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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-09-16 06:32
Subject: [links] Link salad heads for the mountains
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Clarkesworld, Year Four, part one — A review that covers my short story, "Torquing Vacuum".

Think Seeing A Little Male Nudity On TV Is Too Explicit? Then ... It's Time To Hear The Hard Truth.

At Fake Hospital, Kaiser Runs a Testing Ground for New TechnologyPushing around supply carts for miles, tending to plastic babies, and maintaining an ersatz operating theater are how one health-care giant figures out what saves money.

How to Fall in Love With Math

The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator — Wow. (Via [info]danjite.)

Trading bots create extreme events faster than humans can reactOur algorithms now show collective behavior that we do not control.

Another Week, Another Climate Change Denial Article in The Mail — Climate change denialism has slightly more intellectual credibility than evolution denialism, but that's sort of like saying tire rubber is slightly more edible than asphalt.

The Banality of Systemic Evil70 percent of those age 18 to 34 sampled in a poll said they believed that Snowden “did a good thing” in leaking the news of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. So has the younger generation lost its moral compass? (Via David Goldman.)

Qotd?: How high will you go today?




9/16/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: n/a(forgot)
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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ulfhirtha
User: ulfhirtha
Date: 2013-09-16 20:34 (UTC)
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An interesting summation:
"Just as Hannah Arendt saw that the combined action of loyal managers can give rise to unspeakable systemic evil, so too generation W has seen that complicity within the surveillance state can give rise to evil as well — not the horrific evil that Eichmann’s bureaucratic efficiency brought us, but still an Orwellian future that must be avoided at all costs."

Indeed...it may well be those older who are (presumably) more ambivalent may also more jaded & sucked into the “fundamental rules of corporate life”.
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