Therion667

Therion667

  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    This is rather worrying in as much as your predictions usually tend to be on the conservative side... It seems to me that brexit and the related kerfuffle is the articulation of striving to an ineffable goal and knowing how...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    In the Laundryverse is Scorpion Stare a non local weapon? If you hooked it up to a big telescope could the Laundry frag Alpha Centauri, or entire galaxies "Now"? If so, no wonder we're being invaded... The primitives have got...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    IIRC, Barnes Wallis had ideas in that direction post WWII. Basically a supersonic very high altitude troop carrier, capable of UK -> Australia, in 1957. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Vickers_Type_010_%2810023953863%29.jpg/220px-Vickers_Type_010_%2810023953863%29.jpg...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Are Crowley's Ales still existent, I wonder......
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Apparently he was influential in tank war theory as well as being a pupil of Mr Crowley...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Works for me! I loved "A Tall Tale" and more yet "A Colder War" which was insufficiently depressing. But I think how you've handled case Nightmare Green is brilliant. And I found it very amusing that the Wow signal came...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    What are Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep running from?...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Congrats....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Which is to say, not so much pointless as overly optimistic....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Happily these issues don't detract from the audible edition. Though A Colder War did contain a wrong name. I loved that story so much I nearly killed myself, but thought it would be a pointless gesture. As a matter of...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    > Meanwhile, I hope Charlie and Feorag have the good sense to GTFO! As long as pet passports remain valid......
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Brexit is clearly the start point of the Dark Empire of Granbretan as foretold by the prophet Moorcock in the History of the Runestaff, and other works. Soon our dark legions will charge across the channel bridge, erm tunnel, and...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    I think the necessary precursor discovery to any interstellar mission will be multi-generational research grants. The only really long range projects humans have undertaken have been religiously motivated: Pyramids, Cathedrals and so on. Maybe it will be so with interstellar...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Skylon? Isn't that a hi-tech trebuchet? Kind of?...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I think originally we should blame Mr Sulu, who I think originally tweeted it, and was on a roll a few days ago......
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Ah! Caligula! A true triumph of post-production, so to speak. Malcolm McDowell is an excellent actor, if somewhat underestimated; O Lucky Man! was superb, as was IF. And of course he was born in Leeds (more or less). But more...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    > places maximum levels on insect in a food (including "snack") item. Just as well that which is permitted isn't compulsory. Yet....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >mark "he's Mussolini, not Hitler...." More Nero, I would have thought (the historical one, not the popular one). Still might be worse, could be Caligula, post insanity....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >There is no similar advice regarding portions of insects! There are however rules concerning the amount of insect matter permitted in food, which a sufficiently clever lawyer might argue constitutes a recommendation! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Food_Defect_Action_Levels is quite enlightening in this regard....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    The Ringworld question! If you give x billions an extra 5 minutes each, is it better than giving me billions of 5 minutes of extra life.No doubt Teela Brown could tell us....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Given that some Dinosaurs became birds, what's next?...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    As I understand it, one can in principle build a (thermo)nuclear weapon arbitrarily big. The problem is getting them off the ground. Where are terratonne weapons when you need them?...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    >Because how could it be any worse? I'm sure OGH will think of something......
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Somewhat peripheral to all this but quite interesting in a post truth context: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086nzlg...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Given the NK attitude to treaties, maybe they'll build a proper Orion and put a city on the moon!...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    >Long story, and I can't be arsed to repeat myself again. Bittorrent is a thing. You know what to do. Yes I am quite familiar with the story. Just wondered if it was an error or a presentiment! At one...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    Hi Charlie I notice that Audible UK are showing the Fuller Memorandum as "Not Available" whereas in the past they simply didn't mention it. Can one infer it may become available in the UK at some point? Or would you...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    >> As a matter of interest are lunatics still denied the vote? >Yes, if involuntarily detained I believe. Ah, that explains it. Thanks....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    >plus some others (peers and Gibraltar residents). As a matter of interest are lunatics still denied the vote?...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    >Wow, a hundred comments and nobody has said "B-b-but, an armed society is a polite society!" I think it was Pratchett who remarked that an armed society is a nervous society....
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from Therion667

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda