[LMB] Lois-Bujold Digest, Vol 183, Issue 102

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
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Today's Topics:

   1.  SF Inventions I want (Gwynne Powell)
   2. Re: Email programs (Howard Brazee)
   3. SF Inventions I want OT: Housework, book, invention
      (pouncer at aol.com)
   4. Re: SF Inventions I want (Karen A. Wyle)
   5. Re: SF Inventions I want OT: Housework, book, invention
      (Thomas Izbicki)
   6. Re: SF Inventions I want (Eric Oppen)
   7. Re: Lois-Bujold Digest, Vol 183, Issue 98 (Joel Polowin)
   8. formatting LISTBIZ: (pouncer at aol.com)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 13:37:18 +0000
From: Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
To: "lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Subject: [LMB]  SF Inventions I want
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Oh yes, and ...

Colonies on the Moon and Mars. And a few space stations too.

Underwater cities.

I'm in two minds about teleporters - on the one hand, they're
convenient. OTOH, you die every time you use one.

Robots. Houseworking, helping, useful robots. Remember
Dr Who: The Robots of Death...?  Ok, the title is a bit worrying,
and there was a teeny problem with a few of the 'bots, but that
was due to a psycho taking control. Normally they were lovely,
and there's a wonderful scene of the ship's crew relaxing at the
beginning of the story, being massaged and tended by the robots,
all the crew wearing elaborate clothes, all very civilised and
comfortable - and they were on a mining ship and considered
themselves to be in stark conditions. I'd love to have seen their
home world.




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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 07:37:50 -0600
From: Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Email programs
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> On Aug 31, 2020, at 7:21 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
>
> Me:
> I switched from the IPhone email to Outlook because the iPhone email would delete messages on my phone that I wanted to save.

I may be unique in hardly ever using my phone for e-mail.   All of my saved e-mail is on my computer, and my main e-mail address isn’t even set up on my phone.

The main reason for this is to organize my e-mail, and use my computer’s spam filter.

The secondary reason is that I can type on a keyboard.

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:04:55 +0000 (UTC)
From: pouncer at aol.com
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Subject: [LMB] SF Inventions I want OT: Housework, book, invention
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Gwynne Powell:
>>> I also want:> Something that does housework. All of it./             \ Book: _Make Your House Do the Housework_; Aslett, Don; 1986/             \ It's a very male perspective, if you'll allow me the privilege of saying so. /             \His "inventions" WOULD work as far as I can see, but are so contrary tonesting instincts dominating home (not house) design that they are notwidely implemented.






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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:11:43 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Karen A. Wyle" <kawyle at att.net>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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Subject: Re: [LMB] SF Inventions I want
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 Many years ago, my husband wrote part of a screenplay for Star Trek: Next Generation, about a crewman with religious objections to the transporter on just that ground. Through mischance, he was the only one in position to do an emergency transport off a ship that was about to explode. He refused, since the crew would be dead either way and he didn't want to be the one to kill them. A court martial ensued . . . .
Karen A. Wyle
    On Monday, August 31, 2020, 09:38:14 AM EDT, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
I'm in two minds about teleporters - on the one hand, they're
convenient. OTOH, you die every time you use one.

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:19:20 +0000
From: Thomas Izbicki <tizbick at hotmail.com>
To: "pouncer at aol.com" <pouncer at aol.com>, "Discussion of the works of
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Subject: Re: [LMB] SF Inventions I want OT: Housework, book, invention
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Being old enough to have the occasional medical test, I want a Star Trek Tricorder to replace blood draws & the like.
Tom Izbicki
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Gwynne Powell:
>>> I also want:> Something that does housework. All of it./             \ Book: _Make Your House Do the Housework_; Aslett, Don; 1986/             \ It's a very male perspective, if you'll allow me the privilege of saying so. /             \His "inventions" WOULD work as far as I can see, but are so contrary tonesting instincts dominating home (not house) design that they are notwidely implemented.




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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 10:42:06 -0500
From: Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] SF Inventions I want
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Aircars would make more sense outside of town limits.  Using them in-town
would be a recipe for all sorts of disasters, I agree.  But outside of
town---the sky is REALLY BIG.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 8:17 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> From: WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
>
> The three SF inventions that I would most like to see are in the
> Vorkosigan saga.
> They are, in order of least to most likely:
>
>   1.   Interstellar travel - It’s not likely at all but, to paraphrase
> RAH, it gives us somewhere to go.
>   2.  Stunners - The main problem is that, if a stunner will stop an angry
> middle line backer, it will probably kill 90 year old 90 pound Auntie
> Matilda. Even Bujold’s stunners were dangerous for people with heart
> problems.
>   3.  Uterine Replicators - they’re coming in one form or another.
>
> Gwynne: I want to say aircars. I've waited many decades for aircars. But
> I've
> realised that unless they come with incredibly fierce anti-collision
> controls,
> we're just not to be trusted with them.
> I'd like to see someone doing more work on those cloned bodies. Not the
> cloned
> people, but they do have the tech to clone bodies, brainless shells, then
> transfer
> the brain in. There were problems with heart development, and a few other
> things -
> I'd say it was worth working on that. A new, healthy body with no moral
> issues
> involved. Please.
> Definitely yes to UR tech.
> Citywide traffic controls - that really work.
> FastPenta.
> Growing organs for transplants. We're so desperately short of donated
> organs.
> Vatprotein. I know, it sounds horrible and I probably wouldn't like it.
> But we could
> feed a lot more people. (And it'll be interesting to see how vegans deal
> with it.)
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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:13:54 +0000
From: Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Lois-Bujold Digest, Vol 183, Issue 98
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Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> The greatest prey of mosquitos are plants.  It's entirely possible that
> they would be necessary to maintain the flora regardless of the possible
> effects on the fauna.

> They're thought to be important in transferring certain plant viruses, and
> may be vectors for transfer of DNA between species in rare circumstances.

[*citation needed*]

Joel


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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 16:25:51 +0000 (UTC)
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Testing.
Gwynne Powell:
>>> I also want:> Something that does housework. All of it./                                           \ Book: _Make Your House Do the Housework_; Aslett, Don; 1986/                                            \ It's a very male perspective, if you'll allow me the privilege of saying so. /                                             \His "inventions" WOULD work as far as I can see, but are so contrary tonesting instinct dominating home (not house) design that they are notwidely implemented.





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