trey.palmer

trey.palmer

  • Commented on Generation Z
    Heteromeles, please write such a thing....
  • Commented on Generation Z
    Interesting post Charlie. Provides a lot of food for thought, and the dish I'm chewing on is the automation of service jobs. and I'm thinking of the medical variety. Why? Well, providers and nurses are expensive. And anything that can...
  • Commented on Why AIs Won't Ascend in the Blink of an Eye - Some Math
    And for the curious, here it is. This is what got me curious about Stross and Doctorow. http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2004-08/science-fiction-about-go-blind?nopaging=1...
  • Commented on Why AIs Won't Ascend in the Blink of an Eye - Some Math
    Read Charlie's old article in Popular Science?...
  • Commented on Why AIs Won't Ascend in the Blink of an Eye - Some Math
    Curiouser and curiouser. Lots here about AI, but what about IA (Intelligence Augmentation)? I'm not sure we'll ever interface like Neuromancer, but perhaps something like Manfred Macx's glasses from Accelerando?...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Without fiat money and the ability of the total size of the economy to grow we pretty much break capitalism. What is amazing me about this discussion is how many apparently right wing, capitalist libertarians want to kill capitalism. Anybody...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Carl @ 639 has a point. Charlie I know this is your watering hole but that was unusual for you. Could you please not do it again? And Carl, you're the second libertarian besides Radley Balko I've ever agreed with....
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    FWIW, it made me smile. Then think about robot religious wars. Which again, made me smile....
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Charlie, You must like stirring up the hornets nest. Between this and your comments on space colonization, I'm surprised the Promethean awards even list your books. Or are you setting this up as a honeypot/tar-baby for the libertarians, crypto currency...
  • Commented on Trust Me (I'm a kettle)
    I know I'm a bit late to the party, but has anyone considered the potential of doing something similar with a thermostat? Especially the smart ones if a bit of malware gets slipped through the QC process? Its got advantages...
  • Commented on Trust Me (I'm a kettle)
    Yes, you're correct. The idea was that once you have the panopticon, the temptation for universal law enforcement comes in where all the laws are enforced all the time. Stack this with the concept of a day. In fact our...
  • Commented on PSA: Why there won't be a third book in the Halting State trilogy
    Lessee, I see folks have mentioned the FSM, Hinduism, Nordic Paganism, Buddhism ... oh! I know! Can the Jedi get in on this too? And I'm wondering if I can get John Barnes' the Wager declared a religion. Sort of...
  • Commented on PSA: Why there won't be a third book in the Halting State trilogy
    No, team up with Chris Brookmyre. That I'd love to read....
  • Commented on And in case you think that wasn't bad enough ...
    Lord fuck-a-duck. To the article and your short story....
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    Nope. Nor a HOG. I suspect either one would have resulted in more happy pills for Bob though....
  • Commented on Parasites
    Um, digging around on the site I found a remark you made about Zynga many moons ago http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/05/bubble-20.html. Otherwise, the only links in the entry are to wikipedia entries about various parasites. Did I miss something?...
  • Commented on Parasites
    Can I say Zynga? It's piggy backed on Facebook and takes advantage of Facebook members. Biologically, I must go with the parasitic fungi that change the behavior of ants do they climb high allowing the fungus to sporulate. I really...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    Ick. I remember what I was like in my teens and early twenties. Those versions of myself would be appalled at current me. On the upside though, they are not likely to be able to easily model my much more...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    Oh, lord. That has potential - to terrify and amuse. Especially when you have bosses that can loop themselves and have zero hesitation about interfering with their subordinates' past and future selves....
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    Charlie, This thing have an ignore feature we're not aware of? Boring 9/11 conspiracy theorist is boring....
  • Commented on On Syria
    Charlie, Forgive me, but, "Yay!" Sorry Greg, but those are a pain to read....
  • Commented on On Syria
    Charlie, why the hell don't we hear about this option? Cheaper, arguably more effective because it blunts the effectiveness of the Syrian WMDs and doesn't leave lots of blood on the hands. We'd still need to go after the Syrian...
  • Commented on Worldcon
    Ha! Kind of like my comments about why folks that are ostensibly patriots venerating the Confederate flag, which was raised in treason and rebellion. Pity I couldn't have tapped that cognitive dissonance for power....
  • Commented on Worldcon
    What? Houston doesn't count? Then again, my calibration might be off, you see, I moved here from Mississippi....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Apocalypse Codex
    I thought everything with carbon in it sparkled when you shot it with a basilisk gun....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Apocalypse Codex
    From OGH: "NB: I actually chickened out of my darkest plan for the evangelicals. Original plot called for Persephone to be captured and wake up in that hospital ward ..." I for one am damn glad you did. That concept...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Saturn's Children
    Longevity research. I've got a question - how do you prove that it works within the usual quarterly revenue cycle of a corporation? Or within a 4-8 year cycle of a government? Because to prove it works, you'll need statistically...
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    Hell, if the Economist is noticing this, then the handwriting is well and truly on the wall, large and starting to smolder before it bursts into flame....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Halting State
    I wish I'd remembered that Charlie. Thanks! Don't suppose Lambda Functionary is in the foreseeable future is it?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Halting State
    So, which tropes did you actively want to avoid in Halting State?...
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