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Hey, Hugo nominators, my novella Unauthorized Bread is up on Ars Technica!
(it's also shortlisted for Canada's national book prize, Canada Reads; it's being made into a TV show by Topic & a graphic novel with Firstsecond)
These threads are archived daily on http://Pluralistic.net, my tracker-free, ad-free, cruft-free blog.
Here's today's: https://pluralistic.net/2020/03/12/boeing-crashes/
Yesterday's threads: Saturated fat and obesity, which foods produce satiety, spying VPNs, Twitter's research-friendly terms of service and more!
#5yrsago How Harper's "anti-terror" bill ends privacy in Canada http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2015/03/why-the-anti-terrorism-bill-is-really-an-anti-privacy-bill-bill-c-51s-evisceration-of-government-privacy/
#5yrsago RIP, Terry Pratchett https://web.archive.org/web/20150312202353/http://www.pjsmprints.com/
#1yrago Security researcher reveals grotesque vulnerabilities in "Yelp-for-MAGA" app and its snowflake owner calls in the FBI
#10yrsago Leaked UK record industry memo sets out plans for breaking copyright https://craphound.com/BPDigitalEconomyBillweeklyminutes.pdf
#5yrsago Portland cops charge homeless woman with theft for charging her phone https://news.streetroots.org/2015/03/06/homeless-phone-charging-thief-wanted-security
How to run a virtual classroom: Masterclass from the 14-year-old Stanford Online High School.
The EU's new Right to Repair rules finally come for electronics: Snooks cocked at Apple and other US Big Tech monopolists.
Senate Republicans kill emergency sick leave during pandemic: Sick leave is cheaper than pandemics, but pandemics generate cost-plus contracts for the donor class.
Boeing is even worse at financial engineering than they are at aircraft engineering: The $43B they incinerated through stock buybacks would sure come in handy about now.
Ars Technica's Covid-19 explainer is the best resource on the pandemic: Beth Mole has outdone herself.
A former top Cigna exec rebuts Joe Biden's healthcare FUD: Wendell Potter is the prodigal corporate villain.
Akil Augustine on Radicalized: My book's Canada Reads champion lays out the case for Radicalized.
TSA boss doubles down on taking away health care from part-time screeners: They're touching your junk with diseased hands.
If you've got a monster kid in your life, please consider pre-ordering POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER, my first picture book, out on July 14!
Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread):
Inside: No health care for part-time TSA screeners, Akil Augustine on Radicalized, Wendell Potter rebuts Joe Biden, best Covid-19 explainer and more!
Great GenX perk:
Old enough to have discovered William Gibson, and young enough to have discovered @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sure, their style and personalities are different, but both have that well-tuned power of observation that make them almost seem to be "prophets".
And a damn fine read!
Unauthorized Bread by @email@example.com
Set in a near-future Boston, Unauthorized Bread is an exploration of the potential problems caused by user rights, copyright and digital rights management (DRM). Fantastic read, built on a bedrock of empathy.
Radicalized by @firstname.lastname@example.org
Social SF about a terrorist movement that targets health insurance companies. Pointed and insightful.
(Yep. Some of us had two different novellas by Doctorow on our nominating ballots. That collection is superb).
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