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  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Employees are reminded that the book "A New Kind of Science" has been added to the destroy-immediately list created subsequent to incident ETERNAL GOLDEN BRAID. Said book actually describes a very old kind of science. Disciplinary action in this instance...
  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    Funny. My country has a problem with people arriving in boats and wanting to live here. How can we justify camping on this land and resources and not letting anyone else in (other than our social equals, of course)? One...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    ... you'll take the wheel from my cold dead hands" yells the Australian Motoring Enthusiast senator... ... on r/motorrights, someone is complaining about a passenger who demanded to be let out of the car when he took control... ... Stallman...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    Hmm. Not even being able to culture a lot of what is in soil might be a showstopper, I admit....
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    Pacific Biosciences is claiming their sequencing technique can directly read methylation. Chromatin gets packed up into chromosomes for replication, so I don't think we're losing too much by not recording its exact configuration. Genetic engineering as usually practiced is a...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    There are some technical challenges to overcome at our or our successors leisure. The resurrection might not be perfect... a few breeding cycles might iron out remaining quirks, like compiling a compiler and then compiling it with the result... or...
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    More likely extinction is about to become something that no longer occurs. Third generation sequencing should soon make it very cheap to sequence every species, and Craig Ventner seems to have solved the bootstrapping problem (for simple organisms at least)....
  • Commented on Time tourism: some reaction shots
    The man's story is "I gradually gain things over my lifetime". The young man's story is "I go somewhere and get something and come back again". The older man's story is of gradually expanding possessions, family, and power. The woman's...
  • Commented on Snowden leaks: the real take-home
    Bruce Sterling is not burnt out. He's always acted by observing and describing, and continues to do so. He's not going to help you, but a personal trainer can't lift your weights for you either. To be angry and disappointed...
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