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  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    That's not a new idea, and it's still likely as mind-bogglingly misguided and dangerous and unfit for purpose in several ways, as that characterful video shows of the cubiio in the first link....
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Using Firefox 60.0 on Win10 - The RSS feed just displays as XML when trying to force HTTPS, and blog posts opened from the HTTP feed don't automagically upgrade. I don't know when the ability to edit Live Bookbark URLs...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I re-read all three books in preparation for the series. And wish I hadn't. Don't get me wrong; it's not bad, just different enough to be irritating when certain things have been turned on their heads for no apparent reason,...
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    The DeDRM plugin for Calibre only works with old versions of Kindle, because newer ones download the new! upgraded! ebook format, instead of the .azw the plugin can handle. I'm using 1.17.0 If you're on Windows, you shouldn't need to...
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Typo - Chapter 'Action This Day', Paragraph three. 'Low-leader' should be 'low-loader'....
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    That would be a speech jammer, one application of Delayed Auditory Feedback....
  • Commented on Book day!
    Also, for a 'neuroatypical mortal guided by a vaguely godlike intelligence' angle, she played Root (AKA Ms Groves) in Person of Interest....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    E-Ink or LCD? I mostly use my phone, now. Actually I haven't looked at my Kobo in months, because my phone, or tablet, are more often to hand, have crisper, higher resolution screens capable of rendering much smoother text. Text...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    How about £20? That's for a one of many such device/app combinations that use your phone as their display, but IIRC it's possible to hack one together with a CD case and window tint, at the lower end, and get...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    She will get better when the stars are ripe. Well, that's an interesting slip of the finger. Let's see... Something very nearly not reaches out and wraps a caul around a bloated, expanding star, just before it can seed itself...
  • Commented on Things Can Only Get Better! (Part 1)
    I dimly remember reading that US nuke boat reactors are roughly the size of an old school rubbish bin - the ribbed, galvanised, variety presumably - so with (handwaved) allowance for controls and the heat exchanger piping and pumps and...
  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    Homo Sapiens Sapiens. That is, us....
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Not if you include him (though spiced up a bit as an immortal alchemist) in a universe full of Gods, gods, old gods, devils, angels, half-angels, monsters, demons, Hollywood and magic, as Richard Kadrey has. I had no idea the...
  • Commented on Who wins? Cthulhu or the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 40K?
    I'd say start - like I did, so I'm a bit biased - with Sandy Mitchell's Ciaphas Cain books. Get the anthologies - of which there are currently two - and see if you can work out whether he's a...
  • Commented on The iron law of development
    Perhaps this Damn Interesting article on South Korea's alphabet will be of interest, due to both relating to your post, and the general theme of differing glyphs/scripts/alphabets affecting development....
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    Er, yes. ...though that tyop does also represent a sort of scatalogical thinking, I suppose....
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    'Cranio-Rectal Inversion Syndrome', I believe....
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    I don't know about international institutions, but I immediately thought of Elon Musk, for added Bond Villain points. ...or Richard Branson? There's something faintly amusing about the idea of 'Virgin Power'......
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    The link in my previous post takes you straight to NoScript's page - all you need to do then is click 'add to firefox'....
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    That link, or this one... I don't know where you were looking, but it's the first result for 'noscript' if you use the search box at the top right of the page at 'about:addons', or 'Tools > Addons'. ...and it's...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    You're not, but ebooks (unless they're PDFs) reflow text to fit differing numbers of words per page depending on your device and font face/size requirements, thus changing the number of pages an ebook reports itself as having (unless you're Amazon,...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    Ah, my first 'they' was meant to reference the Alfär and their 'high-energy personal weapons' and similar, rather than their mages. As for Gordycoale's point 2, I thought along similar wince-inducing lines, as well....
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    That and - not to follow you into the realm of spoilerdom, but... - their, ah, magical technique seemed to be a bit profligate with regards to energy usage, as it were. Maybe they had to turn their magical gear...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    No thanks. Looking at the search results, it was either the torygraph, RT, Huffpo, or spam sites, and I thought I'd go with the slightly ironic twist, given their leanings and the (then) contents of the sidebar......
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Here's the Telegraph's article on it....
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    That's the sort of thing I've been wanting from VR/AR ever since I first came across those 320x480 video goggles... Arbitrarily large monitors hanging in space - or just windowed programs - IRC here, telegram/skype/etc there, music player there, browser...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    (Not Robert, but...) I've had some success with both MS ICE and Hugin, though you may have played with both of those already......
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    Ebuyer and Dabs are in the UK, and I've always had good service from them....
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    The Ubuntu-on-Windows thing reminds me of AndLinux and CoLinux - I used to run xchat and pan on my old XP machine, and even now it'd be much more convenient to run that than to fire up an entire VM....
  • Commented on Holding pattern (part N ...)
    '8mdfg7nagfh99uj31' looks like the unique ID for a youtube video, but it shows up as 'unavailable' - presumably it hasn't been allocated to a video yet - and a quick check of multiple search engines turns up nothing with that...
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