Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
About black market online payments now, here's an interesting overview from Brian Krebs from back in May. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/05/underweb-payments-post-liberty-reserve/ He points out how Bitcoin's volatility makes it undesirable as a payment mechanism. Before LibertyMarket, there was eGold. For discussions of dark...
Commented on Time tourism
I was disappointed with Willis's Blackout and All Clear before I read your throwing-the-book-across-the-room piece; for me, without the native's sense of the historical inaccuracies you found so rife, the books fell down on storytelling and characterization. However, the failure...
Commented on "We're going to need book covers. Lots of book covers!"
What strikes me about the Laundry covers is that they seem designed to minimize any first impression of fantasy, and to help enable a crossover into straight thriller. A/B Cover testing is obviously a great idea, but it would require...