grosberg.michael

grosberg.michael

  • Commented on So ...
    Congrats Charlie! couple of unrelated comments following... I'm happy that I postponed reading The Rhesus Chart so I could begin it while I was in London for the Worldcon. Turns out it's set (at least partly) in Canary Wharf, not...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    My first thought after hearing Thor was going to be a woman now was: "That's the worst character to turn into a woman - he's way too masculine for this to work", and my second thought was "this is exactly...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    I don't know what it is about Jews and sports but I can only guess all the sports loving Jews emigrated to Israel. Almost everybody here's a complete football fanatic. I don't need to watch any game to know the...
  • Commented on A message from our sponsors
    Now, how do I get myself to hold off on reading it the minute a copy appears on my Kindle (already preordered) and wait until August so I can read it in London? I like reading a book while being...
  • Commented on Checking in
    krousedp@39: The idea of an AI affecting the world through "coincidence" and controlling human agents through handheld devices appeared in Bruce Sterling's Maneki Neko, published back in 1998. The AI in that story is a mediator of a moneyless barter...
  • Commented on Checking in
    Charlie: The interesting part of ancillary Justice comes later - it does some interesting things with group/collective consciousness. But what I liked most about it was the atmosphere and I know not everyone would have the same experience reading it....
  • Commented on Why AIs Won't Ascend in the Blink of an Eye - Some Math
    I'd like to throw two edge cases into the mix. 1. We crack open the problem of intelligence, and it is suddenly possible to design an AI of *any* arbitrary level of intelligence desired, simply by inputting the right parameters....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    The image is a fail on account of no glowing eyes. (A good friend of mine has a sphinx cat. he's warm and fuzzy - literally, they're like a hot water bottle covered in peach fuzz. But they do look...
  • Commented on Speaking of book covers ...
    How *do* you see Bob, Charlie? I listen to the Laundry novels on Audio, so the way I imagine him is influenced by the narrator's voice, and for some reason it reminded me of Jimmy Carr and this is how...
  • Commented on The regular holy war ...
    Unity was designed for Netbooks, which don't even exist anymore as a viable market segment. I have no idea why Ubuntu stuck to it. I am even more baffled by Microsoft's decision to copy so many Unity concepts for Windows...
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from grosberg.michael

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda