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  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    One other thing I want to comment on is the worry that the Supreme Court will invalidate late votes, especially with Trump going on about (and Kavanaugh's ridiculous comment in his opinion) all votes being counted election day. While there's...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    Charlie @ 20 As far as additional states go, DC will absolutely be added if there's a Democratic trifecta. It's already passed its own enabling legislation and the House has passed a bill to make it a state. Puerto Rico...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    I would strongly caution against people putting too much weight on decisions made by "The Democrats", the Democratic establishment, and the DNC, especially if you're from a country with a stronger party system. The DNC in particular has a very...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    In my defense, it was late enough at night that not only was I engaging with a throwback to the Usenet style of trolls, but I kept going, "no, it's a horde of books, not hoard" ever time I typed...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Nope, I think you're just throwing shit out there as distraction because, once again, you are fundamentally incapable of admitting that you can't grasp the difference in scale and need between the average local library and places like Oxford or...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I'm not going to argue with someone who makes shit up because they don't like being told that there's a difference between an archive or repository and a public library. If one of our customers needs a book on Summerian,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Most public libraries are not the Bodlein or Library of Congress and have to contend with the fact that they don't have unlimited space and budget with which to satisfy book horders' vicarious desires. If throwing out an untouched classic...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    You horde books because: A LIBRARY IS NOT REDDIT/R/CONSPIRACY - IT ALREADY HAS STANDARDS. IF IT'S IN THE LIBRARY, IT'S WORTH KEEPING. Repeat after me: public libraries are not archives. They do not exist to horde every book they have...
  • Commented on Suspense is the key
    Downbelow Station starts off IMR, or at least the editions without the publisher-mandated prologue do. It starts off at the end of a war with a warship escorting a convoy of (dying) refugee-stuffed freighters to an already overcrowded space station....
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    Proposed extinction scenario: The year is 2018. Prime Minister Theresa May, having determined that a submarine-based nuclear deterrent is too expensive while still believing something is needed to keep away the foreign hordes, commands the construction of a classic cobalt-jacketed...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    You have to feel sorry for the Deep Ones, given that the upjumped apes are now two for three on the number of planets they've destroyed. Presumably there were none in elfland since the People would have crapped their pants...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    The count isn't more than a third of the way in and Labour is already trying to pin this on the SNP for... not pushing turnout enough? This despite Scotland's huge margin and Sturgeon et al (and the Welsh for...
  • Commented on Cover reveal! The Nightmare Stacks
    Incidentally, we currently have 27 Stross books, not including ones that have been discarded or lost. Two copies of Equiod, oddly enough - I suspect our fiction selector didn't realize they were novellas rather than full books....
  • Commented on Cover reveal! The Nightmare Stacks
    A quick spot check of WorldCat suggests 883 libraries own "Rapture of the Nerds", 834 for "Glasshouse", 812 for "Halting State", 749 for "Accelerando", and 744 for "Rule 34. That's the top five, there's 253 for "The Annihilation Score". (These...
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