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Debbie Notkin
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I can't really follow the tech on this one, but the results seem fascinating to me. And why wouldn't someone stop the process if their Amazon title became unpurchasable?
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The above should have sounded much more like a question, and a request to be told if I have things all bollixed up, rather than as assertive as it rereads to me.
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Maybe it's just early morning, don't have to go to work, but I found this fascinating.
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Remember that ancient Rome covers Britain to Tunis to Egypt to the "-stans," over a period of at least six hundred years. In that time the dominant religion just at the Roman center ranged from puritanical late Etruscan to libertine imperial to near free-loving very early Christian (at least, that's what the emperor said) to puritanical early Chritian. There's room for a lot of variation in mores.
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I post this as the aunt of a lovely young woman who got through treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma (very similar to leukemia) when she was 16. I want her to have had this, and I want it to be around if she needs it again. And everyone else. This is the most hopeful thing I've seen in a very long time.
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This is certainly amazing work. We are at the threshold of being able to design completely novel compounds from folded biomolecules, which is just pure science fiction. In this particular case, I would worry that the body's immune system would tag these nanobots as foreign and destroy them -- which would release their toxic payload into the blood-stream.
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As I said in a comment to +Andi S: I hate being a conspiracy theorist. (Cue the fabulous Teresa Nielsen Hayden quotation: "I deeply resent the way this administration makes me feel like a nutbar conspiracy theorist.") However, I am forced to note that the people who benefit from everyone paying for small purchases with debit and credit cards are the big banks.
 
No one objects to the FBI or any other law enforcement agency keeping an eye out for terrorists. Trying to get everyone involved in such a silly, time-wasting way to manufacture suspicion and false accusations is not the way to do it.

Not only does it waste time by identifying everyone as a potential suspect, it erodes what alertness or willingness to cooperate members of the public may have by crying wolf over and over until, the next time a real wolf does show up, it's more likely to get a cup of coffee and pat on the back than a suspicious look-over by a hard-eyed barista.
It's difficult to figure out where you stand in the eyes of the law these days TSA, the Dept.
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"Of course perhaps US coffee shops are more expensive than our local cafes, so perhaps a quick coffee and a bun does come to more than 10 quid? ($16 approx)"

Not unless you're at a very expensive place, by my standards.

It's true that some smaller establishments won't take cards for under $5, but that seems to me to be less and less common, though I have no figures to back that up. Thanks, Helen!
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"As many of you know the liberal college plantation once tried to enslave me with their Foucault, and their Dante, and their rules of proper punctuation. They tried to indoctrinate me with their cell division, and their subject-verb agreement. They feared me because I knew the important things--like both branches of government, the first colony to rise up against the British. (Everyone knows it was Texas.)"

"But I escaped, bringing my wife with me into freedom. I am now generally regarded as the Harriet Tubman of college dropouts. I tell you I have freed many slaves, and I would have freed a lot more had they known which books to burn. (All of them.)"
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Reshared. Santorum is shameful.
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From supergee on Dreamwidth. I've been thinking about this issue since I heard about the diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
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On the prison population, the Sentencing Project estimates a third of all black males born today will serve time at some point in their lives.

Posted again about this the other day: https://plus.google.com/102749748674812121903/posts/c1VAaZCdb42
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I got it from +Andi S . Whoever did it (apparently Julia Ojeda-Zapata, from the very fine print at the bottom) made some extremely clever choices.
 
Bombi(llo). Geekstream. Nerdathon. Dorkalicious. « Back to posts. Viewed. times. February 15, 2012 · Cats as fonts · Edit · Delete · Tags · Autopost. 2676106_700b. Posted by Julio Ojeda-Zapata Julio O...
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Comic Sans absolutely kills me :D
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This article, by an African-American academic, helps me to understand Cornel West's stance on Barack Obama, and is also fascinating in its own right. For the record, I'm an admirer of both West and Harris-Perry.
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I think THE WIRE is the best thing that was ever on television, and one of the best things ever. And that it has had such remarkable fallout is a testimony to just how good it is.
After filming HBO’s acclaimed series, Sonja Sohn could have gone for bigger parts, bigger paychecks. Instead, she returned to Baltimore’s streets for the role of a lifetime.
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I watched one season from downloads then went right out and bought all five seasons on DVD.
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Quote of the day, from none other than the inimitable Bill O'Reilly, on learning that a smaller percentage of Dutch people have tried marijuana than the percentage of Americans who have done so.

"The way they do the statistics in the Netherlands is different, plus its a much smaller country, it’s a much smaller base to do the stats on."
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In other words, Bill O'Reilly. Don't bother him with facts.
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I work for the dark side: I'm a contracts manager for John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in San Francisco, negotiating rights away from writers
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  • John Wiley & Sons
    Contracts Manager, 2002 - present
  • Tor Books
    Editor, 1987 - 1988
  • Cogito Learning Media
    Content Specialist, 1999 - 2000
  • Crossover Technologies
    Jill of all trades, 1992 - 2000
  • The Other Change of Hobbit
    Partner, 1977 - 1996
  • Selfridges
    most of my life
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Syracuse, NY - White Plains, NY - Binghamton, NY - New York, NY - Berkeley, CA - Oakland, CA
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if the Debbie Notkin you're looking for isn't involved in feminist science fiction, body image work, publishing, process work, and meddling in the lives of her friends and family, I'm the wrong one.
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Guest of Honor, WisCon 36 (with the fabulous Andrea Hairston)
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  • State University of New York at Binghamton
    English, 1968 - 1972
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