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Writers' Corner / Re: Do non-writers ever annoy you?
« on: Today at 04:42:00 PM »
this.  all of this.
we have the same issue in software development.
someone (usually a journeyman-level programmer) will come along and write something like this:

@m3mnoch the nuclear option when dealing code monkeys is a Greek question mark  (U+037E) and I am sure you can work out the rest. While outright sabotage may not be an option at work this simple change often persuades the writer to listen to what you actually need and keeps their attention after something doesn't run.

As for lawyers rules do not apply to them is their default setting.

Saw my dad yesterday they had operated on his hip and found a fracture in his pelvis as well so he was just out of recovery and drifting in and out as he was on morphine but was in good spirits all things considered. They are not going to biopsy the lymphoma in his brain or treat with chemo as he is 6 foot three and weighs about 6 stone at the moment. There is not enough of him left to effectively treat this. They are still under consultation regarding the bone cancer but in likelihood they will leave that untreated as well.

As a result of this bill, millionaires would also get a ridiculously oversized tax break, and insurance companies would get an additional tax break if they agreed to pay their CEOs more money. I realize this sounds like a comically implausible plan hatched by a Disney villain in a cartoon, but no, this was actually the Republican bill.

Isn't that how Republican politics has worked since Reagan?

As the mood suits you, but I would watch the Big Short again, which is what I watched last night and I bears up to a re-watch very well.

I know you can't avoid death and taxes but I was hoping to talk them out of at least one of the two.

Wow can't beat that but sending a hug.


General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:27:03 PM »
and an attempted attack in Belgium

General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: March 22, 2017, 11:56:49 PM »
Happy Belated Birthday @Nighteyes
I could blame working nights but in truth I forgot. Hope you had a great day and have a fantastic year to follow.

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: March 22, 2017, 04:31:17 PM »
Bad stuff happening in Westminster

Well my Dad didn't have a stroke he had a seizure. He has multiple lymphoma in the brain and bone cancer as well. So the respite after treatment was short lived. He also broke his hip when he fell. We are waiting to see if they are going to let him come home tomorrow or not as originally planned. Not in a great place at the moment.

I think back in the kings paws there are Lots of Suggestions and Links from when M3M visited London last year.
I would encourage everyone travelling to London to take in my favourite view of the city by climbing Primrose hill (corner of Regents park take peanuts in their shells to feed the squirrels) and looking out towards the London Eye. Take a river taxi from before the Tower to Greenwich Lots to see and you get a potted history of the Thames as you travel. When you arrive take a look at the Naval hospital dining room and chapel while you are there (free entry) and you can walk under the Thames from there :-)

I'm delighted to hear all of that. I've been wanting to get into Mark Lawrence, but have found the lack of ladies tremendously off-putting when I tried the previous trilogies.

While I would agree there is an imbalance in the number of female to male characters in Prince of thorns but they are there if you read the books and are well written. There are some of the strongest female characters I have ever read in the Red Queens war series.
I will never subscribe to the argument that writers must bear in mind that if they don't have Bechdel conforming scenes they may face Ire from some Feminists. Context and telling their story should be paramount.
I find the concept of being put off a book by gender balance utterly alien and eagerly look forward to reading about everyday life at the convent of Sweet Mercy at my first opportunity.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:18:00 AM »
Finished Hearts and other dead things featuring a couple of stories and poems from Bradley. It was a fun read for a good cause.

Started the Red Knight by Miles Cameron. It's irritating me with the details

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:14:49 AM »
Reading about @Bradley Darewood sexual misadventures at the moment. I like your poetry sir.

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