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  • Commented on Roll the dice
    That really highlights just how big the changes due to the pandemic will be. Even if (as can happen) TPTB learn the wrong lessons....
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    No, I'm sure you're right - the hamsterwheel isn't Deighton. But the "convince the captive there's no point trying to escape" is pure IPCRESS. I don't know who your author could be....
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    "... if you ain't got space suits & and you believe you're on a wheel in space with vacuum all around outside, are you going to try to break out?" That's very IPCRESS. I'm reminded of OGH's previous comment that...
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    "If what's in store in the Laundryverse resembles the colonization of the Americas, gee. I'm curious to read a novel-length Stross story with that level of grim-dark on center stage, but gee." Unless I'm misreading it (quite possible), that level...
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    Er, is that actually 120 feet in six seconds? Or in sixty?...
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    I foresee an Archers RPG....
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    MTG may be, but other games needn't be....
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    I was thinking particularly of Travellers On A Red Road....
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    You could use the phone and the phone owner as components of a detection system, by comparing visual outputs - if X shows up in one system (eyesight) but not the other (camera), then that's a clear sign of Interesting...
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    Ooooh. _Networked_ CCG. Runs on phones....
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    The Black Chamber doesn't want a TTRPG to summon Big Sir - too much scope for individual initiative, too many rules and therefore too slow a takeup. You want something like Magic: The Gathering, a collectible card game. - The...
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    It's worth saying that people outside the Anglosphere also play RPGs. Recent stuff out of Finland in particular has been very impressive, at least to me....
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    Given official hostility to cults not of the PM, it's a safe guess that any Call Of Cthulhu/Delta Green material still on the market will be there as a poison-pill for the overly enthusiastic/curious....
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Ah, fair call. It's getting a bit hard to tell, these days....
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    I still can't see it. Russia wouldn't accept him, because it would provide too much ammunition to use against them. I hope you get your social revolution....
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    "I suspect the big problem we'll find we have right now is that most of the power players want Agent Orange gone, not to the point of offing him (yet! and note that this would be exceedingly difficult), but neutralized...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Not Russia because then all the rumours will have been shown to be accurate, which is much more to the point....
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    In this context (CoVid-19 as vascular disease) it occurred to me that statins may be a red herring, because you'd expect them already to be helping - at least in the UK, where statins are routinely prescribed to everyone over...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    "Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything" https://elemental.medium.com/coronavirus-may-be-a-blood-vessel-disease-which-explains-everything-2c4032481ab2 I don't *think* anyone here's posted this before, but I have a bad memory and a knack of being the last poster in a thread, so apologies if this...
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    I remember those "cancer cluster" reports. One of them, I forget where it was published but probably in Nature, showed a map of the area including Aldermaston, Harwell, Culham and I think another nuclear site. It was clear, just by...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Firefall. 64 000 very bright, geometrically spaced, synchronised lights. Whoosh....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Yup. There's a reason that the very specific phrase "football hooligan" exists, in UK English. Greg may be able to put a better recollection on this; I am certain that supporters of one of the London clubs were claimed to...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    This site is a pretty good notification in its own right. I think it's worth scanning for news as well as reading in detail....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    "Unashamedly stealing everyone else's good ideas", otherwise known as "best practice" :)...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    SFReader said: "Anyone know of any SF movies or TV shows that came anywhere close to describing the level of dis-unity, insanity, pigheadedness, anti-science, etc. that we've seen to COVID-19?" Nothing in the movies or TV, but John Brunner's 'The...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    In some of the previous journal entries people were talking about ticks and Lyme disease. Two (anecdotal) data points: 1: Living where I do (Dorset in southern England), this is tick season. If you're wearing trousers and in rank vegetation,...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    'White Queen' is a Gwyneth Jones book. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/955166.White_Queen...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Ouch. Sounds as if you might have to bite the bullet and pay for a doctor?...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Spamming gobshite. [[ spamming gobshite now gone - mod ]]...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Welcome to the ignore list....
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