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The Old Hack

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  1. NP Monday October 23, 2017

    http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=683 Hanma is being classy.
  2. Story Wednesday October 18, 2017

    http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2411 But... but the kangaroos! Why won't anyone think of the kangaroos!
  3. Story Friday October 20th 2017

    She probably made a wild guess that it wasn't actually Moperville South's principal suddenly going postal and figured it was more likely to be someone from the outside.
  4. NP Friday Oct 20 2017

    Please. A proper Fennec fox looks like this.
  5. Book recommendations thread, Return of the

    Nonetheless. We get to see how the Threadfall and the struggle of the Dragonriders look from the perspective of people stuck on the ground. We also get a look at ordinary Hold life that helps flesh out the setting and which makes it even better in my opinion. Incidentally, Steven Brust's Vallista just got released. Anyone unfamiliar with Vlad Taltos the assassin and his world should probably start with an earlier book in the series but for those who know him it is well worth reading. I am amazed at how he has written books in this series for a quarter century now and how they still come out fresh, each revealing new facets of the mystery that is the world of Dragaera.
  6. Book recommendations can be a happy thing especially when traded around between friends. So, without further ado, I am restarting the thread. First, since this seems to be in the air, I would like to recommend The Gun Primer: A Writer's Guide To Firearm Facts For Fiction by Bruce Jenvey for anyone interested in either writing stories where knowing your guns might be important or in knowing a bit more about the topic in general. Please note that it is a very basic work and that the author strives to merely inform about firearms and their function without getting into the political side. As he says, it is an attempt to help writers avoid basic and common misconceptions about firearms (or for that matter, to allow those who read it to better debate gun control issues, whether pro or anti, based on facts rather than urban myths.) I found the book easily read, entertaining and helpful in clearing up certain misunderstandings of mine. The author really did try hard to keep political judgment out of the work and in my opinion succeeded fairly well. If you are a firearms expert in your own right I doubt he has very much new to tell, but at the very least he has some entertaining anecdotes about horrible mistakes in TV shows and books committed by writers whom I can only believe have never actually held a loaded gun in their hands, much less fired one.
  7. What Are You Watching?

    Durn Mason-Dixon Line. It keeps shifting around. It's been impossible to pin down ever since that time when Carmen San Diego stole it.
  8. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    The Moderator: I am not aware of any specifics of this particular windmill farm but I know a little about how wind and solar in general are doing. My own energy company -- Danish Oil and Natural Gas, usually rather unfortunately abbreviated to DONG -- is about to change its name. Due to its heavy investing in wind and solar, and general changes in structure and divesting of less efficient assets, the leadership of the company recently realised that it no longer dealt in energy from either oil or natural gas to any degree of importance at all. An energy company with 'Oil and Natural Gas' in its name that didn't deal in either of these seemed a bit nonsensical to them, so in a month or so they will rename their company 'Ørsted' for the Danish physicist H. C. Ørsted. Given the nature of such companies (i. e., they want to make money rather than lose it), I do not think they can be doing all that badly.
  9. The Moderator: By popular request, I am relaunching the political discussion thread. Once again, however, I must stress that it will be very strictly monitored. Adherence to the forum courtesy rules will be enforced with especial care here. This is a particularly contentious topic and no flames, personal attacks, scandalmongering nor slurs of any kind will be permitted. People have a great range of opinions and while it is hard to remain calm and civil at times we should nevertheless strive for that to the best of our ability. Use of particularly offensive terms about other posters (including but not limited to 'RWNJ', 'SJW', 'Nazi' and others) will result in immediate warning points. We had some good and beneficial discussions on the old thread and largely managed to remain civil and respectful. I hope we can accomplish the same here. Remember: do not post here in the heat of anger and always keep in mind that your fellow posters are people, too. Last point: as in the old thread, when I do post here it will be in my capacity as moderator only. It will be easier for me to moderate here if I do not allow myself to become personally involved. While I do have a political bias, I will do my best to not let it affect me. And remember that as always, you have a right of appeal to the admins if I make a decision you disagree so much with that you find it unacceptable. The Old Hack
  10. What Are You Watching?

