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    Yeah, I understand that. It doesn't work that way...

    Yeah, I understand that. It doesn't work that way with stories told from the first person perspective though. I can't just jump to another scene where another character is doing something else...
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    But how would zombies move in space?

    But how would zombies move in space?
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    Thanks. I thought people were losing interest in...

    Thanks. I thought people were losing interest in this. Here's chapter 5.

    Again, any input is appreciated.
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    Here's chapter 4...

    Here's chapter 4.

    I'm thinking that the pacing is going too fast. Read it and tell me what you think.
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    Just a question: does the following make sense?...

    Just a question: does the following make sense? No spoiler tags because it lacks any kind of plot.
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    I decided that he didn't need it. Here's the...

    I decided that he didn't need it.

    Here's the first draft of chapter 3.

    I suspect that it has some plot holes. Help me find and fix them please.
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    I like to think that good and bad things aren't...

    I like to think that good and bad things aren't points in the same spectrum though. They're more like separate properties.

    No amount of good you could do would atone to murdering a baby, for...
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    He might need the experience though, nanobots...

    He might need the experience though, nanobots make everything easy. When he gets there he'll have to work without them.
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    Well, I'm in deep shit trying to decide whether...

    Well, I'm in deep shit trying to decide whether or not he goes to college, and my lack of knowledge on how that works in the US is killing my momentum.
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    Chapter 2:...

    Chapter 2: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27714141/Flashover/Flashover%20Ch%2002.pdf

    If you have any criticism, please post your opinion.

    I recommend reading the rest of this post after...
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    Just you wait guys, I have some trouble planned...

    Just you wait guys, I have some trouble planned ahead.
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    I'll have to think hard on that one, mainly...

    I'll have to think hard on that one, mainly because he's extremely smart and he knows his limits.
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    Do you mean something like an idea that doesn't...

    Do you mean something like an idea that doesn't work, or him getting into trouble with people?

    Because I have the latter planned, but I won't spoil it further.
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    Well, Triple Helix is the blatant Achilles heel...

    Well, Triple Helix is the blatant Achilles heel in his plan. That much should be obvious. :v:

    I'm still looking for input regarding the new content by the way, what did you guys think?

    I know I...
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    It's that obvious? :tinfoil:

    It's that obvious? :tinfoil:
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    Here's the new and improved first chapter:...

    Here's the new and improved first chapter:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27714141/Flashover/Flashover%20Ch%2001.pdf

    Warning: Mild philosophy and creationism involved.
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    Thank you. Folks here have helped me realise...

    Thank you. Folks here have helped me realise that. I'm rewriting it with more story, character interaction, and a lot of 'failed experiments' so that it's more eventful.

    I'll work on character...
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    Sure, if I can think up something interesting to...

    Sure, if I can think up something interesting to add.

    Sometimes I wish I was a Japanese anime writer. They should offer courses that teach you that shit.
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    Well, I could use some opinions. Is this a better...

    Well, I could use some opinions. Is this a better story format?

    Note: The prologue contains possible spoilers that I'm undecided if I want to remove or not as of yet. Plot hints or no?
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    Oh, thanks. I get it now. That was...

    Oh, thanks. I get it now.



    That was surprisingly good! I didn't read more than a page and half, sorry. I can't read and write at the same time. It influences my writing. :v:
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    Thank you. Yeah, but I also want people...

    Thank you.



    Yeah, but I also want people to like what they're reading, to feel engaged. I did that with my first book and I hope I can do it with this one too.



    Thanks. I'm glad you're...
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    Thanks for the advice guys, I really appreciate...

    Thanks for the advice guys, I really appreciate it.

    I'll have to admit that Dvd's post put me off balance at first (more like enraged me to be honest), but then I reread it again and realised that...
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    Okay.

    Okay.
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    Thanks for taking the time to read this, I do...

    Thanks for taking the time to read this, I do hope you found it any good.

    I have to admit that some of what you're criticising is intentional.

    I intentionally left the plot wide open at the end...
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    I see now. I found this, and it's helping me...

    I see now. I found this, and it's helping me understand.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-quantum_cryptography

    I'm editing the story to reflect this.

