Category Archives: Asides

Overheard Confabulation

Nate will make a great soldier, possibly the best we’ve ever seen. Four-star general Nathan Plough’s 2032 stand against the Pan-Asian Alliance’s death-drones will give the president just enough time to escape before Washington DC is wiped off the map. … Continue reading

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How can you tell the difference between a police officer and a vampire? Neither can come into a home without being invited. But, if they ask to come in, one resident says yes, and the other says no then a … Continue reading

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The BBC just released two previously cut scenes of the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond, which feature some of the best one-liners from the whole season, such as: Every time the TARDIS materialises in´╗┐ a new location, within the first … Continue reading

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Ars Technica on Felten‘s appointment as FTC’s first Chief Technologist: Princeton computer science professor Ed Felten today was tapped for a one-year stint at the FTC in a decision so shockingly sane that it’s still a bit hard to believe.

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Twitter for Grown-Ups

Derek Powazek has some pretty good advice on how to use Twitter like a reasonable person. Gina Trapani likes to follow everyone important (to be polite), but only actually reads tweets from a scant 9% of those people who are … Continue reading

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I do not enjoy fireworks. I already know how dangerous and destructive men can be, without being reminded how beautiful we find destruction. I prefer fireflies: silent, natural, and safe.

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The trial of the Pirate Bay came into public awareness in early-to-mid 2008, when the site’s administrators were charged with promoting copyright infringement. Even though the entire trial was centered around the evidence that 21 music files, nine movies and … Continue reading

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