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  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    What tickles me is that a quick Google on the LCACs led me to the entry on its Mothership the LPH'S like the USS Wasp. Which for the uninitiated is the "helicopter carrier" the USN operates for the USMC. Which...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Holding them outside of the UK sounds like a bit of a cast of the dice. Yes you avoid the impact of a UK based Stock Broking company going down the pan and potentially (illegally) taking its assets with it...
  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    Given today's sad news here are some freebies from Harlan Ellison RIP. https://www.freesfonline.de/authors/Harlan_Ellison.html...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Probably not in your day to day (unless you work for a Canuck data processor who handles EU citizens data) but by default if you have say any UK/EU pensions or investments then some of your data will be given...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Thanks to this comment I now have the theme tune from the 1980's UK series Robin of Sherwood giving me a thorough earworming. And from there it's a just short step to Enya....
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Even better - Good Omens with David Tennant and Michael Sheen, v exciting!...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Whereas I was boggling at the thought of the Twisted Firestarters NOT swearing....
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Satoshi is actually live and well and is using the threat of the the wallet to extort real bux out of the speculators by threatening to crash Bitcoin value,. He's living quite comfortably but then he gets greedy.......
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Charlie could always pull a James Patterson and start a WriterFarm. (joke - please don't)...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Perhaps it's time to inject a note of caution around these speculations? As we've seen before reality seems to have developed an habit of reacting to Charlies attempts to let's say...observe the near future...by forking to an even weirder timeline....
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Variant of 46 and 47. The wallet containing the missing bitcoins is the activation key for Satoshi/the AI. Transacting 1 bitcoin from the wallet causes a Dark and Hungry god to arise. Two twin brothers fight for supremacy and ownership...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    You are overegging it slightly. In the UK a huge chunk of streets have already had a trench cut between the kerb and the property for cable. If the will existed the same could be done to provide curbside charging...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Except there’s already a partial solution for your situation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42944523 To be fair most councils are obviously far more concerned about their social care budgets right now. Bear in mind that with an EV you can effectively fill up every...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Not my field but a quick wiki suggests it’s more complicated than that.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_electromagnetic_pulse#Weapon_altitude...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Bearing in mind I said could not would - off the top of my head. EMP affecting the ability to maneuver a large number of satellites. Leading to difficulties in grave yarding and deorbiting. Propulsion debris. Radiation pressure. Then there's...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I would say a qualified no. Bear in mind the Mandate seems to be in a power up curve and the Elves happened a few months after the superheros when he could be defeated by some magic eye shadow and...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Says the author with the unfired cat sitting on a mantelpiece in another series :) More seriously - looking forward to Jan 2019 even more now....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Dark State spoiler-ish. Also wrong thread but does the Clan/NAC realise how provactive JUGGERNAUT is? Something that could cause a Kessler Cascade just by lighting off its main drive in orbit above the US - yikes! I'm reminded of the...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I would suggest that maybe the multitudes (and their authors) have a good understanding of probability and a hardwired limiter that would stop direct targeting. If you are around the orbit of Pluto expecting the Earth to be hit is...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    There is no more overt example of that than Cjerryh's Alliance Union universe. Most of the fundamemtal presimes are based on 'what if Edgware Road isn't needed between Paddington and Baker Street anymore'....
  • Commented on The crazy years
    Really, the only good reason to not set it to 100% is practicality What about the practicality of the fact that the first one to suggest it will be strung up? Estate taxes can be perceived as a tax on...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    El Reg is reporting that MacOS Server is being led behind the barn as we post.. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/29/farewell_to_macos_server/...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    More proof that 2018, nay the whole decade is drunk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42858668 German car makers funding the gassing of people - if only with diesel fumes. On what planet did anyone think that was a good idea?...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    I'd say your speeds are well poor for East London?? That's where I infer you arefrom previous posts. Many, many years ago in dialup pipex were one of the good guys. Talk talk are probably the shittiest of all the...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    I would love to suggest that not even 2018 would be that crazy but it would probably take that suggestion as a dare. Can't see it happening tbh like many of the Tory nasty squad he is far more comfortable...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    If you follow the conversation back you will see it originated around discussion of Yosemite (10.10) and earlier.... So SEF's point stands....
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    I gut feel agree with you on this one. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence to suggest that the individual features are more important than the whole in a lot of biological processes, and whilst I'm teasing a little...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    IMO thats an overly flexible definition of the singularity, which can be effectively summed up as the "end of life as we know it *now*". I propose that if you use that definition you can take any 2 reasonably spaced...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    With respect thats FUD. I suggest you read the post @192. You are conflating the existence of a flaw with the exploitation of that flaw, and no it’s nothing to do with firmware. The reason the tech companies are acting...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    Given that there is some evidence to suggest that people in general become more conservative and less flexible as they get older AND in part they gave us Brexit and Trump I would suggest we prioritise mental flexibility and agility...
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