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  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    On the possible Peter Pan-related topic: Charlie, have you read "The NeverEnding Story"? It's full of Laundry-worthy creepiness....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    >>Take it and stuff it. Cry me a river. >>1. Since it was founded, it had avoided saying that. O RLY? Here's, from the Israeli Declaration of Independence (in original Hebrew below). Accordingly we, members of the People's Council, representatives...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Catina Diamond: 1. Israel is a Jewish state. Get over it. 2. Take your meds already....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    >>A strong case can be made that the West's current problem with Islamism is entirely the West's fault I keep seeing this argument and I don't quite understand what it's supposed to actually say. "It is your fault that you've...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    >>rapacious capitalists with totalitarian best buddies. Someone is butthurt that USSR was completely incapable of making the Noon Universe a reality......
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    I wonder if in a hundred years, while the spiritual descendants of SpaceX and Blue Origin are working on building the Dyson Swarm, we are still going to get discussion on in-feasibility of interstellar travel...
  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    >I'm going to go with the consensus on "Worm" — if you're willing to look at superhero fic at all, then this is good stuff. At all? But Charlie, I distinctly remember you being a fan of Empowered, a great...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    mproving public transport in city centres attracts more traffic, makes it possible for more people to come and live there and any new extra capacity soon gets used up and the overcrowding happens again. Step and repeat. What you really...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Actually, this is one area where Elon Musk may be doing us a favour; if he and a couple of million lunatics want to decamp to Mars and give us a worked example of the minimum viable size of a...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Look, warhawks will masturbate to colorful depictions of Iranian bases going up in flames, while their opponents will masturbate to essentially what you had posted. Too bad you probably can't put both in the same book....
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    >>>>Nukes, um, no. The person pushing us needing more nukes is ignoring a) WHERE DO WE PUT THE WASTE? The US never got Yucca Mt., and b) I'm sure all those uranium miners have a great life. (NOT) Please stop...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    >>>Panopticon is Charlie's favorite word. No, I think it is a draw between: 1. Panopticon 2. Fyodorovian (as in: Cosmism) 3. Deep State 4. Cthulhu In fact, anything Charlie writes can usually be summarized as "Fyodorovian Panopticon Deep State Cthulhu",...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    >>It's even more obvious if you look at the Russian Cosmists (and the Cosmists were a heavy influence on the American libertarian/space colonist right). Charlie, was there an actual influence, or is it just a case of different people having...
  • Commented on I get book covers
    >>>I hope the Book Depository handles the changing publication date better - I checked and had this already pre-ordered... I have some bad news for you, sir. Book Depository is Amazon. Amazon acquired it in 2011, and did a pretty...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    How much of this weirdness is going to be memes, fake news and procedural generation? For example, I just told my mother (55 years old) about the Camel Botox thing, and she immediately said that it must be a joke,...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    So, when near perfect kiddie porn can be generated, will the real thing die out?...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    So that was ... an entirely unnecessary war, in which upwards of a thousand soldiers, sailors and airmen died, caused by the Thatcher government fucking up Foreign Relations 101. Charlie, are you saying Argentina was justified in starting a war...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Charlie, what are you trying to ban? The specific instance of crypto-currency known as Bitcoin (which can be forked extremely easy - see the hundreds of altcoins)? Or the general idea of people using blockchain as a distributed ledger?...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Then were you proposing to ban Bitcoin ironically? Like when other people on Twitter call to "kill all men", "destroy capitalism" or "deport the muslims"?...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    That ship already sailed. Or are you proposing to decriminalize child pornography? Sigh. Have you considered the possibility that it may not be wise to blow even more wind into the sails of said ship? You know, the best way...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    I'm sure banning Bitcoin will not be yet another precedent for banning other activities people do on their computers. /s...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    >>This gets you an utterly untraceable economic transaction network proof against any adversary that does not mount a physical seizure of the bank, and more importantly, it can be expanded by depositing more regular cash at the bank. Yeah, I'm...
  • Commented on Burn The Programmer!
    Hey, do you want to see something that will make you burn the programmer, burn all the programmers, burn the planet possibly? Read this article. Then go to youtube, search for "elsa spiderman" and gaze into the abyss. I think...
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