Tag: death

  1. Back online in time for the holiday season, I guess.

    20 November 2017

    I guess I should wish everybody out there a happy Thanksgiving that celebrates it.

    I haven't been around much lately, certainly not as much as I would like to be.  Things have been difficult lately, to say the least.

    Around this time of year things go completely berserk at my dayjob.  For a while I was pulling 14 hour days, capped off with feverishly working three days straight on one of the biggest projects of my career, which not only wound up going off without more than the expected number of hitches but has garnered quite a few kudos from …

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  2. Notes from the Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity Conference - 12 July 2015

    20 July 2015

    And now, hopefully sooner than the last set, my notes taken during the Transhuman Superpowers and Longevity Conference held on 12 July 2015 in Oakland, CA. Everything's behind the cut, with references as applicable. Personal observations (are on separate lines in parenthesis) to differentiate them from the speaker's material. Vertical Farm Civilization - Karl Doerrer

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  3. Links to videos of protestor deaths in Syria.

    30 June 2011

    Mirrored from this pad at Telecomix, here are links to the deaths of multiple peaceful protestors in Syria. Much of this footage is graphic in nature, but it's also of people literally putting their lives on the line in the hope of making a better world to raise their children in. Please repost and retweet this widely.



    Today is Volcano of Aleppo, and in celebration we are running a news service on
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/English-Speakers-to-Help-The-Syrian-Revolution/207817119257373. If you pass me any links or messages, I will get their Arabic content summarised and post to the site for …

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  4. Two warmup posts before I try to set my head straight.

    14 December 2008

    I'll spare everyone my usual apology for not posting anything lately and jump right into a catch-up post as a warmup for a longer, hopefully more interesting entry later today.

    First of all, earlier this week a cultural icon passed - Bettie Page, queen of the pin-up, died of pneumonia at the age of 85 following a heart attack suffered earlier this month. Page was well known for her line of 'naughty girl' photographs, which featured nudity, lingerie, implied lesbian trysts, and even light bondage (the latter two scandalous for their time). Page stopped modelling in 1957 and all but disappeared …

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  5. Arthur C. Clarke, requisat en pace.

    18 March 2008

    Sir Arthur C. Clarke, famous for writing novels such as 2001: A Space Odyssesy and Rendezvous With Rama died today at his home in Sri Lanka. Clarke was 90. A prolific author during his lifetime, he penned over one hundred texts, science fiction and otherwise. Clarke had been confined to a wheelchair since the year 1995 due to the onset of post-polio syndrome, an affliction that plagued another famous author some time ago, one Robert Anton Wilson. Clarke is also widely credited for the invention of something we take for granted today, telecommunication satellites in geostationary orbit around the planet …

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  6. May you always roll crits and never step on your four-siders, Gary.

    04 March 2008

    Word is slowly seeping into the gaming community that Gary Gygax, the inventor of Dungeons and Dragons, went beyond the veil early today. Reports are sketchy - the usual newswires don't have anything yet, but it's been said that he died quietly and was surrounded by family.

    EDIT: Official news release here.

    Mr. Gygax, thank you for everything. You've given thousands, if not millions of people over the years hours without number of fun and taught many how to imagine. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.

    See you beyond the edge of Time, perhaps.

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  7. I'm going to step out on a limb here.

    12 October 2007

    Right now, it's de rigeur for people on the Net to make fun of the ingominous death of the Reverend Gary Aldridge, who was found dead in his home this past Sunday. Because the details in the news report may not be safe for work, I'm going to put the rest of this article behind a cut... It seems that the good Reverend, a buddy of Jerry Fallwell's, had a thing for rubber (he was found wearing not one but two wetsuits), self-bondage, and autoerotic asphyxia, and when he was found dead it seems that the ligature around his neck …

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  8. So it goes.

    12 April 2007

    The literary world is diminished somewhat <a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/308ee984-e8e9-11db-a162-000b5df10621.html".with the passing of Kurt Vonnegut, whose works were rife with social commentary and lines that gave conservative high school English teachers fits since the publication of Slaughterhouse Five, the story of a war veteran whose timeline comes loose and snarls itself around parts of history that it wouldn't otherwise be touching.

    Vonnegut got his start in journalism, but wound up writing fiction when it didn't pan out in Chicago in the late 1940's. His early stories didn't get much press time but were …

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  9. Anna Nicole Smith - RIP

    09 February 2007

    Its seems that another media star, Anna Nicole Smith, has shuffled off of this mortal coil. Her body was found in the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, amidst a personal pharmacy containing compounds both legal and not in this country. Ironic, given that it's just a couple of weeks after her son died of an arcane drug interaction. Paramedics were unable to revive her; a video of their attempts went for a cool half-million dollars US, and will no doubt hit the Net minutes after broadcast. Love her or hate her, she died at the age of thirty-nine... that's …

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