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Comment: Too bad Harlan would sue to block it... (Score 1) 299

by Thud457 (#49188567) Attached to: 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' Coming To the Big Screen

I fully expect that Manuel (Man) Davis to be a hard nosed, chisel-jawed, Lunar cop working closely with his partner, Mycroft Holmes (probably a robot) to defeat a crime syndicate.

Make it a series on Netflix and I'm all on that. We haven't had a decent sci fi comedy on TV since Quark.

Comment: Re:There might be hope for a decent adaptation (Score 5, Insightful) 299

by Thud457 (#49182653) Attached to: 'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' Coming To the Big Screen
Don't forget that was one of the real arguments for the revolution.
Trade with Earth was bleeding them of water and would eventually lead to the colony's collapse.

They could probably have been self-sufficient if they hadn't been forced to send grain to Earth. But being a bunch of transportees and convicts, they didn't get a say in the matter.

Good luck explaining the finer points of a closed-cycle ecology, economics and politics in a 2-hour movie.

Comment: Re:New patent strategy (Score 2) 101

by Thud457 (#49128555) Attached to: Amazon Files Patent For Mobile 3D Printing Delivery Trucks
new patent = (existing process) x ["with a computer" | "on the internet" | "with a 3D printer" | "in a box" | "with a fox" | "via drone" | "in virtual reality" | "with methane micro-lasers" | "in an app" | "with more cowbell" | "with an AI" | "dipped in liquid nitrogen" | "using fiber optics" | "facilitated by nanobots" | "using MEMS" | "meme enhanced"]

Comment: WAHHH, stop looking at my stuff that I put online! (Score 1) 95

by Thud457 (#49118757) Attached to: Advertising Tool PrivDog Compromises HTTPS Security
So much for websites crying about AdBlock stealing food from their children's mouths.
Now AdBlock prevents shitbirds like this from benefiting from attempting to steal food from webmaster's children. Which makes it more better, right?


I would welcome AdBlock having some sort of micropayment sponsor system baked in where I could choose to support sites whose content I value. Twenty years of the web, and still nobody's figured how to make that shit work. Is Ted Nelson even still alive?

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.

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