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The first six parts of Curveball Issue 24: Triple Helix are now up! This is a double-sized issue, so there's more to come.

In other, completely unrelated news, I'm pretty sure I should never consider doing double-sized issues, ever again.
Triple Helix: Part One · Triple Helix: Part Two · Triple Helix: Part Three · Triple Helix: Part Four · Triple Helix: Part Five · Triple Helix, Part Six · ‹ AEInterlude: Part Four up Triple Helix: Part One › · Reddit logo. Digg logo. StumbleUpon logo. del.icio.us logo. Facebook logo ...
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Here's the project I've been hinting at. I needed time to start a website, and get in place for suggestions. I'm thrilled about this, although not thrilled that it's needed.
For last 18 months, those of you who follow me on Facebook saw my frustration at my discovery that many classic sf stories are impossible to find. Not only are the stories hard to find, but mention of them in places like Wikipedia and other online information sites is also hard to find.
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A pretty good way to discourage people from using gene testing services...
Ancestry.com turns over DNA results to Idaho police without requiring a warrant. Genetic privacy violated.
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Do you hate taxes? Well, you're not alone. Pretty much everyone I know hates taxes. That's why April 15 is usually such a lousy day in the United States.

That's why this April 15th, after choking down your bile as you force yourself to send off money to your Least Favorite Uncle, you should treat yourself to a StoryBundle! And have I got a StoryBundle for you...

Also: Pay Me, Bug! gets a new cover.
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I filed my tax return on March 30th — well, actually, March 23rd, but the Tax Office's automated system discovered I had miscalculated the residual of an old deferment, and asked me to revise that part of the filing —, and the overpaid income tax arrived at my bank account on April 6th.  (Normally, the Estonian Tax Office repays most of these within five days, but the Easter intervened this year.)

It pays to have a simple tax code and a good public key infrastructure.
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A dog will love you unconditionally, even if you kill someone. 
 
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Make sure you have both a copyright license and a model release for all images used in your self-published work.

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Or be #proactive , and try to hit the people whose photos you'll be using up for some money.  For publicity.  And future projects.  Then, graciously settle for neither party paying anything.
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Parts One and Two of Curveball Issue 23: AEInterlude are now up! Parts Three and Four should be posted later today.

In this issue: someone unexpected returns!

Hint: it's not Liberty.
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We were walking through Winnemucca a few weeks ago, and we passed a yard with three yapping Pomeranians.  My wife said, "Somewhere, a wolf is crying."
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I love +Amazon.com (I have already mentioned it before as the reason I often don't have to get out of my ratty bathrobe for weeks at a time), but christ people, you just really screwed up.

I got a defective remote control for my steam shower (yeah, yeah, I understand that my Finnish citizenship is in danger by admitting this, but I have to say I almost prefer the steam shower over the real - albeit electric - sauna we also have).

So I returned it, with a nice write-up about what was wrong with it both inside and outside the box. Just to make sure that people realized it doesn't actually work. But I still wanted the remote (so that I can start the steam and let it heat up for a while before actually going into the shower) so I just asked Amazon to replace it.

The replacement came today. It was an opened box, which made me a bit nervous. I hooked it up, and it showed the same broken behavior as the previous unit. Hmm.

I hadn't actually marked the box any way, or written up serial numbers, and I'd returned the previous unit in pristine condition, but I had changed the battery in the remote unit as part of my "let's make sure it really is broken before I send it back" routine.

Yeah, the "replacement" unit had my replacement battery in it (and the same unglued magnet in the battery compartment, but maybe they just use bad glue and that's not unusual). And I'm pretty sure it's my replacement - since we don't throw batteries in the garbage, I could actually find the old CR2032, just to double-check that my IKEA-sourced replacement was different from the ones they use in the original.

Now, +Amazon.com, I understand that people probably return things as "broken" all the time because they are morons, and they bought the wrong thing and it's just easier to say "it's broken" than "I'm a f*cking moron" on the return slip.

So I can understand that you try to send the allegedly broken merchandise to the next customer, because it's a numbers game, and it's probably a good idea to just double-check. Really, I understand. I'd do the same thing. We're all morons. I get it.

But sending it back to the same customer? Yeah, that's not so smart. I guess most of the stuff you work with is high-volume enough that there is no point in tracking this thing (what are the odds?), but clearly when you only had one in stock, you might want to re-think your strategy.
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