Tim H.

Tim H.

  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    If you're going to have a sarcasm, do it where no one slips in it... ;) Seriously, if The Cult of Mammon would disavow human sacrifice they might get to keep capitalism....
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Why overcomplicate? It doesn't have to be pure capitalism* or undiluted socialism, borrow enough socialist ideas to stop wasting human lives, Mammon is indifferent to human sacrifice. *Why does capitalism need purity? Curiously, it makes it sound like a...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    Shell color has nothing to do with the birds diet, free range chickens do produce a deeper yellow yolk, tastes better too. Watching free range chickens eat could encourage veganism in the squeamish....
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    Disappointing, though not surprising: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/18/italians-found-way-3-d-print-key-ventilator-piece-1-help-battle-coronavirus-so They found a way to 3D print an essential ventilator part inexpensively... they're being sued by the patent holder....
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    Do you think the inability to make our own medical necessities in a crisis could be sufficient to cause a rethink of the practicality of continuing anti-labour policies?...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    The Mansfield decision got the southern colonies on board with the northeast, but they expected, and often got an outsized share of power in exchange....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Just a reminder (Not as gentle as it might've been.) that goes both ways. And think a bit about how inextricably bound contemporary conservatism is with the peculiar beliefs of the southern .01% and all the joy that has...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7CJovhhVq8 Somehow, I don't see unavailability of southern culture as a bad thing. Pity I might have to leave the country to be free of it....
  • Commented on A serious question
    Not quite the angle I was thinking of... but, that sounds more like rule 34 fanfic involving telepathic giant lizards, or Flesh Gordon. I needed that laugh, thanks....
  • Commented on A serious question
    "Were-rodents"?, gets amusingly close to "Curse Of The Were-Rabbit". Can this be extended to invertebrates? What form might a were-roach take? And has Gilbert Shelton been there already with "Fat Freddie's Cat"?....
  • Commented on A serious question
    The portion of northern hemisphere I live in has a lot of upper respiratory distress just now, with the added fun of a health care establishment whose use invites financial distress, when COVID-19 hits the (Not very) United Staes,...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    True that! But one can watch a YouTube video where the camera operator is permitted to film the long obsolete parts....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    That would be about the right time for first generation commercial chips. I remember in the mid sixties looking with awe at an Uncle's color TV which had it's solid state components on an easily accessible discrete card, with...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    My understanding is the surviving XB-70 has a bomb bay full of computers & telemetry....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    In Western Missouri, my only exposure to those ads was Johnny Carson mocking them, Niven & Pournelle's "Cray Eddie" take precedence for me....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Further on the subject of abandoned UK transport, I thought that Triumph's eight valve Speed Twin derivative might've evolved into something interesting, with better quality control and possibly EFI and liquid cooling, and still would've been simpler and lighter...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    I assume it's safe to silently add "Right-wing fruitcakes" could fuck up a wet dream....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    And doesn't that explain a lot about the ongoing class warfare? The .001% is anxious to not share the pain of a possibly constrained future. The strategy might look good to someone with a very short attention span, but...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Without the exclamation point in the history books of an apocalypse, big change seems unlikely, and unlikely to stick if we get it. On a positive note, any reduction of the biosphere's "Indigestion" will make life more tolerable for...
  • Commented on Too Many Thoughts About Genre
    American young folk would've been fine with "Philosopher's Stone", it was American "Suits" that had the issue. Racism seems endemic to humans, expressing it openly strikes me as a sort of mental slovenliness, like only being polite to people...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    My understanding of Windows 10 is the name remains the same but the OS evolves, don't like it now? Wait awhile, you'll get something livable, if you like that sort of thing....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I'm guessing no, because it'd mean more nights with meatloaf......
  • Commented on Too Many Thoughts About Genre
    Having read the teaser, for me, it has the feel of other fantasy works, but seen through a different mind, for me, not a bad thing at all....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Something to think about prepping for, infrastructure failure, with the added fun that if properties of the stupendously wealthy aren't directly threatened, repair will be delayed by the "Tax is theft!" folks. Flood control structures in a major river...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    "Southernisms" reminds me of a Redd Fox performance where he explained that black people talked funny because they learned english from southern whites....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    It's the reason Niven & Pournelle wrote Bomber Harris into "Inferno"....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    When I see the term "Blower", I think supercharger, as in "Blower Bentley", or GMC 6-71....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    The U.S. healthcare system is optimized to create the most profit taking opportunities, the inevitable inefficiency is a feature, not a bug....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    The part that is thought a good idea is to create income streams for rentiers, that this may introduce inefficiencies in service and unsatisfactory outcomes is not considered a sufficient reason to block privatization. It is how they worship...
  • Commented on Sucker bet (a thought experiment)
    One would think the chimp-like behavior of humans with self control issues would clinch that argument....
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