• Commented on The revolution will not be hand-stitched
    ... whereas the US - quite apart from DARPA's understandable and entirely legitimate interest in the future warrior's robotic exoskeleton - is most definitely willing to provide their troops, or at least their special forces Afghanistan, with no-expenses-spared decent kit....
  • Commented on Making history personal
    Oxford probaby scores for my "oldest slept in" too, although similarly hazy. The college I attended dates back to around the late 13th / early 14th century, but the website is vague about the exact age of the buildings and...
  • Commented on Crib sheet: Singularity Sky
    Ah, sorry. I thought it was implicit in the "hundred years" bit. The 1913 Warspite that was state of the art a hundred years ago. The one with more battle honours than any other RN ship, holder of the record...
  • Commented on Crib sheet: Singularity Sky
    The big bad in the Star Trek reboot was essentially that, a mining ship from 100 years in the future. Much would depend on which 100 years. An armed merchantman from 1916 would make short work of HMS Victory,...
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