Mickdarling

Mickdarling

  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    In the US there are secondary and tertiary effects that would be pretty major. The media industry, my bread and butter, would be in a very different place. The FCC would have had different leadership and support form the whitehouse....
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    I'm starting from the issue that the mechanism is so contrived as to be unconvincing...unless certain other plot points are added. If the time dilation is good old fashioned general relativity, then the plane would have been suspended at 37,000...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    I did have a horrible idea for a countermeasure for the kilo-tubes of artillery NK has pointed at Seoul inspired by your very own story; the systematic sweeping of nuclear fire in the 'Merchants' universe. If you can get full...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    The Binding of the D above had me thinking about the Laundry and the implications of hash collisions for the apps that run their wards and basilisk cameras among other things, as well as much bigger issues. First order issues...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    I won't push on this because I expect you have some details to play with in the story, but I can think of all kinds of ways to build big from kilometer sized building blocks. And, of course, sincere we...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    So with what is in effect a single wormhole whose ends are sliding around space-time changing size, shape, and location at the Authorities control, you have to go back to a time-share control system like the old mainframes used. Giga-engineering...
  • Commented on What else can you do with a Big Dumb Booster?
    Long time lurker here, but decided to create an account to comment when something occurred to me. With regard to using a big gun to get raw material into orbit, you may not even need as much, or any, solid...
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