Jerry Gaines

Jerry Gaines

  • Commented on I ain't dead
    "Republican judicial appointments going back 40 years" - cf. the idea of the "Constitution In Exile" (https://www.constitution.org/cons/exile/0409.sunstein.html)....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    The Second Amendment was the fallout from a debate between the federalists and the anti-federalists over who defeated the British: was it the Continental Army (funded by the Continental Congress and led by George Washington), or the individual colonial militias...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Is that why the nose has that odd shape - tunnels? I thought it was just general aerodynamics. I figured the front and back cars (and who knows, maybe some other baggage or galley cars) wouldn't seat the full complement...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Nojay @978 “Crossing speed of 1100kph with no problems” That’s pretty much the speed of sound, isn’t it? And I bet even at that speed you’ll hardly notice. Bellingham @910 “16 coach trains” I counted them too! 16 cars per...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    I've taken the Nozomi on that very route. At one point we passed another one going in the other direction. I think those sets of tracks are about five meters apart. We were in the middle of the journey, so...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    It's cancelled: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Austin-mayor-cancels-SXSW-festival-over-15111928.php...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Both Air Canada and Air New Zealand have nonstops from Vancouver to Auckland. But I can't find any nonstops from Edinburgh to Vancouver....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Fair point. Entering's not too bad, and airports like ORD and LAX have onward bag drops to speed things up - but then you have to go back through TSA. I can understand wanting to find another route....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Consider coming round the other way: Edinburgh to Chicago nonstop on United, then nonstop from there to Auckland on Air New Zealand....
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    That's not an apples-to-apples comparison. Dallas and Fort Worth are two separate cities with some built up areas in between. Lumping them together requires a construct called a "Consolidated" MSA. The correct comparison between Dallas and Houston is by city...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    A little bit of that goes a long way, that's for sure. I just finished Empire Games. A great read - thanks! And great to see the Family Trade universe(s) back in action too....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    What happened to the entertaining exchange about environmental policy in New Zealand between Jez Weston and the blowhard "performance artist"? I shared the link with some friends, but all of those posts seemed to have vanished after a while. There's...
  • Commented on Suspense is the key
    "Hayden Griffin was plucking a fish when the gravity bell rang." - The first line of Karl Schroeder's novel Sun of Suns...
  • Commented on Not-so-Invisible Ninjas
    Please include the inestimable Kage Baker, whose excellent "Company" series of time travel novels was cut short by her untimely passing in 2010. "In the Garden of Iden", "Sky Coyote", "Mendoza in Hollywood", "The Graveyard Game", and more....
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