Eric

Eric

  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    As I think has been said in other words- you're giving languages and especially the English language too much credit for specificity and lack of ambiguity even so. Many of us who aren't hidden nonhuman AIs walking among you (oops,...
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    While I have great hopes for the eventual capabilities of AI, whether it's Shakespeare, Cervantes, Dostoyevsky or a lesser light, an excellent translation/annotation/etc etc is worth holding out for over an adequate one, I gather, yes......
  • Commented on Excuses
    I've never seen much radical in Michał Bergson's clarinet music, but perhaps you know it better than I do. As to Varèse: (1) cheers for not getting that the Varèse reference, like the Satie reference, were jokes. I won't trouble...
  • Commented on Excuses
    1) why, thank you. 4) which war exactly did we enter in 1913? We invaded Veracruz in 1914, we didn't enter WWI until 1917, "The Martian War" is a later fabrication. As to the Constitution, you've got "weakened" and "meaningless"...
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    Sounds more like a Satie joke to me....
  • Commented on Excuses
    52 US Code 30121: "It shall be unlawful for— (1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make— (A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make...
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    Goodall, not Godwin, sorry- ACK!!!...
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    Chomsky in the past has been much clearer, as I recall, about the distinction between means and ends. (Yes, it’s a good idea to improve our relationships with other countries, but this administration seems on compelling evidence to have specific...
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    That image seems very Laundryverse-appropriate. (Mr Godwin’s list perhaps also should have the increasing number of uses of “formally” where “formerly” was meant.)...
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    Well, whether or not the Cuban government is itself responsible for, has ordered, the odd (sonic?) attacks, in any case their response so far has been to offer lots of help with the investigation , rather as though they actually...
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    There are some really good examples of people creating excellent work not just into their 50s, 60s and 70s but even into their 90s and 100s nowadays (my knowledge here is more in the music composition area - Havergal Brian...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    50 minutes later I didn't respond - you find that rude? Not all of us are sitting by our computers 24 hours. Some of us have work and other things besides, and connect here when and as we can; yes,...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    "Yeah, believe it or not, I know what I'm talking about" I think you take my encouragement of increased rigor of argument as in and of itself skepticism of your content, whereas I was not expressing an opinion one way...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Nietzsche probably didn't have it because... diagnostic reasons, please. "It was a common insult" is, believe it or not, irrelevant....
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    Belated response: the first (I think) performance of a Mahler symphony in the US, strictly speaking, I gather was as early as 1908 (Mahler conducting his own 2nd symphony in New York City on December 8, 1908 - "Gustav Mahler...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Re best Disney film: of recent ones, inclined to say Zootopia or Inside Out. Two that had me saying "wait, these are Disney films? Kudos to Disney, then." Inside Out especially, where the main human character comes perilously close to...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Her speech on Sept. 9 2015 was interpreted at the time as having a "Trust but verify" gist, actually, not "distrust but verify", at least by the NYT, though she may well have changed later; I don't remember. (Personally, if...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Hrm. If I became (anykindof) dictator I think my first priority would be to try to find some non-fatal way -out- of the job and to get rid of the job entirely (good luck there, I suppose); one can try...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Given that of late, a larger amount of "investment" by wealthier people has been done in ways that takes capital out of the economy long-term, not re-investment into other corporation but rather investment into e.g. long-term untaxable offshore funds, whereas...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Can't say I'm surprised to read Mhari will be working for the new management; conjecturally- if the Mandate/New Management haven't told her to go seek her blood the old-fashioned way, then they're in charge of her bloodflow....
  • Commented on Character and Exposition are Plot: Why most pop critical terms aren't useful to writers
    Missed that one by Hill, I think. (Big Hill fan here, regretting I only learned about his novels [a few years] after he died. At least there's still (Lynley/Havers/... ...) Elizabeth George.)...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Actually, that's not optimistic. Given the number of people who die either way - and what happens to our allies near North Korea _after_ the "short" war - these are choices between disastrous for everyone and disastrous for many, many,...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    The Q you describe wouldn't be working with a 2017 Tesla since the Q in the latest films (starting especially with Skyfall, iirc, or maybe earlier still?) has to deal with budget cuts among other things, rather than being in...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Re-reading my Kindle purchased copy, I see that John did indeed say that about condoms (pp.88-89) so you're probably right (if John- one of Alex' fellow PHANGs - was quoting the memo from HR accurately, etc. But in response to...
  • Commented on Book day!
    (And as I recall the bit about condoms was an untested hypothesis in TNS. Canon? :))...
  • Commented on Book day!
    IIRC, no, V-syndrome isn't transmissible that way; sleeping with PHANGs is just fatal (for most people.)...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Seagulls always wait above theater for next production. It's a trope called "Chekhov's Bird"....
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    I used to have a page about Edmund Rubbra on a website of mine (which led in turn to my meeting, during a London trip, someone who'd been a friend of the composer, and joining him for a Prom concert...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    "Sei es autographiert, sei es gestochen." - Liszt, that consummate re-re-re-re-reviser, on whether or not any given work of his was ready for the publisher ("If it is signed by me, it may be published." as quoted in Alan Walker...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    (though yes- popular and no longer so (though relatively increasing in popularity, if almost? 3 recordings of his complete symphonies is any indication- note _relatively_) - Joachim Raff, e.g., or similarly Friedrich Gernsheim, agreed... (Howard Hanson?) not at all known...
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