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  1. I did a thing. Hope you like it. :-) See description for details. Cheers, Patrick.
  2. So, uh, Venezuela. Several shady governmental and paramilitary things going sideways at once. Just throw in a rogue AI and it's pretty much a Gibson novel. Cheers, Patrick.
  3. That may be so, but you seem to like people a lot more when your mom's not talking your ear off. Cheers, Patrick.
  4. Well, it is phenomenally ugly, to me. But I can see a bit of a `Metalhead' aspect to it, a specific kind of ugliness. Cheers, Patrick.
  5. For you, xen0critter. Cheers, Patrick.
  6. Cotton Candy Viking Poodle [My friend collects / restores / customizes dolls.] Cheers, Patrick.
  7. The Ugly Shirt. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evj9bm/adversarial-design-shirt-makes-you-invisible-to-ai
  8. https://www.orionsarm.com/ This is great -- a grand sweeping space opera of a community world-building exercise, which spans thousands of years. Looks like it's still under development too. As with Wikipedia, you can get lost in the cross-references and wander around in this thing for days. Of particular interest is the number of extinct species, fallen empires, derelict ships and other artifacts, some of which are many milllions of years old. It aspires to cover a truly inhuman time-scale. I'm not sure if `space opera' has the right connotations, because they stric
  9. Makes me wanna ride off and raid some hapless peasants. PS: Cheers, Patrick.
  10. He needs to fade into obscurity, and never be taken seriously again. That man lives for the attention, the power, and the admiration of his base. Take that away and he'll crumble into a broken old con-man in an orange jumpsuit, which is what he already is [except the jumpsuit, so far]. At least I hope he ends up in jail, and spends the rest of his life there. Cheers, Patrick.
  11. Just a brief blurb. People underestimate the culture shock, returning to a familiar place. Gone to Ground The first night back was the hardest. The sky was clear; I saw stars. In the daytime, the sky was a pale robin's-egg blue. The world had a ceiling -- although the open spaces, the massive scale of it all, were amazing to me. The fresh air didn't taste metallic. There was a spring in my step, partly from higher oxygen content, partly because I actually weighed less here. It felt like I could run a mile without even breaking a sweat.
  12. Feeling down about several things. One of Dad's friends nearly drank himself to death a few months ago -- much like that ex-girlfriend who nearly drank *herself* to death several years ago. Same result; he's in a care home, physically healthier now than when Dad came by to give him a ride somewhere, and found him unable to speak or get up. But short-term memory and cognition are dodgy at best. He's not going to get much better. That must be hard for someone who's always been the sharpest guy in the room, and usually the biggest. Honestly, he was sometimes a bit arro
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