[extropy-chat] Drexler laying down a hand...

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Sun Mar 4 10:25:38 UTC 2007

>Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 21:24:10 +0100
>From: Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>

>On Sat, Mar 03, 2007 at 01:37:05PM -0500, Robert Bradbury wrote:
>  >    It looks like the long anticipated "Engines of Creation 2.0" is out.
>  >    URL: [1]http://www.wowio.com/users/product.asp?bookid=503

>I have no idea why they "need to confirm my identity" for a free
>download. I guess no EoC2 for me, then. (I thought EoC was
>a Nanosystems for pedestrians, so I never bothered with it.
>Is EoC2 any different?). Anyone read it? Any good?
>Any kind pirate (ARRRR! Shiver me timbers!) can send me a copy?

I agree the Wowio registration is ridiculous. They have in the
last weeks (since Perry tried it) "improved" the registration
after the first level:

Select Registration Method:

Certified Email Addresss (.edu, .gov, .mil, .us)
Credit Card (not charged - for authentication only)
Scan of ID (driver's license, student ID, etc.)
Friends and Family Code

but this first one is more than enough to disgust people here.

Since I have an .edu address and various kinds of ID, I downloaded
it using one of those. I have no moral problems sending my copy of
this Engines of Creation to anyone who doesn't wish to pass through
Wowio's anal registration procedure. Email me and ask.



Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
INAF Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Roma, ITALIA
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute (PSI), Tucson

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