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Olivia Solon
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British freelance journalist based in San Francisco writing about people, technology, startups, science and digital culture
British freelance journalist based in San Francisco writing about people, technology, startups, science and digital culture

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This was fun to write. It includes rocket science, drugs, orgies, the FBI and an untimely death.
OCCULTIST FATHER OF ROCKETRY 'WRITTEN OUT' OF NASA'S HISTORY

Jack Parsons played a critical role in the formation of rocket science and was instrumental in building the rockets that were eventually used in the Space Race. However, he also believed in magic, was involved in the early stages of Scientology and had an extremely colourful sex life. For that reason, Pendle speculates, Parsons' was a figure who didn't fit into the mould of the Industrial Complex. "Wernher von Braun -- a former Nazi -- was much a much easier fit than Parsons," says Pendle. "A lot of people would be shocked to find out that the space programme was founded by a man who held orgies in his Pasadena mansion."

Read more: http://po.st/jYe3DP
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Having relationships with robots is a sin, says evangelical Christian who just bought one for $16,000

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Dear Lord. Please save us from David Cameron. 

This week's podcast is a corker: http://www.wired.co.uk/podcast/episode-169

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Are you a lady? Are you under 5'4"? Then Bombe Petite may be the shop for you. Twas set up by my friend. Annoyingly I am more shire horse than shetland. 

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For a brief period last week, I was "trending" on Twitter. #proud  
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I wrote a thing about awkward moments on Facebook
The ten most awkward rites of passage that Facebook users must experience

Including experiencing stalker app panic, posting someone's name as a status update instead of searching for it and finding the "other messages' folder.

Read more: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-02/04/10-awkward-facebook-rites-of-passage
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Please vote for my +Coca-Cola Zero Xmas sweater. I need it in my life.

Bracing myself to take on Vodafone in the biennial squabble over my upgrade. Why does it have to be so unpleasant? It's the only time I really even talk to my mobile operator and it's always a complete painus. 

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Follow this man on Instagram immediately
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