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10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them)

10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them)
Gravity's Rainbow is SF? Infinite Jest is not SF and neither is Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (I gave this to a person I didn't much like for Xmas one year). Aside from those I've read all except Starmaker (started it recently but couldn't finish it. I loved LaFM when I read it years ago but now I'm too scared to revisit it), The Long Tomorrow (had not heard of it until now) and Dhalgren (couldn't finish it). Dune I've read three times, mostly to confirm my initial opinion - it's the most overrated SF novel of all time. My biggest 'never read' SF (until about eight years ago anyway) was probably Neuromancer; which I blame on several misleading blurbs and descriptions I'd read about it over the years.

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Unsanctioned Web Tracking is Harmful Recently, the Technical Architecture Group (TAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a group within the W3C charged with stewardship of the Web’s architecture, released a statement that “unsanctioned tracking” is harmful to the web. What is Unsanctioned Tracking and How Does it Work? This is not an indictment of all web tracking, however, simply a narrow subset. The TAG has said, “Tracking user activity on the Web using methods other than those defined for the purpose by the Web platform (‘unsanctioned tracking’) is harmful to the Web,” since such abuses of standards cannot be combatted with existing privacy enhancing technologies. Specifically, the TAG noted three types of unsanctioned tracking technologies that are especially harmful to users’ privacy: Browser FingerprintingSupercookiesHeader Enrichment

614 Sq. Ft. SOLETA Zero Energy One Tiny Home If you like tiny homes on foundations then the SOLETA might interest you. It’s a zero energy tiny house created by Catalin Butmalai of the Justin Capra Foundation for Invention in Romania. The house is on display at the United States Embassy in Bucharest. Not only does it power itself thanks to solar and wind, but it can also be managed with your smartphone. It’s 48 square meters downstairs and 9 square meters up in the loft.

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