Adrian Midgley

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  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Our Influenza subunit immunisations always arrived filled I to syringes with the needle built in. No glass....
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    I still have mine, in the loft. Good gadget in its time....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Colchicine is another option, very effective....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    ACE inhibitors and Agniotensin receptor blockers (eg Ramipril and Candesartan) are two major treatments for hypertension - along a single axis, not combined. Ramipril has some other useful actions, heart failure became suddenly more treatable and survivable with it. So...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    We remain amazed. The general principle of expressly labelling items with what is in them and how much is a good one....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    The Turkish Missile Crisis, yes. With an American ("NATO"??) fleet dropping explosives from above nuclear-weapon-armed Soviet conventionally-driven submarines. I hope some of them still wake up in a cold sweat having realised what they were playing with....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    There is some suggestion which I find credible that Ibuprofen is specifically unhelpful in COVID. So given a choice, Diclofenac may be a better choice. (The idea that a modern state allows medicines to be dispensed with the amount of...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Are you part of the competition for second place? It sounds very odd....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    But the ACE the virus latches onto is the ACE on the cell membrane, not in the plasma. If the virus would kindly grab on to a circulating ACE molecule and not let go, that'd seem to be good....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    I'm pleased to see you are not dead. I have vague feelings of contentment, staying quietly around home. But worrying about the overlapping catastrophes and glitches....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Scope for a device? Wrist bands or even rings, one for each hand, and a sensor which buzzes/beeps/emits a small electric shock when approached by the band, to be worn round the neck/on a forehead band/as spectacles....
  • Commented on Normal service will be resumed eventually
    Please accept my condolences. I'm looking forward to the next books, but when they are done, not when I'm ready to read them. As you say, time. And stuff....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Not a typo per se, but a beanstalk from L1 to the South Pole? Centre of the hemisphere in line with Earth Moon axis, surely? I don't think this is a spoiler, it is incidental....
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Cave-divers don't spend many hours cave-diving....
  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    Ra. Thanks. The ending has been abandoned and a new one is being constructed. I'll go back and read that, didn't read the original which I gather is still around....
  • Commented on The Pivot
    The Indie/pendent is still a sort of national newspaper, and rather Remain. A recent Court decision does seem to indicate T May acted beyond her powers and didn't fulfil the requirements of Article 50, so conceivably we have not declared...
  • Commented on On hold
    You think that's thinking you are doing?...
  • Commented on On hold
    I quite like the appearance I get when I specify https Rather clean and clear. The words, just the words....
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    Wood, carbon fibre, ceramic, feather? Radar cross-section may not be large....
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    I'll settle for the "it'll be finished when it is finished" approach. Sorry about events. One must allow time and processes to pass....
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    OTOH it was a pity Tom Clancy put so many errors into the books the Republicans used as foreign policy manuals....
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    You have to land it, at least while practicing. And the droop makes that easier, no?...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    I stepped outside my office to experience a previous one. Well worth the trip! Indeed, it was an experience of something quite unusual and striking. How often should we copy it to steer the climate back toward good conditions for...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    You ignore that the State can only spend that money on people and companies. So those of us who do things of social utility organised through the State get money passed back through us. I think you may think money...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    He doesn't look teetotal, and he doesn't Tweet teetotal, but I believe everything you tell me....
  • Commented on Book day!
    I'm just re-reading The Fuller Memorandum, preparatory to The Del Brief, (and as it happens partly while returning from St Petersburg and Tallinn, but that's another matter) Angleton's body wasn't damaged, the possession was an execution method on the former...
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    Condolences....
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    There has been quite a bit of consideration of what we do on retirement, and when going half-time in preparation for it. Various SF authors have considered it. I make photographs, garden a little, read (which requires that someone wrote)...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    "are there any politically conceivable circumstances (prior to Trump) when the UK might have employed nuclear weapons without US cooperation" That's in the 25-30 years starting from the current instant, is it not? Are there definitely none, I think is...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    The effort to get a series of impactors and bombs in front of the comet succeeded, and the last, detonated between the large fragments, displaced almost sufficiently to skim the atmosphere. The forward observers of the various nations variously settled...
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