Grocer’s apo’strophe (organic)

Grocer’s apo’strophe (organic)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 3

[part 1] [part 2]

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Leaked Comcast employee manual reveals pressure for hard-sell from tech support

Despite denials from top Comcast execs, a leaked employee manual shows that all Comcast customer service reps, even tech support staff, are required to hard-sell every customer they deal with, using high-pressure scripts that interfere with doing their jobs.

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Crowdfunding a print edition of Holdfast science fiction magazine

Laurel writes, “Holdfast magazine (a free, online speculative fiction magazine) has launched a fundraising campaign for our first-ever print anthology.”

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Is it OK to pee in the ocean?

Yes.

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Australian surveillance law will legalize snooping on and hacking the entire Internet

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation wants the power to break into any computer on the Internet and to spy on any person in the world: Liberal MP Philip Ruddock says “We are now looking at how you find out what people are thinking about even before they do it.”

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neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.
It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.
Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

Canadian government orders scientists not to disclose extent of polar melting

Stephen Harper’s petro-Tories have a well-earned reputation for suppressing inconvenient environmental science, but they attained new Stalinist lows when their ministers prohibited Canadian Ice Services from disclosing their government-funded research on the rapid loss of Arctic ice.

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Making no apologies for Potterotica

Brenna Twohy performs “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them" [NSFW], a witty, epic rant about erotic Harry Potter fanfic and sexual politics.

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Can technology become a force for global equality, or is the future destined to remain unfair?

Here’s video from a debate I participated in at last summer’s Howthelightgetsin festival in Wales, with the BBC’s Kate Russell and Steve Fuller, an advocate for creationism and transhumanism, who said some pretty silly things, as you might expect.

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A future dictator’s guide to disrupting protests

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I was watching the Google I/O 2014 keynote video in which a couple protesters interrupted things, and that got me thinking how that probably irritated Google. I don’t know if Google would — but what might an organization with hefty technical chops do to render such disruptions ineffective?

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joeyx:

On this day, August 20th, 2013: Elmore Leonard died of complications from a stroke; he was 87.
Today’s book club: OUT OF SIGHT, GET SHORTY, RUM PUNCH, 52-PICK UP, BE COOL, and the list goes on and on…
Today’s screening: OUT OF SIGHT, GET SHORTY, JACKIE BROWN, HOMBRE, TOUCH, and the list goes on and on…
Today’s quote: “Your prose makes Raymond Chandler look clumsy.” - Martin Amis to Leonard
Today’s 10 rules for writing: http://tinyurl.com/koyy3my

joeyx:

On this day, August 20th, 2013: Elmore Leonard died of complications from a stroke; he was 87.

Today’s book club: OUT OF SIGHT, GET SHORTY, RUM PUNCH, 52-PICK UP, BE COOL, and the list goes on and on…

Today’s screening: OUT OF SIGHT, GET SHORTY, JACKIE BROWN, HOMBRE, TOUCH, and the list goes on and on…

Today’s quote: “Your prose makes Raymond Chandler look clumsy.” - Martin Amis to Leonard

Today’s 10 rules for writing: http://tinyurl.com/koyy3my

1049 words on UTOPIA (working title), a novel for adults #dailywords

This health tip will amaze you! by Mr Miyagi on Flickr.GET HEALTHY BY WEARING CLOTHES
Sounds legit.

This health tip will amaze you! by Mr Miyagi on Flickr.

GET HEALTHY BY WEARING CLOTHES

Sounds legit.

Tony Coyote stands proudly beside his car, the legendary—and indestructible—Volare. #DPW2014 #DPW #Volare #artcar #jank #BM2014 by sfslim on Flickr.