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  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    I must get round to reading the books after watching the TV Show Margo is just awesome. I totally stole her to be my Drow Characters sister in the Starfinder (dnd in space ) game...
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    This hideous strength certainly might maybe there is scope for a historical post ww2 Laundry Novel...
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    I kind of assumed that as he got taken down by Bumble Bee on her first mission....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Which presumably replaced the scale models you sat in type of simulator - that's where Ian M Banks got the idea for The model battleship fights in Matter from....
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Charlie the series is all from a POC POV...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    Always chaotic evil is a known trope to be avoided and these days having canonically evil races is mostly long gone in modern games - though some of the reprints of CoC and Runequest have stuff that's a bit dodgy...
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    From experience I have been playing online AP (IE streamed live) Gaming for a 18 months or so post covind I have been doing 2-3 games a week - a mix of pathfinder (1 & 2) Starfinder, Digenisis, Modern Age,...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    And a nice call out to Brecht as well - if you noticed it....
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    Well you can play more military traveller there was a whole expansion which went from tech l 4/5 up to 15/16 - but that was more for wargamers. Could get interesting tech 15 verging on 16 (culture level) Jump Commandos...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    The WRC Said "we didn't know you could *do* that to concrete mains" That surprises me having worked at BHRA (Hydrodynamics research) at about the same time. The catastrophic nature water hammer in non domestic uses is well known...
  • Commented on A serious question
    In the original short story and film the thing was an alien who had crashed much better then the frankly MEH later remakes....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    That's a plot point in one of the Stainless steel rat novels - aliens assassinate the top leadership - efficiency goes up....
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    Some brave person has built a rifle chambered for a nitro 950 round - presumably for when the cloned T rexes escape....
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    Makes sense for that use case you want a high ROF to reduce the effect of the guns barrel moving. Incidentally the first sub machine gun (built as an observers gun) the WW1 Villar Perosa had two barrels and each...
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    Another RT 11 user nice I recall the days of PDP 11/03's and that nasty smell the VT55's built in printer made. Don't miss the installation of a dual floppy drive requiring three people to install two to lift it...
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    Early IBM's went exactly much use for a CS course :-) You might not know but PDP10's and 20's score really high on geek points....
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    Follow up It was the Salford Editor source available here http://www.andrewpetermarlow.co.uk/personal/prime.html Wonder if I could port it to Linux...
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    An editor with advanced macros and normally a full screen one. There was an awesome one for PR1ME, made developing in F77 or PL/1G much better than the standard one. PR1ME was an early super mini maker lost out to...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    People who only use mobile phones are called poor people, there is a worry that only having access via mobiles creates a two tier society....
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    A proper RPN HP Calculator back when HP was good BTW there is a swiss company that makes replica HP - with the proper buttons!!!!! https://www.swissmicros.com/ I suppose the ultimate would be a Curta...
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    Have you seen the latest stuff that apple have been putting out and the blowback with the latest mac keyboard breaking if its camera sees a biscuit with 10m. The new pro is cool and all and not to bad...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Thereby including a lot of information useful for hacking purposes :-)...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Sherly Bruce is the middle name here as its not Bruce-Davidson....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Bobs Opening Monologue My name is Bob Howard and I an assistant scientific officer. When I was a teenager I went to university to study computer science Then an accident almost destroyed Wolverhampton and her majesty’s government made me an...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Cassie Id go for Felica Day yes yes Also I wonder if they need a technical advisor :-) *cough*...
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    The team that did Peaky Blinders music and audio cues would be a good pick and the Jenifer Files has to be David Arnold....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    God no go for the standard 22 episode length (if budget allows) - get over this half assed British approach to episodic TV and hire a proper writing room of people who actually understand the cannon as opposed to DR...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Ah the soon to be a Major TV show / film sticker ploy -my first copy dune 1970's had one of those....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Oh Yes Supernaturals Death is great of course Dean Accidently Kills him :-)...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Don't think Tilda Swinton would fit as Mo. Mo needs to be much more the buttoned up type Beverley Cressman aka Kate Stewart (Dr Who) is one option - I think Karen Gillian is out even if she is a...
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