Just a few interesting links.

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Date: 2015-11-25 07:23:04, 1 day ago

Everything is Sexist

Categories: Humour, Linkage, Politics
Date: 2015-11-19 06:48:35, 7 days ago

Notes on the Paris Attacks

Various notes on the Paris Attacks.

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Date: 2015-11-17 07:42:20, 9 days ago

God be with the French

My prayers go out to the French.
Date: 2015-11-14 02:55:24, 12 days ago

Fiction: Singing for the Fairies

It was two weeks after we moved into the new house that I first noticed my daughter singing the theme song of a popular cartoon series in our new backyard. "For the Fairies" she said; and I thought it was cute.

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Categories: Writing
Date: 2015-10-31 06:45:33, 26 days ago

Marcus Aurelius According to Internet Atheists

An image meme correcting a popular, but very wrong, "quote" from Marcus Aurelius:

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Categories: Philosophy, Religion
Date: 2015-10-29 01:36:39, 28 days ago

Fiction: Thorns

The palace gardener walked down the central path of the west garden. He was alone among the plants, which was no longer unusual. Visitors to the west garden had become rarer in the past months then any time the gardener could remember of his forty-three years of tending these grounds.

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Categories: Writing
Date: 2015-10-23 07:49:20, 34 days ago

Fiction: Safe Haven

Matthews watched the ship's thrusters automatically activate in an attempt to slow its entry down while his lifeboat drifted away in the upper atmosphere. It was strange, last week he was struggling to keep her running, but now he found himself praying that her drives would fail because then she would smash into the planet hard enough to kill It. Maybe.

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Categories: Writing
Date: 2015-10-16 07:49:21, 41 days ago

The Australian Border Force Bill 2015

Those working in Australia's detention centres are now forbidden under threat of jail time from revealing information to anyone about anything they come across while doing their jobs.

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Categories: Politics
Date: 2015-10-15 08:25:50, 42 days ago

A Comparison of Three SF Anthologies

I was recently on holidays for a few weeks, and while I was away I finished off a couple of SF anthologies: The Mammoth Book of Best New SF #23 edited by Gardner Dozois [2009] (confusingly this is the same book as The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection), and Destinies Vol 1 No 2 edited by James Baen [1979]. A couple of months ago I also read L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIV edited by Algis Budrys [2008]. And I thought a comparison of the three collections might offer some interesting insight into the current SF marketplace.

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Categories: Books, Reviews
Date: 2015-08-31 08:25:28, 87 days ago