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Video: Bart Gellman and me opening for Ed Snowden at SXSW Last month, Barton Gellman and I opened for Edward Snowden's first-ever public appearance, at the SXSW conference in Austin. The kind folks at SXSW have put the video online (the Snowden video itself was already up). I think we did a good job of framing the big questions raised by the Snowden leaks. My “Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now” in Vodo’s indie science fiction bundle: comics, movies, novels, and more! Jamie from Vodo writes, "We've launched Otherworlds, our first indie sci-fi bundle!

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About, Six Lines is a blog about computer security, digital privacy, and technology policy by Aaron Massey. The name and unifying theme of this blog come from the following quote: “Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.”— Cardinal Richelieu Xbox 360 system software Xbox 360 Dashboard (or System Updates), is the updatable software and operating system for the Xbox 360. It resides on a 16 MB file system and has access to a maximum of 32 MB of the system's memory.[1] While the system software updates may sometimes provide updates to the system's firmware, it is unlikely that this occurs with many, if any, updates. The updates can be downloaded from the Xbox Live service directly to the Xbox 360 and subsequently installed. Microsoft has also provided the ability to download system software updates from their respective official Xbox website to their PCs and then storage media, from which the update can be installed to the system. The Xbox 360 game system allows users download applications that add to the functionality of the dashboard.

Retro-futurist techno hyperstasis *This Simon Reynolds essay is great. I feel I must annotate the whole thing. Oh wait wait wait — I have to appropriate it in toto — that’s it. *Reynolds speaks: I noticed a curious equivocation in the press release for Contact, Love, Want, Have Manifesto for a virtual revolution: Cyber-activist Cory Doctorow's new novel imagines a revolt of online slaves - Features, Books "Someone who just accepts every technology he comes across is not being especially technophilic, because this doesn't require any reflection or choice," he argues. "It's like saying, I'm a gourmet, I'll eat anything you put in front of me. To be a gourmet of technology is to make choices: about what you're going to use, and how you're going to use it." If the increasingly sprawling mass of Doctorow's work - six science-fiction novels, plus innumerable essays, speeches, short stories, blog entries and articles, all available to read for free online under a creative commons licence via his website ( - has a unifying theme, this is it: helping people to make better choices. Doctorow, 38, may be a gourmand of digital culture, but he's no aesthete.

Cardinal Richelieu Armand Jean du Plessis, cardinal-duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac (French pronunciation: ​[ʁiʃəljø]; 9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642) was a French clergyman, noble and statesman. The Cardinal de Richelieu was often known by the title of the King's "Chief Minister" or "First Minister". As a result, he is considered to be the world's first Prime Minister, in the modern sense of the term.[who?] Write for If you prefer writing bite-sized comedy, we're always looking for people to create or write the sorts of funny charts/infographics that are so popular on the internet these days (like Dreams: Inception vs. Reality [CHART]). You can post them right now. Here's how:If you want to make a chart or infographic about current events (news, politics, sports or other stuff going on in pop culture) post it here. If you have any other possible idea for an infographic or are not sure where it goes, post it here.

Dead Media Beat: blog search “Searching the blogs, scanning the posts, feed-powered search: there used to be more startups offering blogsearch than there are characters in a Twitter message today. But no more. Today blogsearch engines fade away all the time and almost no one notices.” (((Why does ‘almost no one notice’ that blogsearch enterprises are fading away? Because nobody notices that blogs are fading away. The technical ecosystem around blogs is disintegrating, being folded into other structures.

Excerpt from NetActivism:How Citizens Use the Internet By Ed Schwartz During the month of September 1960, 70 million Americans watched a young Senator from Massachusetts debate the Vice President of the United States four times, in what became the centerpiece of the Presidential campaign. Up to that point, Richard Nixon was nominally ahead, but polls in October showed that 75 percent of those who watched the debates thought that Kennedy had won. By November, it was Kennedy--not Nixon--who won the Presidency as well. 69 million people voted--about the same number that had seen the debates. For the first time, television had shaped the outcome of a national election. Politics would never be the same.

De boeken van Isaac Asimov * De goden zelf - The gods themselves * Dood in het lab - A whiff of death * Het einde van de eeuwigheid - The end of eternity * Nemesis - Nemesis * Ondergang - Nightfall * Positronisch brein - The bicentennial man * Proefkind - Child of time * Reisdoel: menselijk brein - Fantastic voyage * Zelfs de goden - zie De goden zelf Vroege werken - The early Asimov aka Eleven years trying De dreiging van Callisto - periode 1939/1940 - The Early Asimov Volume 1Het superneutron - periode 1940/1941 - The Early Asimov Volume 2De rode koningin - periode 1941/1948 - The Early Asimov Volume 3 Verhalenbundels With a Little Help For my friends, past, present and future. No man is an island. "Introduction," written by Jonathan Coulton for this volume "The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away" originally published on, August 2008 "The Right Book" originally published in The Bookseller, June 2008

Here Comes the Literotica Valentine's Day Story Contest! - Literotica Discussion Board -->If you'd like to participate in this contest, please read this entire post. If you don't read the whole thing, you may miss out on important rules, rendering your story ineligible for the contest!<-- You can begin submitting on (or a little before): January 20 The last day to submit is: February 5 at 11:59EST Winners will be announced on: February 12 This contest will coexist with the usual monthly contest. Stowe Boyd - /Message - Are Blogs Dying? Marshall Kirkpatrick recently griped about’s blog search service closing down. Marshall Kirkpatrick, R.I.P. World’s Greatest BlogsearchSearching the blogs, scanning the posts, feed-powered search: there used to be more startups offering blogsearch than there are characters in a Twitter message today. But no more. Today blogsearch engines fade away all the time and almost no one notices.But when shuttered its blogsearch engine this month, I noticed. It made me sad, because it was the best blogsearch engine in the whole world.

Isaac Asimov Welcome to the Isaac Asimov Home Page. Here you'll find a comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), the quintessential author, who in his lifetime wrote over 500 books that enlightened, entertained, and spanned the realm of human knowledge. The Isaac Asimov FAQ The FAQ for the Usenet newsgroup alt.books.isaac-asimov provides answers to the frequently asked questions about Isaac Asimov, and is an excellent place to start if you have questions about him. Included is biographical information about both his personal life and his literary life, answers to questions about the Foundation and Robot series, and more.

Cory Doctorow is a practicing post-modernist / singularist in the sense that he applies the abstract in his books: released under the Creative Commons License, opening the novels and stories up to the crowd-sourced post-modern extancy. by emrwpoet Apr 6

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