    Damyankees. Someone oughtta chase 'em back north where they belong.
  11. Okay. It is no secret that I am a huge WWII buff, or at least it probably won't shock anyone here to learn it. I love a great many topics related to the war but one of my absolute favourites since childhood is fighter planes. I had a huge collection of model airplanes I'd assembled myself which took up almost half the space of one room. I just got hold of a DVD with a TV program about WWII German fighter jets, something which normally fascinates me endlessly. I sat down ready for an hour of happy geeking out. Then the narrator began. And droned on and on and on. I have never before heard anyone on TV with such a terribly boring voice. After a while I actually fell ASLEEP. The last I remembered was something about having trouble getting the High Command to allocate resources enough to developing their jets and then I woke up to something about how fuel shortages made it nearly impossible for the German jets to take to the air in the spring of '45. That narrator was so boring that he made me sleep through almost a whole program about one of the topics most fascinating to me throughout my life. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE.
  12. Book recommendations thread, Return of the

    Recent discussion has reminded me of Anne McCaffrey's splendid Dragonriders of Pern series. I can only highly recommend it. Also worth mentioning is its spinoff Dragonsong trilogy, also by McCaffrey, which is more focused on the ordinary people of Pern than the dragonriders themselves.
  13. Story Wednesday October 18, 2017

    I pity the fool would-be Alpha Bitch who tries to take on Susan.
  14. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    While writing on my book project (which is partly set in Germany, 1933) I had occasion to mention Hitler's Brownshirts. I inadvertently omitted the second 'r' in 'Brownshirts.' I feel horribly tempted to let the typo stand.
  15. The Pharaoh Returns

    Oh, I know. Just in New Jersey I noticed that you have a Copenhagen. Which lies within spitting distance of Carthage.
  16. Story Friday October 20th 2017

    With that smiley it looks more like Demonic Ducktion. It has been a long wait before we finally got to see Susan and Diane together. It has been well worth the wait. I love the dynamic between them. Also, curse you, Thursday! Must you foil me at every turn? *shakes fist*
  17. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    The Moderator: I wonder if we should have a thread for poorly thought out laws. We have had a few of these in Denmark. One of my favourites was a law that required exotic dancers to keep their buttocks covered. For some reason it was extremely verbose and filled with all sorts of anatomical terms as well as trigonometrical definitions of exactly where the buttock began and ended. The result was a nearly unreadable mess that used up several paragraphs. It was actually signed into law but due to a copying error the final law, if carefully read, only made it mandatory for dancers to keep their left buttock covered. They could dance with the right one as bare as they liked, which was not quite the intention of the lawmakers in question.
  18. The Pharaoh Returns

    In Denmark we have some town and place names that make me wonder about the people who named them. Like the town of "Longbuttock." Or the suburb of Copenhagen named "Bedless." (Translated from Danish.)
  19. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    I will admit that a truck ban seems impractical.
  20. What Are You Ingesting?

    Tea porn comes at a steep price.
  21. Things that make you sad.

    [Content note: Pet illness.] My wife's cat Saki is struggling with a very serious infection. Saki was born with a noticeable overbite and it has made her very prone to infections in her mouth and throat. She has been on Prednisol treatments for a rather long time now, something which concerned her vet because of long term issues but alternate treatment methods did not yield good results and without it the poor thing was just so miserable. We have been aware that this might shorten Saki's life but accepted the tradeoff so she would at least have a good life until her time came. We just hadn't expected that it might come this fast. She might still survive for now, but right now it isn't looking good. Both I and my wife are stressing over this and I've had some trouble sleeping.
  22. NP, Wednesday October 18, 2017

    mlooney & ProfessorTomoe Shipping. We get it there come Hell or high water.
  23. Story Friday October 13 2017

    You might have expected that, seeing as that the Dragonriders series is a rare example of veterinarian science fiction. Naturally CritterKeeper would show up to defend it. (Heads off to the book recommendation thread to recommend the entire series)
  24. Story Wednesday October 18, 2017

    Do you really believe that 'charity' had any intention of benefiting them?