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Comment: I have never been there (Score 4, Funny) 433

by rossdee (#47926401) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

But I do have very distant Scottish ancestry.

I would support and 'Aye" vote. For too long the English have ruled over Scotland after beating the Jacobites at Culloden.

If they can't use the Pound after independence, they should switch to the Kilogram - its worth 2.2 times as much.

Comment: SF stories optimistic? (Score 1) 187

by rossdee (#47914581) Attached to: Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future


It seems that we are going to have to fight off aliens for our survival. Given that any aliens that come here are going to be more advanced than us, I wouldn't say thats optimistic.
And even if we don't come across intelligent aliens, the (human) Galactic Empire will become corrupt and collapse, witth whole planets wiped out.

Comment: Sapphire and Steel (Score 1) 203

by rossdee (#47903759) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

“All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic, heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel.

Sapphire and Steel have been assigned”.

Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.