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Book Review: Spychips

“Imagine a world of no more privacy.”

That is the first sentence of and apprehension that motivates Spychips, an exploration of the history, technology and perceived dangers of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tags. RFID tags are silicon computer chips with a unique identification number and a flat metallic antenna attached. The antenna allows the chip […]

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Marginalia

ABC has ordered at least four episodes of a SF anthology TV series Masters of Science Fiction to air works of well-known SF authors. (Via Big Dumb Object). On another SF note, the final ballot for this year’s Nebula Awards has been announced. (Via SF Signal). The awards, to be presented in May, are voted […]

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Looks like O.A.R. will play Sioux Falls

There’s been talk recently of Augustana College bringing in another top notch concert. While there’s not been a formal announcement to my knowledge, it looks like it’s going to be O.A.R. (of a revolution).

According to the Atlantic Records tours site, O.A.R. is slated to play in Sioux Falls on April 28. The date doesn’t […]

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Kate Looby sure is popular

If the hits to this blog are any indication, Kate Looby sure has become a popular figure in cyberspace. Looby, the lobbyist for and director of Planned Parenthood for South Dakota, shows up in an ever-increasing number of the internet searches that bring people here. Thus, the interest is being generated by all the recent […]

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Cartoons and revisionists

Like many, I’m kind of scratching my head about views of free speech in Europe.

First, a variety of the European press republished the Danish cartoons about Muhammad as a statement about free expression. Now, we have revisionist historian David Irving sentenced to three years in prison (with the prosecutor asking for more) for violating […]

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Book Review: Bare Naked Truth – On the Religious Right

Critics of the religious right — and I am one — often differ on the approach to opposing them. Some believe it necessary to keep the debate civil and respectful. Others think the best approach is a two-by-four. Stacey Tallitsch falls in the latter camp. The problem is he puts such a large spike in […]

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