Category Archives: DOOM

But Where Do We Move To?

The Death of a Once Great City: The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence This city long ago passed the point of no return. Its Mall-ification continues unopposed. We have a Mayor who wheezes about “affordable … Continue reading

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Harlan Ellison On Being Forgotten

I spent last Friday ripping all the videos at Harlan Ellison’s YouTube Channel. Because I expect all of them to disappear at some point. Ellison had publicly stated — probably more than once — that he had a burn notice … Continue reading

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Video: Google Will Match Your Cash Donation To Puerto Rico

They’ll match up to US$2M in donations. Support Puerto Rico Recovery Do it now. Before you forget. Google donation website Previously here: Shocking Death Toll In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico Frontline: Blackout In Puerto Rico Puerto Rico: Tears And Tear Gas … Continue reading

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Shocking Death Toll In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

Earlier this week, @artistikem sent me a link to a news article that publicized a shocking number of deaths in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria and its disastrous after-effects. Study Puts Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane … Continue reading

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The Coming Google Police State

I once had a nightmare in which I was being chased by Google Police. And now this: Google’s Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering This is a monstrous vision. This is what happens when cultural … Continue reading

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Frontline: Blackout In Puerto Rico

PBS’s Frontline aired an episode about the crisis in Puerto Rico. What an absolute clusterfuck! Even before the banks raped the island with debt, the local government neglected the maintenance of infrastructure for decades. This is not something unique to … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: Tears And Tear Gas

Protest in Puerto Rico Over Austerity Measures Ends in Tear Gas SAN JUAN, P.R. — Thousands of demonstrators joined a general strike in the capital of Puerto Rico on Tuesday that ended in mayhem after the police fired tear gas … Continue reading

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May 1st Protest In Puerto Rico

@artistikem emails: May 1st. Puerto Ricans hit the streets to protest austerity measures that will strip workers from their rights, elderly from their pensions, raise the state university’s cost per credit, and shut down schools so the buildings can be … Continue reading

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The Latest Update From Puerto Rico

The misery there persists. And now it is getting worse. @artistikem emailed: General stoppage tomorrow here in PR. Just hours ago the University’s Governing Body (?) approved a raise in cost per undergrad credit (from $56 to $115 starting next … Continue reading

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Now There’s A Death Algorithm

‘How Long Do I Have Left?’ AI Can Help Answer That Question — Wall Street Journal paywall, but Reader View is your friend with Firefox. A new algorithm developed at Stanford Medicine could help. Analyzing data from hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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