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Octavia Butler predicted a demagogic hatemonger who would “make America great again.”

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Jan. 24th, 2014 06:20 am
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Google inadvertently outs trans woman.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

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Jan. 22nd, 2014 04:28 pm
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Your fridge is not sending out spam. Yet.

Thanx to Schneier on Security
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"Harrison Bergeron" is Kurt Vonnegut's Ayn Rand story, although we know it isn't really Rand because it doesn't end with the protagonist explaining at great length why he is right and everyone else is wrong. It is somewhere between heavy-handed satire and the experience many of us had in elementary school. One thing that gives it power is that Vonnegut himself, as we see from his later fiction, was strongly tempted by its egalitarian goals and distrustful of verbal intelligence and its divisive and manipulative aspects. (Like a fundamentalist with a large penis, he had good equipment for an activity he found immoral.) Tor.Com discusses.

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