Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Ant, Uber, and the true nature of money; Scarfolk & Environs; and more!
Baycon 2020 - where I was scheduled to be guest of honor - has reconstituted as a series of online panels; mine's this Saturday:
How do we survive Social Engineering?
#10yrsago Zoo City: hard-boiled South African urban fantasy makes murder out of magic https://memex.craphound.com/2010/11/05/zoo-city-hard-boiled-south-african-urban-fantasy-makes-murder-out-of-magic/
#10yrsago Crutchfield Dermatology of Minneapolis claims copyright in everything you write, forever, to keep you from posting complaints on the net https://web.archive.org/web/20110914102214/https://www.crutchfielddermatology.com/about/cancellationpolicy.asp/
#10yrsago New Zealand proposes “guilty until proven innocent” copyright law to punish accused infringers https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2010/11/new-zealand-p2p-proposal-guilty-until-proven-innocent/
#10yrsago Toronto cops who removed their name-tags during the G20 to avoid identification will be docked a day’s pay https://web.archive.org/web/20101107144339/https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/nearly-100-toronto-officers-to-be-disciplined-over-summit-conduct/article1784884/
#5yrsago Shortly after Murdoch buys National Geographic, he fires its award-winning journalists https://web.archive.org/web/20151104131240/http://reverbpress.com/business/rupert-murdoch-national-geographic-layoffs/
#5yrsago British government will (unsuccessfully) ban end-to-end encryption https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2015/nov/04/surveillance-internet-snoopers-charter-may-plans-politics-live
#5yrsago Predatory lenders trick Google into serving ads to desperate, broke searchers https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/google-searches-privacy-danger/413614/
#5yrsago Chelsea Manning publishes a 129-page surveillance reform bill from her cell in Leavenworth https://s3.amazonaws.com/fftf-cms/media/medialibrary/2015/11/manning-memo.pdf
#1yrago The inspiring story of how Cloudflare defeated a patent troll and broke the patent-trolling business-model https://blog.cloudflare.com/the-project-jengo-saga-how-cloudflare-stood-up-to-a-patent-troll-and-won/
#1yrago When the company that made your prosthetic feet won’t repair them https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217715938707821&set=a.1092796157719
#1yrago “Christian” hospital charges its own nurse $900,000 for her premature baby https://www.propublica.org/article/how-one-employer-stuck-a-new-mom-with-a-bill-for-her-premature-baby
#1yrago Jeannette Ng was right: John W Campbell was a fascist https://locusmag.com/2019/11/cory-doctorow-jeannette-ng-was-right-john-w-campbell-was-a-fascist/
#1yrago After decades of corporate theft, Spinal Tap is finally getting paid by Universal https://variety.com/2019/biz/news/spinal-tap-universal-music-settle-copyright-dispute-1203393300/
#1yrago Lynda Barry’s “Making Comics” is one of the best, most practical books ever written about creativity https://memex.craphound.com/2019/11/05/lynda-barrys-making-comics-is-one-of-the-best-most-practical-books-ever-written-about-creativity/
I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:
* How do we survive Social Engineering? Nov 7, Baycon, https://baycon.org/baycon-2021-zoom-mini-con-3-november-7th/
* How to Fix the Internet/Reboot 2020, Nov 9, https://www.rebootconference.org/day-two
* Cyberterrorists, Post-Apocalyptic Landscapes, and Were-Pomeranians/Texas Book Festival, Nov 12, https://www.texasbookfestival.org/events/cyberterrorists-post-apocalyptic-landscapes-and-were-pomeranians-new-in-speculative-fiction/
* Let's Talk About Influence/Designthinkers, Nov 16, https://www.designthinkers.com/week-2/strategy-lets-talk-about-influence
* Author Stories Podcast
* The Gould Standard:
* Attack Surface: A Reckoning
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
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