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Book Report: The Internet Police Criminals use the internet. Some use the internet to commit crimes; others to plan real-world crimes. Law enforcement has had to learn to investigate crime on the internet. It's tricky. They're used ...

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Book Report: Ghost Spin What if the quickest way to travel was to transmit your thought-state to another world so that you could be "uploaded" into a new body? What if you were "broadcast" and folks in several places upload...

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Book Report: Ghost Spin What if the quickest way to travel was to transmit your thought-state to another world so that you could be "uploaded" into a new body? What if you were "broadcast" and folks in several places upload...

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WarTron Spoiler: How We Didn't Enter the World of Tron Once again, I'm writing about something that didn't happen during WarTron, which is the worst kind of spoiler, but sometimes you need to write about things that didn't happen. WarTron was based on t...

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Book Report: Notes from a Broad I bought this book because its author is "Fran Lebowitz". This is not the same Fran Lebowitz who wrote the excellent Metropolitan Life and Social Studies. Rather, this is the "Fran Lebowitz" who us...

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Book Report: Incognegro My domain, lahosken.san-francisco.ca.us, was out of commission for a few days. Sorry about the missing emails. Anyhow, the domain is back now. That calls for a celebration. Or a comic book report ...

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Book Report: Altered Carbon A fun piece of cyberpunky science fiction. Where by "fun... cyberpunky", I of course mean cynical and bleak. Personalities can be placed into new bodies. Criminals are punished by going into force...

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Book Report: The Ipcress File I came up with an idea for a board-game like computer game. The board was going to be a map of the city. And there were these bits of secret info to move across the city. You control some agents t...

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Book Report: Glasshouse It's fun to walk up next to Rich Bragg when he least expects it, especially if you're dressed up in glow sticks to look like a character from the movie "Tron". You remember "Tron", that movie where ...

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Quechup: Do NOT trust them with your address book Quechup is a new spam site disguised as a social network. When you join up, they ask for your address book. Then they send invite emails to every address in your address book. If you receive a Quech...

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Book Report: Travesties I walked partway home tonight; stopped on a narrow road. The streetlight wasn't on, but I was stopped by brilliance: some tree flowering full. Would I have noticed it if the road hadn't been darker...

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