Maurice

Maurice

  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Entryism or less sympathetically subversion given what has come out. Maybe the CBI and IOD should have taken a leaf out of the way unions worked with the secret service in the 50's and sped less time obsessing about H&S...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    The IWW lol its "a club" as a DGS of connect (now part of prospect said to me in the bar at conference once) not sure that ye old Trade unionism cosplay is the way to go here brother. BTW...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    I seem to recall that Soviet tanks use diesel and the Germans Petrol so the dogs went the smell of the wrong tanks....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Some of us did devops back in the 80's :-) I was hired by BT as I was both a sysad and a developer on PR1MES Big Data MR late 70's tech style . I think your referring to devops...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Would that be the Brocken spectre? :-) now made me think about a GR and Laundryverse crossover...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    There is concept art of legged daleks - cut because of cost I believe....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    A Proto laundry set in Elizabethan England would be fun maybe "Christopher Marlowe" was a laundry operator and midsummer nights dream is based on an incursion. Also a ww2 or just post war set novel would work and OGH could...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Actually at the high end of HPC FORTRAN is still used a lot as you don't really need all that. Though I did boggle a bit at Andy using Fortran to develop for an Arduino - having said that for...
  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    If you like the idea of a fictional TV show there is skirmish set on miniature rules 7TV (http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/) designed to simulate British action /adventure / sf shows from the 60's 70's for example Danger 5 Set in a bizarre,...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Exactly the referendum from a technical perspective was handed grossly incompetently. A local allotment society would not change its rules on a 50% +1. All the legal precedent "citrine" etc are pretty clear that a major constitutional changes should be...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Parliament cant bind its self I think you mean. As a former whip said to me the executive can get up to "naughty shit"...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    1 Only partially working no 301 http -> https redirect 2 If I manually go to the https it only works on some browsers edge on win 10 seems messed up. I suspect that there is some unsecured content shenanigans...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Or your RT55 goes AWOL I think SRD Samael Delany covered this in Babel 17. Bonus point if you can get the reference which SRD used which Bob would hopefully get :-)...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    A lot of the more exotic helmets are 99% likely to be parade or for religious / political ceremonies. A bit like how parade uniforms for the Guards cavalry is not used in combat as it almost impossible to walk...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Nice Organisations running ad hoc cracking farms is not unknown I considered setting one up to run jack the ripper when I worked for a major telco. When we where asked to help out a major cinema chain who had...
  • Commented on I get book covers
    So presumably the Woman is Mhari does the second figure mean a new male character maybe from another as yet unheard from US Inteligence service I am assuming its not Alex....
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    Requiring two full novels in a year for a series for a nom seems an odd and unfair as put a lot of stress on the author and seems open to gaming where publishers hold back publishing. As a Pro...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    And would the bombcorde really have a droop snoot at all :-) If I ever ran a laundry files id have TSR2's after being suitably stepped on ala Staros 4...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    I want to know how the Black Chamber got caught out its implied that there is a secret occult war in the USA maybe there where other players. I could see the founding fathers having some occult mojo what with...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    When we had one of the 6 main oils storage facilities in the UK went up in smoke it main explosion measured 2.4 on the reicter scale. I happened t be in the pub after a union committee meeting and...
  • Commented on Excuses
    A kettle is about 3kw for 3 /4 min which is a lot less than charging an eclectic car for several hours. And once electric cars become popular the cheap overnight tariffs will disappear which of course screws poor people...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Well I used to cycle on a MTB 20 plus years ago in London before it became tready so. Part of the problem is that 90% or so of cyclists are killed in London are undertaking HGV's don't undertake traffic...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Yep and think what happens when every one gets home in the evening and hooks up their car assuming bog standard cooker circuit at 415V - its going to knacker the grid and may well case your breakers to trip....
  • Commented on Excuses
    well with battery replacements costing say $10k you can by a lot of ICE engines for that you could even by a full race crate engine or two....
  • Commented on Book day!
    Yes I have noticed that before when Bob visits the security service at Thames house it seems to have switched banks of the Thames....
  • Commented on Book day!
    Or possibly the SA suggested it as a base and it appealed to its ego - of course the towers water gate is nice and handy for the Blue Hades to launch a suitable weaponised shogoth at him. I did...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Yes exactly what Iris was doing is interesting and what the SA's plan was he seems too know who Mandate/Fabian is and had some sort of dealings with him. So if Iris was trying to take down the wall of...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Yes I thought Mandate was a serpent man when he first appeared - though I am not sure how OGH thinks about Howards additions to the mythos....
  • Commented on Book day!
    To play devils advocate Bob joined SOE SIS's more violent sibling so I suspect that the laundry might have a much more para milatery bent a bit like the CIA retains its own organic muscle in the form of SAD....
  • Commented on Book day!
    Lol I raise you the 4 bore stopping rifle ideal for hunting helicopters elephants and shogoths https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b4/c1/41/b4c141bb0a2479b0edbcfb5a54aca1ef--firearms-shotguns.jpg...
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