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Comment: Re:How fucking tasteless (Score 1) 341

by Stuarticus (#49335151) Attached to: Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb
Oh lovely cash, is there nothing you cannot lay a value upon! Wait though, the adult will have already contributed a possibly significant portion of their productivity so will have a reduced future value compared to the child, maybe you should consider the futures market?

Comment: Re: fathers (Score 1) 299

I don't think the cost if transplants comes from paying for the liver, it comes from the hours of surgeons and nurses time, the various drugs and the aftercare. In fact, if you have to pay for a special pig to be raised to match your specifications then I think costs are likely to rise rather than fall...

Comment: Re:About this 'too-long book' thang... (Score 1) 228

When he started wandering off into the casual sexual relationships of martian giants I thought he'd kind of lost focus, the same with Niven and Ringworld to be honest, I don't know what it is about scifi writers and sex with giants but whatever it is, I want no part of it.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"