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  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    A quote from a veteran police officer on militarization and Ferguson, via the Daily Dish, which might provide some insight: "For the record, I’m a supervisor with a medium-sized police department in Midwest who has also worked in a small...
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    I'm just going to rant a bit about pack-in software, or bloatware. I get the point of bloatware. Companies pay money for Verizon or AT&T, or maybe it's Motorola - I don't know or care exactly where all the money...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    Obscure comic book fan here! About a decade or so ago Marvel published an alternate future series called Earth X, in which Thor was a woman. In this case Thor had been turned into a woman by Odin as yet...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    1. Misappropriation of toner cartridges. 2. Unauthorized publication with intent to disseminate of original, unexpurgated Alhazred manuscripts. 3. Unauthorized reuse of toner cartridges noted in ref. 1, leading to repeated involuntary recurrences of incident noted in ref. 2. 4. Unauthorized...
  • Commented on Generation Z
    I went on for four paragraphs trying to write something intelligent or useful. I give up. I'm scared and I feel powerless. Mathematically my vote doesn't matter. Calls to my representative will be ignored. Organizing will see me outspent. Protest...
  • Commented on What scared H. P. Lovecraft
    Agh, you beat me to it. :) And my post should have said "culture" in place of species....
  • Commented on What scared H. P. Lovecraft
    "Which leaves me asking, where is the singularitarian Lovecraft?" It strikes me that the settings of Accelerando, Glasshouse, the Saturn's Children books and Rapture of the Nerds are all downright horrific to modern sensibilities, even if the characters don't evince...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    Information security. Never mind that Word is the easiest way around to deliver malicious code. If you're an organization concerned with keeping information private, you hate Word and Word hates you. The file format makes a mockery of automated text...
  • Commented on Another deceptively simple question
    @11: The one serialized eBook experiment I've seen ran with a price of $2.99 for each chapter, of a book that would cost $11.99 in its full format. I suspect that's going to become a norm for professional serials (not...
  • Commented on Another deceptively simple question
    By 2033 I believe physical books will still exist and be a popular option - the tactile experience of reading is something that a lot of people are wired to enjoy, and that's not going to change in younger generations...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    I did read a short story - I want to say it was in Fantasy & Science Fiction - where a woman tested a time machine that took people back into their own past as a mental presence in their...
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    We have the same problem in America. Whichever party you vote for, they'll inevitably end up supporting increased defense spending, transfer of power to the executive and secretive branches, and zero accountability for government and white collar crime. There is...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part 1)
    One of the things I liked about the Indiana Jones movies was that Indy was vulnerable. He did, in fact, get the crap kicked out of him on a regular basis. He lost fights, he had to surrender in the...
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