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  • Commented on "I doubt me an it be commercial."
    I'm very glad to hear y'all are ok. My recent ex has a sister & b-i-l, and their grown kids in NC; sister & b-i-l are in Raleigh, not sure about the others. Stay dry, guy....
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    It's handling 12TB daily? Ok, I now have two suspects: first, bitcoin mining. The other is far nastier: a Stuxnet varient attack, on a facility that the attackers either didn't know what it did, or chose because it wasn't hardened,...
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    You wrote: While researching for a story set in 1902 I read a fair number of late Victorian novels and authors of that period would happily drop Latin tags into their work, including in some cases long untranslated passages. ---...
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    Hmmm, thanks, I can do both.... which leads to the sex scene, I suppose.......
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    *sigh* I read, many, many years ago (perhaps Sapir?), that before @@I, there were 256 mutually incomprehensible dialects in the UK; meanwhile, before WWII, there were, in the US, count 'em, six. People who travel a *lot*, vs. people who...
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    Y'know, folks, at the rate I'm going - the Hot Date, this bodice ripper, I may wind up with a collection of shorts.......
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    I actually know something of this, and this has, mostly, changed. For example, I was at a presentation by Joshua Bilmas, of Jabberwocky (a very well-known agency), and he talked about all the rights he negotiates for the authors, and...
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    I think I will, just for the helluvit. You forget, however, that I'm also a rail fan. *sigh* Many years ago, my late wife was encouraging me to build an idea I had, of an N-gauge coffee table layout (trains...
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    Which leads to the actual harm caused by the US, and probably other countries, testing long range, low frequency radar and communications, which actually hurt whales, dolphins, etc, and can disorient them. It's been suggested that such is the cause...
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    Next, you're going to tell me you didn't like the abstract covers of the sixties and seventies.......
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Jeez, that post is *so* wrong. Trumpolini's been bankrupt *six* times. And hurt or driven out of business tens of thousands of small contractors (I had a PT whose father does industrial contracting, and was personally stiffed by the Malignant...
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    Don't get me started on this utter idiocy. Who's left now, in the *world*: Myanmar? I think South Africa's gone metric. And let's not forget losing the Mars Polar Orbiter, bacuse one team was working in English units, and the...
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    Stay safe, guy. And of *course* I remember the time machine stories in Boys' Life. I used to look froward to them....
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    It's been an eon since I read ST. I'm reasonably sure, though, that Filipinos were down there with Puerto Ricans. There was a reason RAH chose to make him one....
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    One more thing - if you've ever seen West Side Story, one of the gangs are the Sharks, who are Puerto Rican. Let me assure you, in the fifties, Puerto Ricans were perhaps one social step above blacks... and near...
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    Couple of things: first, I agree with one or two posters, that it's a violation of the time stream (and thus unreasonable) to criticize someone, or someone's writing, in a past time, and expect them to have gone through *ALL*...
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    While waiting for the timeout to post, I glanced at a few other tabs, and got it: they're in the cab of a nuclear locomotive, pulling a load of refugees and supplies, being chased by the war drones of the...
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    Maybe if we offer him a kickstarter.......
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    Ok, thanks. Now I've started looking for a plot of a story to write that would be a straight sf with bodice ripping.... Please note, btw, that I once picked up a book at a yard sale, solely for the...
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    Then there are "reviewers" where you should contact their editor, and suggest they should find another job, given who they chose to do reviews.... I saw a review, once, where the "reviewer" said "I don't like this kind (comic book?...
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    Maybe I'll see Charlie here... hey, Charlie, I realized that we haven't seen She of Many Names here lately. Is she ok?...
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    Some are, indeed. In 2014, before Worldcon, we were driving up through the Llanberis Pass, and one lane was about it. Of course, there was the spot where a couple of sheep had gotten out, and were taking themselves for...
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    Damn, you beat me to the quote.... *Very* odd movie....
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    On the one hand, I *do* want to be paid for my tales. It will also get more eyeballs to read the story. On the other hand... one of the things I *vehemently* HATE the GOP and the ultrawealthy psychos...
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    That worked, once I figured out how to use it. Interesting - other pages refer to "strong fortification", while this describes a wooden palisade fence, with towers, and a ditch around it. Here I was picturing stone.... But this will...
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    Thanks muchly. *sigh* Now to find a way to translate it from Russian......
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    One note that most, AFAIK, younger folks don't seem to be aware of, that I learned in my early, I think, teens: in Sparta, in ancient Greece, homosexuality was encourage in the citizens that made up their army; one given...
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    Ok, so you have to add "Raleigh" to the CAC. Please note, as I've mentioned, I work for a US federal contractor, and wear a badge that's a "smart card"*, aka PIV card. Civilian employees of the US DoD carry...
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    Totally unrelated to anything here... sleepingroutine, you don't happen to have any decent links to the early history of Kursk, maybe information about layout and population around 1200 CE, do you? This is for a story I'm writing....
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    There are, I suppose, some self-published novels that are worth reading. I still consider a lot to be vanity publishing (which is why I will do everything I can to get our novel published by a Big 5, or, at...
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