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Charles Stross quotes: Clegg, Miliband, Farage resigning (rumours that they are to be the new Top Gear line-up cannot be confirmed at this time). Clegg, Miliband, Farage resigning (rumours that they are to be the new Top Gear line-up cannot be confirmed at this time).
Charles Stross quotes: There's a faint popping noise, and the entire wall of the incident room shifts to the colour of the night sky above a Japanese city. There's a faint popping noise, and the entire wall of the incident room shifts to the colour of the night sky above a Japanese city.
Charles Stross quotes: We shouldn't even be here, I think distantly as I raise my weapon and take aim, we're management, not heroes. We shouldn't even be here, I think distantly as I raise my weapon and take aim, we're management, not heroes.
Charles Stross quotes: Lawyers do not mix with diplomacy. Lawyers do not mix with diplomacy.
Charles Stross quotes: Pay attention: There will be an exam later. Pay attention: There will be an exam later.
Charles Stross quotes: A mother's love - ""Fuck love," Amber snarls, "she wants power. A mother's love - "
"Fuck love," Amber snarls, "she wants power.
Charles Stross quotes: I don't do flash fiction. I don't do flash fiction.
Charles Stross quotes: For programming is a job where Lovecraft meets tradecraft, all the time. For programming is a job where Lovecraft meets tradecraft, all the time.
Charles Stross quotes: Down in the park with a friend called Five. Down in the park with a friend called Five.
Charles Stross quotes: The seeds of evil usually germinated in the footprints of people who knew how everybody else ought to behave and felt the need to tell them so. The seeds of evil usually germinated in the footprints of people who knew how everybody else ought to behave and felt the need to tell them so.
Charles Stross quotes: I drink tea pretty much continuously at a rate of around 1 imperial pint/hour, which sort of enforces screen/keyboard breaks. I drink tea pretty much continuously at a rate of around 1 imperial pint/hour, which sort of enforces screen/keyboard breaks.
Charles Stross quotes: I don't want to permanently damage myself! On the other hand, a couple of days off the keyboard tends to make things somewhat better. I don't want to permanently damage myself! On the other hand, a couple of days off the keyboard tends to make things somewhat better.
Charles Stross quotes: Any sufficiently advanced lingerie is indistinguishable from a lethal weapon. Any sufficiently advanced lingerie is indistinguishable from a lethal weapon.
Charles Stross quotes: Of course I grew it in a fucking tank! What do you think I am, a farmer? Of course I grew it in a fucking tank! What do you think I am, a farmer?
Charles Stross quotes: Only debt is forever. Only debt is forever.
Charles Stross quotes: I wrote two million words of crap. Maybe I'm just a slow learner . I wrote two million words of crap. Maybe I'm just a slow learner .
Charles Stross quotes: There isn't very much of the little boy left in Oscar; he didn't get to his position without being able to keep it under very tight control. There isn't very much of the little boy left in Oscar; he didn't get to his position without being able to keep it under very tight control.
Charles Stross quotes: Death is really no more than the voluntary liquidation of an economy of microscopic free agents, the redemption of the debt of structured life. Death is really no more than the voluntary liquidation of an economy of microscopic free agents, the redemption of the debt of structured life.
Charles Stross quotes: a man cannot make himself believe a lie just because it profits him. Men a man cannot make himself believe a lie just because it profits him. Men
Charles Stross quotes: So you're saying, we've got a, a shoggoth gap? So you're saying, we've got a, a shoggoth gap?
Charles Stross quotes: The informational density of the inner planets is visibly converging on Avogadro's number of bits per mole, one bit per atom, The informational density of the inner planets is visibly converging on Avogadro's number of bits per mole, one bit per atom,
Charles Stross quotes: Where would dictators be without our compliant amnesia? Make the collective lose its memory, you can conceal anything. Where would dictators be without our compliant amnesia? Make the collective lose its memory, you can conceal anything.
Charles Stross quotes: You can collar criminals until the cows come home, and there'll still be a never-ending supply of greedy fuckwits and chancers. You can collar criminals until the cows come home, and there'll still be a never-ending supply of greedy fuckwits and chancers.
Charles Stross quotes: More often than not, piracy is a symptom of an under-provisioned market. More often than not, piracy is a symptom of an under-provisioned market.
Charles Stross quotes: I grew up on second hand bookshops and libraries. I grew up on second hand bookshops and libraries.
