Ted Lemon

Ted Lemon

  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    I believe that you have failed in your assignment with extreme prejudice. :)...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    It occurs to me that one of my main criticisms for some recent DC comics TV shows has been that the hacking is just too easy. Maybe the screenwriters are right, and I am wrong. It's a sobering thought. There...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Wow, the things that happen while we sleep. Unfortunately, the systemic problems that make us so vulnerable to these attacks are not really being addressed. E.g., apparently some very posh medical equipment manufacturers are using Windows XP as the substrate...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    It could go the other way: learning languages is now a lot easier than it used to be, and if we actually have more leisure time, language could become a hobby. My fluency in German is much better than it...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Do you remember reading "A Fire Upon The Deep", specifically the part where the perversion takes over Straumli Realm, and thinking to yourself "okay, that's plausible, but I probably won't live to see anytihng like that, thank God?" (Or possibly...
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    It's a really good point that any use-based structure is going to incentivize bad behavior, whoever it is that's doing the paying. If it's not flat rate, you still are going to wind up seeing clickbait....
  • Commented on Eleven Tweets
    Perhaps an even more important question is, who is going to do it, and how? I often find that people come up with solutions that would work if there were an all-powerful actor motivated to implement the solution; the problem...
  • Commented on A question about the future of the world wide web
    I signed up for Google Contributor when it came out. I signed up for a monthly contribution of $10. So far they've paid out $0.12 to rotten tomatoes, and also paid out to some other sites for amounts that are...
  • Commented on Chilling Effects
    Sad to say, I put off reading The Red for a long time because despite being a huge fan, I don't really like military SF, and it sounded depressing. I was surprised when I finally read it, probably as a...
  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    The housing market in San Francisco took a noticeable dip in about 1997 (right when I needed to sell, which is why I remember)....
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    I'm really enjoying Hild—thanks for talking it up. I am frustrated by Book View Cafe: it needs a better organizational model. E.g., I went looking for Vonda McIntyre because I like her stuff, and the first book to show up...
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