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  • Commented on "The next big thing"
    To give you an idea of the TV production cycle take the Walking Dead, which is in it's fourth season. On it's release it almost immediately was a success. in 2012/13 the first trickle of other zombie related shows started...
  • Commented on Another deceptively simple question
    I can see the Amazon suggestion model move in the actual book. The story develops differently for everyone based on your likes/dislikes in previous read stories. You like sad endings you get a sad one. You like a happy ending...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    With universal uptake,the maximum speed on motorways will go up maybe even scrapped. It would be faster to commute between say Manchester and London then between outer boroughs and central London. Inner city driving is going to be a nightmare...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    In "Debt of Honor" (1994), Tom Clancy has an angry Japanese airline pilot "crash a jetliner into the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of attended by most senior U.S. government officials, including the President. [His character Jack] Ryan thus...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    I think the Americans have learned there are a lot of people out there that don't like them. remember those talking heads on the news channels that couldn't explain why anyone would attack America and blamed it all on envy...
  • Commented on On Syria
    What are the effects of using a Nerve Agent Antidote Kit if you are not exposed to nerve gas? I remember my sergeant saying that they could be deadly if you were not exposed to nerve gas. I did national...
  • Commented on On Syria
    Me, I'm 100% in agreement with Charlie about the idiocy of intervening. I think Dave P has it right, let the country burn to the ground in the hope that the survivors will have lost their enthusiasm for sectarian violence....
  • Commented on Dragged kicking and screaming into the 19th century
    In a survey done by Dr. Kevin Dutton, the clergy is found to be in 7th or 8th position in professions with the most psychopaths. Number 1 being CEO. Make of it what you want. Power dynamics attract a certain...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    actually just watched a TED talk about the Brechdel test and the different messages movies send to man and woman. Male movies: Pick up sword, defeat evil, collect reward. (non talking grateful princess) Female movies: Make friends, share wisdom, show...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    I think in India there is the added problem of the caste system official it doesn't exist anymore but everybody knows each others place. It seems culturally accepted in certain parts that males from higher caste can help themselves to...
  • Commented on Happy Christmas! Here is a flame war in a can
    I haven't heard that rumor before. The one I heard is, he went to India learned about Hinduism gave it his own spin went back to Judea preached and got nailed to the cross. Could be he went back after...
  • Commented on Happy Christmas! Here is a flame war in a can
    Rumor has it Yeshua bin Yussuf went to the Indian sub-continent and came back inspired (radicalized) not unlike Osama Bin Laden....
  • Commented on Big Guns[1]
    excuse my spelling I need to go to bed. I'm not very knowledgeable about the actual USA all I really know is from the media and the media's comment on the media, but to me from observing media is that...
  • Commented on Big Guns[1]
    I'm not very knowledgeable about the actual USA all I really know is from the media and the media's comment on the media, but to me from observing media is that nobody is listening to each other when there is...
  • Commented on The Algebraic Properties of Equality in SF
    Morn Hyland from the Gap cycle is my favorite female character in SF/ Fantasy actually probably my favorite character no matter the gender. The first book "The real story" sets the tone and subvert perfectly what is "expected" of a...
  • Commented on E Ticket*
    This whole Heinlein Business made me think of the GAP series by Stephen Donaldson, also a life changing book for me, but a series I have trouble recommending especially to women as the abuse suffered by the female hero is...
  • Commented on E Ticket*
    Sorry I wasn't aware of the need to sign in....
  • Commented on E Ticket*
    All that talking of Heinlein made me remember one of his books The number of the beast. It had the best cover ever for a teenage boy pre internet. http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/5637324-het-getal-van-het-beest Can't remember the story at all, only that there were...
  • Commented on E Ticket*
    It was very insightful of your teacher to have you reread Dune in English. What sorts of distinctions did you discover? I'm curious. I can't really remember apart from that the story flows better in it's original language and that...
  • Commented on E Ticket*
    One of the first SF novels I read was Firebird by Charles L. Harness and RiverWorld by Philip Jose Farmer. Talk about Gateway drugs. Not exactly high brow, but that led me to read Dune, twice within a year. I'm...
  • Commented on Things that keep me awake at night #1: The end of telephony
    I have a low tech solution (sort of). Get a foreign number from a non English speaking country and redirect it to your English phone 1 Not a lot of people in low wage countries speak Dutch, Danish or Finnish....
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