Commented on "I dream of one day slapping handcuffs on a belligerent junkie."
Hang on, Star Trek is science fiction? It's a thankless task to argue that it's fantasy if it's got magic in it, and Star Trek's spaceships are powered by mystical handwavium, but I can't resist that. Maybe you should have...
Commented on Egypt
"the total-capitalism no-safety-net Hong Kong model to Scandinavian-style social welfare" - Hong Kong does have social housing, public healthcare, free/subsidised education (free for primary, subsidised up to university level), so I don't think it's quite the right example for a...
Commented on The hard edge of empire
A steampunk version of the Wire? So, er, nothing much going on for nine-tenths of the time, surrounded by pseuds, and then revealing a drug trade orchestrated through a steam powered RSS reader?...