Links (2018-10-17)

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  • 50 Page Friday: FOUNDATION by Issac Asimov – Unbound Worlds. Free Asimov to read, which—if you’re not already on it—may start you down the road to SF changing your life. This amounts to the complete 1951 prequel story, “The Psychohistorians,” along with the first two of the seven sections of the first-written 1942 Foundation story, “Foundation,” (known as “The Encyclopedists” in book form).

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Last week it was faux French and unecht Germans from New York. This week, it’s honorary Southerners from California.

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Links (2018-10-10)

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  • Weekly Webzine Wrap-Up (2018-10-07). Updated with BCS stories on the 8th. Still intend to get out some belated September reviews and to update the Monthly Summation in the near future.
  • There is simply no precedent for Hurricane Michael | Popular Science. Here we go again. My sympathies to Floridians and others between there and here. Soon, the Carolinas will get some of Michael to go with Florence. While devastating to the east and significant here, the effects of Florence here were not as bad as I’d expected. So I don’t know what’s coming; it’s likely we’ll lose power but hopefully only briefly. The one silver lining I can see is that, unlike Florence, this one should move through quickly.

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Getting “international” this week. Charlemagne would be so confused.

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Links (2018-10-03)

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Calvin and Hobbes (from GoComics)

Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip for September 25, 2018

Bonus: a different alien for “show and tell.”

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Still free-associating. From “Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah” to…

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Links (2018-09-26)

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  • Heavy metal music is inclusive and governed by rules of etiquette. A double-double this week. It’s always… odd… when people try to get academic about un-academic things. So I’ve got a couple about the good friendly violent fun when you go into the pit. But I was also still feeling echoes from last week’s “Spider-Man” cover and have a couple more great ones of those.

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Links (2018-09-19)

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  • My area got a lot of rain, some fairly significant winds, and had constant watches and warnings and so on but, contrary to my expectations, the power only went out briefly. The worst was just the uncertainty and the length of time the storm lasted but I can’t complain. However, most of my state wasn’t so lucky and has been wrecked and some people (not just in NC) lost their lives. If you’d like to help, I came across this: How To Help Those Affected By Hurricane Florence : NPR.

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Inspired by one of last week’s tunes, here are a couple of… unusual… items.

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Links (2018-09-12)

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  • Hurricane Florence. This was coming right at me but the latest tracks are much more encouraging for me, if not for folks further south. Hoping everything will be okay but an indefinite offline period still looks likely. So read this post slowly. 😉

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First, a new track from the Queen of Rock’n’Roll and then… well, it’s indescribable – and indescribably funny.

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Links (2018-09-05)

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Happy birthday! (Folks, go read all that Pat Cadigan stuff online and, when you’ve caught your breath and picked up the pieces of your blown mind, go buy her books!)

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