4 items tagged “charliestross”
Every bitcoin proof-of-work mined is an incremental addition to a vast distributed summoning ritual powering the demon-soul at the heart of the maze, the computational equivalent of a Buddhist prayer wheel spinning in a Himalayan breeze.
— Charles Stross # 3rd November 2018, 5:47 pm
This technology is so unethical it needs to be criminalized globally, before it evolves into a Fermi Paradox solution... and I generally DON’T think banning technologies is a good idea. But this is like a neuroscience homebrew dirty nuke.
— Charlie Stross # 9th November 2017, 10:50 pm
Lovecraft-inspired fiction and cookbooks (unrelated!)
Have you considered the Laundry Files series by Charles Stross? They are novels about a secret UK government department which fights off lovecraftian threats while suffering through the typical burucracry you would expect from the UK government.[... 49 words]
Unpacking the Zeitgeist. On WoW corpse spamming: “There are thirty years’ worth of future shock condensed into this one news item [...] a harsh warning about the difficulty of accurately portraying plausible futures in literature.” # 8th July 2007, 5:36 pm