Greg Tingey

Greg Tingey

  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    "Campuis Speech codes" Like this - banning Dawkins do you mean?...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    My original copy disentegrated - I now have a hardback ... ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Off-topic, wonderful quote, from "City Metric" - an international on-line mag that often deals with transport issues, but: Yet we shouldn’t allow Trump’s shining impotence to push us...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Nice ideas. However ... far too many complex feedback loops involved, so you can see that actiona prouces result b which then influences c. However there are also linked side-effects on: d-q. Um You only notice if you reverse the...
  • Commented on Book day!
    How I see this working: SA goes in prepared to die, kneels, BP pats him on the head and tells him he's a good boy Fits with the "Japan-surrenduring-to-the US" model, doesn't it? The lesser evil, to buy time -...
  • Commented on Book day!
    And now we've got Grayling. Euwwwww ........
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    "Quality" Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence ... ( ? )...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Note for Charlie: It's obviousl that the ALundryverse had a different geography to our UK The "East Coast main line" DOES NOT go through Leeds - it goes through York & almost all Liverpool-LOndon trains & certainly the proper expresses...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    Olympic competition ... yuccccckkkkk Sorry, but the co-ordinated group-fascism of the olympic movement & crawlers like the vile Coe have given me the all-over creeps since I was about 11. Don't get me started on the fun of compulsory "games"...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    "Doing it right" According to whose criteria? Yours / the "editors" / the readers ??? ( Posterity? ) Look at composers, in particular for that skewed judgement-set - people who were wildly popular in their day, now mostly forgotten, people...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    That sounds like a form of OCD - the "Ultra-Cleanliness" version. Oh dear...
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    Now, the infinitely dreary matter of "sweeping up" remains. Good luck, take youyr time, talk to us - we will help if we can...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Even Pacxo fails occasionally. His "Arts" training let him down when he interviewed the vile Coulter. He simply could not appreciate that she was ( & is ) both lying & mad. [ The interview is available on YouTube, along...
  • Commented on Book day!
    "Saved" as in - BuyingTime, yes. That makes sense - the lesser evil, simply for survival. Somewhere the SA specifically says something like: "there are no good guys/sides in this war" ......
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    Consistency problem here ... Angleton was the Eater of Souls, yet he could not eat "old George" You what? Particularly since we now see what Bob is doing with those powers. Um...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Possibly However, as has been seen recently there may be unforeseen problems with AI's even very simple ones. Marvin the Paranoid Android may be nearer to the truth than many thought, perhaps?...
  • Commented on Book day!
    I obviously haven't read it yet, but I do hope Alex isn't killed or othrwise "wasted" as that would be very stupid, wouldn't it? Unless, of course he is in "protective custody" ( = Special Training? )...
  • Commented on Book day!
    but where's the outreach to opposition politicians who smell blood in the water? Because, just like "real life" i.e. right now in the UK, the Opposition politicians are equally-terminally-stupid as those in power. Hence one of the reasons for my...
  • Commented on Book day!
    I hope my copy shows up soon! Just arrived from Transreal, so thank-you to them & Charlie, of course ...... gordycole @ 269 *everyone* was the bad guys. Maybe, the slightly-less bad guys? Or simply, fighting for theor own &...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Yeah Why do the Minds in the Culture keep the Humans around? In "Consider Phlebas" we see that, very occasionally, humans can outperform Minds, but that aspect vanishes thereafter. Or are humans necessary foir dealing with others - i.e. societies/cultures/speciesoutside...
  • Commented on Book day!
    "TRC" IMHO the nearest to a failure in the series. I was seriously dissapointed in the plot-devices & also the naming of one character. I suppose it's a way for "the author" to remove Angleston/TEAPOT from the available character-list so...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Do you ever feel the need to breed by looking people in the eye? Or other significant parts of their anatomy, certainly! ( Let's not go there, right now, shall we? )...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Later, it could also lead to the misuse/mistreatment of a non-human sentient. Dolphins? Ravens?...
  • Commented on Book day!
    The survival of the human race being the highest priority, even if human decency has to be sacrificed along the way. Shades of WWII ? Dresden, & cosying up to Stalin, even though we knew what he had done?...
  • Commented on Book day!
    As I have just reminded Charlie, just before his wheels came off (Repeat support & condolences ) Bob is an Unreliable Narrator & it may be possible to survive Equoids ... )...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Paxman did an utterly brilliant coverage of WWI on BBC, some time back. To me it's obvious that he is a very moderate conservative & extreme social Liberal ( Rather like me, but much better at it ) But that...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Cats seem to have the same impression of TV pictures, but in their case it makes itself apparent by their trying to catch the flying spot Maybe. Many & long ago, I lived with a vast tom, called Hermann (Orignally...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Apart from my Treasurer's official duties ... I might be writing a cheque very soon ... I thought I'd paid securely on-line for something, but there is no transaction visible in my bank statement & the vendors say they haven't...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Possibly. Under present circumstances, however, a verse from "Cymbeline" might be more appropriate? Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, Nor the furious winter’s rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages: Golden...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Yes. Dolphins - blooddy DOLPHINS for Ghu's sake! As for fire, well the ancient Greeks had it correct didn't they - them & the animals in Mowgli's Jungles, calling the feared thing they could not control "The Red Flower"...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Curious, that. And how many folk-cultures across the world have Ravens as wise & foreseeing birds? Hugin & Munin, indeed....
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