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"Go Set A Watchman" is the second novel by Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird. It was released in 2015, 55 years after the release of her first book. It was supposedly written first, with To Kill A Mockingbird being a prequel of sorts to it. but may have been edited in the intervening five decades.

"Go Set A Watchman" was very successful upon its release, selling some one million copies in its first week of sale. Much of the interest in the book was in its revisionist take on some of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, primarily Atticus Finch. To talk about "To Set A Watchman", we have to talk about "To Kill A Mockingbird", and more precisely, to the fact that it has gathered a central place in the literature curriculum of United States' high schools. The book has become so central, being one of the main works that everyone is exposed to, that is is almost possible to forget that it was ever written by a real person (partly due to the author's reclusive nature). It…

Nipsy is a golf-like game played in the North of England, particularly in the Barnsley area. It was most popular from about 1900 through the 1940s, but is still played by a small group of aficionados.

The goal of nipsy is simple: you take a rod (the 'stick') not unlike a short, straightened golf club, and use it to strike a ball (the 'nipsy') sitting on a block (the 'brick'), causing it to bounce straight up in the air. You then quickly use this same club as a bat to hit the ball as…

'Hard takeoff' is a term used in futurism to refer to a sudden and probably unexpected singularity event (in the transhumanism sense, not a black hole). The most likely cause of this would be an AI that develops from human or near-human intelligence to super-intelligence in a very short time period -- a matter of months, weeks, or days. This is in contrast to a slow progression, AKA a soft takeoff, which is traditionally assumed to be more probable.

The…