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  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    dsrtao @545 said: Shadow Unit is completely, 100% compatible. If you like _Shadow Unit_ check out the stuff that Serial Box is putting out. https://www.serialbox.com I'm reading _Bookburners_ now. I got it in paperback, but it was originally an ebook...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    The point of CSI shows is not to show accurate technology, but to put the fear of god in people that Big Brother has god like powers to find you. The same scam was run decades ago when _The F.B.I....
  • Commented on Bad Writer Dad?
    I've been reading Kim Stanley Robinson, his Capitol Trilogy, _Forty Signs of Rain_, _Fifty Degrees Below_, and _Sixty Days and Counting_, which he combined into a single volume, cutting out 77k, _Green Earth_. The story has Global Warming as the...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    Pigeon @ 208 said: This, of course, is the explanation why aliens use flying saucers. Remember, flying saucers are atmospheric craft, they don't travel in the space between the worlds, they follow the Geometric from world to world. People can...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    I forgot to mention, watch _Gravity (2013 film)_ and see the cascade collapse of near earth orbit, i.e., the "Kessler syndrome". There is the essential rule that everybody writing SciFi misses: - No advanced civilization will have junk in orbit...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    April, When I first read your post I started writing a response, then realized I thought you were saying the middle of "next" century, not this one. When I read 21st century, I'm still seeing what happens next century. That's...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    The book he reads in the movie was written by the old woman, Roberta Sparrow, describing her understanding of such resets that she lived through, _The Philosophy of Time Travel_. She thought such loops in time were actually outside of...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    Targeting people with Aspergers to hire in corporations is starting. This is a PBS Newshour report. Look starting around 5 minutes to see the mention of Ernst & Young hiring people with Aspergers. The transcript is here. Why is job...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Sorry, Greg, but this is another case where it's best to actually watch the movie. There is nothing about "religion" or "gods" nor about "parallel worlds" in the movie. I can't even see where you got any of that. If...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    You guys seemed to have missed this: In 2013, Dr. Eugene McCarthy announced that Humans were the result of pig and chimpanzee hybrid, so if they start making human pig chimera we should expect to make new cousins that are...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Well said. Don't forget Donnie Darko, and all its variations....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Hügelkutur is an other way of getting "Terra Preta" As I am doing on my allotment plotlets. The productivity is amazing. I'm glad somebody is using the system. Some of the things they have done look amazing. We have watersheds...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I was curious to see if my post was still there. It is. Thanks... Briefly, to Greg @945: When I hear comments about sea level rising I have to ask: Did the sea level rise or did the land sink....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Let's see if we can try this again. I see that my earlier post was deleted by the moderator, because he didn't like that it was a "drive-by" post. Well, sadly some of us have real work to do and...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    M Harold Page @59, said: However, I am afraid the "romance" part would be misunderstood these days. For "Planetary romance" Wiki - Dray Prescot series to see something even longer running than Dumarest. List your books as Science Fiction or...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    You're better off using the classic term "Planetary romance", that's what I do with my books. Think how they brought the term "Weird Fiction" back into use, then tried to invent a new term like "slipstream" that never caught on....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    [ CRAP DELETED BY MODERATOR — who considered leaving the climate change denialist tract in situ until he got to the deadly phrase, "this was a drive-by" — that's a nope, then. ]...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Reading entries from @564 to now, I was stunned. Wait. What! Oh, nooooo. Thank you all for playing. I laughed loud and hard for a good half hour, slowing down to the occasional chuckle. That felt good. I wasn't laughing...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Elderly Cynic @556 said; . . . in addition to using a lot of ballast (2.6 times heavier on Mars, don't make me laugh on the asteroids) . . . Sadly, the "ballast" is the dozer itself. If you triple...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Elderly Cynic @545 said: I realise that I didn't actually SAY what the FTL problem is! It's the claim made by the Disciples of Einstein that any and all FTL travel is equivalent to time travel. I agree with you...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    whitroth @491 said: And in my personal life, NOTHING is as important as her finally being a published author, in a way she, and the family and friends would recognize as the real thing. Let us know when the book...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    SFreader @486 said: I'm not saying that the tech described has to be already proven in our time/world, but that the tech/science should be theoretically sound. Like I said, the _Mars_ series is a beautiful story but physical laws are...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    whitroth @357 said:Of course, some of that's a vicious circle -they get less, they sell less, less is submitted. This is a late comment, so ignore it if you like. You really need to look at Indy publishing vs Legacy....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    SFreader @366 said: Andy Weir's The Martian is considered hard SF (i.e., scientifically and technologically accurate) and sold tons! This is a late comment, so ignore it if you like. I've read close to 10k books over the past 50+...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    andyf said: They like to band the 'omnis' about ,omnipotence, omniscience but fail to think the consequences through wiki - Omnipotence paradox The standard question is: "Can God create a rock so heavy that even he cannot lift it?" My...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Mikko Parviainen said: For example, every time I read through Genesis and Exodus, I have hard time equating the creation god with the Israelite god who communicates with them through the desert. That's because the Bible that you are reading...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Troutwaxer said @624: I recently read a book called "Hack The Planet" Thanks for the book. I just ordered a copy. I can't find the interview I was looking for, but this one is close. CNN & Former Microsoft Head...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Charlie, I'm not surprised that you are worried about your welcome here in the US, after all, I read Empire Game. The book is incredibly subversive. As I sat reading the book, I kept saying, "Oh, Charlie. What have you...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    I started to read the book because of all the comments about typos, etc..., just to see what all the fuss was about. Other than what has been mentioned so far, the book is fine. The story started out as...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    Empire Games is now on my desk to put a mylar cover on before reading. In glancing at the dust jacket I see the picture of OGH and his evil cat overlord. HA! The book actually came before the rest...
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