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by Stuart
2004-11-11 09:31am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

It's an awesome serious of stories, I finished The Big One last night and I've plowed through most of The Great Game today. I'm definitely hooked now. Though it is a shame we didn't get much during the heyday of the B-52, though the Mach-3 Tomcat does make up for it. Stuart, I hope you decide to ha...
by Stuart
2004-11-08 10:11am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

AWESOME. What year is it, though? Thank you, thank you very much. Blocking Action is set in 1949. The general picture is that Halifax was arrested immediately after The Big One and the collapse of the German occupation of the UK, tried for treason and executed. Its one of a pair of stories, the oth...
by Stuart
2004-11-03 11:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Thai death sentence for Briton
Replies: 77
Views: 2545

According to that, if I like to buy booze and get wasted at home, I shouldn't be allowed to drive me car to the liquor store? Possibly have to walk several miles to the store because I just might be an irresponsible idiot and drink it all while driving? That's stupid. If you're blasted and over the...
by Stuart
2004-11-03 11:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Thai death sentence for Briton
Replies: 77
Views: 2545

so if someone gets drunk at a bar and wrecks his car as a result of drinking too much, he can sue the bartender for selling him the liquor then? somehow i don't see that happening. Don't laugh, it has already - and the plaintiff won. This is a quite from a site that gives legal advice. if you are i...
by Stuart
2004-11-03 10:19am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: DC Voters Are Certifiably Insane.
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: DC Voters Are Certifiably Insane.

"I promise you a police car on every sidewalk." Nothing wrong with that one. Ever seen how the DC police drive? They're the only people I know who break the transmission on Crown Vics jumping kerbs. Somedays, it seems like they really do wreck a cruiser on every sidewalk. Barry may not be...
by Stuart
2004-11-03 10:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Thai death sentence for Briton
Replies: 77
Views: 2545

you obviously wouldn't mind pointing out a law citing its illegality then. your opinion as to what's legal doesn't exactly count as a fact. I think this is a case that would have to be answered on a state-by-state basis since every state phrases its murder/manslaughter/liability laws differently. T...
by Stuart
2004-11-03 09:22am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Thai death sentence for Briton
Replies: 77
Views: 2545

I highly doubt it's legal to sell weapons to someone who you know will kill themslves with it moments later. And if a pharmacist, or individual for that matter, know that a person will top OD on sleeping pills, then they have acted immoraly. In fact, i'm sure it against the law to provide things to...
by Stuart
2004-11-03 08:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ohio
Replies: 20
Views: 788

Although you have to reverse it because Lincoln was a Republican. The interesting thing is, if we compare electoral maps, the Republicans and Democrats have effectively switched constituences. Go back to the early part of the 20th century, the Republicans dominated the greater northeast and the Pac...
by Stuart
2004-11-02 02:57pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

That wasn't an insult or anything. Just an observation. Have you ever read the Starfire books? I understand, the problem is that the choices for gettinga round the light barrier are so limited. I haven't read any starfire books; I've got most of the Wing Commander stuff though (if you think deconfl...
by Stuart
2004-11-02 10:23am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

It's been done in other scifi. "Jump points" in Wing Commander and "warp points" in Starfire. Maybe others as well. This is so. In fact, given a reasonable level of physics, there are only three ways of "doing" interstellar travel allowing for the speed-of-light barrie...
by Stuart
2004-11-01 03:54pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

Does "Interstellar Highway" refer to any known stellar phenomena, such as the "null gravity" channels of our solar system? Oh, and you'll have to wait WAY past tomorrow to see what happens in the election. We'll see, we can but hope. The basic theory behind the interstellar high...
by Stuart
2004-11-01 02:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Thai death sentence for Briton
Replies: 77
Views: 2545

If one goes to Thailand, one will see there are large notices all over the place. They read, in multiple languages, "Traficking in prohibited drugs is a capital offense. " They are in hotels, bus stations, train stations, airports, everywhere. The same message is also on the radio and tele...
by Stuart
2004-11-01 09:21am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

Loving the fic. Any idea when High Frontier 4 comes out? Glad to see its enjoyed. :D High Frontier Four is coming out very soon (sometime this week probably) I have another story that's coming out also, "Interstellar Highway" set in the TBOverse around 2450. I might start putting that up ...
by Stuart
2004-11-01 09:14am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

Here's a question, what does the TBO F-115 Eagle look like? With no Vietnam and no MiG-25 threat I'd imagine it be significantly different (no gun maybe, certainly no "not a pound for air to ground"). The F-115 looks the way the F-15 would have done if there had been no Vietnam (there wer...
by Stuart
2004-11-01 09:02am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

[Now, it's rather utopic, if you're an American or a Thai or perhaps an Indian or Australian - cool planes, superpower capitalista Thailand, unified and relatively well-off India, irrelevant France. It's quite dystopic for Germany (and Europe in general, save perhaps Italy), mix dystopic/utopic for...
by Stuart
2004-10-29 03:54pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Big One
Replies: 1159
Views: 193892

Why would Sukhoi instead of say Tupolev be building bombers? Funny, that's exactly what Tupolev said. As Sea Skimmer pointed out, Sukhoi did build a Mach 3 bomber prototype. In @ it was cancelled and replaced by missiles. In TBO, it gets built as the Su-28. I'm doing some diagrams of the various Hi...