Monthly Archives: August 2006

Forthcoming books

Spider Robinson’s treatment of a Heinlein novel, Variable Star, is being released September 19th. Spider is one of the few writers I’d trust with this kind of thing (though John Varley would have been my pick). Charles Stross has another … Continue reading

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Vultures

Of course, it was only a matter of time until 9/11 became a source of morbid entertainment. Two movies in the last six months, and now CNN will be providing free video of their original coverage. Link.

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ID cards

What’s wrong with a universal government ID? This, for instance. Link.

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Cray Interview

An interview with Seymour Cray. Link. At the end they discuss moving Cray to Colorado, and I almost want to cry out “Don’t go, don’t go!”. Sigh. One of my heroes.

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Name game

“Cow.” “Lizard.” “Cow.” “Lizard.” “Cowwwww.” “No, Lizard.” “No, Cow.” “Lizzzaaarrrd.” “Cow.” “Lizard.” “Cow.” “Lizard.” Sigh. “Let’s move on. How ’bout this?” “Cow.” “Kangaroo.” “Cow.” …

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More Books

Tim Powers’ new book Three Days to Never is a breath of fresh air. His earlier book Declare took a look at the Cold War from a supernatural perspective, but it wasn’t wholly satisfactory to me (a little bit long, … Continue reading

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It's nearly September…

… so it’s that time of the year again: Terrorist season! Link.

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"Math is hard"

Sputter. Ack. Mumble. I’m nearly speechless, this site on Christian interpretations of math appears to be totally serious. Link.

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More dry wit

SOAP is a protocol in the same sense that bureaucracy is a form of government. Every now and then I look at what I’ve been typing and think, “My mom thinks I’m in high tech.” Any sufficiently advanced technology is … Continue reading

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Motivation

Some of my favorite RPG-inspired “motivational” posters. Link. Here here here And my true favorite here. Oh, yes, he so does need that…

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