Daily Archives: March 31, 2009

Mary Robinette Kowal Ups the Ante

It involves taking the Giant Block of Foam to the next level. And yes, the next level involves bacon. Or, well. Should.

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Reader Request Week 2009 #4: Procreation

M asks: If we procreate, we doom civilization through overpopulation and depletion of resources. If we don’t procreate, we doom civilization through exacerbating an aging population. What’s a potentially procreative person to do? I don’t think it’s as bad as that, personally. For one thing, personally speaking I don’t think an aging population is a […]

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More Than Vaguely Terrifying: The Peekaru

It’s like a Snuggie and a chestburster from Alien all in one: Gizmodo has all the disturbing details here.

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The Big Idea: Julia Angwin

Hey, folks, this Big Idea piece is a huge thrill for me to present to you because the author, Julia Angwin, is an friend of mine back to our college days, when she was an editor at the Chicago Maroon, the newspaper at which I was the editor-in-chief. We both went into newspapers, but unlike […]

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Reader Request Week 2009 #3: Space!

Liz asks: If you could, would you go into Space? The short answer: Sure, as long as someone else paid for it. The longer answer, yes, but I resent the fact that a decade into the 21st century the only way I could get into space at this point is to spend $20 million or […]

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