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jreynoldsward

  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    I lived in the country with the nearest large centre being Ft White Fl pop 500, for half a year. Eaten squirrel, grits and a mess of catfish. I've seen first hand what actually gets done with these trucks. Virtually...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    And, looking at the pictures of the Iveco? Take a look at flatbed trucks. Biggest hassle is that you can't stack stuff like firewood very well without rack systems. But they do exist, albeit in a limited form because of...
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    I'm extremely skeptical of the argument that "I live in rural nowhere so I have to have a Dodge Ram because I do manly things and carry manly stuff" Cough cough. Clearly you have no experience with actual, you know,...
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    SIGH. The urban bias that pops up when we start discussing EV issues is...SIGH. Look. I have no problems with the idea of an EV. The problem is that my needs as someone who lives in a rural area in...
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    Greg Tingey @1648 Your prognostications on Britain as to damp are wrong, incidentally - which of these cities has the lowest rainfall ... New York, London, Paris, Rome? ( Heteromeles - erm, not very far from here, there's a strip...
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    Um. As someone who actually lives in a place that is not a National Park, not near a National Park, and has a heavy concentration of wolves (to the degree that they are delisted both at Federal and State levels),...
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    First point. I'll be blunt. I don't tend to be as reactive as whitroth (and I do tend to overlook a lot of his comments as a result of his volatility), BUT. The only thing that kept me from a...
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    IT'S REAL. CNN, NBC, AND FOX JUST CALLED THE RACE FOR BIDEN. I'm tearing up right now. It's real. Oh God, it's real....
  • Commented on Editorial Entanglements
    Anyways - just wondering whether authors-in-waiting are using online self-publishing metrics as a bargaining chip with traditional publishers or vice versa (if you can generate a readership base on your own, we might sign you up). In some genres (romance...
  • Commented on Editorial Entanglements
    ROFPress: they do ebook, and POD trade paper... but get distributed through Baen. No advance, 50% of sales, and I get rights back after a year. Opinions on whether this is a good deal? Is it *reasonable*? Will it hurt...
  • Commented on Editorial Entanglements
    Like I said, this wasn't a problem with Asimov's (and I'm someone who religiously reads submission formatting guidelines because I've been on the editorial side for small pubs/newsletters). The puzzling thing was that both "fall through the cracks magazines" were...
  • Commented on Editorial Entanglements
    This isn't an issue with Asimov's, but in the past two years I have noticed a distressing trend when sending out short stories that came to a head this summer. I had eight stories in hand to circulate at the...
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Hmmm. E.R. Eddison's Zimiamvian stories encounter the Laundry Files. Yeah, it could work, especially Fish Dinner in Memison. But then again, I do have a soft touch for Fiorinda and Barganax. And Mary and Lessingham. Hmm. Yeah. It'd work....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    Hmmm. E.R. Eddison's Zimiamvian books meet the Laundry Files...yeah. That would work, especially Fish Dinner in Memison....
  • Commented on All Glory to the New Management!
    I've been under the impression that novellas translate better to movies than books. Makes sense. One remedial reading/writing exercise I had for my middle school students (ages roughly 11-13/14) with learning disabilities was to rewrite a child's picture book as...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    For those worried about the loudmouths...remember Portland? When the rally drove through downtown and subsequently got chased out by the antifa they were hollering about? And one of their own got shot? It'll happen again if they pull that shit...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    The biggest apparently deliberately set fire was the Almeda fire in Southern Oregon, which took out the towns of Phoenix and Talent as well as part of Medford. A suspect has been arrested and there's a dead body apparently connected...
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    They're sure that the fires on the US West Coast were started by Antifa (they weren't) so in some places they're stopping and questioning (at gunpoint) people who "aren't from here", even when they're wearing their press credentials. Cite, please?...
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    I just remembered what Q reminds me of. A bizarre cross of (cough cough) a religion founded by a certain late SF writer, Bug Jack Barron, and the Church of the SubGenius. Only someone took SubGenius to be serious.......
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    Once upon a time I actually worked for one of those private contractors, albeit not in intelligence (paralegal services, subcontracted to DOJ to defend Bonneville Power Administration in the Washington Public Power Supply System...yes, WPPSS!...suit about bond payout defaults). Y'all...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    The big challenges with snow and ice in Seattle and Portland and further down the Cascades tend to be the following: 1.) Steep hills. 2.) Wetter snow/ice that is usually around freezing, so there's often a thin layer of water...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Argh. The italics are missing from part of my quote. The section that reads: "If you *really* want to know how I feel about them, then I hope they do go, since they have more money than brains, and their...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    whitroth @ 1430: SUVs. 1. I read, almost 20 years ago, that an "unnamed Ford exec" said that the only time 90% of those SUVs go "off-road" was when the owner/driver comes home at 03:00 drunk and drives off their...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Another data point to counter OGH's assertion about the universality of cell phone access. Officially designated wilderness. I can take you to places on Mt. Hood within 50 miles of Portland, Oregon, that do not have cell access and are...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Depression is a rational response to the state of affairs today. I'm in a period between books and have tackled reorganizing my library--in part because I realized I don't know what I do and don't have in stock. All the...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    JBS @50 We are in a similar position as you. We're helping out younger family members as best as we can, but also contemplating donations to our local health care district. One of our local county commissioners has promoted the...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Just had to chime in about the Hillary stuff. I worked on Jerry Brown's Presidential campaign in 1992. About three weeks before the primary election, we had some interesting people show up at the state office (where I was the...
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