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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.



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.


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