AI isn't THAT bad; if you turn it off before it goes into the Spielberg added ending. He ran out of power and died. End of story.
'Battlefield Earth' was another one. Not that it was a good movie; just better then the book.
Alien was good. Aliens was OK. After that, it was awful.
Tweakers coming out of the woodwork. Defending their drug of choice.
You can't blame anyone for the contracts you sign but yourself.
Please tell me you have a sister and she's single.
Simple rule: 'Unless you are part of the family, _never_ work for a family business.'
Also: It's OK to hire friends/family, just don't ever make them your immediate report.
I try not to let the opinions of literary types prejudice me against PKD.
How would you even attempt to show that a person who constantly used amphetamines for decades had naturally occurring schizophrenia vs. amphetamine psychosis?
He didn't have a family history (as far as anyone knows).
Intel x86 systems management mode (SMM). If you can beat the processor into this mode all protected memory is off. You own it all, like DOS/MacOS prior to X.
This is also the mode that motherboard manufacturers put the CPU in, to hide the fact that they are using the processor to save money on hardware.
Undocumented OP codes are a bitch.
They do it to BSD code all the time. They often follow up by finding a copy somewhere in the wild and jumping up and down yelling 'Evil! Evil!' until someone points out that the code is actually BSD code that was included in a GPL project.
You speak as though insanity isn't a predictable outcome of decades of speed use and abuse. I also have limited sympathy for those who cook their livers with booze. No enabling.
I suspect he had gotten over his cravings for popularity when he started writing novels about pink lasers putting thoughts into his head?
'Confessions of a Crap Artist' is also good. Though a partial retelling of that other one who's name escapes me. The guy who almost wiped out the earth then lived among the survivors.
'Counter Clock World' was interesting, in a 'Martian Time-Slip' kind of way..
I think the 5 volumes of his collected short stories was a good book purchase. Roog was a great short story about an insane dog.
His most approachable, mainstream work.
'A Scanner Darkly' is his masterpiece.
Unless you follow his pseudo religious last 3 books.
There was no CGI in 2001.
That was all done with models and old school special effects.