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Robot Hookers of the Near Future

Robot Hookers of the Near Future

Jean Harlow’s final, deliciously pre-Code exchange with matronly Marie Dressler in...

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Pay Attention and Think Fast

Pay Attention and Think Fast

I recently found in The American Conservative a piece called “40 Years of the...

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An Inside Look at the Defense Industry

An Inside Look at the Defense Industry

In early 2035, the thirty-fourth year of the war against al-Qaeda, the Pentagon issued...

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Curse of the Nerd Dildo

Curse of the Nerd Dildo

When I was a larval nerdling in graduate school, I allowed myself to be seen in public...

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Is Our Guardian Angel Big Brother?

Is Our Guardian Angel Big Brother?

“Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail,” said Secretary of State Henry Stimson of his...

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Google Goggles

Google Goggles

As if smart phones weren’t irritating enough, by the end of the year people will be...

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Smash Nomophobia!

Smash Nomophobia!

Nomophobia, or “no-mobile-phobia,” sounds as stupid as luposlipaphobia. At least...

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Foxconned: Who Makes our Computers?

Foxconned: Who Makes our Computers?

Ghosts were the first thing I remember frightening me as a child. Arthur C. Clarke once...

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Don’t Fear the Robot: Why I Finally Joined Facebook

Don’t Fear the Robot: Why I Finally Joined Facebook

I recently joined this cool new social-networking site called “Facebook” because my...

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Over the Hill at 35

Over the Hill at 35

A lady recently asked Barack Obama why the government is issuing and extending H-1B...

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The Golden Dodo Bird in the Sky

The Golden Dodo Bird in the Sky

The F-35 is the latest marvel brought to us by the military-industrial complex. It’s...

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How’d You Like Them Apples?

How’d You Like Them Apples?

The man in the Apple store lied to me. He LIED TO ME. But then, I knew he would. I...

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Obama’s Astronots

Obama’s Astronots

Tomorrow marks the closing of perhaps the most magnificent period of human achievement...

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Obama’s Eight-Ton Lemon

Obama’s Eight-Ton Lemon

The Beast’s arrival in Europe brought comparisons to the Hindus’ Juggernaut, the...

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