Troutwaxer

Troutwaxer

  • Commented on Book day!
    It's an interesting theory, but I'd have to see more text evidence before I could get behind it....
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    You may have a point about that. The BP does some like someone who is rather self-amusing......
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    Except I'm not sure I buy it. Imagine that you're a newly arrived alien god, not fully powered up yet, and still learning the rules for both this new form of space-time and the rules for local politics... Do you...
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    On the other hand, I'm not a gamer but I definitely know what Portal is and how it works. At one point I had the song memorized, though I'm not sure I could sing it all anymore....
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    Agreed completely. I'm currently rereading, just to see if I can spot something I didn't spot before, but the whole Iris/Mandate thing is an issue of major concern* and I'd really love to see it put to bed in the...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    With regard for a third bathroom, there is always room for a firm "No," or maybe something more like "Sorry, we can't afford that right now and it might break the slab." One of the reasons for making the day-to-day...
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    I am so sorry to hear this. Losing a parent is always aweful. Take some time for yourself. A week at the beach (or wherever you like to go) would be great if you could manage it....
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    "Collection of pointers" probably makes better sense, but I was trying to keep it simple for anyone who doesn't speak programming....
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    What Iris did was a little more complicated with that. Imagine that both Angleton and Bob are variables* in the computer program that runs the universe. These variables can be filled with information, including the fully executable code for the...
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    Thinking about this a little more... What if The Sleeper has multiple servants? Nyarlahotep, The Eater of Souls, the "Emitter of Controlling Ogranisms" (defeated in this book?) and possibly others. While the Sleeper is estivating, Nyarlahotep has killed "The Emitter...
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    But George was a DSS-level magician with centuries of experience. There's a big difference between eating alot and eating something you can't chew....
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    It sounds like retconning to me too, but it also might be a rivalry between two different servants of the Sleeper, in which case the Mandate is lying. He might be Nyarlahotep, but might not have as much independence as...
  • Commented on Book day!
    I want... "The Dream Quest of Pinky and Brains."...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Let us know if it goes well....
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    Not really. "Motivate the AIs by having them 'enjoy' spending time with humans so they don't destroy us all" was a far as I got....
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    Did the BP kill the Sleeper: 1.) Only in the U.K. 2.) Only in the Laundry's home universe 3.) In the Laundry's home universe and the Pyramid universe 4.) Everywhere...
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    On the other side of the coin, the main reason I suggest that AIs should be motivated by their "happiness" in spending time with humans is because in that case they need to preserve us....
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    I'm not a relationship counsellor, but it seems like you're "going big" with huge, impressive gifts of the sort you'd give someone who finds material things important. (Or the kinds of gifts you'd give someone who has problematic security needs.)...
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    The "Twinkie Singularity" refers to the part of Ghostbusters where Egon is trying to explain the high level of pscyho-kinetic energy in New York, something along the lines of "This twinkie is the size of the normal ammount of psycho-kinetic...
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    I know. I was speaking to someone who (so it appeared to me) was confusing the Plush Cthulhu with the Cutethulhu webcomic....
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    My condolences on your current situation. Take some time for self-care. We are all thinking of you and hoping for the best, whatever that may be in this situation....
  • Commented on Book day!
    It could be The Sleeper. I get the idea that The Black Pharoah only destroyed the Sleeper's extensions into our reality, or maybe only into the U.K., but not the entire Sleeper. (Leaving who/what in charge of the U.S.?) As...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    The AI metric should be obvious; AIs need to be programmed to maximize the time that humans spend interacting with them. Having said that, my AI would drive me crazy in a day or two, just like an annoying little...
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    I think the important thing in evaluating Atrocity Archives is that OGH didn't know he would be writing a sequel, so applying that kind of logic isn't really fair. Though if you wanted to go a little further: BLUE HADES...
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    Bob is definitely unreliable (the Church of the SubGenius has known that for years!) so maybe you aren't dead... Did you suddenly learn Enochian one day several years ago? Do you ever feel the need to breed by looking people...
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    After reading your post I thought it would be fun to make a list of all the books (plus Equoid) with my favorite at the top and my least-favorite at the bottom. I've left off the two shorter stories. The...
  • Commented on Book day!
    ...steal the teapot and use it to make tea! (Too lazy to look up the actual quote.)...
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    You have my best wishes. I hope everything goes as well as it can. Take care of yourself....
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    So what does the "correct" global defense look like to you? What is the "appropriate" way for a "Grand Alliance" to defend humanity in the circumstance of "Case Nightmare Rainbow?" As I see it, we need to have a god...
  • Commented on Book day!
    "...which is far worse than Raymond Schiller.)" Damn, the Laundryverse elected Trump too!...
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