Tim McCormack

Tim McCormack

  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    The only non-awful cryptocurrency I've seen so far is Filecoin, which uses "proof of space-time", really proof of file storage. Not just using up storage space arbitrarily, but storing files for other people. The files get stored in some kind...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    ("Funnel-vision" was a typo, but it actually does seem apropos.)...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    I'm on board with "cops are bad frequently enough that they can't be portrayed as unexamined good or even neutral", but... I don't know, man, you're *really* stretching it with "anyone who doesn't problematize cops is a racist". I think...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Fantastic premise, condolences about the timing. "Eyes peeled" == recording/streaming video? (By the way, some of the Javascript for this page is being loaded over http rather than https, not sure if that matters to you...)...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    The new LJ ToS rather worryingly bans scripting. I don't know if that means that they'll be blocking Dreamwidth's importer, but if anyone is waffling I'd advise doing the import *now*, just in case. I also hacked together a burn-your-journal...
  • Commented on Children and War Toys and Violent Video Games and Action Stories
    If our kiddo wants to make "guns" out of sticks, that's fine. I'm not going to have her playing with orange-cap guns, though -- I want to very much keep a divide between play and reality, since that's my main...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    You've covered the "exobiology is just like Earth biology, only simpler" and "aliens are basically people" cliches pretty well, but there's also the opposite: Assumptions that aliens are *totally* alien, and that exobiology is *totally* incompatible. For instance, if there's...
  • Commented on A small research question
    Related to the Braconidae are the Ichneumonidae, which apparently were a component in Darwin losing his faith in intelligent design: But I own that I cannot see, as plainly as others do, & as I shd wish to do, evidence...
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