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Try the mashed-berries-on-dead-trees platform. 
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Looking uncharacteristically sunny at Starship Century 
 
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I liked the Big Tower project you presented. But have you considered the Space Cable (John Knapman's upgrade on the Lofstrom Loop)?
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If you are on or near the eastern seaboard, consider checking out some live poetry from Rose McAleese
Seattle, WA 1/19/2013 Fremont Abbey Grand Hall. Boston, MA 1/22/2013 Berklee College of Music. New York, NY 1/27/2013 Bluestockings. Toronto, ON 1/31/2013 The Boat. Arlington, VA 2/4/2013 Busboys and ...
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Unrelated, but thanks for Snowcrash.
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Exactly seven days remaining in the CLANG kickstarter campaign. About 3/4 of the way through we have reached the 3/4 funding mark, which sounds good as far as it goes...but we need to keep the momentum going. This campaign launched with such a bang that I suspect many who heard of it in the early days have been assuming we long since blew through our goal and became one of those overfunded Kickstarters that we always hear about. But that's not the case...yet. So if you or someone you know is interested in seeing something fundamentally new happen in the world of video games that incorporate sword fighting mechanics, check out our site and the FAQs and updates we've been posting as our donor community has taken shape.
Neal Stephenson wants to revolutionize sword fighting video games.
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All the naysayers probably feel a bit silly now.
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Most airports have placards and signs above the security line exhorting you to take out your laptops, fluids, etc. so that you can get through the line faster. At DSM, the same content is couched as "here are some things you can do to prevent holding up the line/slowing down other people."

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Ghandi said we have a moral obligation to obey just laws, and a moral obligation to disobey unjust laws. I think what one is conforming to is more interesting than whether one happens to be conforming to something.
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My friend and teacher Guy Windsor is building the historical combat system of Fiore dei Liberi into a card game. Check it out.
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Maybe this will ease my bloodlust for sword combat until Clang is greenlighted. 
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I totally have that shirt. Dry wick for hiking, bought at rei. It always feels cold and slick when I put it on. Like grey shark skin. Wish I had ten. Must be made of new matter.
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Reflection of self in spherical doorknob, apologies to M.C. Escher
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+Christian Buggedei leave it to the comments on a +Neal Stephenson post to send me off in search for a history of german door furniture...
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I love your dingraw
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Doing an AMA on Reddit in 20 minutes or so http://redd.it/vdt11
Hi Reddit. Neal Stephenson here. I wrote a number of books including Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, The Baroque Cycle, Anathem, and most ...
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only just found you on here, wish i had seen this earlier! Please come back and post more :)
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Launched Kickstarter campaign for CLANG, our effort to make a swordfighting game that actually does justice to the art http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang
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Congrats on $275k... the boys on Sword buyers guide were notably impressed by Tinker... a nerdgasm even.

http://forum.sword-buyers-guide.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11599&p=146856#p146856

People, link and upvote!  We're halfway there!
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