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  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Hey, if Bannon and his horde of lardy old rotten sacks of bastard want to gear up and go play crusader... let 'em! Hell, we should assist, nay, encourage, even require this. Yes, slap some mail and a great helm...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Erm... s/punching/pinching...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    I actually like the raspy little voice of the turbo six, though more car manufacturers should take a page from Horacio Pagani who decided that "dammit, if I'm going to make a turbo car, I'm going to play with the...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Derped, the second link should have been this one but I got caught up playing with the damn thing again and forgot what I was doing before I came back over here....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Parts of the ar[c]tic are 20C above the average temperature. The threat is immediate; we have run out of time. Which parts? Which average? Relative to last year? Ten years ago? Twenty? Year to year changes can definitely be scary...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Not the one you were after, which hopefully someone found, but I did find this and had to share it because damn I would have loved to find one of these books back in the day. http://www.mappingthenation.com/blog/how-an-artist-reinvented-the-map-in-wwii/ Richard Edes Harrison...
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Oh good, I get to be the one to bring up Sax: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolphe_Sax The fiction hook is obvious: imagined as something of a meta-sequel to Rant wherein time travelers try to off Sax repeatedly before he can invent the instrument...
  • Commented on Sad Trombone Exoplanet Reality Check
    Helios 1 and 2 both hit around 70 km/s (~150 kilomiles per hour) and Juno should get up to those velocities or a bit faster as it orbits Jupiter up close. The new Solar Probe Plus should end up around...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    Well, besides the obvious problem of massive flood basalt production, the permian-triassic time period had a particular arrangement of landmasses which screwed over the conveyor belt loops of oceanic heat and nutrient transfer. It is literally impossible for such an...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Lest we also forget the pyramid with the ring of bound tortured souls observing it forever, the tongue monsters, and so forth....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Mo became my favorite when she walked in and revealed that we'd all been fooled, Bob was the Good Girl, Ramona the Bad Girl, and Mo was Bond. It was nice to see her side of it, and something which...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I'm going to miss how funny he is, as in deliberately funny, not "oh god George, stop talking to that piece of corn, it is not a person, what are you doing?" funny. Re: driving, I did a stint as...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    /s/migrant/nigger/g Oh my god, that is so over the top as to be comical. I mean, I'm in Memphis, the cartoon King of the Hill had a great line about it. 'We're going to... what's the bad part of Memphis...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Nobody sane lives in a state that tries to kill you as much as California does, or Florida where the most "ordinary" sort of risk you might face is finding an alligator on the porch, as opposed to finding some...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    You've been over here to the states before I'm sure, you know how absurdly huge it is, there's lots of room between the crazy folk on either coast... and I'm rather fond of your writing and such... so, if it...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    Derp, I hit Ctrl+c instead of typing it after the Ctrl+a line....
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    "What is best in life" Ctrl+f crush Not found Ctrl+a conanquote.txt Ctrl+v tab tab enter...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    I am truly amazed nobody brought up a version of something which is done now. Some of our competitors think they are ahead of the game by checking the social media history of their prospective employees. We know better. *...
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    I'm a crap artist, but I love them and all their work put towards translating words and ideas into images. I can't imagine an artist seeing stuff like that google 3d drawing program and not getting a raging paint-on (yes,...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    Alternatively: something like the Mind in Transcendent, or even a true utopia like the Culture could provide. Just because you are part of "us" doesn't mean you have to stop being "you", it just means "we" can be "you" and...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    Seems like the objections about "how can we link geographically distant minds together, much less interplanetary/interstellar/intergalactic minds?" missed the bit where FTL was explicitly mentioned. Since this seems more like the Transcendent end of Baxter's Coalescent/Exultant/Transcendent series than the Coalescent...
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    Puroland? http://www.hello-cthulhu.com/?date=2003-11-30...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    -being, started typing "being brought up" and thought I deleted the being and brought parts....
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    For what it's worth, despite being growing up in lower-middle class suburbs and being white-enough-to-pass in the states, these topics aren't totally obscured over here. When I did a research paper in school one of the topics was vaguely about...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    Kernel Patch Protection, Driver Signing, Data Execution Protection are all 64 bit Windows security features, there are others which can be used with both but are more powerful on a native 64 bit system like ASLR as you mentioned. You...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    64 bit security is noticeably stronger than 32 bit, especially in cases where you're using something awful like windows. There are literally no solid benefits to remaining with 32 bit software when the option to use 64 bit is available....
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    I was gonna suggest pcpartpicker if it hadn't been yet, the compatibility filters make it very easy to get a working collection of parts and it even lists possible edge-case issues that can arise. Not sure what the conversion to...
  • Commented on But it's not April 1st yet!
    I switched over to using xkbcomp to load a mousekeys.xkb so I can hit numlock and switch it from a numpad to my mouse, with a trackball backup off to the side. Playing dwarf fortress made me really reevaluate how...
  • Commented on Deploying the monomyth in Space Opera
    Hmmm. Exultant involves trips across the universe, time travel, literal star kersploding rayguns, impossibly advanced alien technomagic, external versions of internal struggles, second-party self-examination, failure, expulsion, growth, success, tragedy. My brain wants to say it's the most "space opera" book...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Caution: Improper disposal of this energy clip may lead to charges as a war criminal, terrorist, or worse....
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