Hank Roberts

Hank Roberts

  • Commented on A small research question
    > bedbugs (not mentioned yet, but there's > a big epidemic of them in the USA) If they were naming them nowadays, they could be called "Library Bugs" -- and bug-sniffing dogs are being used more regularly....
  • Commented on A small research question
    E.g.: http://www.rifters.com/crawl/?p=6315...
  • Commented on A small research question
    I find myself imagining what a Charlie Stross - Peter Watts collaboration might make of this subject. Be very afraid....
  • Commented on Nom de Teleport
    By the way, since in a sufficiently large universe everything has probably happened quite a few times, more or less randomly distributed -- a thought. Consider the large voids -- spaces in among the galaxies. Occasionally there are rare galaxies...
  • Commented on Nom de Teleport
    Jaunte (Bester, op. cit.) was moving without technology. So I suppose e-Jaunte would be the app for that....
  • Commented on The Future Is Not American
    Pledged and awaiting the Kickstarter, eagerly....
  • Commented on It could be worse
    This may help, somehow: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/29/40/26/29402607972aa0bb32b94729296eaf6b.jpg...
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    > "On The Beach". It was a scientifically illiterate ... The radiation biologist I asked about it back when the movie came out pointed out that it was a doomsday scenario -- easily caused by piling a few truckloads of...
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    Shortly after the Kessler Effect blocks spacecraft, the analogous effect occurs on the oceans as the bacteria that have evolved to feast on the tens of thousands of varieties of plastics and other persistent organic chemicals begin to build biofilms...
  • Commented on Cheap ebook!
    Huh. Bought it. Tried to use Calibre to convert it to .PDB so I can read it (yeah, I'm still using a Palm OS, Clie TH55), it's the only portable reader I own. This has worked in the past for...
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    Huh. And this information was somehow too _personal_ to be allowed at Metafilter? Huh. http://mefideleted.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-biggest-little-sf-publisher-you.html...
  • Commented on Down tools
    > Handeze Highly recommended. Buy them before you start needing them And I pass on what my hand therapist told me after the belated carpal tunnel surgery failed to help: 1) Never trust a corporate doctor's opinion that you don't...
  • Commented on Vacation
    To elaborate slightly on why I recommend Hiassen "Tourist Season, published in 1986, was Hiaasen's first solo novel. GQ magazine called it "one of the 10 best destination reads of all time," although it failed to frighten a single tourist...
  • Commented on Vacation
    You've read Hiassen already? http://www.goodreads.com/series/106705-skink Must read, for Florida...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    P.P.S.: > spotting typos or inconsistencies in my own work None of us can proofread our own work. Our brains __know__ what they put on that page. If the eyes report otherwise, they are obviously mistaken. Even as an unconstrainable...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    (P.S. -- if you get the chance to edit your next contract, and can include a line to the effect that if any Act of God or Bezos interferes with availability, you retain the right to individual sales of text...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    > I am a producer. From my perspective ... Mhmm. Like you could stop writing, same as any tree could quit growing or any coal seam could quit, well, lying there doing no harm .... From their perspectiveS, I suspect...
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