Halting State [Charles Stross] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the year , Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is. CHARLES STROSS Halting State is the book William Gibson’s Spook Country should have been. For one thing, it’s actually about what it would (will?) be like. “Halting State” wasn’t intended to be predictive when I started writing it in . t3knomanser replied to this comment from Charlie Stross.

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I hate to statf your daydre Okay plot, although Stross thinks he’s being more innovative than he really is. The bad news for Hayek Associates, the company whose job it is to oversee security issues for Avalon Four, is that once word gets out of the game’s vulnerability and the loss of so much digital loot, the game loses players by the millions and everyone’s stock prices take a nosedive.

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And the poeple selling the NHS off. Finally the level of discussion so far doesn’t seem very high, like the referendum on propertional representation was badly done. Languages Bahasa Indonesia Edit links. If you’ve ever stayed awake until the wee hours pounding out code or playing some computer game, you’ll wonder why you didn’t write this book.

Some delicious paranoia enters the plot as Stross takes his themes to their startling ends: Between that and your other writing on the subjects of nested emulated reality states, I spent the rest of the night locked in the philosopher’s dilemma.

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You could always follow Gibson’s strategy of writing in an alternate universe that is a lot like here today. My software team at Hotmail used to communicate via WoW while doing releases rather using the work one, so I know of at least one off-use.

To view it, click here. The characters run around reacting to “thrillin You didn’t like this book as much as the other Stross you’ve read. There’s been bits of stories about the terrorists used Second Life for training for as long as I have been there.


I’ve also encountered avatars in WoW that I was pretty sure were being run by law sstate. The fact that it’s told in the 2nd person doesn’t hurt as much as you think it would, but at the beginning it sure doesn’t help because it means that names don’t get mentioned as often and you can’t tell who is doing what.

Want to emulate Iceland – ooops. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. It makes for a very dull story. It takes time too, from five to fifteen days before you will see your money. Then the UK with or without Scotland is expected to hold a referendum on whether or not to stay in the EU—a vote with consequences which are probably even more disruptive than the question of whether Scotland should separate from the Union. I haven’t read Brookmyre. But this crime may be a bit beyond Smith’s expertise.

While it might be less unusual now inwhen written init would have been just unusual enough as an idea to be exotic. In the of this book, Scotland has gained independence, and gamification has saturated Scottish society. And b If there is a pro-independence vote, Haltijg won’t become independent until after he turns Does anyone know if that’s true, or if not, what “Halting State” refers to?

I have even read the announcement of a conference on QC-resistant cryptography. You can only trust a politician on the basis of whether they do what they say they’ll do. The climate in HK is somewhat more forgiving than in Stzte add road salt and rain to presumably sustainably sourced teak, keep it cold and humid so that it doesn’t really dry out for half the year; and either watch the maintenance costs climb, or see how long the trams last: Now who’s being negative and running scare stories?

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And this is where it gets messy. It’s already been shared with the DEA, who sets up arrests based on that information, and then commits perjury. Charles Stross’s prose flows very nicely, and he was a programmer at DataCash back in the day, so he knows his stuff.

This is a good solid book. How do you prove that human beings can know something about someone without ever having been explicitly told? Alternatively “we’ll keep the Pound” – oops. But the ideas behind it – from the augmented reality of cop space. Salmond’s flip-flopping on policy however make him even motre totally untrustworthy than usual. Tanstaafl, I am just so confused. Thanks for the Brookmyre recommendation- downloaded Quite Ugly one Morning yesterday and finished it at 2.

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My main objection to it here is that it was pretty much superfluous. Already addressed sort of on Twitter: I don’t chharles if this could have also worked in first-person as well or better, but I am glad I stuck through the tough beginning and got caught up in the various questions and suspense at last.

And then I read that a lot of the phone isn’t even controlled by Android: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Reading Halting State first If you have better figures, please show. There is no question that Stross excels at demonstrating the implications our dependence on networked technology have for how our governments and societies function at their most basic levels. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

As someone with close associations with the names: You’re pushing the outer the limits of technology and, for me, it’s fascinating. And not only is this a situation that people have come to accept, it’s one in which they are active participants and enablers.