The ruling of the court demolishes the longest-held defenses of mass surveillance. After taking into account the best of the government's evidence, the court found the program unlawful and ineffective, establishing the government's public claims of "necessity" were deceitful. https://t.co/ycmsdqZ3id
Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.
And yet that day has arrived. https://t.co/FRdG2zUA4U
I'm so thrilled! I spent a couple of weeks extracting the data from dozens of CDs and DVDs I've burned over the past two decades.
On one of them I found my old website, with essays, fanfictions, artworks, recordings, and game PDFs I made in the aughts, which I had thought to be lost forever.
Here is one such. It's a poem I wrote based on Jabberwocky, about trying to build a computer around a terrible motherboard.
My podcast, The UNSONG Audiobook, is now on Spotify:
I find Jesus very attractive (is something I never thought I would say) https://www.designboom.com/technology/bas-sterwijk-artbreeder-ai-famous-portraits-07-11-2020/
But y'all LOOK at him.
A new episode of the #audiobook #podcast I narrate, UNSONG. "Chapter 57: Now Taking On Ahania's Form" https://unsong.libsyn.com/chapter-57-now-taking-on-ahanias-form
In our monthly Penguicon discussion group about Universal Basic Income, here are the links we posted in the chat. I think going forward, I'm going to continue capture them here in Mastodon. @jdmarraccini, sorry that you couldn't make it this time.
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Someone has posted these near the University of Central Florida. What do they mean? #riddle
Also, the site for this year's NASFiC: thanks to @matt ! https://mastodon.social/web/statuses/104673823431871605
It looks like Friday 21 August at 7pm ET https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?qm=1&lid=2643743,4930956,2158177,281184&h=4930956&date=2020-8-21&sln=19-20 I will be on a humorous panel at a scifi convention https://columbus2020nasfic.org/schedule.html that you can watch for free with no registration. In order to attend, just go to https://columbus2020nasfic.org/how-to-attend.html at that time and watch for free via streaming video.
The session is "Imaginary Book Club":
> Panelists discuss amazing books they've read in the past year! The catch: none of those books exist.
There's No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology (2019)
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org