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Comment Re:how is this new? (Score 2, Interesting) 96

Peter Watts explores this subject (among many other interesting topics - including existence of free will, the chinese room, and the nature of empathy and sentience) in his newest book, 'Blindsight'. It's a pretty good read.

The book is available online here: http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm. It's published under Creative Commons license.

Comment Re:Thinking Ipod Touch + Stanza instead. (Score 1) 451

I switched from Tungsten T2 to iPhone recently. I use both mainly for reading ebooks, and so far I'm pleasantly suprised with the iPhone. Same should apply to iPod touch, I guess.

The screen has a better resolution, which means you can use a serif font - which in my opinion is easier to read. It's big enough for comfortable reading.

Touch interface is neat, but doesn't make a lot of a difference when it comes to ebooks.

Comment 1984 (Score 1) 204

"The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now."

Yeah, I know Orwell wasn't writing about internet porn, but still...

Comment '1984'? (Score 1) 1475

The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now.

Yeah, I know Orwell wasn't writing about pr0n, but still...

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