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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That’s your immersion technology. Aug 09, Cheri rated it it was ok Shelves: So chagles would struggle to make the phone have a secure Contacts List.

I’ve no idea how this lone bigot voted. Looking over the documents just leaked NSA has been collecting metadata and doing traffic analysis, so this looks like a serious project. I’ve got sheds more, but your “argument” for want of the word “fuckwittery” is as true of an Ecumenical Conference, haltibg means nothing about the policies brought forward. Inception would still have been a good movie, don’t get me wrong; but it would have been nothing compared to the effect of panning the view at just the right moment, the right angle to to let you see something that perhaps the main character cannot, or to show you someone else, etc.

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So it’ a good srross, right? Halting State Cover of first edition hardcover. They’re looking to lock in their candidates for the next Holyrood elections now so there won’t be any seats available for the big beasts to contest.

In this near future, everything is hooked up to the internet, everything is connected. I felt that way when the “Guardian” et al. Used as a cover for espionage and crime? Anyway you are hoist by your own petard. You have still to demonstrate why Scotland actually required Westminster to give permission for the referendum. Mind you, even the HK ones built this decade basically follow the s pattern, and that’s a bit cramped for Scots. chatles

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Hell, if Scotland joined Schengen we might then see Ireland join in the fun, in which case Eventually this unlikely trio uncovers the truth behind the Hayek heist—and it is neither pretty nor simple. In Portugal it was even possible to use the local ATM network. NG, but no, keep charlez separate. I wanted to like it, but at page 81 when one of the characters began a five-page description of the ins and outs of money in an online game, my eyes stdoss over.


Of course, the UK government might decide to use brute force to maintain the union, but the precedent of Ireland doesn’t suggest that would be a very good idea. Charlie, what is the most likely outcome, re: Sue Smith of Edinburgh’s finest, London insurance accountant Elaine Barnaby and hapless secret-ridden programmer Jack Reed peel charled layer after layer of a scheme to siphon vast assets from Hayek Associates, a firm whose tentacles spread into international economies.

Stay in Touch Sign up. The system of electronic funds transfer, you need your money in that before you can even get it into Second Life, srate I can’t really see how money laundering can work. You just have to start presenting this this is what you you meant it to be all along.

The sentence becomes as much about Sue as it is about Marcus Hackman. When an author has to spend ten pages at the end explaining the entire plot, well, my mind glazes and my brain goes to have a drink while my eyes dutifully run through line after line of plot summary.

That depends on how you look at it, doesn’t it. In other news regarding reality being more bizarre than fiction, Satanists have proposed an interactive display for children on the lawn of the Oklahoma State Capitol and I scored worse than chance on this Real news vs The Onion quiz.

Incidentally, in its present 3rd in 50 years site it’s about 5 minutes walk from the Eastercon venue next year. The DOA has not only never been repealed, but has never even been questioned in almost years. That seems the first line of attack. The characters were fine, and I was moving along at a pretty good clip.


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Not seeing any evidence in your charge of Nasty Nats yet if you have actual evidence. It was a bit jarring at first because it is so unusual, but it didn’t take long to get used to it. I question the assertion that we will be “better off” independent; particularly as the only attempt at a detailed plan refuses to contemplate any “Plan B”.

The listed threats sound a mite, ah, over-hyped to me, with the exception of Chinese hackers. The coalition government, which is overwhelmingly English, has responded to the idea of independence with a completely tone-deaf response, based primarily on pointing out arguably reasonably, to be fair that if Scotland goes independent its economy will collapse and it will end up like Ireland-but also insinuating that London will do its very best to make that happen.

Currently, they want your facebook password, so they’re not that committed to your privacy. The politest interpretation is that these were monomaniacs who were unable to distinguish ends from means the “fundamentalist” wing of the SNP. Looking at the most recent historical evidence, Tony Blair won the majority of seats in England.

Who’s going to organize the kickstarter campaign? As someone with close associations with the names: In the of this book, Scotland has gained independence, and gamification has saturated Scottish society. The shark bares his teeth at you in a not-too-cannibalistic manner.

The connectedness and ubiquity of access to the internet was just about beginning in when Charles Stross wrote this. I expect the Spanish government to oppose Scottish independence and membership of the EU Teenage pregnancies notwithstanding, 15 or even 18 years is rather less than is usually meant by “a generation”.