Barren Moon

Baron Nostromo
Not so smooth sailings in the world of tech and culture
Created 15 Sep 2021
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  • Condominium of death
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    We all heard the stories of evil, malignant places. Places that kill their inhabitants or at least make their lives miserable. It is a common trope throughout human cultures, a way to formalize fears ...
  • Fallout 3 and the ghost of better past
    22 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I like old games. First, they don’t require you to shill 500 bucks to buy a half decent video-card that is needed to run the stuff from #currentyear. Second, they are dirt cheap if you know where and ...
  • Destiny Inc.
    21 Sep 2021 • 14 min read
    I was browsing the streets of Grey Waters. The city was sprawling titanically and looked like a patchwork quilt. The facades of Austrian-era building were interspersed with Stalinist skyscrapers and g...
  • A man who looked into a particle accelerator...
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Once upon a time there was a Soviet scientist who worked in an institute of high energies. He was going about his day doing important science work when the particle accelerator he was working with whe...
  • In the eye of beholder
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    I sat down and lit a cigarette. The gray room around me had long since faded, but I could not leave it. They demanded that I admit that I was crazy. But I'm not crazy. They are crazy. Everyone in the ...
  • When they say they wish you dead, they mean it
    15 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Around 10 years ago I heard the words of one of the Holocaust survivors on the TV. I don’t remember the exact wording, but he meant the following: “If anyone, somewhere, promises to kill you, believe ...
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    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
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