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Charlie Stross @cstross Berlin, Germany

SF author, he/him. Next novel: DEAD LIES DREAMING, October 27th.(Resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, but "Germany" blocks Nazi bots.)

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Joined Twitter 10/13/11


UK facing risk of 'systemic economic crisis', official paper says. Exclusive by by ⁦@_EmmaGH⁩ and ⁦@carolecadwalla⁩ https://t.co/li9oT6pcy6
Retweeted by Charlie StrossHealth Secretary @MattHancock says British people are 'peculiarly unusual' in going to work when sick. This may he… https://t.co/Yzb3Yiwtk0
Retweeted by Charlie StrossMilitary historian Doug Sterner with some interesting perspective on COVID-19. https://t.co/2233hOKfmF
Retweeted by Charlie StrossWHAT (ok, he doesn’t *just* do Trumpzillas; here’s Bill Clinton as The Terminator) https://t.co/dKF7LGgpdkToday I learned that you can hire a Class 144 Pacer train, and drive it around the massive private railway network… https://t.co/tDviXQKGYt
Retweeted by Charlie StrossRetweet if you think the perfect site for the Festival of Brexit will be the Farage Garage https://t.co/LpijBihfQd
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @cobrabay It’s running in the German media.Welp. https://t.co/Dv1JW7fXuUPlutes. Gonna. Plute. https://t.co/83VusclsrD
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @BeeCycling I just spotted the golden truck nutz on the tank and I just can’t even can’t evenThis is almost literally the storyline of the Yes Minister Christmas Special (1984), which culminates in the comica… https://t.co/b0JU179D9H
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @basicnbizarre I mean, once you accept Abraham Lincoln on anabolic steroids as Rambo as your personal saviour, a be… https://t.co/pZANcsxvot @basicnbizarre Let’s take a closer look, shall we? https://t.co/xEtVu1OX3H @jamesagard @TMM2K Plausible. @basicnbizarre @JuanJuanchoa Going full world-ice is the logical destination of the GOP’s revulsion for facts (whic… https://t.co/XpMQ27HpzwSame genre, 70 years earlier: https://t.co/7nIz4MWcuK https://t.co/1mYWckAuS7 @cstross I call and raise you https://t.co/llw4B62Ngv
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @basicnbizarre I *think* the artist is just having fun with Trumpoid memes. But they might be unironically serious,… https://t.co/UHkRbcDNGK @basicnbizarre @JuanJuanchoa So far the GOP hasn’t gone full World-Ice Theory. It can only be a matter of time, tho… https://t.co/B0lyRr8PLYNO. WORDS. (I’m dying here.) https://t.co/ZsweJit65N @basicnbizarre @JuanJuanchoa No need to google, you can get most of it by watching the two IRON SKY movies (which d… https://t.co/kktsMrjtzwSource for that last jaw-dropper: https://t.co/C1lBUFkWPhWHAT https://t.co/KfNj9V3rFU @Andy_Wheatley @GeekChocolate I think you’ll find if you look again that those are the rare twin-rotor Sikorsky Sea… https://t.co/ijzPiql23iHow is this going to promote #STEM research? #factcheck 1) Australian researchers publishing in Nature/ Science. As… https://t.co/iAuc1JhzBy
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Retweeted by Charlie StrossSourdough flatmate lockdown: print now available in my shop >> https://t.co/fJQ4DTJjJu https://t.co/9Rkilfp0Vh
Retweeted by Charlie StrossNote the eagle carrying an assault shotgun in the top left (the Atchisson AA-12 weighs about twice as much as the b… https://t.co/PQoaAUMVoQFolks, if anyone’s doing a D&D alignment chart of portable computers, I think we just found a strong contender for… https://t.co/4DVlkyBzPmDesigned for use as a Bloomberg terminal? https://t.co/r2S4XI1ttE @PerryWadeSam Maybe he’s in some area of physics that has zip to do with SR, GR, or QM? So he had to study refracti… https://t.co/887UE8fGdW @nyrath @masyukun It’s not just greed: it’s malice towards anyone outside the self-designated in-group. An emergent… https://t.co/5hMErfn6lCThread. Following it down the rabbit hole: LGB Alliance followers are mostly TERFs with no interest in LGBT+ charit… https://t.co/BJJf8ADLnbIs Govt just trolling us now? - ‘Festival of Brexit' set to get £29m in this week’s spending review (total spend £… https://t.co/NBEzt0voKK
Retweeted by Charlie StrossI hope people who should have known better then, understand now that Giuliani succeeding Dinkins was an outcome of… https://t.co/KCX6myJfJY
