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  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    "It reads like the plot of a sci-fi novel: a technology celebrated for bringing people together is exploited by a hostile power to drive people apart, undermine democracy, and create misery. " Roger McNamee. Reasonable suggestions about how to fix...
  • Commented on PSA: Please don't nominate the Laundry Files for a Best Series Hugo Award (this year)
    OGH's CCC talk https://boingboing.net/2017/12/29/llcs-are-slow-ais.html Cory Doctorow "Stross's overall point, though, is an excellent one. The artificial lifeforms birthed by finance capitalism and technology are taking over, and they are consuming our political and deliberative processes."...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Text to speech, with various accents and emotions - Edinburgh company https://www.cereproc.com/en/products/voices...
  • Commented on Are VR esports going to become a thing?
    Not arcades, but cafes in Seoul https://www.10mag.com/virtual-reality-cafes-in-seoul/...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Here is the view from the back of Queen St onto Hill Street ... not the most challenging of windows scapes .. those are in the Old Town. https://goo.gl/photos/ENFv6ZaLLvWX1gUy5...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Edinburgh windows in old buildings are interesting. Sash windows, designed so that each section can be transferred to weight bearing hinges, which swing inward .. so that the windows could be cleaned from inside the flat without scaffolding in the...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Regarding tanstaafl http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/tanstaafl.html Didn't originate with Heinlein, either, though he used it long prior to Milton Friedman....
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    No one has yet mentioned https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/250693.How_to_Cook_a_Wolf? by MFK Fisher about how to feed oneself adequately when in severely reduced circumstances....
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