Masque of the Red De

Masque of the Red De


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This @WashingtonPost  story throws more details into doubt, and hints at more plagiarism.

The bizarre thing is that while the author's inventions and plagiarism give the story some juicy color, they are unnecessary to the piece - it would have stood fine without the fabrications, and if the author had acknowledged her sources.

The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov Cover by Ed Valigursky

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Dutch resistance members celebrate at the moment they heard of Adolf Hitler’s death over the radio, May 1945. (Colorized)

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"Hitler's only kidding about the antisemitism" New York Times, 1922

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Today in "Cyberpunk is a warning, not a suggestion" news, Amazon has released a landlord edition of its Alexa surveillance speaker that can be forced upon tenants. 1/

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Periodically, some dimbulb will pop up and say, "Hey, you love unions but you hate police brutality - so how about police unions, huh? Ever think of that? Huh? Huh?" Yeah, I know. Thing is, police unions aren't "unions" in the traditional sense. 1/

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We are living in a golden age of predatory capitalism, in which businesses that generate real value and stable employment are being destroyed by deep-pocketed quasi-tech firms that lose money on every transaction but hope to make it back by securing monopolies. 1/

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Club of Rome founder Frits Böttcher was the Netherlands' leading climate denier. He died in 2008. Investigative journalists combing through his papers, discovered that he was paid €500K by Shell and others to sow doubt about climate change. 1/

EFF's full-page Wired ad: Dear tech, delete your logs before it's too late

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An abandoned potato sorting station near Krasnosilka, Ukraine with a unusual, cantilevered design. The concrete block at the end forms the counterweight of the structure, creating the impression it floats over the fields.

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I have a favor to ask of you. I don't often ask readers for stuff, but this is maybe the most important ask of my career. It's a Kickstarter - I know, 'another crowdfunder?' - but it's: a) Really cool; b) Potentially transformative for publishing. c) Anti-monopolistic 1/

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It cannot be repeated too much: You live your own blooper reel and experience everyone else's highlight reel.

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