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Yes, I've figured a logical use of LJ might be to let people comment easily on my stuff, while keeping my actual permanent stuff under my domainname and control.



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Oct. 4th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hodgell's Latest
_To Ride a Rathorn_ is out and available on the publisher's site and on Amazon (both U.S. and U.K.).

Just thought you and the folks who frequent your site might be interested.

- Chomiji
Oct. 25th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
Re: Hodgell's Latest
Thanks. Yeah, I got my copy; I don't know if I overlooked a place to say so. I even got my local library to get one too, heh heh.
Oct. 25th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
Your post on Pharyngula
I thought your notes regarding the discussion here (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/10/a_little_pessimism_about_extra.php) were deep, incisive and relevant. I wanted to let you know that I appreciate them and I think you're probably correct — and if you want to carry on the dialogue, I'd feel honored if you would fire out your messages at will as responses to the post (http://indigestible.nightwares.com/2006/10/24/a-little-cosmic-perspective/) I did.

Thanks for the comment. I feel honored that you essayed a reply. Intelligence might or might not be rare in the universe, but in the blogosphere it seems to be at a premium.
Oct. 25th, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)
Re: Your post on Pharyngula
Thanks! I'll see what I can do.
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Buffy the Board Game link
I see that you have our Buffy the Board Game expanded scenarios link listed as "possible dead archives" - sorry about that. We switched web providers a while back and that was something we forgot to port over. Anyway, if you ever get the itch to update the Buffy info page again, the Buffy extended scenarios are back online again at: http://www.wayside.tv/buffy.html

Matthew Schutt
Wayside Entertainment
Sep. 14th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Buffy the Board Game link
Wow. Thanks for writing!
Actually, the old link seems to work at the moment too, but I guess I should update to the new one.
Dec. 3rd, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
You talked smack about Spin State on PZ's site two years ago...
For that, you must die.
However, it was worth it to see John C Wright complain a bit, even though I thought you were pretty unfair to him. He is nuts, but he's a better writer than you give him credit for...

As far as spin state goes, yeah, I recognize that the science is iffy--as in absolutely no way this works without gravity being wildly different than what we think it is. On the other hand, I thought the whole miners in space crack ludicrously unfair. Mining has never been an endeavour that was susceptible to wholesale replacement of labor with capital.

Anyways, I think the chief value of Spin State, at least, is that it is a cover of Ghost In the Shell, and one that is vastly superior to the SAC version, which is the best iteration of GitS.

Anyways, I had just reread the book and was motivated to give this late response...Feel free to delete, since I couldn't actually find your email addy. I will check out more of your website, it looks interesting.

Dec. 3rd, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: You talked smack about Spin State on PZ's site two years ago...
URL? I have no memory of what Spin State and Wright were doing together. Or what I said about Wright as a writer -- I shouldn't say much of anything, since I haven't read his novels. Though I've heard about the alleged flaws of the Golden Age trilogy, and if one were to filter authors based on their politics he'd be very filtered.

I'd bet modern miners have more capital and better tools than the basically 19th century mining Moriarty had. Bulldozers and drilling machines and crushers vs. people with pick-axes. Even more to the point, this universe has AI, and mining should thus be quite susceptible to mining robots, even if the condensates need a delicate touch.

I've only seen the two GitS movies; I admit a connection escapes me, not that I remember the book well.
Feb. 2nd, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
hi there
I like your site. you are an interesting person.

I am a determinist and i am a socialist/libertarian. I consumed hundreds of hours of Noam Chomsky in audio format. I did not catch whether you are a capitalist-libertarian or not, but it doesn't matter because I just want to give my opinion and hear your thoughts.

I think human intelligence is wasted in capitalist society.

The real problem will be the preservation of the species. We almost had nuclear winter (either that or terminal nuclear war) just a few decades ago, and nobody even found out about it until this decade. ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasiliy_Arkhipov

I am not strictly a moralist, but I think if we're building a society, the real moral choice we should all make, is whether or not we as a species should see it as a moral imperative to build/create a society without unnecessary evils like starvation, for example. (We can build from there). If you haven't begun researching and evaluating that choice to the best of your ability, you can't claim to be a moral person.


So long as humans have existed, society has been designed to serve the interests of the few. As a very rough approximation, the top 5% might own and control 90% of the wealth and resources. They therefore have 100% control over all the "determinants" in the culture, so they can predict what people will do before they even choose to do it. They therefore have ultimate say in every single thing that happens, and they know it. But they do nothing to stop terrible things from happening.

I'd really like to come and meet you eventually.
Vanitas Cochrane
Oct. 28th, 2017 07:41 pm (UTC)
She is coming. Can you hear her? She reaches through time, speaking through symbolism, across reality.

Come, take my hand, join the Dance Electric.

Follow me into the rabbit hole, look into the symbolic communication

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