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  • Commented on One week to go to THE RHESUS CHART
    Hardback on order from small retail shop. So begins the pavlovian salivation Can't wait to get my teeth into it ok ill stop now...
  • Commented on The myth of heroism
    no-one mentions joseph cambell? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hero_with_a_Thousand_Faces hello, george lucas?...
  • Commented on "Write me something fresh and new, but make it just like the last one"
    " .. dying family of magicians .. " -- 'one hundred years of solitude' ?...
  • Commented on The cult of justice
    agree broadly with heteromeles(+1), library.mole(+) et al above .. justice is a subjective political view of a group - and becomes Justice once a single group holds sway. Before there was Justice, and single-group domination by hammurabi or the curia...
  • Commented on The revolution will not be hand-stitched
    relevant sci-fi film: 1951 "the man in the white suit" .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMwFxUQx1PI bloup bloup ;)...
  • Commented on I have a new book cover
    @Arnold - That sounds very strossian ; hacking flatpack designs so that buyers/assemblers INADVERTENTLY PERFORM THE RITUAL. Lovin' it....
  • Commented on Polemic: how readers will discover books in future
    litrovirus0.001 sed -i -e 's/beer/FancyBrau/g' -e 's/car/Mokkura/' ~/ebooks/*.epub...
  • Commented on Another deceptively simple question
    f(bard) = print f(printer) = DTP f(theater) = cinema f(cinema) = youtube f(concert) = mp3 f(book) .. game? generated narrative (i loved that stuff in halting-state) .. jungian-archetypes as first-class-objects, characters-as-a-service, independent AIs (like in river of gods, and...
  • Commented on Rinse, Drain, Spin ... more Laundry!
    Surely there's some acceptable alternative to signatures - a thumbprint? bitemark? lip-smack? hmmmm ......
  • Commented on The next moves in the Spooks v. News cold war
    re the Deep State thing; worth mentioning BBC Documentary(s) The Century Of The Self which takes on some of these issues; fascinating and tantalising.....
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    > Target figured out she was pregnant before her father did; ok point accepted but the wider point that purchase patterns yield predictive behavioural information, even at that scale of loyalty cards, call into question the notion that the puzzle...
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    2 quick points. 1) elections fill posts in the legislative assembly. this bit allocates budgets and makes/changes laws, but does not implement them. The executive (civil service) and judiciary (cops'n'judges) have the power of monitoring and enforcement. Arguably, there is...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Halting State
    FYI this book just completely blew my mind. Neuromancer for the noughties. The only other book I've reread 3 times is LOTR. huge thanks, big fan....
  • Commented on Customer Satisfaction Survey
    2012 came with the advertised number of seconds, and while I was entirely successful in using it to become one year older, I should point out to other customers that many of the depicted uses on the promotional material -...
  • Commented on Happy Christmas! Here is a flame war in a can
    Radical Moral Authority confronts Cynical Realpolitik.. Which is hijacked by dogmatic absolutist authoritarianism .. Which becomes Cynical Realpolitik.. Which is confronted by Radical Moral Authority .....
  • Commented on I suck at New Year Resolutions
    Suggest alternating long invigorating walks with feet-up-by-the-fire-+-festive-beverage. well done man, thanks...
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