Pluralistic: 30 Apr 2020


berlin,germany,war,old school,sovkitsch,art,illustration,Nikolai Kolchitski ,medicare for all,office of the attending physician,broadridge financial solutions,tmg mail solutions,corporate murder,junk mail,randstad,new york,long island,finance,day and date,monopolism,business,china,private equity,amc,windowed releases,leverage,disney,market concentration,universal,comcast,disney,haunted mansion,fanac,themepunks,youtube,videos,old school,marc laidlaw,cyberpunk,science fiction,fiction,ebooks,half-life

Berlin in color, after the Reich's fall; Nikolai Kolchitski; Medicare for All (Congressjerks); Swedish covid death rates soar above neighbors'; Financial services workers dying for junk mail; AMC: "We will never show another Universal movie"; Revived Haunted Mansion videos from early internet fandom; Marc Laidlaw reads his fiction; A Room of One's Own

Pluralistic: 30 Apr 2020 day-and-date



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Pluralistic: 29 Apr 2020


cigna,ahip,lobbying,corruption,fraud,bailouts,math,bayes,statistics,uncertainty,writing,canlit,
canada reads,cbc,books,radicalized,science fiction,banjo,utah,nazis,kkk,nashville,damien patton,skinheads,white supremacists,white terrorists,loveint,stalking,nso group,uae,uk,copyfight,creative commons,museums,open access,british museum,creative archive,debt,kevin kelly,advice,wired,whole earth review,debt,medical debt,johns hopkins,guillotine watch, monopolism,borkism,food,supply chains,the curse of bigness

Cigna claims to be rolling in dough and on the verge of bankruptcy; Bayesian reasoning and covid-19; Talking Radicalized with the CBC; Founder of AI surveillance company was a Nazi who helped shoot up a synagogue; NSO Group employee used Pegasus cyberweapon to stalk a woman; British Library releases 1.9m images; Kevin Kelly's unsolicited advice; Medical debt collection during the pandemic; Legendary troubleshooting stories; How monopolism crashed the US food supply

Pluralistic: 29 Apr 2020 banjo-nazis



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Pluralistic: 28 Apr 2020


scholarship,1201,apollo,apollo 1201,war on general purpose computing,acm,chi,metaphor shear,fraud,glam,libraries,canada reads,science fiction,canlit,toronto,adversarial examples, textfooler,nlp,sentiment analysis,ml,machine learning,infosec,mayday,essential workers,labor,class war,library of congress,hiphop,music,sampling,public domain,attack surface,science fiction, force multiplier,gnd,the lost cause,nyc,new urbanism,pedestrianization,makers,3d printing,accessibility,vulture capitalism,foreclosure,san francisco,decameron project,jo walton,terry pratchett,tv,discworld

A new Marcus Yallow/Little Brother story!; DRM and CHI; Talking with Toronto Public Library's Shelve Under podcast; The law is free; "Absolutely faithful" Discworld TV adaptations; Read the prologue of "The Lost Cause"; Foreclosure vultures hold illegal auctions on courthouse steps; Hands-free door-handles; NYC will pedestrianize 40 miles of city streets; Citizen DJ; "Essential" workers will strike across America for May Day; Synonyms vs machine learning

Pluralistic: 28 Apr 2020 force-multiplier



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Pluralistic: 27 Apr 2020

Indie booksellers during the pandemic; Podcasting Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town; Billionaires thriving on our pandemic losses; Pandemic proves ISP data-caps were always a pretense; Hospital cuts healthcare workers' pay, pays six-figure exec bonuses

Pluralistic: 27 Apr 2020 in-this-together



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Pluralistic: 25 Apr 2020


novels,ya,heist novels,reviews,gift guide,supply chains, makers,ventilators,right to repair,ifixit,inflation,economics,deflation,signs,photos,podapalooza,events,tensegrity

Tensegrity@home; I'm doing a livecast today for Podapalooza; The vernacular signage of the pandemic; A deflationary pandemic; Makers in a time of pandemic; Send Pics

