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  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    I saw that Hild was historical fiction and thought, eh, I'll pass, but I may pick it up now. Thank you for the essay, too....
  • Commented on The myth of heroism
    Thanks for writing that. I found it really interesting. Can you recommend any further reading on the subject beyond the Five Czars?...
  • Commented on The Snowden leaks; a meta-narrative
    Security is hard and fragile, but so are lots of other software problems. There's no particular reason why we can't have good plug and play security for the (fairly small) range of things most people want it for. In my...
  • Commented on More Sitrep
    From the article: "Machinima is the top video network for young men" I think that's a bit overblown....
  • Commented on Attention conservation notice
    A pity you only seem to have 2 DRM-free ebooks. I was hoping to buy Neptune's Brood but can't find it DRM free anywhere. Do any of the less obnoxious booksellers offer you an affiliate program? It would be nice...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    Just checking in to register my interest. The themes suggested in comment #1 and #9 would both be of great interest to me, but besides that I trust in your judgement to find the most interesting and entertaining metastories to...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Leave empty lines between paragraphs to have them turned into HTML paragraphs. If you want your name to stop turning up as alphabet soup, try logging in with the google option, not openID....
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Austria was maybe part of the evidence for a bad job done in the end-of-WW2 peace treaties. Could anyone elaborate on this?...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    No chance, the UK government is heartless....
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    But then, I'd support a much more unified EU military presence in general. Maintain NATO, but at the same time try to create an EU force that is self-sufficient (capable of staging interventions without US support). Again, there are all...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    I think it's a bad idea to put nukes on cruise missiles or on SSNs. If you do, you risk your conventional weapon launches being mistaken for nuclear war. I'd support the idea of an EU deterrent: a system with...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Interestingly enough, the prisoner's dilemma game was originally conceived by game theorists working on the US Nuclear Strategy at RAND Corporation. The original formulation of the game is Arm or Disarm, not Defect and Cooperate. The original authors of the...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Linda Nagata
    sweh: I'm using google reader and do see the author of the article in the feed reader for Charlie's site....
  • Commented on No. Words.
    Iain M Banks was my introduction to proper SF in secondary school and has been the greatest literary influence on my life. Without Consider Phlebas, Feersum Endjinn, Excession, The Algebraist and Look to Windward, I would not be I. This...
  • Commented on Things that keep me awake at night #1: The end of telephony
    The problem of knowing who to allow to call you seems to be an authentication problem. I think one of the best solutions would be to handle it with a web of trust, ideally, the same one used in the...
  • Commented on Status update
    I found google groups easier to manage than these comment pages, though by no means ideal. The groups website is pretty shoddy (imho), but just accessing everything through email was more convenient than trying to keep track of things on...
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