Iain Aschendale

Iain Aschendale

  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Something akin to Google Glass and augmented reality replacing entertainment screens entirely. If you get the right apartment, the soap opera could play out on your sofa, with the goggles adjusting the character positions to the shape of your room....
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Not to mention the social issues involved. No matter how closely you screen your initial passengers/crew, I'd be very concerned about belief systems arising after a generation or two that were counter to the continued survival of the mission. Let...
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    My sympathies, I just lost a family member (who had been ill for some time) in April, so I know the feelings well....
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Whoops,missed @Bellingham's retraction. Frosty tone microwaved to a friendly room-temperature....
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    I'll be civil and point out that that was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, not Theodore. Two different people....
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Shoot, forgot to mention the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating an end to the Russo-Japanese war. Only person, AFAIK, to win both his nation's highest military honor (Medal of Honor) *and* the Nobel Peace Prize....
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    I'm surprised Theodore Roosevelt hasn't come up. Off the top of my head: Born "sickly" and not expected to live long, he pretty much just decided he was going to be better than okay, and eventually ended up (again, from...
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