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Why Charles Stross Hates Star Trek

Malacca Re:hmmm (809 comments)

"Tech ex machina", surely?

more than 5 years ago
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New Zealand Halts Internet Copyright Law Changes

Malacca Re:Guys... (216 comments)

Yes, it was dumb. But the protest has resulted in the law change getting dropped. So ultimately, sanity prevails.

more than 5 years ago
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Science Fair Project Exposes GlaxoSmithKline Lies

Malacca Re:Stabilty of ascorbic acid in solution. (253 comments)

While it's true that the initial tip-off came from two high-schoolers, their results were confirmed by Commerce Commision testing. One can safely assume that the confirmatory tests were conducted under controlled conditions in an accredited laboratory. Which is why GSK copped the fine & has been trying to limit damage ever since.

RTFA.

No wait. This is slashdot...

more than 7 years ago

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Kim Dotcom search warrants ruled illegal

Malacca Malacca writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Malacca writes "In New Zealand:

"A High Court judge has ruled that police search warrants used to seize property from Kim Dotcom were illegal.

Judge Helen Winkelmann found that the warrants used did not properly describe the offences to which they were related.

The FBI agents had been accused of underhanded behaviour by Dotcom's lawyers in the High Court after they secretly copied data from his computers and took it overseas.

Judge Winkelmann has also ruled it was unlawful for copies of Dotcom's computer data to be taken offshore.""

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Charles Stross "Halting State" excerpts.

Malacca Malacca writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Malacca writes "Charles Stross has a new SF novel out. Halting State is in his own words, "a near-future thriller of skullduggery and rules lawyering in the shadowy world of massively multiplayer virtual reality games." It's already received praise from Vernor Vinge, John Carmack, Bruce Schneier, William Gibson & Cory Doctorow and is shaping up to be a serious contender for best read of the year. Excerpts of Halting State (Prologue and first three chapters) are available at Stross' website; readers can get a taste & see what all the fuss is about. The first hit is free. :)"
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"Halting State" by Charles Stross (excerpt

Malacca Malacca writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Malacca writes "Charles Stross has a new novel out.

"Halting State" is in the author's words, "a near-future thriller of skullduggery and rules lawyering in the shadowy world of massively multiplayer virtual reality games."

It's already had highly positive comments from Vernor Vinge, William Gibson, Bruce Schneier & John Carmack, and is a serious contender for best read of the year. Stross has put up excerpts of "Halting State" on his website so those who are interested can get a taste and find out what the fuss is about. The first hit is free :)."

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