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Oh, I laughed and laughed

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How completely unsurprising

The government was tracking phone calls through the 1990s, well before the Patriot Act. So much for it being for security.

The war on drugs. Terrorism. I can’t wait to see the next excuse. Quick, we need a crisis.

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Great News!

What?

 

RIP Terry Prachett

You really should read some of his books. I like the Night Watch ones best.

“I meant,” said Ipslore bitterly, “what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?”
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.”
Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

This is why we need 3-D printers

We do what we must because we can.

This just makes me sad

Americans can’t read, number or computer. And the kids aren’t any better at computering. It gets worse if you actually click on the sample questions because HOW COULD YOU GET ANY OF THOSE WRONG? (I’ll grant you the interest one requires some thinking, but still…)

I remain cautiously optimistic

It will be interesting to see if this pans out. On the one hand it’s Lockheed Martin, not some random guy in his basement. On the other hand, fusion. It’s never gone right yet. On the other hand, ten years out, which means never in real terms.

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