ilya187

ilya187

  • Commented on The internet of decay
    [Wish I could edit posts] "The Prefect" is even better than "Chasm City" in terms of "world turned into a medieval fantasy". And the sequel to "The Prefect" is coming out this year, according to Reynolds' website....
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Someone needs to write an SF book series set in a high-tech future whose technology has effectively turned the world into a medieval fantasy. Read "Inhibitors" series by Alastair Reynolds. Especially "Chasm City". He pretty much nailed it....
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Agree completely with Pigeon and several others -- I too absorb text information MUCH faster than video, -- but to me at least there is more to it than what was already mentioned. I stopped going to movie theaters years...
  • Commented on Upcoming travel
    When can I find you in a Boston bar, and which one?...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Maybe I am unusual, but I enjoy sleeping covered in a sheet of sweat. Air conditioning actually makes me sick, unless it is set very mild -- say, if ambient temperature 38 Celsius, I like AC to bring it down...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Just remember him that Erik von Shrakenberg wouldn't have voted Trump and Bannon is really a poor man's copy of Elvira Naldorssen... I know who these characters are (BTW, it is Eric, not Erik), and I think I know who...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Charlie -- Assuming you do come to Boskone, are you planning on having a bar social? I would love to see you again -- no telling when the next time might be!...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    totally forget going stabby at a wedding reception a la "Game of Thrones"; what you really need is a brisk thermonuclear holocaust. Not quite up to your standards, but that's what "Game of Thrones" HBO version did in 2016 season....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    You're looking like dpb's little sister. No links, and you "Russian" is so "bad" you do not even know that "ilya" is a male name. Despite supposedly having taught in Moscow. You just keep proving that you are a lying...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I do not believe you even know Russian. Many times since your first "CatinaDiamond" incarnation, you've been shown to be a lying bag of hot air, and your MOD being bluster, intimidation, and put-downs. You do not intimidate me. You...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Prove it. Links....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Please, quote the other sections about community service and bound behaviour already and then tell us the sections (310-320) that cover domestic violence. Why should I? You are the one claiming it, you find them. I'd be happy to translate...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Have you actually read the Law in the original Russian? I did. Right here, on Gosduma website: http://asozd2.duma.gov.ru/main.nsf/%28SpravkaNew%29?OpenAgent&RN=26265-7&02 As usual, Minevra Owl is full of shit. The proposed (and since then passed) law explicitly limits criminal prosecution to beatings "motivated...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    How exactly is Kaliningrad a "real, nasty, difficult problem" in terms of Russia's foreign adventures? I agree that reconquering Baltic states is a non-starter, but what does Kaliningrad have to do with it?...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    Yes, the process your professor described happened many times over last 200 years; the Internet backbone is but one of the most recent examples. History is also littered with inventions which never met a need, and faded away. Pigeon's approach...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    I suppose we have to ask Pigeon, but my impression is that his position is exact opposite -- that "build only what gives return on investment" results in building too many superfluous things, not too few good ones....
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    It doesn't matter if people aren't doing things to make money: if they need to be done then the need will itself be sufficient motivation (otherwise it's not a real need); if they don't need to be done then it...
  • Commented on A reminder
    I live in US, and I never heard anyone call the glass building with plants "glasshouse". It is always greenhouse. In fact, I never encountered the word "glasshouse" at all until Charlie's novel....
  • Commented on A reminder
    Was the contact's name "Sasha" by any chance?...
  • Commented on A reminder
    To be exact, speed of light in vacuum is defined as 299,792,458 meters per second, Which is really the definition of meter: 1/299792458 of the distance light travels in vacuum in one second. The second has a separate definition....
  • Commented on A reminder
    By "mixture" do you mean some WEIRD countries and some authoritarian countries? And if yes, in which direction do you think it is exceeding? As the matter of fact I had thought of something like that, but do not see...
  • Commented on A reminder
    if you recognise that a certain amount of shitty work will always be required for a modern society, is it actually immoral to create biological robots to do it? If house-elves prefer slavery, is it moral to free them? And...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Amazing number of people -- male and female, religious and atheist, politically right or left, -- are convinced it is their business....
  • Commented on A reminder
    Political power and Social power....
  • Commented on A reminder
    What is RCT?...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    I wish I had absurd humor response. I really do not -- "Saturday Night Live" is to me totally unfunny, and painful to watch. So I just page down through all of CD's ravings....
  • Commented on Children and War Toys and Violent Video Games and Action Stories
    Not to mention that the leading cause of firearms deaths in Switzerland and Sweden is suicide, not homicide. That's the case in US also....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Also: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/21/trump-eyeing-democrat-tulsi-gabbard-administration/...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Somehow the first link disappeared in my previous post: "Donald Trump to meet with Bernie Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article116162588.html...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Pretty unexpected development -- at least I did not expect it: Summary on Tulsi Gabbard, for those who do not know about her: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_Gabbard...
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