    8th September 2014

    Also this:...
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    Thanks for pointing that out. I knew I was...

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    I knew I was missing a lot of things, and posts like yours are exactly why I posted this here. :v:

    Sadly, I'm mostly ignorant when it comes to cryptography. I...
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    Thank you. I read about De Beers and Asimov is...

    Thank you. I read about De Beers and Asimov is one of my favourite writers.



    I think more nanobots are in order.

    "We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he...
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    Hopefully soon, I'm going slowly because I'm...

    Hopefully soon, I'm going slowly because I'm writing about places I barely know anything about, and that's why I have to do a lot of research.
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    I already changed it. :) You'll have to...

    I already changed it. :)



    You'll have to wait and see. This is a story about growth, so you're not too far off.



    The idea is to continuously transmit, don't measure. I might need to...
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    That's true. I still build the world, just...

    That's true. I still build the world, just incrementally. I take it you prefer a more direct approach?



    Thank you. It certainly could be done, but in my case… Well, I'm bipolar and I try to...
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    Oh, trust me, this is not a problem. This is...

    Oh, trust me, this is not a problem. This is a-certain-type-of-cloud-or-sphere big. (hint hint)



    Shhhh. :D
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    I'll admit I hadn't paid due diligence to my...

    I'll admit I hadn't paid due diligence to my research in that area. I don't know now, I could remove that part entirely without messing with the storyline too much, or change it so that he gets a...
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    I'm glad you like it! I'm currently pondering...

    I'm glad you like it! I'm currently pondering which way to go with: One or two monolithic novels or a series of smaller novelettes.



    I tried doing that with my last novel (an entirely...
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    Thanks, I'm on it! No, I really welcome...

    Thanks, I'm on it!



    No, I really welcome constructive criticism, and you have a point.

    The rugged intro was kind of intentional. I was experimenting with a HFY (Humanity Fuck Yeah!) story,...
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    Thanks guys. I'm working on chapter 2 right now....

    Thanks guys. I'm working on chapter 2 right now. :)



    From what I understand, superposition is the default state to begin with, and since macroscopic objects can enter superposition, I thought...
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    Thank you, I'm glad you like it!

    Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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    Thanks man, you have no idea what those words...

    Thanks man, you have no idea what those words mean to me. :v:

    I added the following paragraph to circumvent that issue. The idea is simple: the The No-communication theorem supposes that the...
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    A bit of practical sci-fi

    Rate me what you will for posting this here, but I'd really like to know a fellow programmer's perspective on something I'm writing. If you're into science fiction, that is.

    Here's the first...
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    Fuck, I just had a nightmare where my octree was...

    Fuck, I just had a nightmare where my octree was on fire and I was trying to save the nodes.
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    I made an atomic octree.

    I made an atomic octree.
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    My book is on kindle! :dance:

    My book is on kindle! :dance:
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    What's wrong with QT?

    What's wrong with QT?
  • Not bad. ...

    Not bad.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27714141/complexity1.png

    I've noticed that you get better scores by submitting isolated excerpts.
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    Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

    Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
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    Fixed Yeah, the first chapter was pretty...

    Fixed


    Yeah, the first chapter was pretty bad. It picks up from there though.

    The sexual content is in chapter 3.

    19th May 2014

    Thanks for the input by the way.
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    I need feedback on my story.

    It's a piece of erotic science-fiction, so don't get your panties in a bunch. It's called “Jake's Fortune” and takes place in space.

    -snip-

    My book is now on the Kindle store. :v:
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    Okay, now I'm jealous.

    Okay, now I'm jealous.
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    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27714141/compl...

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/27714141/complexity%20analysis.png

    Woah, I'm on fire! Please don't post what I wrote. :v:
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    Well, if anyone is proficient at C++ and would...

    Well, if anyone is proficient at C++ and would like to contribute to a roguelike here's mine: https://github.com/voodooattack/ADWIF

    I can't work on it right now because of my contract but any help...
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    Okkay, both are good ideas. Thanks, I'll get on...

    Okkay, both are good ideas. Thanks, I'll get on it.
    Edit: Wait a sec.. I'm testing the import step itself. If I make a test database I'd have to make it in the old format. Nah.
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