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  • Commented on Minecraft, The Sims, And The Future Of Filmmaking
    Don't forget the, ahem, realistic alternative to procedural content creation: Scanning the entire planet. http://www.polygon.com/2014/2/3/5374012/reroll-drone-sourcing-planet-earth-pixyul-pc...
  • Commented on Introducing Hugh Hancock
    It's hard to imagine that you can do non-sexist machinima when realistic female game characters are rare exceptions like Jade. http://wildcatjf.deviantart.com/art/Jade-Wallpaper-Beyond-Good-and-Evil-125670697 And when games which make female versions possible (like femshep)tend to spawn a lot more cosplay and fanart than...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Forget about bitcoin! Buy gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins! There are different series for everyone. For the purity fetishist there's a series with 99.999 percent purity. For those who wish to actually handle the coins or (bathe in them) there...
  • Commented on And in case you think that wasn't bad enough ...
    Bad typo (or unpardonable pun shaken off later) in there: At first you have have Witchita Taxonomics and later you have Wichita Taxonomics. Boy, did that ever make me laugh. Witch-ita. Maybe because it focused on another aspect of the...
  • Commented on Making history personal
    Oldest place I've slept in must have been an old hotel in Lund, SWeden. Parts may have dated back to the 18th century. Oldest one I've been in were probably some parts of monasteries in Austria. They might have gone...
  • Commented on I have a new book cover
    Hecate island looks like a great place for a North Pacific secret lair. It's not that far from some Canadian pubs serving genuine britbeer. It's just 100 km North of the Northern tip of Vancouver island. Vancouver Island itself has...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    This blog post is incredibly funny for me because a few weeks ago my copy of Microsoft Word actually committed suicide. I bought my latest Dell computer two years ago. Like previous Dell PCs it came with a copy of...
  • Commented on Polemic: how readers will discover books in future
    I actually look forward to these buggy eBooks. They will be magnificent witnesses of a fast era. I remember the ads on the back pages of US comic books back in the early 60s. They gave me fleeting glimpses of...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    US road signs and many state-centric peculiarities won't be problems when fully robotic cars and truck come about. The US has enough space for creating new, dedicated highways for robotic vehicles only, with signs perfectly normalized and digitized. Just think...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    I agree with you 100%. Self-driving cars and trucks won't work in the US on regular highways and city roads. They'll get shot down for liability reasons, like you said. They'll never get a chance to prove that self-driving vehicles...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    Not if you have oleo-pneumatic suspensions, like they have on high level Citroens and Teslas....
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    Under pressure from robocar owners and robotruck fleet owners they will finally build a bridge between Alaska and Siberia and a bridge between between Gibraltar and Africa. Eurasiamericafrica will become a reality. People will be able to have a car...
  • Commented on A man walks into a bar
    Since they have the same mode of sexual behaviour as ceratioid angler fish does this mean that unicorns do their thing to the sound of the angler fish dance? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6Ek3h4HTRE ANG-ANG-ANG...
  • Commented on Time tourism
    Nobody has mentioned Jess Fink's time travel adventures in "We can fix it". She's published this as a book, agraphic novel, but they were originally episodic segments that she had put up on her blog. I bought the book after...
  • Commented on Time tourism
    Well you could bring a good supply of feminine hygiene products along, and also see to it that the time portal/time machine is always nearby for quick trips back to the future for frequent healthcare. Don't you think it would...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    There's a rather positive public health side-effect to wearing clean shirts every day. It's not just appearance and better-smelling public transit. OK, it's not huge but in the domain of public health every little bit helps....
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    We need more Art and more Science, that's all. I think we need better paid people in the Arts (performing or other) so just tax me more and redistribute the money to all those incredibly underpaid and hard working artists....
  • Commented on Grand Guignol Tropes
    Well, the horrible devastation of Japan by 19 nuclear bombs followed by another 20 and so on (in tat assembly line) could have been brought about by a misused household object. The proposition for an acceptable surrender documetn could have...
  • Commented on Grand Guignol Tropes
    Those 19 atomic bombs you are talking about were part of an assembly line. There would have been more coming. Japan would have been nuked back to the stone age. But instead of cave men there would have only been...
  • Commented on Grand Guignol Tropes
    I was expecting a punch line complete with the horror on the faces of the iipsters, as they discover the charred corpses of their friends. The story is somewhat lacking the grand guignol aspect without something like this....
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Hmm, looks like those things will eventually become good enough to fill out component position number 7 in the US Integrated Pest Management system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_pest_management...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Note that France managed to do it in 36 months too, while suffering no wartime restrictions and dining on good wine and great cheese. But they had the advantage of knowing by then (around 1957) what the blind alleys where...
  • Commented on Changing my mind on nuclear disarmament
    Well yes, nuclear disarmament is good but you have to replace it with something. I propose that countries with international ambitions have more numerous types of new martial arts, like for instance sensha-do which scholgirls practice in Japan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyl4UwXxTWc Great...
  • Commented on The Fumes of Mordor & Other World Building Models
    You just gave me an excuse to run "He Mele No Lilo" on a loop, in the background again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dx8PHmAZxI I love that movie, even if I'm not really fond of Elvis. In fact if it weren't for Elvis intruding...
  • Commented on The last refuge of scoundrels
    I wonder what the Queen will be doing while the funeral goes on? Having a roaring great party, but with the blinds closed? She was not exactly a great fan of MT, if what I read is correct....
  • Commented on What are words worth?
    Well, words aren't worth much to people who have a tin ear. I would suppose that to them class differences are expressed by what you wear. I have a tin ear but I don't notice class differences through clothes because,...
  • Commented on Press Release: Stross Uncloaks Secret Media Project
    YES! Hornets and wasps are exactly the same (except for rage issues) so those giant thingies will love Al Hirt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zXx0ReqOOI Or, at least, his Hornet theme....
  • Commented on Press Release: Stross Uncloaks Secret Media Project
    Well, if you must talk about prior art, then you have to note that The Wasp has a giant form, and Marvel comics had authorized a movie, written by Joss Whedon....
  • Commented on Press Release: Stross Uncloaks Secret Media Project
    Ah! I knew this was a fake when you didn't mention that it was essential that the video game tie-in should support Oculus VR glasses....
  • Commented on Off the Map: Women in Science and Science Fiction
    Here's one thing to do: Praise lady engineers and encourage them when they do comic books about their work. Yes, I'm talking about Angela Melick, and yes, she also does a Webcomic in addition to selling a printed comic book...
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