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @Nexxo00 @photos_floues @JonathanLHoward There’s also a long history of physics/astrophysics profs diving down theo… https://t.co/r2WGovkHXGGO' WAY AM EDITING https://t.co/wD9eDBVhr3Reminder that the LGB Alliance is funded by the Heritage Foundation—an American Christian conservative pressure gro… https://t.co/GhoTzoOsUZ @hmv666 @MisterSplog Also for pre-1945 lead. Sunken U-boat battery cells are apparently in high demand.And today it's revealed that this account is part of a long-running ad campaign to promote @cstross' latest The Lau… https://t.co/m4bgDjo6jH
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @ANSchmidtLebuhn It’s the same design pattern as Christianity, complete with the “be fruitful and multiply” meme. S… https://t.co/ZZ027ynYjB @ANSchmidtLebuhn 100% agreed on the repackaging. @arthur_affect Wow, I missed reading that far. That’s not a good look on an astronomy prof.REMINDER: extreme competence in one specific field of erudition or science is no guarantee of even the most tenuous… https://t.co/UlIpQC0JAUGreen Eggs & Ham Dr Seuss I do not like him in a car I do not like him with Bill Barr I don't like him on a balcon… https://t.co/Bk12PHH9Kt
Retweeted by Charlie StrossHey! “The Delirium Brief” is on special offer on Kindle in the US right now, yours for $2.99:… https://t.co/e2JJgu73H1“The people who are terrified of machine superintelligence are almost exclusively white men” because white men are… https://t.co/ZpXvoFRUVb
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11/24
2020
"There is a marked overlap between those who have made a brand out of being “canceled” and anti-trans politics."
Retweeted by Charlie StrossMy latest cartoon for @newscientist See more of my science cartoons online here: https://t.co/wiOfPL1e96 Or get a… https://t.co/c8HtmzryuW
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @torbooks An actual working Kindle eBook reader. As a bookmark, in a paper book.AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! (weeps helplessly) https://t.co/kmmxpCWQtl"We're trying to disenfranchise up to 1.5 million people, not 6 million" is not the ace they think it is. https://t.co/2iTyUghDJu
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @GarryGourlay I think we can safely chalk up any loss of life consequential on Brexit to the Tories, along with the… https://t.co/nak88fmmY1No-deal Brexit will cost UK more than Covid, report finds https://t.co/0tjmcza9ZVhttps://t.co/rLi1Z22DCd
Retweeted by Charlie StrossThis picture gaslighted me and then called me emotional https://t.co/wlU3a8he1F
Retweeted by Charlie StrossLong March 5 📸:Chen Xiao (@goneless) ℹ:https://t.co/O4nee7zaEF? https://t.co/lRksYq7CJl
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @wikivictorian https://t.co/Mifxfc6VsZ
Retweeted by Charlie StrossThat's conceptual art of a B-70 launching a Minuteman I nuclear missile. The Air Force's history office just publ… https://t.co/8mvWyXEdUP
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @calmeilles Sending them to contain an Ebola pandemic at source before it got off the ground was a good call. Not… https://t.co/PYIiyBXGj4 @DVilliers @NeillJenkins @arthur_affect NZ lucked out in the game of party-political musical chairs by having a par… https://t.co/yeyNvR8NO2 @DVilliers @NeillJenkins @arthur_affect Exactly the same undersupply of ICU beds, hospital beds in general, and lac… https://t.co/RWM80Mjfr8 @arthur_affect It’s almost like Trump was an angry ADHD toddler role-playing being POTUS munchkin-style. Sack the s… https://t.co/UuGpLhRuwSI hate these can u imagine if gay people invited their family over for a party so they could wear shirts that said… https://t.co/KRJERQa8Jm
Retweeted by Charlie StrossHow it started How it's going https://t.co/mbUTfgaj33
Retweeted by Charlie StrossYet again, 'gender-critical' feminists upset about Transgender Day of Remembrance are revealing that they have neve… https://t.co/aP7zBAkpky
Retweeted by Charlie Stross"...officers found that instead of ticking one of the boxes stating a legitimate reason to go outside during France… https://t.co/GOCyCRGeYV
Retweeted by Charlie StrossBoris Johnson’s decision to protect Priti Patel is a huge risk for everybody involved https://t.co/Ub2p7ldIpM "If y… https://t.co/i5lj375TXK
