WaveyDavey

WaveyDavey

  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Per R.R.Martin: GOU We do not Sow...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Damn, too quick to submit. House is about 1918, brick (bloody *hard* brick at that). Was a bugger to redecorate other side, she'd been smoking 30-40 a day for 60 years, and had not decorated since c.1970-1980. All white paint...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    And while we're on about houses, I confess to being very lucky - we bought a 3bed semi 18 years ago. A couple of years back the lady next-door pssed away, and we got the opportunity to buy other side,...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Don't get me wrong, I actually really like Grand Designs, and some of the spaces look like they would be lovely to be in. I still shudder at the thought of heating some of those volumes. I also have a...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I love Grand Designs : "We want something different and challenging and modern" "Here, have 2 offset cubes, that'll be 3/4 million quid please. "...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    I wonder what would happen if some author extrapolated Spam / Ham wars, and wrote a book around it ? I'd read it :^)...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Thanks ever so much - it's WavingDavid. I am sure you will reblock me if I misbehave (I won't, honest)...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Tim, or OGH (if you're not too busy), any pointers to the references on legal action ? Though a constant reader for the last 4-5 years, I seem to have missed this. Also, in other spaces: anyone know why you...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    I tried to follow cstross (I am a *very* light user of twitter), and it told me I was blocked. Shame, it would be noce to follow the ramblings of probably my most favourite author....
  • Commented on Suspense is the key
    Pigeon - sorry to derail - but are you the same Pigeon as on El Reg ?...
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    I still fondly remember discovering Ophiuchi Hotline and Steel Beach when they came out, and re-reading them at least twice each....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Oh FFS, I'd read the back of the HP sauce bottle if I thought it had been penned by you....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Really ? I found Seveneves impossible to finish - stopped caring at part III. But I *love* the Systems of the World books, and REAMDE, and Cryptonomicon, and Anathem....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Oooh, I'm really liking twigserial - very nice. Thanks for that....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Just read Mick Herron's Slow Horses set - I'd not come across him before, and I found the dark humour very engaging. Started the Zoe books, but I am finding them a bit gloomy....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Bah. s.Country/County/ Unless we secede also, I guess....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    @746 - I had heard of the Cornish party but didn't recognise their name. Re Yorkshire - ooh, interesting, whereabouts ? (am in God's Own Country too)...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Murid Overlords, surely....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Update, Nominations this week, open Weds eve, close noon thurs, new PM to be in by 2nd Sept. Opinion stated it was to deny May time to rally a campaign together. Bojo, or May, or Gove, or IDS, Jesus wept...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    It's odd, but I am really struggling with immigrate as a verb. You come here from abroad - you are an immigrant. Sure, works fine. You are from here, and you choose to live somewhere abroad, you emigrate. Sure, again,...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Sigh: NZ - I wish I could: I am 51 and meet the key skills shortage creiteria. However, unfortunately I did something stupid just shy of 10 years ago, thich makes the visa process suddenly *much* more complicated and difficult....
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    How many monks are there in here ? (Said as a lurker, not even an acolyte at the SDM)...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Go stand in the corner and have a long hard think about what you just did....
  • Commented on Brief interlude
    Harsh words indeed. I will agree that the Ridings Centre feels like it is constructed entirely from concrete pieces and liquid despair. They got rid of the quaint old art gallery and replaced it with the Hepworth centre, which is...
  • Commented on Brief interlude
    Not *all* of Wakefield is armpit-like. (Disclaimer, I live in leafy WASP retirement-ville Ossett). I drive through Dewsbury and Batley on way to work most mornings. Very high Pakistani / Bangladeshi population levels, feels somehow sad and ground down -...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Oh, you utter bastards. You had to do it, didn't you ? You *had* to link to tvtropes. And I went and clicked. Sigh, productivity out the window for 2 hours....
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    My remembrance of starting 'A' level chemistry in 1980: "Remember all the stuff you just learned to get your 'O' levels ? It wasn't true. Now, open your textbooks (MIC and MOC) and lets get started". Thanks Mrs Veitch /...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    I personally do not claim to be able to run down anything. I could probably manage a small battery... sorry....
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    Charlie, I think you misunderstand me a bit: I don't dispute for a moment the severity of the post-war pushback, my only point was to compare a) postwar women who *had* had some autonomy as workers in the war effort,...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    Re: how different or similar the world might have been without WWII - I suspect women's rights would be less further advanced, I believe that turning all the women into workers during the war had, *consequences*. Graydon @88 - the...
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