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  • Commented on Vacation
    While there are lots of good normal attractions in Orlando and the Space Coast, the geek consumer in me has always liked Sci Fi City. Haven't been in about a decade, but the internet says it's still there....
  • Commented on The cult of justice
    I see government as a way to mediate interactions between people. As you grow beyond Dunbar's Number, you can't have social pressures keep transactions fair; therefore the need for government to mediate those interactions. While my argument has been based...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    It's late here in the US, but CalculatedRisk is a good blog to search through for lots of good commentary on this. Some of the US Participation rate is demographics (baby boomers retiring), and some is that more people are...
  • Commented on "Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying" — Iain Banks, 1954-2013
    What would be a good first Culture book? While the chronologically first Culture book is Consider Phlebas, I think most people will be most easily introduced by Use of Weapons, since it follows a surprisingly military sci-fi fold for Banks....
  • Commented on "Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying" — Iain Banks, 1954-2013
    He was intensely political, and he infused his science fiction with a conviction that a future was possible in which people could live better This was one of the themes that I think made the Culture so appealing. Each of...
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