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  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Charlie, Since I am apparently under attack for pointing out what is commonly available on YouTube -- after all, you guys were saying how great Portland was -- I will spend my time writing. Delete my posts if you want....
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    @223 and @224: Thank you, that is a beautiful example of what I'm talking about. Each group is under a different geas and sees the world their way and sees the "Other" as the enemy. I'm looking at the way...
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    Portland is a Gibsonian Distopia.[1] Antifa took over the center of town and waged nightly riots trying to torch the Federal Buildings. While BLM mobs marched through the suburbs shouting, "Wake up mother fucker, wake up." If you go to...
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    The novella: - Rule Golden by Damon Knight Addresses that concept of forcing people to "Do unto others". I have it in hardback as, Three Novels, along with The Dying Man and Natural State. It's available as an ebook in:...
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    @136 (something's gonna slip through, guaranteed) That's a feature not a flaw.[1] If you were to correct every error, produce the "perfect" book, then that world would come into existence. That's why at least one person in the production chain...
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    Paul @109 For me, the whole purpose of writing the books is being able to read the books. If I can't read and enjoy my own stuff, then who will. The purpose of writing the story is to translate it...
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    I'm on page 149 where Derek is talking about The Gray Man. I discovered something interesting about the concept. If the Gray Man goes to the same restaurant over time, the wait staff suddenly "sees" you, where before you were...
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    A few years later I'd worked out that Bob was a horribly unreliable narrator, and asked myself: what if Bob's picture of Mhari was as warped as his understanding of everything else in the early books? I didn't wait to...
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    Damn, 2018. I've lost years without realizing it. I read Labyrinth Index twice when it came out, it was so devastating, but it was 2017 when I last read Delirium Brief along with the whole series. That's too many years...
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    I was in the middle of reading a Tim Powers book when everybody started attacking Starship Troopers, so I pulled out the book and started reading it again. The first chapter always causes me to tear up, it is so...
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    Frank is right @24, Heinlein was a writer trying to make a living. - Heinlein was a Trickster[1]. Look at Lost Legacy and Beyond This Horizon. That is Heinlein, the rest is him writing stories to tweak people's Victorian morals...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    Speak like Arnold Schwarzenegger and the voice recognition software will understand you....
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    Heteromeles @543 said: I'd be interested in how you evaluate this evidence and whether you are willing to modify your theory about the non-existence of black holes in light of it. The first link you give has a typo at...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    This is before the nonsense of "Dark Matter". Carl Sagan - Cosmos - Galaxies This is how they thought the stars moved in the galaxy. Notice around 3 minutes that the center spins faster that the outer stars. That is...
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    whitroth @540, said: If not, what's in the center of all galaxies? "My god! It's full of stars." - 2001 Space Odyssey In the 1980s they were looking at the outer edges of galaxies and realized that those stars were...
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    To paraphrase Mark: "Black Holes are real, because I wrote a novel where they actually encounter one." Now that is classic whitroth. I can use that. Thanks... That's an example of where people need to keep the status quo because...
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    Frank, Of course you would say that, because you are expressing your personal opinion. Put twenty stone faced engineers in a room and they will have no way to argue about an experiment. They have to accept the results. Put...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    Frank, About the pipe, I've seen worse. There was a box culvert with two sections, each 10 feet wide and five feet high. It was time to rebuild it, so they made the mistake of reversing the numbers. 5 feet...
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    Heteromeles @489, said: the response I've gotten is a supercilious dismissal, because I'm not a licensed engineer, so therefore what I have to say is of no value. Well, that's the point isn't it. Civil Engineering is a "Hard" science,...
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    Greg Tingey @483, said: I note that you also point to Feynman, what a surprise. I don't see why. I read his books, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think? and agree with...
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    That should read: "If you are not a "String Theorist" you cannot get a job in University as a Professor in the Physics Department."...
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    I'm always amused by the discussion of "causality violation" when it comes to FTL communication, all because of the concept that nothing can travel faster than light. - If you can get from "here to there", without traveling the space...
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    JBS @426 said: Why do you need to import Nubian masons to teach you how to work with adobe? Because the locals never developed the dome or vaulted arch roof made from adobe. - Adobe houses around here are a...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    I stumbled across the original videos that I was looking for. Roofs Underfoot Par1 Nubian Massons build adobe vault and domes under the supervision of Hassan Fathy during a workshop in Abiquiu New Mexico Roofs Underfoot - part 2 Roofs...
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    Troutwaxer @306 Wiki - Le Sage's theory of gravitation That's a classic....
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    Charlie Stross @289, said: One question about Growing Earth theory: Where does the extra mass come from? And a corollary: What are the cosmological consequences? Yes! Way to go, Charlie. At least somebody is using their imagination. With a little...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    whitroth @262 said: "Doubled in size" Mark, Yes, as Elderly Cynic said @263, double the size, double the gravity. Half the size, half the gravity. BTW, Look at the stuff below if you want, but please, don't go all "whitroth"...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    I do not understand why people are confusing discussions about Story with Reality. All of the negative comments are about Reality not living up to something fun. People are forgetting the vast cities that Robert E. Howard wrote about. -...
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    Greg Tingey @254, said: Any way of getting that to stay on a single page, so that we can LOOK at it? In the upper left hand corner of the page are three small lines, stacked on each other, before...
  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    There, that's better. Wiki - Newmanera It's a game set a billion years in the future after having eight earlier civilizations rise and fall. Think Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun series. http://numenera.com So I can run the...
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