Charles Stross quotes: One of the quirkier cognitive disorders to which software project management is prone. One of the quirkier cognitive disorders to which software project management is prone.
Charles Stross quotes: The problem with ebook filesharing is simply one of scale. But I think the "piracy" problem is massively over-rated. The problem with ebook filesharing is simply one of scale. But I think the "piracy" problem is massively over-rated.
Charles Stross quotes: When you stare into the void, the void stares also; but if you cast into the void, you get a type conversion error. When you stare into the void, the void stares also; but if you cast into the void, you get a type conversion error.
Charles Stross quotes: You know, if I tried to change the minds of everyone who I thought needed changing, I'd never have time to do anything else. You know, if I tried to change the minds of everyone who I thought needed changing, I'd never have time to do anything else.
Charles Stross quotes: If an idea is compelling enough it'll stick in my head until I am forced to write it. If it's forgettable, who cares? If an idea is compelling enough it'll stick in my head until I am forced to write it. If it's forgettable, who cares?
Charles Stross quotes: Twelve percent of all the photographs ever taken in human history have been taken in the last twelve months. And 40 percent of them are on Facebook. Twelve percent of all the photographs ever taken in human history have been taken in the last twelve months. And 40 percent of them are on Facebook.
Charles Stross quotes: What I read: while I'm writing, I tend to go off reading fiction for relaxation - especially the challenging stuff. It's too much like the day job. What I read: while I'm writing, I tend to go off reading fiction for relaxation - especially the challenging stuff. It's too much like the day job.
Charles Stross quotes: Georgina darts forward, grabs my hand, and pumps it up and down while peering at my face as if she's wondering why water isn't gushing from my mouth. Georgina darts forward, grabs my hand, and pumps it up and down while peering at my face as if she's wondering why water isn't gushing from my mouth.
Charles Stross quotes: the first law of demonology is that if you can see it, it can see you. But the first law of demonology is that if you can see it, it can see you. But
Charles Stross quotes: They never tell you how heavy a corpse is in training school. They never tell you how heavy a corpse is in training school.
Charles Stross quotes: Christmas: the one time of year when you can't avoid the nuts in your family muesli. Christmas: the one time of year when you can't avoid the nuts in your family muesli.
Charles Stross quotes: The male ego is a curious thing. It's about the size of a small continent but it's extremely brittle. The male ego is a curious thing. It's about the size of a small continent but it's extremely brittle.
Charles Stross quotes: I wasn't expecting a stealth, supersonic, vertical take-off submarine fueled by the eerily whistling ghosts of necromantically murdered dolphins. I wasn't expecting a stealth, supersonic, vertical take-off submarine fueled by the eerily whistling ghosts of necromantically murdered dolphins.
Charles Stross quotes: What you or I would recognize as an alien invasion by tentacled horrors from beyond spacetime Angleton would see as a teachable moment. What you or I would recognize as an alien invasion by tentacled horrors from beyond spacetime Angleton would see as a teachable moment.
Charles Stross quotes: This is a woman who models herself on Margaret Thatcher, only without the warmth and compassion. This is a woman who models herself on Margaret Thatcher, only without the warmth and compassion.
Charles Stross quotes: That was what we call in the trade an Unscheduled Reality Excursion, usually abbreviated to 'Oh fuck.' That was what we call in the trade an Unscheduled Reality Excursion, usually abbreviated to 'Oh fuck.'
Charles Stross quotes: We are Bay Aryans from Berkeley: prepare to be reengineered in an attractive range of color schemes for your safety and comfort! We are Bay Aryans from Berkeley: prepare to be reengineered in an attractive range of color schemes for your safety and comfort!
Charles Stross quotes: Money is a symptom of poverty, after all, and Manfred never has to pay for anything. Money is a symptom of poverty, after all, and Manfred never has to pay for anything.
Charles Stross quotes: Some say the Internet is for porn but you know that in truth the Internet is for spam. Some say the Internet is for porn but you know that in truth the Internet is for spam.
Charles Stross quotes: Like I said: the only god I believe in is coming back. And when he arrives, I'll be waiting with a shotgun. Like I said: the only god I believe in is coming back. And when he arrives, I'll be waiting with a shotgun.
Charles Stross quotes: I stared at him. You're a bat, Rudi! She's a mermaid. What were you thinking? I stared at him. You're a bat, Rudi! She's a mermaid. What were you thinking?
