• Commented on Creative writing challenge!
    It had seemed like a good side gig at first. Just a tertiary bonus after he hacked one of the companies handling telecommunications encryption software, slipped in a little backdoor to occasionally piggyback a differently-encrypted version disguised as noise, then...
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    This also works for neutral gas molecules (which behave like alpha particles at this sort of velocity). What it doesn't help with: anything much bigger than a sand grain — a one gram lump of ice packs about the same...
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    ... snowballed like a Katamari?...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Ah, but since it take a small amount of energy to instantiate a consciousness, the probability that he is telling the truth goes down as the number of consciousnesses that he claims he will instantiate goes up. So, depending on...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    So, as someone who actually is a believer (Catholic btw, and no, I do not support the Crusades, or child abuse, etc.) I thought I'd weigh in. In terms of why an omniscient, omnipotent deity might be interested in human...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    This might be pushing the bounds of what is considered "Space Opera" but... * Humans have never considered applying all the amazing technologies they've discovered to self-augmentation. * Un-augmented humans remain competitive or superior to AIs in at least some...
  • Commented on Interstitial note
    For some reason, this post made me think at first that you were playing Planetary Annihilation ( That game certainly has no shortage of planet-smashing and nukes....
  • Commented on Can We Merge Minds and Machines?
    One thing to consider about the public reaction to these technologies: in the background of your Sci-Fi books, the anti-augmentation attitudes were fueled in part by several major incidents where the technology was used to terrifying effect. It seems that...
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