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  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Any such activity on the ROI side would require likely require constitutional change. General perception of NI in ROI is 'toxic basket case', and whilst SF are getting the love from people seeing the core parties continuing to do what...
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Going back a bit, but what about Poggio Bracciolini? Started life as a scriptor in Rome in the early 1400s, moved up in the Vatican world to become Papal Secretary and a roving diplomat, ended up in Florence at the...
  • Commented on The iron law of development
    Arts (at its best) is a funny one. It relies hugely on self-motivated reading and study, or at least it did in the '80s and '90s. And it only really ramps up in the final years. To the less motivated...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Oh yes, yes indeed. Please incorporate as much Tesla as possible. Hey, will this turn out to be another parallel in the Merchant Princes sequence?...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    He does note the crossover of some of his 'mainstream' fic in the Intro, hoping he gets into this more in the book proper - I'll admit it's not something I had really picked up before. It is dawning on...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    A nice series of articles from Tor.com a few years back about PTSD in (mainly speculative, given site) fiction, particularly liked this one on why Sayers' depiction of it in Lord Peter Wimsey, writing in the '30s, was unusually good....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Oops. Moskva is the correct title. No Rules, don't know where that came from....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    He also killed (directly and indirectly) tens of millions in the process. Omelette, eggs, etc. Better to have lived after conquest than during it, certainly!...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Knew about the Seeds of Misfortune, which I will be picking up from the local FLCBS shortly. Missed the PDF short story - thanks! Also, adding to the book ideas, picked up Moskva Rules today to add to the to-read...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Fic: Finished Who Killed Sherlock Holmes by Paul Cornell, which again manages to marry up the modern supernatural with the police procedural, with a side-order of despair. Fascinating and addictive, if slightly disturbing. Currently reading King's Justice & The Auger's...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    Leaving the 99% with no option but to take a flash-mob lo-fi approach to protest, gathering in public spaces and moaning "Braaaains..."...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    Think more bandwidth and data capping limits. "Unfortunately you have hit your 1TB limit for higher cognitive function this month. eMind our Sales Team for add-on options." Surely the whole point of being a 99%-er is no longer having the...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    It was the natural end-point :-)...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    Made available to you on an demand-based leaseback model. Based on the average usage of cranial content we estimate that a 20:1 contention level is more than adequate, at an affordable monthly fee....
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    How about some confluence of intentionally hostile (non-sentient) AI linked to a Von Neumann drone-building programme using whatever drone tech matures into in the next few decades? Perhaps originally programmed to target non-white folks, but glitchy natural learning extends to...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Genuine dumb question here - if a UK referendum does not carry any legal force, why is an Act of Parliament required to implement one?...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    At a guess, a wild extrapolation from the Sinn Fein / IRA historic rejection of the "Free State", er, Irish Republic, as a valid governing entity (or Northern Ireland, for that matter)? Used, of course, to justify the likes of...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I'm one of these, luckily in Ireland so theoretically covered by separate legislation. But if Leave wins, I will be sorting out my Irish citizenship sharpish......
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Ah yes, Charles J Haughey, the poster-boy for 'cute-hoorism', who managed to buy an island, yacht and stately home whilst having no visible means of support. Played in a recent tv biopic by Aidan Gillen, who also plays Petyr "Littlefinger"...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Oh, it's waaay more complicated than that (and good luck sending back the Irish should something so insanecome to pass, the 50,000 undocumented migrants in the US don't show signs of being deported en masse anytime soon). As Anonemouse pointed...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    The census states that 5,175,677 of the total 8,173,900 London population were born in Britain, which is 63.3%. Just in case that's not absolutely clear. Funnily enough, the last time London was this big was in 1951, right after the...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I once read a description of a senior Irish Republican politician (in a newspaper interview with a former IRA operative) as a 'plausible bigot'. Living over two decades in ROI has done little to shake my sense that this is...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Greg, you know as well as I do that his German immigrant wife is white and Christian (at least by cultural background), that's an equivocation I'd not expect from you. The Brexit debate pulls in a number of strands on...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Particularly depressing is that much of the media has a perception that the now open civil war in the Tory Party is at least as important as the EU referendum itself. It's like speculating whether Nero or Caligula are better...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Yes, that was a pretty dumb assumption there. Hopefully unthinking. Humans, being primates, have instinctive wiring that makes some wary of the 'other', be they a different skin tone or different through the visible effects of disability (for example). Culture...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Indeed, and I should for my own part point out that the integration generally works better when everyone is superficially similar in appearance - my example holds well for immigrants from Europe, demonstrably far less so when applied to those...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Re "communities tolerate low levels of immigration when the members of said communities still see enough of their own group around to feel secure", think this might actually be the reverse. High levels of tolerance are more likely, in the...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Indeed. Great example of that in the recent appearance of Sir Philip Green in front of the Parliamentary Committee investigating the evisceration of BHS. Particular favourite is at 9.53 when he tells a Conservative MP to stop 'staring' at him...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    1) Make employee engagement an equal part of your "Strategy Tripod/Triangle/Flux Capacitor" along with Revenue and Quality, or similar. To reinforce this, engage with a shill employee branding marketer independent employee engagement award scheme. 2) Make engagement in the annual...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Something 'cosy catastrophe' in the vein of Wyndam or Christopher might be more in keeping. Unless zombies was a reference to the functioning of the European Commission....
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