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    How to survive 72 hours without basic services

    The networked populace threatened by Irene promises to produce a mass of potentially helpful "crisis data." O'Reilly reports

    Philly has instituted a curfew on minors to cut down on flash mob violence

    If you post 8,000 menacing tweets about someone, is that stalking? Interesting legal case

    For the "strategies against agriculture" file: this classic piece by John Zerzan

    Great tilt-shift video from Keith Loutit, a master of the form

    Harnesses as fashion accessory in this BDSM-flavored video

    A $40 Neuromancer-themed T-shirt, reminding us that Wintermute won over the Rastas with a mighty AI dub

    The Atlantic on the topic of whether the middle class can be saved

    More from The Atlantic: The unemployed report on "what people don't understand or appreciate" about looking for a job

    Some adjuncts now only grade, never meet students or teach

    Research In Motion (makers of the Blackberry) is struggling | So is Hewlett-Packard

    So is Flickr

    Ian Bogost says "Gamification is bullshit"

    They're building a giant ball pit in Seattle? Probably not, but this sign looks convincing

    Robert Coover's great Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. is being reissued; the NYT Sunday Book Review has an appreciation

    My Instafiction.org co-editor is starting a discussion about the lack of online archives for literary magazines

    Thirty opening lines without stories



    Friday, August 26, 2011
    10:25 AM


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