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2021-12-04 8:37:03 AM  
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2021-12-04 9:02:51 AM  
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And honestly, I'd have rather kept it that way.
 
2021-12-04 9:07:41 AM  

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And honestly, I'd have rather kept it that way.


God dammit, I was thinking of an old FARK handle. Um...

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2021-12-04 9:18:04 AM  
I wish Gibson would go back to hia roots and write another futurist cyberpunk book.  His last couple have disappointed.
 
2021-12-04 9:48:18 AM  
That's a lot less scary than it turning into One True from the John Barnes' Meme Wars.
 
2021-12-04 9:52:56 AM  
It's always amused and amazed me that William Gibson knew jack shiat about actual computers when he wrote Neuromancer.  He bought his first computer with the money he made from the book, and he's said that it was absolutely nothing like he expected it to be.
 
2021-12-04 10:38:14 AM  
$130 million to make Bezos go away.  That's like 1000 Stormy Daniels.
 
2021-12-04 11:18:10 AM  

jake_lex: It's always amused and amazed me that William Gibson knew jack shiat about actual computers when he wrote Neuromancer.  He bought his first computer with the money he made from the book, and he's said that it was absolutely nothing like he expected it to be.


I really wanted to like Neuromancer, but my issue with techno-futuristic novels is that everybody strives to come up with new words and it takes a while to figure out what they're saying.
 
2021-12-04 11:23:28 AM  

Thosw: jake_lex: It's always amused and amazed me that William Gibson knew jack shiat about actual computers when he wrote Neuromancer.  He bought his first computer with the money he made from the book, and he's said that it was absolutely nothing like he expected it to be.

I really wanted to like Neuromancer, but my issue with techno-futuristic novels is that everybody strives to come up with new words and it takes a while to figure out what they're saying.


My problem with novels such as LOTR is trying to keep the unusual names straight.  Just too much work at times.
 
2021-12-04 12:11:07 PM  
A bunch of nerds renting office space in a enclosed environment with limited bathing facilities. This is going to stink.
 
2021-12-04 12:23:16 PM  

Warthog: I wish Gibson would go back to hia roots and write another futurist cyberpunk book.  His last couple have disappointed.


He's said before that it wouldn't make sense to go back there, so many of his guesses about technology have been eclipsed by the real world. Also, Gibson said he isn't the type to go back and revisit closed stories. More writers should follow this mindset.

I would love to read about more of the sprawl, but I respect his reasons for not going back there.
 
2021-12-04 12:31:07 PM  

rummonkey: Warthog: I wish Gibson would go back to hia roots and write another futurist cyberpunk book.  His last couple have disappointed.

He's said before that it wouldn't make sense to go back there, so many of his guesses about technology have been eclipsed by the real world. Also, Gibson said he isn't the type to go back and revisit closed stories. More writers should follow this mindset.

I would love to read about more of the sprawl, but I respect his reasons for not going back there.


Neuromancer is one of my all time favorite books but almost all his books after that were not even in the same ballpark.  I still enjoy his writing and stories but for some reason after Neuromancer all his works lacked that "edge" that NM had. It's like his editors told him hey you wrote a hit, now go make the rest mainstream!  So he took out all the sex, drugs, and swearing.
 
2021-12-04 1:01:39 PM  

indy_kid: Thosw: jake_lex: It's always amused and amazed me that William Gibson knew jack shiat about actual computers when he wrote Neuromancer.  He bought his first computer with the money he made from the book, and he's said that it was absolutely nothing like he expected it to be.

I really wanted to like Neuromancer, but my issue with techno-futuristic novels is that everybody strives to come up with new words and it takes a while to figure out what they're saying.

My problem with novels such as LOTR is trying to keep the unusual names straight.  Just too much work at times.


If that is the case for you, never read David Weber's Safehold series. Sampling of Character names. Normal names but with the added bonus of thousand of years of language drift.
 
2021-12-04 1:47:34 PM  
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Cant believe im first.
 
2021-12-04 1:56:53 PM  
If it doesn't require Russian participation, then they should put these in a less-inclined orbit than the ISS, which makes it easier to get to with higher payloads on smaller rockets.  The ISS orbit is inclined to make it easier for Russian launched rockets to reach, but that means it takes more fuel for us to get to it. If the Russians wanna play in the next treehouse, let them launch from Kourou or someplace else equatorial.
 
2021-12-04 1:57:02 PM  

Lochaber_Axe: rummonkey: Warthog: I wish Gibson would go back to hia roots and write another futurist cyberpunk book.  His last couple have disappointed.

He's said before that it wouldn't make sense to go back there, so many of his guesses about technology have been eclipsed by the real world. Also, Gibson said he isn't the type to go back and revisit closed stories. More writers should follow this mindset.

I would love to read about more of the sprawl, but I respect his reasons for not going back there.

Neuromancer is one of my all time favorite books but almost all his books after that were not even in the same ballpark.  I still enjoy his writing and stories but for some reason after Neuromancer all his works lacked that "edge" that NM had. It's like his editors told him hey you wrote a hit, now go make the rest mainstream!  So he took out all the sex, drugs, and swearing.


I really liked Virtual Light.  The SF Bay Bridge community he created was amazing to visualize.  But you're right it didn't have that dark tinged grit of a future world in a technical death spiral.
 
2021-12-04 2:52:19 PM  
Thosw:
I really wanted to like Neuromancer, but my issue with techno-futuristic novels is that everybody strives to come up with new words and it takes a while to figure out what they're saying.

Most of that doesn't bother me, but there was a novel I read back in 1999 to 2003 or so that was so bad with made-up futurewords I've totally forgotten who wrote it or what it's name was, which bugs me from time to time.

/The plot was hackers disabling the safety systems in self-driving cars to assassinate people.
//Background of the poors getting implants to become indentured servants with less free will.
 
2021-12-04 3:42:36 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: $130 million to make Bezos go away.  That's like 1000 Stormy Daniels.


This.
"Elon won. Here's your bottle, Baby Space Cowboy."
 
2021-12-04 4:03:36 PM  
Why are my taxes going to billionaires?
 
2021-12-04 4:11:37 PM  

austerity101: Why are my taxes going to billionaires?


Because you touch yourself at night?
 
2021-12-04 9:39:34 PM  
Mixed use business park is the most David Brent expression.
 
2021-12-05 4:12:33 AM  

Warthog: Lochaber_Axe: rummonkey: Warthog: I wish Gibson would go back to hia roots and write another futurist cyberpunk book.  His last couple have disappointed.

He's said before that it wouldn't make sense to go back there, so many of his guesses about technology have been eclipsed by the real world. Also, Gibson said he isn't the type to go back and revisit closed stories. More writers should follow this mindset.

I would love to read about more of the sprawl, but I respect his reasons for not going back there.

Neuromancer is one of my all time favorite books but almost all his books after that were not even in the same ballpark.  I still enjoy his writing and stories but for some reason after Neuromancer all his works lacked that "edge" that NM had. It's like his editors told him hey you wrote a hit, now go make the rest mainstream!  So he took out all the sex, drugs, and swearing.

I really liked Virtual Light.  The SF Bay Bridge community he created was amazing to visualize.  But you're right it didn't have that dark tinged grit of a future world in a technical death spiral.


He wanted to tell stories about the human element in a similar future. He likes doing it and people keep buying them so good for him.
 
2021-12-05 7:35:55 PM  
Hey, your perfomance review is coming up. Meet me on the moon at 10 AM GMT.
 
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