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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: December 03, 2019, 05:33:18 PM »
Finished Swarm and Steel by Michael R Fletcher. I felt the ending fell apart setting up for the last line of the book.

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I am probably 25 years out of date here but firstly do you run on tarmac or grass? Real running shoes tend to be specific and if you run off road a specialist running shop will map your steps and make your insole accordingly although not all manufacturers or makes of shoe offer this option so it can bve limiting but i found it worthwile as it reduced the issue I had with shin splints greatly. I also used to buy a pair of shoes and after they were run in if I liked them get a second pair and split the load between them. In the UK it is wet more often than not and it was just a too handy excuse not to run if my shoes were still damp. You could also gaurentee that by the time you were after a new pair that model no longer existed.

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: December 02, 2019, 02:29:25 AM »
Happy Birthday Cameron

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 30, 2019, 07:21:25 AM »
FFS America please understand why the seperation of Church and State is essential and stop electing religious fundementalists into positions of power.

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/29/ohio-extreme-abortion-bill-reimplant-ectopic-pregnancy?CMP=share_btn_fb&__twitter_impression=true

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 29, 2019, 05:02:57 PM »
Cloth bags are a much better Idea.

@ScarletBea I think your guy probably has his day split into 2 runs so that may be 4-5 hours for 87 parcels and they have to do their own loading.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 28, 2019, 06:33:21 PM »
Looks like the bags for life scheme is not helping

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50579077


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General Discussion / Re: Motorbikes
« on: November 27, 2019, 08:57:35 PM »
Yes ahey is a great description. I am much happier with a choice of bikes.

And I thank you sir!

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Typically you get to suspend disbelief once, the ways it is unsupended are many. Build a reliable reason why it is so and don't come back later and explain more. Location has nothing to do with it good writing does.

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 26, 2019, 05:08:15 PM »
The numbers don't matter the question is it better to wipe out x billion or y billion and slowing down the rate we make the planet uninhabital means longer the population will increase. Maybe it makes no difference or maybe it does? I am just pointing out the unintended consequence of everyone cutting their carbon footprint Which I agree with) may not be as advertised.


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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 26, 2019, 11:53:52 AM »
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Sure, but you agree that some things harm less than others, and it's those choices that have to be made, right?

No generally both harm but some actions  harm slower as a rule. If we have inevitably destroyed ourselves as a species. (The planet will continue just fine without us for a while longer.) Is it better to start the die off when world population is 7.8 billion or slow it down so it starts when we hit 12 billion?

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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: November 24, 2019, 11:05:34 AM »
You save nothing by consuming and definately not the planet. Cars are dirty technology if they are burning hydrocarbons or running on fuel cells. Battery technology is about as dirty as it gets, but thats all been legislated out of the EU now so China and India take on the pollution for making the batteries for your 'green cars'.

The real question to ponder is how taking a flight is somehow greener than taking a train? it is amazing what can be acheived if you know how to play the game and can abuse the rules.

In 1859 the first commercial oil derrick was built world population was 1.1 billion this may be an important number in the future when we are trying to survive without fuel, meds and fertilizer.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:36:49 PM »
Finished Halting State some may call it Sci-Fi but I feel it sits very firmly between an augumented reality and fantasy. A really good light read and a genuinely fun book. A big plus for me is it is set in Edinburgh and largly around the grassmarket which I knew well prior to it burning down.

Started rule 34 also by Charlie Stross

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 19, 2019, 11:30:18 PM »
Started Halting State by Charlie Stross and it's excellent.

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After 12 years of waiting the next chapter is a VR (only)game. Half-Life: Alyx

https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/half-life-3-alyx-vr-game-announcement/

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