Charles Stross quotes: [Core concepts: Human beings all have souls. Souls are software objects. Software is not immortal.] [Core concepts: Human beings all have souls. Souls are software objects. Software is not immortal.]
Charles Stross quotes: You'll still get guys with an array of badges to demonstrate their importance, but that just excludes people. I think fandom is more inclusive now. You'll still get guys with an array of badges to demonstrate their importance, but that just excludes people. I think fandom is more inclusive now.
Charles Stross quotes: We are, after all, homo economicus. We are, after all, homo economicus.
Charles Stross quotes: The late 90s were crazy science-fictional if you were inside the superheated steam bubble of the dot-com 1.0 industry. The late 90s were crazy science-fictional if you were inside the superheated steam bubble of the dot-com 1.0 industry.
Charles Stross quotes: To boldly go where no uploaded metahuman colony has gone before' has a certain ring to it, doesn't it? To boldly go where no uploaded metahuman colony has gone before' has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?
Charles Stross quotes: What better way to weaken a powerful enemy than to get it fighting itself? What better way to weaken a powerful enemy than to get it fighting itself?
Charles Stross quotes: While writing a novel I almost completely stop reading books in the same sub-genre for the duration. While writing a novel I almost completely stop reading books in the same sub-genre for the duration.
Charles Stross quotes: you young ones . . ." 'Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country has ever done for you? you young ones . . ." 'Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country has ever done for you?
Charles Stross quotes: I began my first novel when I was 15. It went through three drafts, of around 40,000 words each. If I find it, I'll burn it. I began my first novel when I was 15. It went through three drafts, of around 40,000 words each. If I find it, I'll burn it.
Charles Stross quotes: She paused, staring into the void. The void, for its part, stared back unblinking. She paused, staring into the void. The void, for its part, stared back unblinking.
Charles Stross quotes: The chip that functions abnormally will be desoldered, as they say. The chip that functions abnormally will be desoldered, as they say.
Charles Stross quotes: Life begets intelligence, intelligence begets smart matter and a singularity. Life begets intelligence, intelligence begets smart matter and a singularity.
Charles Stross quotes: Just as individuals age and die, so do lineages: Only debt is forever. Just as individuals age and die, so do lineages: Only debt is forever.
Charles Stross quotes: They're nuts. Completely insane! I don't get this gambling thing. Didn't these people study statistics at university? Evidently not They're nuts. Completely insane! I don't get this gambling thing. Didn't these people study statistics at university? Evidently not
Charles Stross quotes: All men are islands, surrounded by the bottomless oceans of unthinking night. All men are islands, surrounded by the bottomless oceans of unthinking night.
Charles Stross quotes: Any civilization where the main symbol of religious veneration is a tool of execution is a bad place to have children. Any civilization where the main symbol of religious veneration is a tool of execution is a bad place to have children.
Charles Stross quotes: There is a point at which eccentricity begins to impact operational effectiveness. There is a point at which eccentricity begins to impact operational effectiveness.
Charles Stross quotes: Well then. Will the naysayers please leave the universe? Well then. Will the naysayers please leave the universe?
Charles Stross quotes: I don't like Amazon (wearing my author hat, not my customer hat). I don't like Amazon (wearing my author hat, not my customer hat).
Charles Stross quotes: I was an early adopter: have been on the internet continuously since late 1989, barring a six-month loss of access in the early 90s. I was an early adopter: have been on the internet continuously since late 1989, barring a six-month loss of access in the early 90s.
Charles Stross quotes: friend of mine who was turned down friend of mine who was turned down
Charles Stross quotes: One ape's hallucination is another ape's religious experience - it just depends on which one's god module is overactive at the time. One ape's hallucination is another ape's religious experience - it just depends on which one's god module is overactive at the time.
Charles Stross quotes: Crawling eldritch horrors don't get planning permission unless they're Trump's hairpiece.) Crawling eldritch horrors don't get planning permission unless they're Trump's hairpiece.)
Charles Stross quotes: Generating ideas isn't some mystical talent that you have to be born with: it's a skill you can develop. Generating ideas isn't some mystical talent that you have to be born with: it's a skill you can develop.
Charles Stross quotes: I'm not planning a kickstarter game. And I'm not really a game designer. I'm not planning a kickstarter game. And I'm not really a game designer.
Charles Stross quotes: Bob loses saving throw vs. shiny with a penalty of -5. Bob takes 2d8 damage to the credit card. Bob loses saving throw vs. shiny with a penalty of -5. Bob takes 2d8 damage to the credit card.