Today's threads (a thread)
Inside: Podcasting "Reasonable Agreement"; and more!
Sponsor me for the Clarion Write-A-Thon! I'm writing 10,000 words on my prison-tech thriller "Some Men Rob You With a Fountain Pen" and raising scholarship money for the Clarion SF/F workshop, which I graduated from in 1992.
Podcasting "Reasonable Agreement": "On the Crapification of Literary Contracts."
Hey look at this
* Good God, I can’t publish this… https://thecritic.co.uk/good-god-i-cant-publish-this/ (h/t Naked Capitalism)
* Mick Lynch: rail union bruiser who’s more than a match for the media https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/23/mick-lynch-rail-union-bruiser-whos-more-than-a-match-for-the-media
#15yrsago Rolling Stone: the record industry committed suicide https://web.archive.org/web/20070626045150/http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/15137581/the_record_industrys_decline/print
#15yrsago I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! https://memex.craphound.com/2007/06/26/i-shall-destroy-all-the-civilized-planets/
#10yrsago TSA dumps Grandpa’s cremains all over airport, laughs at distraught relative as he picks bone fragments off the floor https://web.archive.org/web/20120627102524/http://www.theindychannel.com/news/31224633/detail.html
#10yrsago Rasputin’s Bastards: epic, psychic cold war thriller https://memex.craphound.com/2012/06/27/rasputins-bastards-epic-psychic-cold-war-thriller/
#10yrsago Anti-cheating ring brands I’M MARRIED into the flesh of your finger https://web.archive.org/web/20120121065435/https://thecheeky.com/anti-cheating-ring
#10yrsago King City: awesomely weird, silly/funny sf comic https://memex.craphound.com/2012/06/26/king-city-awesomely-weird-silly-funny-sf-comic/
#10yrsago Bruce Sterling on Alan Turing, gender, AI, and art criticism https://web.archive.org/web/20120630111115/http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2012/06/turing-centenary-speech-new-aesthetic/
#10yrsago Final episode of Search Engine podcast https://web.archive.org/web/20120731102616/http://searchengine.tvo.org/blog/search-engine-blog/audio-podcast-143-last-episode
#5yrsago Australia announces plan to ban working cryptography at home and in the US, UK, New Zealand, and Canada https://memex.craphound.com/2017/06/26/australia-announces-plan-to-ban-working-cryptography-at-home-and-in-the-us-uk-new-zealand-and-canada/
#5yrsago A non-scientist’s guide to reading scientific papers https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/05/09/how-to-read-and-understand-a-scientific-paper-a-guide-for-non-scientists/
#5yrsago Millennials, women and college grads are most prolific library users https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/21/millennials-are-the-most-likely-generation-of-americans-to-use-public-libraries/
#5yrsago Republicans are the primary beneficiaries of gerrymandering https://apnews.com/article/elections-race-and-ethnicity-voting-rights-census-2020-election-2020-fa6478e10cda4e9cbd75380e705bd380
#5yrsago Thailand’s thin-skinned king demands Youtube take down Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/27/at-thailands-request-youtube-blocks-video-clip-of-charlie-chaplins-the-great-dictator/
#5yrsago How an obscure law allowed white, rich developers to steal African-Americans’ land for a century https://web.archive.org/web/20170628235307/https://www.thenation.com/article/african-americans-have-lost-acres/
#5yrsago EU fines Google €2.42B for anti-competitive behaviour https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jun/27/google-braces-for-record-breaking-1bn-fine-from-eu
#5yrsago A new ransomware strain is seemingly using a leaked NSA cyberweapon to race around the planet https://www.vice.com/en/article/qv4gx5/a-ransomware-outbreak-is-infecting-computers-across-the-world-right-now
#5yrsago Verizon bought Yahoo, so Flickr and Tumblr users with AT&T email addresses are being cut off https://lifehacker.com/flickr-and-tumblr-users-with-at-t-emails-are-about-to-l-1796428637
#5yrsago China orders mobile app stores to remove VPN apps https://globalvoices.org/2017/06/27/chinas-great-firewall-grows-ever-stronger-as-virtual-private-networks-disappear/
#5yrsago Desperate Toronto hotelier pays millions to take Trump name off its business https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-27/trump-hotel-owner-in-toronto-reaches-deal-to-remove-trump-brand
#1yrago ISP announces 86% slowdown "in line with others" https://pluralistic.net/2021/06/27/immortan-altice/#broadband-is-a-human-right
#1yrago New York City's 100 worst landlords https://pluralistic.net/2021/06/26/wax-rothful/#nyc-landlords
#1yrago How Peter Thiel gamed the Roth IRA for tax-free billions https://pluralistic.net/2021/06/26/wax-rothful/#thiels-gambit
#1yrago The Overlapping Infrastructure of Urban Surveillance https://pluralistic.net/2021/06/26/wax-rothful/#surveillance-infographic
Saturday's threads: The oligarchs' Supreme Court; and more!
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* The Sci-Fi Feedback Loop: Mapping Fiction’s Influence on Real-World Tech
* Privacy is the New Celebrity
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