mjwalshe77

mjwalshe77

  • Commented on "Write me something fresh and new, but make it just like the last one"
    The first one was basicly rewrite of one of the elric books - I think Moorcock had finacial probs at that time and bashed it out for monatery reasons....
  • Commented on "Write me something fresh and new, but make it just like the last one"
    Er does not Persephone Hazzard count? And presumably Mo could rock the mioror shades and leather look when she's doing her Direct Action work ala CLUB ZERO Unless you mean a CP novel where you have to have some radical...
  • Commented on I'm back
    Actually I think this is machine politics playing out - all the pics I have seen of the protesters are young hipster white kids with African Americans, Latinos and Women not to be seen - all those sort got gentrified...
  • Commented on I'm back
    Actauly child soldiers are not known for their humanity as the poor sods that got kidnapped by the Lords Resistance Army. I suspect that as some one else has said this is Girls und Panzer one of the less bonkers...
  • Commented on Implications
    Indeed and thats what really turned me into sf when I started reading Delany and Cordwainer Smith. Who doesn't want to go to the ice cream parlor on a moon of Neptune - after reading "Time Considered as a Helix...
  • Commented on The latest Hugo awards storm
    The problem is this seems to have been rushed and then various committee members seem to have had a rush of blood to the head. Have the not heard of collective responsibility. Makes me thinks is the Loncon committe to...
  • Commented on Miscellanea
    I suspect that Bob and other humans/monkey boys have the grass is always greener view on BLUE HADES - it would be fun to see a POV from their equivalent of Bob whuld woudl be as equally pissed off by...
  • Commented on Schadenfreude
    There have been a number of local/alternate currencys set up in the UK we have the Brixton Pound and Bristol Pound...
  • Commented on Miscellanea
    There is a company that works in the same space as Autonomy called Palantir Technologies, Inc run by a rather odd chap who like most non brits totally misses a lot of the sub text of LOTR....
  • Commented on Miscellanea
    I always wondered what the Vatican and Israel would run as an OCINTEL. I could see MOSAD being an interesting group to run across presumably using a mix of computational and traditional kabbalistic magic plus GOLEMS. And the Vatican would...
  • Commented on How To Survive A Death March
    Vitamin D increases calcium uptake from your normal diet....
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    That's the problem with converting big fortran systems to c++ the amount of work to reprove the model is immense. I laughed at a recruiters whose trying to find C++ guys to convert a big Fortran CFD system would be...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    "Testify brother testify!" Surprised that FORTRAN hasn't got a shout out in the laundry series as I suspect that Bob has to work with legacy code. Redoing the services tools in kiddy c and c++ would be risky as the...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Yes I was surprised by how close CP/M was to RT 11 tokk me ages to work out digital research wasn't a subdivision of Digital and of course originally the IBM came with the option of CPM/86 as well as...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Re GEC 40000 so wonder what OS4000 count as :-)...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Jeff ironically SV never had a real old school computer company IBM and the US members of the 7 dwarves plus DEC where mostly all east coast based - (Btw where does Leo fit into this and the ICL George...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Early operating systems where batch ones basically a crude monitor type program true multiprocessing came later...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    No in the beginning was the plugboard :-)...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    After some though I think this over simplifies it after all where do the really early OS's fit eg IBSYS BOS/360 - was trying to think how the triumvirate of DEC os's (RT11 RSX 11 and RUSTUs) fitted into the...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    NT is descended from VMS. The real Q where does ITS and its Descendant Primos and Dialcomos sit....
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Ah sounds rather like the German model (and the old UK style grammar / secondary modern) which until recently if you got put on the vocational track made actually going to university rather difficult. As some one on HN commented...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Damm me to - thats the next genre to "borrow" for the laundry the "cosy catastrophe" obviously a post case nightmare green book. Maybe mutant variants of skunk plants mutate and start wandering around Amsterdam - maybe that Dutch guy...
  • Commented on Trust Me (I'm a kettle)
    I am not sure that harry palmer is a particularly good match for our Bob. Palmer is working class and an ex criminal Bob is middle class and hasn’t committed any crimes (almost nukeing Wolverhampton doesn’t count). Palmer is or...
  • Commented on PSA: Why there won't be a third book in the Halting State trilogy
    Well if you think that only authors and not SIS the security service and other TLA's had not seen the applicability of MMO's for communication channels I think you misunderstand the sort of people who work for TLA's And post...
  • Commented on Lovebible.pl
    Read "That Hideous Strength" and you would not be surprised by the coupling. In fact the themes in the book woudl fit quite well with the laundry verse. "The story involves an ostensibly scientific institute, the N.I.C.E., which is a...
  • Commented on The cult of justice
    Bit late but there is a lecture at Gresham college (holbourn london) on this very topic tonight http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/law-as-a-new-religion-and-other-topics...
  • Commented on Speaking of book covers ...
    Yeah he looks a bit to like a junior bank clerk in that one for my taste or maybe thats what Americans think British civil servants dress like - presumably Angleton would have a bowler hat. That's the problem with...
  • Commented on Speaking of book covers ...
    You need (and Charlie if he hasn't seen it) to read the full write up of the stuxnet stack to kill a centrifuge http://www.langner.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/To-kill-a-centrifuge.pdf When they start talking abotu needing to build a technical copy of a cascade (compleat with...
  • Commented on A likely tale
    why not use CPAN to install it....
  • Commented on The revolution will not be hand-stitched
    UM you need to read up of the long and non illustrious history of great British procurement disasters (http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Boots,_Cardboard) to see how cheap cost can bite you - trench foot in the falklands as the army issue boots where rubbish....
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