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Old 10 March 2019, 08:52 PM
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Or "Spring forward, leap back" as one of my friends remembered it...
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Old 10 March 2019, 10:05 PM
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I have to spring back and fall forward as two of my timepieces know about DST but don't know that we abstain.
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Old 12 March 2019, 11:19 AM
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Dawn, when you take Pearl to dog park, do not forget one of the following: your sunglasses OR a ball cap. Sun's going down later now.
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Old 14 March 2019, 05:49 PM
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Don't argue with people online about a 20-year-old book. Afterwards, you'll be aggravated and they'll still be wrong.
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Old 14 March 2019, 06:50 PM
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NobleHunter, I don't think the book has to be 20 years old for that to be true.

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Old 14 March 2019, 07:50 PM
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Don't argue with people online about a 20-year-old book. Afterwards, you'll be aggravated and they'll still be wrong.
I'm terribly curious about the argument.
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Old 14 March 2019, 08:07 PM
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Honor of the Queen by David Weber and the perceived level of perfection of Honor Harrington.
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Old 14 March 2019, 08:26 PM
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Perfection can't have a level, it is either perfect or not.

Isn't that the one where she almost murders several prisoners of war*?

* Granted she had a huge reason, but it would still be a war crime.

ETA: Also, 20 years old? Damn you unexpected linear progression of time!

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Old 15 March 2019, 04:24 AM
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Honor of the Queen by David Weber and the perceived level of perfection of Honor Harrington.
Fun fact: you can randomly choose any other book David Weber has ever written and apply the same arguments.
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Old 15 March 2019, 05:20 PM
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Honor of the Queen by David Weber and the perceived level of perfection of Honor Harrington.
She's not perfect, he mentions several times how she's not quite pretty...


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Perfection can't have a level, it is either perfect or not.

Isn't that the one where she almost murders several prisoners of war*?

* Granted she had a huge reason, but it would still be a war crime.

ETA: Also, 20 years old? Damn you unexpected linear progression of time!
Yes, it's the one in Grayson Space
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Old 18 March 2019, 11:35 AM
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It's a good day to take your car to the car wash Dawn!
No one else will be there Dawn! Why? It's a Friday afternoon and everyone else is working! I'll in and out of there in 10 minutes!
Riiight! I waited in line for 30 minutes because everyone else had the same idea.
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Old 18 March 2019, 02:27 PM
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She's not perfect, he mentions several times how she's not quite pretty...
More accurately, she thinks she's not quite pretty.
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Old 18 March 2019, 03:08 PM
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Fun fact: you can randomly choose any other book David Weber has ever written and apply the same arguments.
He is rather fond of competence porn.
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Old 18 March 2019, 03:36 PM
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Probably as fond as he is of the Macross Missile Massacre. ETA: Possibly also the Lensman Arms Race, but that one might be justified?
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Old 18 March 2019, 03:49 PM
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Lensmen Arms Race is fairly justified and doesn't get as absurd as the trope namer. Though part of the criticism of the last arc of the series is that one side had failed to participate in the race.
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Old 18 March 2019, 04:01 PM
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The race is justified, but the pace may be overly quick, especially for the Peeps People's Havenite Navy*. If you mean the Solarian League, they weren't at war and had a [i]massive[i] advantage in number of ships. Quantity has a quality all its own.

* There's only so much one tech witch can do.

ETA: If you mean the Mesan Alignment, they knew they couldn't keep up, that's why they been working behind the scenes for so long and used a Pearl Harbor attack to try to cripple the Manticorians.
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Old 18 March 2019, 04:10 PM
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I meant the Sollies. Some people got twitchy when battles turned into even more heavily one sided affairs than against the Peeps.
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Old 18 March 2019, 04:22 PM
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IMO, that was totally justified. The Battle of the Philippine Sea (which includes the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot) was ridiculously one-sided and that was with a navy that had been involved in the the war up to that point. If the Japanese Navy had been the navy of the 1900's, it would have been even worse.

The movie, The Final Countdown*, might be a good example of what a 40 year difference of military development would mean between two navies.
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Old 21 March 2019, 02:15 AM
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Probably as fond as he is of the Macross Missile Massacre.
Having read a metric butt-load of milSF on my Kindle over the last 15 months, I can say that massive missile salvos are pretty much de rigueur in the genre. It's not just him. Oh, and some of it goes back to the 1950's, if I'm deciphering the copyright info in some of the anthologies correctly.
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