Greg. Tingey

Greg. Tingey

  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Totally off-topic It looks as though Hadil Benu / CD /ect... has shown up on another forum entirely Oh dear, or not, as the case may be .... ( Also known a 9M9H9E9 )...
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    And those of us who don't put "music" (so-called on their phones, or only listen to Radio 3 if we do? Maybe a remix of the "Good Friday" music from Parsifal would do the trick? The overture to "the Flute"...
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    Err - "Kettenkrad" ( I think ) & were manufactured by the ex-MSU werke during WWII (IIRC) Note all the qualifiers, there ......
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    WOT? No Abacuses/Abaci allowed/in use/available?...
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    Typo! "1988/89" oops...
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    "Laundry Motor Pool" You do know the last 4-wheel motor vehicle with NO ELECTRONICS cased manufacture as recently as 19989? Yes, you've guessed it: The Land-Rover Defender 300Tdi - both wheelbase options. Oh & Charlie @ 61 - the Kettenkrad,...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Needs to be employed for Erdogan, as well, then, seeing as how much he "loves" goats!...
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    Not just that but the "jesusphone" & other obvious tropes on well-known products are highly amusing, but, um, err ... Some of us have suspected Apple's involvement with the occult for some time, given the slavish subservience of many apple...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    Sometimes, no malign external influence is required. Corporate self-harm is alive and well In approx 1970, Kodak UK employed approx 6-8000 people just at its main Harrow manufacturing plant & laboratories. Now, we all know film has lost out to...
  • Commented on Scheduled downtime
    "Hello World"...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    I give in ... I can't read all this all-too-true-&-depressing stuff Try "Further up the Organisation" If you can find a copy .......
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    OH SHIT! I turn my back for 36 hours ( Casting/filming work) & this happens. OK: - I used to work for an worldwide-household-name "corporation" that already did most of those things. The UK tiny-remaining-segment is now closing. Who were...
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    Go & look at the link I provided in #44 (!) euw....
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    It's much, MUCH WORSE than that The link takes you to an RAIB report where a dozy teenager, on 'phone, with earplugs in wandered out into the path of a train, because the (redacted) wasn't paying attention to the real...
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    Grammar FAIL - sorry - got lost inside my own editing...
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    And ... NOBODY AT ALL has yet mentioned ... virtual SEX (yes sex) at all yet, have they? I can see all the religious nutters going overboard on that one, 'cause rule 34 will definitely cut into this one. More...
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    "Existenz" Where does the VR end & the "real" world begin? ( Its a film, available on DVD - recommended )...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    takes its core philosophies from Teilard de Chardins ' The Phenomenon of Man, The Divine Milieu,' Which is one of the biggest loads of wall-to-wall bollocks ever written. Draw your own conclusions....
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    Don't bother, she was bullshitting - again....
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    [self-proclaimed] / wanker You said it, not me ........
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    I've often thought that "sports science" is total shit. I'm probably wrong, in that studies of anatomy & physiology can be usefully improved by what happens in spurts, sorry "sports". But the associations with football (22 muscle-bound morons on a...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    NOT going to work The people of N Sentinel only continue living as they do, because "we" permit them to. What is to say that the interstellar arrival will permit us to continue existing, especially since they strongly hint that...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    HERE is the problem What definition / boundaries / limitations as to permeabilty are we defining ( or are THEY defining ) as a "group mind"? None of us seem to have arrived at a definite conclusion on this. Is...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    These aliens are part of a supposed Hive Mind entity. Yet they appear, to us as INDIVIDUALS, acting separately, at least in part. So as NN says they ain't The Borg. Unless it's a very good scam. I think we...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    But the J N May series was religious propaganda - in fact it was an almost-retelling of "Paradise Lost" (Regained) It took me a long time, reading through the series, before the penny dropped, too ... It's no longer on...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    YUCK Christian dominionism across the multiverse...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    Given the chance that we're living in a simulated universe, About 0.001 at a generous estimate. Nice try, no banana...
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    Oh yes ... If anyone is visiting London in the next couple of months, ther'e A small exhibition which anyone interested in the "Mystic/occult/old-not-quite-science should go to, if they have the chance. Dr Dee, yes, well .......
  • Commented on FAQ: The Laundry Files--series timeline
    Given that this is well-known ( I suspected as such, but didn't realise just how bad it really was ) why/how is nothing done about it? Surely "State's Rights" does not include the right to deliberately maltreat your own citizens?...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    Any "rule of the saints" is a guaranteed failure mode. The groupthink & "We can do no wrong, because we're pure" mind-set ensure that this is the case. Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more...
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