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  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    NB the UK Kindle edition renders 109 as 109 on the iOS Kindle app as well. Kindle 6.12.1/iOS 12.1...
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    UK Kindle edition, Loc 1892, "in excess of 109 human sacrifices" renders as "...109 human sacrifices" on my Kindle Paperwhite....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    That, as you realise, is the EXACT self-deluding crap the Brexiteers have been peddling all along. Sometimes the best satire is simply to repeat what's been said....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    A further suggestion, based on the suggestion by some of the more senior Brexiteers that we should look to the Age of the British Empire, because that was great fun and larks for all involved with no drawbacks. Rather than...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    On further consideration, it appears the sticking point is not the availability of prime human tissue but the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Despite neither of these countries being England, and therefore important, apparently some people...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Well, let's look at the stated aims of the Leave campaign. - Take back control - Sovereignty, which is fortunately a very easy concept that everyone understands innately - Secede from the ECHR - More money for the NHS -...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    "Vital pubic resource" is an actual, real typo. Whoops....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Too the extent that chaos ensued, I'm not sure that was an unintended consequence, at least from Schiller's faction. The politicians likely didn't even consider consequences other than how how it was going to affect their future prospects for graft....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Yeah, my Mum has to take her glasses off to get it to recognise her (she's a no to contact lenses when flying) and then can't read the instructions, so can't tell if it's been accepted or not... My favourite...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    I picked up on the Tzompantli reference, and I did wonder exactly where those are supposed to be coming from. SO looking forward to this book!...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    To date I have not found Mhari a likeable character at all Most of our exposure to Mhari has been written from the viewpoint of people without much goodwill towards her. I imagine OGH will be taking this opportunity to...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    There is no Brexit referendum in the Mandate's universe. I was wondering how he's getting away with capital punishment within the EU, but I assumed he just letting the outrage pile up in Brussels for now....
  • Commented on Holding Pattern
    What kind of ammunition would that be? Chekhovite ;)...
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Guess who flew out of Tempelhof just over two weeks ago if you flew out of THF any time since 2008, then I submit that it's you that's in an alternate timeline ;) I'm guessing you meant Tegel (and my...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Stay awesome, Charlie. Devote some time to self-care and don't believe what the black dog tells you....
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    There's a whole fire-crying class problem whenever transport in London is under discussion. Taxi drivers are independent businesspeople whose livelihood relies on a system optimised for London's current conditions (near-gridlock, congestion charge and parking fees make it painful to use...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    How far does the "crying fire" analogy go? You could stretch it to include Icke, Scientology and so on. Would it be wise to draw a boundary around it for the purposes of the first 300 comments?...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Theoretically, if one were to own a national paper one could inflate or invent all sorts of woes, then blame them on external factors in the name of swinging the Overton window in a direction that just happens to be...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    I remain perplexed by Alex's prefatory apology to Cassie: Which Cassie is he apologizing to, and for what? It hasn't become clear to me in three readings. My guess... Alex is a white, middle-class, taxpaying professional male. When he persuaded...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    Hi Charlie, I loved this one (I also once lived near Leeds and got great gratification from the climax). This may be my own failing, but I struggled to understand some of The DM's responses. I read it as though...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    I have real fun with longer ebooks and the sense of duration. Idea: A virus which infects ebook readers and subtly Markov chains progressively more extra sentences into the narrative, resulting in a book of infinite length without the reader...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    I can see some sort of friendly Citizens United-style legislation coming along saying that because so much of the amazing future relies on the mass interpretation of behavioural data, it's no longer a legal right to opt out of data...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    To repeat: I want to know what the working relationship is between The Guardian and APAX. The working relationship (from my fallible memory of my brief period as a GMG employee) is that a consortium of GMG and APAX called...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Take her input for what worth you want to ascribe to it, and chill. Personally I've always treated it as a dadaist tone poem....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    This is what always confused me about nuclear war narratives in the age of MAD - what are the limited war options? Presumably a first strike that only, say, decapitates the government can only be a deliberate choice to precede...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Hypersonic cruise missile anybody? Why is the Silbervogel so out of fashion?...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    [HOTOL/Skylon] ...doesn't exist. Greg's responding to my deliberately silly proposal to cobble together an indigenous weapons delivery system out of what the UK has in the back of the cupboard. Reality is a secondary concern....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Repurpouse HOTOL/Skylon as a nuke-delivery system? Actually the SABRE engine does seem to make a lot of sense for a weapons delivery system if you don't have in-house rocketry expertise. What does the horizontal takeoff give us... the ability to...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    We have had 25 years' of deliberate elimination of most of our technological capability in cases where it competes with the USA Agreed. As far as I understand it, we retain the ability to produce, enrich and separate weapons-grade plutonium...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Seeing as the main aim of Brexit is apparently to return to the roaring Fifities, presumably just as the UGM-133s become unavailable we'll have Blue Streak coming onstream to deliver Yellow Sun warheads? (My rather more serious point being that...
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