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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. 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. 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.

Floaty-headed woman is tired of cartoon boys trying disrupt the natural spark that happens between two pointy fingers and the castle-voyeurs who love to watch.

Someone has posted these near the University of Central Florida. What do they mean? #riddle

When you watch the movie Sneakers again in your 40's in 2020 and suddenly Cosmo's ideas sound reasonable.

It looks like Friday 21 August at 7pm ET worldtimebuddy.com/?qm=1&lid=2 I will be on a humorous panel at a scifi convention columbus2020nasfic.org/schedul that you can watch for free with no registration. In order to attend, just go to columbus2020nasfic.org/how-to- 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.

It’s Monday morning, time for a cup of coffee. Rollerball on card.

don quixote was originally going to be an epic poem but cervantes decided to make it prose whem the verses seemed too long. he said the first drafts suffered from a paunch of stanza

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Penguicon.social

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