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  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    One thought more directly connected to this excerpt and if allowed, speculation?...- what if someone, maybe Mhari's ex, really is playing 5 steps ahead (while somehow avoiding, maybe by being dead now, mind-reading by Nyar Nyar...) - a plan to...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    (NB: I'm not saying Quisling didn't _want_ to have an effective role, he very much did, just that the Nazis didn't _need_ him and that apparently they took over Norway without any help from his apparently rather ineffective work, apparently,...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    I've been thinking about this comparison of Michael Armstrong to Vidkun Qusling. Given that Quisling had no effective role in the betrayal of Norway and was at most a figurehead for the Nazi government, the analogy seems unclear....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    on the other hand, TRC toward the end sees Mhari viewing Bob with some respect (could be fear, could be fear.) For all his ego, Bob (or the thing that now thinks it's Bob after Bob's death in TFM, if...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Well, she could be referring to Bob, Oscar (from TRC, deceased but - still) or one of several concurrent with Bob (... according to Bob and, if I remember, Mhari too.) (I see Tor has fixed some Mhari-related typoish things....
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    Almost sure that some of Reginald Hill's mysteries qualify, but will have to check which. He seemed to specialize in genre-breaking (with very positive results, I believe.) Had not heard of the thread-OP's novels, I think, but - hrm. Will...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Well, maybe he could use a cover band called Compuserve - who knows....
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    ... found that one to be quite good. (Insoluble by the wat'ry universal...)...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    There's something rather like this going on in an online comic (GPF) -now-......
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I'm very sorry to hear. He had a lot of interest to contribute and (... selfishly-speaking...) I looked forward to reading more....
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Not sure that's a typo. In our world that would be Oliver and his son, hence, Cromwells....
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Belatedly and briefly, found a copy at the local library, read it and am intending to reread it before I return it to the library. Only caught one might-be-typo, for what that's worth; will have to mark it down. Especially...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    ... ok, I have never looked much at Archive of our Own.. But I see something very interesting there written by the author which I have never seen before, so that's my loss... time to read it. And the A...
  • 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"...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Goodall, not Godwin, sorry- ACK!!!...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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.)...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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...
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