Steve Glover

Steve Glover

  • Commented on Playtime is over
    "(And yes, weird dropping of F in that copy/paste but source is fine)" Not weird - LATEX. Ligatures for "fi", "ff" and "fl" exist as single entities in TEX-family documents, so cutting and pasting to a character set without them...
  • Commented on Inverted realities
    May be worth taking a look at this before trying to reconcile those versions: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/014838.html...
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    Private Eye's reply was just a tad more nuanced.......
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    Cranwell, surely, if you mean the RAF Officer Training College (Cranfield started as an aeronautical college, but it became an institute of technology in the late 60s and then a university (specialising in science, technology and engineering) in the nineties)?...
  • Commented on An exercise in futility
    Try sixth-century Ireland (St Columba was a pirate!): http://opensource.com/law/11/6/story-st-columba-modern-copyright-battle-sixth-century-ireland...
  • Commented on Terry Pratchett
    Nitpick: the 1984 Eastercon was Seacon, in Brighton) - Yorcon III was 1985...
  • Commented on Escape from the planet of the Ice Giants
    Ah. It was indeed Haughey - contemporary comment from That Spectator...
  • Commented on Escape from the planet of the Ice Giants
    Haughey? Not Lynch? I was sure it was longer ago: I remember Harry Harrison telling a story of an English novelist (who also had doubled initials) being loud and sneery at some cultural shindig in Dublin about what fools the...
  • Commented on Escape from the planet of the Ice Giants
    Haughey, not Lynch I was sure it was longer ago: I remember Harry Harrison telling a story of an English novelist (who also had doubled initials) being loud and sneery at some cultural shindig in Dublin about what fools the...
  • Commented on Default Option
    I have *NEVER* heard of a case where private schools were WORSE than the corresponding public schools.It depends, I'm afraid, on who's using what scale to measure "good" and "bad". An independently-operated school can be seen by its paying customers...
  • Commented on Oh dear
    When I was there (1993-4) as a casual EO, I'm fairly sure the pool was free - there was certainly no charge for bringing the kids. Of course, it could be that there was a pay-related charge and we were...
  • Commented on Oh dear
    Naw. Peter-Fred Young turns up in an earlier story.......
  • Commented on Oh dear
    I can confirm the existence of the internal leisure centre, with gym, swimming pool (not sure why contractors couldn't use it, as us casuals could, as could guest family members) and bar. The infamous carpet was used as a practice...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    You do know that Norway ends up having to play by EU rules without having any say in how they're made?...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    Er, David Hume (the one who could outconsume Schopenhauer and Hegel) had been dead for quite some time. I think you mean John.......
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    That definitely rings a bell - I was fairly sure, though, that it had been the separate keyboards for the 3270 terminals for the Amdahl that went....
  • Commented on The referendum question
    Some interesting nonsense about the "new powers" on offer - and from both sides, at that. First, Osborne announced a whole raft of new powers. Next, it was pointed out that he couldn't do that so close to the vote...
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