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @cstross The UK also had Operation Cygnus (2016), a detailed simulation of a pandemic with a series of recommendati… https://t.co/CZGWQQ67Md
Retweeted by Charlie StrossTo be fair: * The Bush and Obama administrations had a detailed biowar/pandemic plan, so *of course* Trump tore it… https://t.co/c3BSLka6stTough words from a man who accepted bullying two days ago https://t.co/qPAEoX4o1t
Retweeted by Charlie StrossHasn’t aged well, has it? https://t.co/hUg6bNmgwZWoodward: I'll sit on the fact that the president knew the virus was airborne in February for nine months to sell a… https://t.co/DVWBA3WDpZ
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @sqferryman Probably, but given the smelly circumstances I suspect the USAF will move them to the boneyard pending… https://t.co/c8lWhlJ1e6Government-backed scheme trains 1% of border agents for post-Brexit: https://t.co/PmFPKg0ZoG Chemicals and pharma… https://t.co/YrNjTyR3sLSo... @BBCNews website posts an article about trans people and the ‘LGB Alliance’ made a statement in it... Sugges… https://t.co/MdWS8jgoF1
Retweeted by Charlie Stross"Snollygosterocracy" is a bit more cumbersome than Kleptocracy or even Kakistocracy, but the hats all fit. https://t.co/BQWiqRAgAn1. This creates a nice hunk o'pork for the Biden admin to toss to one of the usual defense contractors (replacing c… https://t.co/cMfq50qBix @weaverXP Nah, he's already been tearing up treaties left right and center: ditched the nuclear arms reduction trea… https://t.co/3ZSs8eyShfTrump administration pulls out of Open Skies treaty with Russia: https://t.co/yEmCWNhOUD Treaty allows overflights… https://t.co/j4nQrIcbDANorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un's rich nephew has reportedly been taken into protective custody by the CIA:… https://t.co/w9mE55j01m @DaveHunterEWA @RAF_Luton @almurray I think you’ll find, if you look at it again, that it’s an Avro Lancaster heavy… https://t.co/eMWkh2BtXqsea urchins protect themselves by putting rocks and shells on their "heads" so apparently if u give them tiny hats… https://t.co/vhFKh7jVBl
Retweeted by Charlie StrossThis thread really shows how mainstream media in the UK have such a transphobic bias they utterly misrepresent the… https://t.co/1WvylTZo70
Retweeted by Charlie StrossThe third point is they have quoted the so-called LGB Alliance - a dark money funded astro-turfed hate group - on t… https://t.co/HAkR3M7nYj
Retweeted by Charlie StrossBrain of Brexit Steve Baker. When we take back control we will leave the hated European Convention of Human Right… https://t.co/4fOx21szxt
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @kayorchison Pub is not an option, with COVID19.
11/23
2020
@cstross you've been a great ally to both neurodivergent and trans people in the past. Would you mind lending your… https://t.co/ih8lsmjJP5
Retweeted by Charlie Stross @Evil_Scot I'm on a business package, not consumer. @sqlrob Yeah, the ones the government emitted were for a "REASONABLE worst-case scenario". We are guaranteed to get… https://t.co/met3AZu9MV @warcabbitMWM A nice vacation overseas to avoid Brexit day chaos would have been great, except COVID19 kind of drop… https://t.co/wmBOdreopVFood industry fears Brexit ‘worst-case scenario’ is now the reality: https://t.co/tVjoUHNghY "up to 40% of food tr… https://t.co/ci2iUHND0cHedgehog conga-line in training! https://t.co/tNFpK9L4gn @haihaeppchen You write collaboratively: I don’t. Forking and merging isn’t really a thing I need to do: I just *ve… https://t.co/vvasxFMHK9This doesn’t bring “opportunities”, it just means that UK-Canada trade will continue on the same basis as it did be… https://t.co/3dYFraV4bO @billy74919063 @flippac I assume you're familiar with the tale of Neal Stephenson and the Baroque Cycle manuscript:… https://t.co/VWFU8AFLyY @Sober_Loki They're poikilothermic: that *doesn't* mean they're "cold-blooded", it means they don't maintain their… https://t.co/ow7cXusaobHow to boot an IBM PC from an analog record player: https://t.co/Dq294nIKzk @ScavengerEthic Also: neoliberal economic doctrine has become increasingly divorced from reality, just like post-19… https://t.co/6HGixvu7EW @jamiemacisaac @flippac Have been habitually using Three 24Gb/2 years/£48 SIMs, because they support international… https://t.co/lex8CWXYgl
11/22
2020

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