davharris @ #81: So, make it "voting and debate attendance" (preferably with debate attendance taken at the start and several points during the debate, to make it harder to game). What I want is for MPs not turning up to...
  • Commented on We appear to have a hung parliament
    What I'd like to see is MPs having their parliamentary pay docked (and, ideally, expenses declined) if they're present for less than X% of the votes in Whitehall. I'm not sure what X should be, I am tentatively in favour...
  • Commented on The future of web publishing, part seventeen million and six.
    As an avid Shadow Unit reader, I have (to date) taken part of almost no ancilliary material and still like it. I think the balance between "core" and "non-core" has struck roughly right with Shadow Unit. There's no requirement to...
  • Commented on Information, Freedom, Flame-bait
    What have you created and released lately? I wrote a short story, published via Bewildering Stories. I wrote and released a Newton-Raphson fractal generator. I am (soon) to write my third Annual Snooper Project Report (now with exciting comparisons...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    davharris @ #246: Well, my ideal "author", "publisher/broker", "consumer" model has the publisher/broker printing paperbacks and sending that on to retailers, as long as there's a perceived market for them. Don't know what a sensible price point would be (printing...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    Preson with a long URL @ #233: -Problem with the ransom model: what is known as "the Prisoner's dilemma" (incentives to "free ride" are huge). Stephen King tried this model with "The Plant", and I think it was a failure....
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    I don't have any clear-cut answers. I do, however, have wild guesses, bases in something approaching "reality as I see it". First off - Paper books will be marginalised in the near-to-medium future. If they're 95% of the sales today,...
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