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  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Complaining about a lack of good candidates is pointless - you don't know who will be a candidate the voters like until they get up in front of the cameras as leader. Jacinda didn't look the same before then, nor...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    In NZ the Labour party went thru several different leaders before settling on Jacinda Ardern as someone who actually had charisma and might win an election. I don't understand why the UK's Labour party hasn't done the same, but obviously...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I've an aunt in England (~80), a staunch leaver and Labour supporter. From what I've heard she's been told the EU is a terrible thing (by media & her surviving friends) for so long that it's no longer in question...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    If you look at why Third Way types abandoned socialism for being a lighter version of the New Right IME their own words don't go any deeper than it had to be done, it was a response to new times....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    There absolutely are people for whom being able to keep tabs on everyone at any time is the most important part of open plan offices. They're not even always wrong - people can use privacy for non-work related stuff, sometimes...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Hitting Taupo in order to get the rich gits around Queenstown is roughly equivalent to bombing Belfast in order to target people in Kent. Wrong island, and in NZ there's multiple mountain ranges between the locations. Real mountain ranges....
  • Commented on Story time!
    It could be a form of hyperstimulation; healthy dragons are shiny, gold has an even more impressive lustre and leads dragons down the beer bottle path....
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    My grandmother once had to get a new copy of her birth certificate, I forget why. It took a while - she'd been understating her age for long enough that she'd forgotten that she was doing so. The only Nigel...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Matching names can be an issue even in fantasy writing, especially if you unconsciously grabbed more than one from another fantasy you read. There was a webfiction writer who I asked if she was doing fanfic - though her plot...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Just a thought, but if drone goods delivery does take off - it'd need some combination of personal transport getting more expensive, paranoia about delivery drivers (which seems possible) and cheaper/better AI or autonav - then houses might be adapted...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    No-deal Brexit is emotionally satisfying to many voters, personally enriching to a few politicians (while not harming the other politicians significantly), and most importantly doesn't require any positive action to happen now. Isn't this the most likely outcome? By far?...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    '"host body" for "pregnant woman", "narcoterrorist collaborators" for anyone who consumes the wrong drugs, "gender traitors" for LGBT, etc ' Soften it a bit surely? "child host" or "confused gender" at least. Host body referring to the person is a...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    I suspect Charlie's hinting that ordinary statistics will apply wrt that burst condom, but just a reminder that statistics are a lie in any individual case. Something I thought of when my sister aged 40+ got pregnant on her first...
  • Commented on Things I would make if I had a 3D printer ...
    If it's cheap enough, getting 3D models of products before you decide whether buy them online would be handy in some cases, just to see what they really look like....
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    The new Britain might look like East Germany if enough was invested in it by some other country that took it over post Communism (the US?) - basically democratic, with the secret police disbanded. It might not be a security...
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