Mike W

Mike W

  • Commented on Submarine coming through!
    Except it's a near word for word repost of an old "Adulthood is" meme e.g from 4 years ago: https://www.reddit.com/r/Showerthoughts/comments/4ta3o9/adulthood_is_like_looking_both_ways_before_you/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share...
  • Commented on So you say you want a revolution
    Charlie @57: wrote The UK has already gone metric -- ages ago The mile is so well entrenched that you can't register a vehicle with a metric speedometer in the UK (I tried). You can drive one, but you can't...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    I wonder how the beneficial effects weigh up against the secondary negative effects on people with chronic illnesses, cancer or others requiring frequent/hands-on treatment? Do we know anything about first responders without PPE trying to deal with people in accidents/crashes?...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    "Charlie Stross is Undead" strikes me a useful compromise in terms of publicity and truthfulness....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    The things that worry me are that 1) Tara Reade's accusations against Biden gain standing 2) Trump/McConnell engineers some situation to defer the election 3) a flock of black swans...
  • Commented on Creative writing challenge!
    I might be able to incorporate these story elements into my grindhouse update* to Wind in the Willows based on this story of Australian water rats performing in-vivo surgery on toads to feast on their hearts. (*Not to be confused...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    > And Ian Richardson as Angleton Snap! The show would then be "House of Tarot Cards"...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Hartnell as Angleton fits into the general line-up I imagined: Peter Cushing, Ian Richardson....
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    If you're in a loosely-confederated organisation like a university then you have researchers ( with a special call-out to medical researchers ) using expensive devices tethered to workstations with dongles that only work with XP or Vista, and the software...
  • Commented on Just plain icky
    Shades of Ridley Scott's recent TV political satire "BrainDead" with parasitic space ants being the pathway to political idiocy....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLOND
    I can imagine the combination of his physical thrashing about, verbal bumblings and Laitn quotes being parsed as invocations by some unspeakable entity. CODE: COME WHAT MAY...
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