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Joel C. Salomon
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This is required reading for anybody on either side of the cintroversy over the Hugos
On Saturday they announced the finalists for the Hugo Awards. As you are aware by now, Sad Puppies suggested candidates absolutely dominated. I tried to mostly avoid the internet this weekend becau...
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Robert Anson Hoyt/Contributor It has been less than an hour, at the time of this writing, since I learned that Terry Pratchett had died. Probably I should wait a little longer, and organize my thou...
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Sometime next week, or maybe next year... "Google, who was that one guy in that one movie? The one with the--" "Russell Crowe." "RIGHT! That's him. That's... okay, how did you do that?" "You watche...
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Take a look at this +BBC News “report” headline:
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I don’t know how long this essay has been online, but it’s new to me, and worth a read.
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+Entertainment Weekly seems to have changed the headline from “Hugo Award nominations fall victim to misogynistic, racist voting” to “Hugo Awards voting campaign sparks controversy”. But the article’s libel is still there in the lede:

“The Hugo Awards have fallen victim to a campaign in which misogynist groups lobbied to nominate only white males for the science fiction book awards.”

The writer seems to assume nobody will follow the link she herself provided to Brad Torgersen’s blog post with the “Sad Puppies” slate: even a casual glance turns up lots of female names on the list. As it happens, writers and editors of both sexes, and of divers ethnic backgrounds, and of political opinions across the political spectrum, are all represented on this list.

In other words, this entire article is a lie. It ought to be withdrawn with an abject apology for the blatant libel offered to Brad Torgersen.
 
Hugo Award nominations fall victim to misogynistic, racist voting: http://ow.ly/LgqMs
The Hugo Awards have fallen victim to a campaign in which misogynist groups lobbied to nominate only white males for the science fiction book...
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Yeah, I'm in Central Jersey and can get into NYC pretty easily still. 

Two statistical caveats aside, I'd take that bet. First, I'd want a definition of what a lot of variance is and preferably a control against which we're measuring. (For example, could we compare Sad Puppy variance against variance on books that were suggested in Torgersen's SP3 post but did not make the slate? That seems like a pretty good control, since it reflects the taste of the same group of nominators.) Second, most Sad Puppy nominees were also Rabid Puppy nominees, so we'd need a methodology for distinguishing.
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These look good. Make ’em with pastrami, or lamb or turkey bacon, and they’ll be kosher.
 Just can’t have them with Genuine Imitation Ovalquik.
Schlock in the Kitchen Howard Tayler was good enough to give me several suggestions for cooking from the schlockiverse. There is a lot of food in the fifteen years of the daily Schlock Mercenary, a...
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Chesky, are you recommending the bacon churros?
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A story for Halloween for my readers. (I will correct found spelling errors later.) Enjoy. * * * There was no time. That is the first thing to remember. I did
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If only the Knesset really had such a sense of humor…
Following the vote by the UK’s Parliament to recognize the State of Palestine, the Israeli Knesset voted Wednesday morning to officially recognize Scotland as a state and demand British occupation of the territory end immediately. “The British have denied the Scots their freedom for too long,” Israel’s Foreign Minister said in a press conference following …
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On the recommendation of a friend, I’ve just read Lev Grossman’s The Magicians. The book borrows familiar fantasy tropes, but the author applied his skill to create a work of ugliness. The characters are venal and unsympathetic. Unheroic characters might be a clever deconstruction of the genre, but the main character has no virtues at all: he is neither brave, nor loyal, nor generous, nor faithful, nor anything which would make me like him in the least.

The overall effect is as if the author has taken my mental picture of Narnia and drawn over it a penis graffito. Bleah.
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It’s the “one impossible thing” rule of SF: you get to invent new grammar rules, or new vocabulary; not both. 😐

ETA: There should have been a smiley there, but G+ is not displaying it for some reason.
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From +NDTV; this should be more widely reported.
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  • Motorola Solutions
    System Engineer, 2012 - present
  • PierCon Solutions
    System Engineer, 2012 - present
  • BGC Partners
    Analyst/Programmer, 2010 - 2011
  • Techno, Inc.
    Control Systems Programmer, 2008 - 2008
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Interested in Plan 9, Rocketry & Space Exploration, Science Fiction, Engineering, and Politics.

Active or lurking on various lists, especially Avodah/Areivim, comp.lang.c9fans, and Arocket.
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    Electrical Engineering, 2002 - 2008
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