Pluralistic: 25 Apr 2020 send-pics



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Pluralistic: 24 Apr 2020


nyc,crowdfunding,comics,sf,bookselling,guillotine watch,hhs,alex azar,administrative incompetence, vaccines,brian harrison,poison,trumpism,media theory,emptywheel,both sides-ism,medicare for all,sicko,slate star codex,science,scholarship,masks,net neutrality,cable company fuckery,ajit pai,ajit fucking pai,opportunism,content moderation at scale,ad targeting,themepunks,minecraft,imagineering,disney,disneyland,california adventure,imagineering fun,wdi

Save Forbidden Planet NYC; Which guillotine is right for you; A labradoodle breeder is in charge of America's vaccines; "Inject disinfectant" vs both sides-ism; US healthcare fails insured people too; Masks work; US telcoms sector isn't doing better than Europe's; Amazon uses its sellers' data to figure out which products to clone; Facebook let advertisers target "pseudoscience" and "conspiracy"; Security expert conned out of $10,000; California Adventure, Minecraft edition

Pluralistic: 24 Apr 2020 slicey-boi



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Pluralistic: 23 Apr 2020


shared microbial destiny,las vegas,carolyn goodman,crowdfunding,arnold drake world,origami,botany,art,games,text adventures,metafiction,games,virtual worlds,manyland,crowdfunding,science fiction,reviews,Tochi Onyebuchi,science fiction

Mayor of Las Vegas says the "free market" will decide what's safe; Powell's botanically correct flower guy is in trouble; Library of Last Resort; Manyland; Riot Baby

Pluralistic: 23 Apr 2020 riot-baby



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Pluralistic: 22 Apr 2020


filternet,copyfight,article 17,disney,themepunks,abigail disney,class war,business,spectrum,charter, thomas rutledge,letitia james,ny,ppe,brian krebs,astroturf,koch network,dark money,freedom works,dorr brothers,gop,mcmansion hell,urban theory,

Web-wide copyright filters would be a disaster; Apartment buildings didn't cause the pandemic; Unmasking the registrants of the "reopen" websites; Covid burns through Charter Cable employees; Disney heiress slams top execs' compensation

Pluralistic: 22 Apr 2020 filternet



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Pluralistic: 21 Apr 2020


infosec,phishing,contact tracing,john scalzi,science fiction,podcasts,audio,mp3s,private equity,surprise billing,ads, media theory,supercuts,d&d;,rpgs,makers,old school,trash future,masque of the red death,plutewatch,bunkers,luxury bunkers,labor,guillotine watch,late stage capitalism,whole foods,unionization,class war,automation,amazon,texas, voter suppression,1a,ken paxton,christ what an asshole,australia,competition,right to repair,john deere,big ag,parenting,gadgets,iot,internet of shit,infosec,snoo smart bassinet,conspiracies,china,truthers

Phishers deploy fake contact-tracing warnings; Podcasting John Scalzi's The Last Emperox; Private equity blew millions on pro-surprise-billing ads while cutting doctor pay; Every Covid-19 Commerical is Exactly the Same; Multi-level dungeon built into the drawers of an old dresser; Talking bunker-busting with Trashfuture; Whole Foods has a union-busting "heatmap" app; Amazon workers plan nationwide walkout; Texas AG: We'll imprison people who warn about getting covid while voting; Australian regulator takes up Right to Repair for tractors; Smart bassinet can be remotely hacked; Covid did not escape from a Chinese lab

Pluralistic: 21 Apr 2020 all-in-it-together



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Pluralistic: 20 Apr 2020


tax evasion,stock buybacks,stimulus,there is such a thing as society,denmark,great danes,science fiction,sex,books,coping strategy,early adopters,machine learning,porn,zoom,anu,australia,auspol,education,proctoring, infosec,security,invigilation,education, nyc,transit,scholarship,urban theory,,amazon,antitrust,monopoly,dingo babysitters,a fox for every henhouse,a gator for every swamp,att-time-warner,sprint-t-mobile,institute for local self-reliance,athena,stacy mitchell

Denmark: no bailouts for companies headquartered in tax havens; Zoom claims it uses AI to stop sexytimes; Ten minutes with Coode Street; Australian academic spyware; Cars correlated with contagion in NYC; 94.5% of "small business" money went to giant corporations; Trump's antitrust report card: F-; Amazon is stronger – and weaker – than ever

Pluralistic: 20 Apr 2020



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