Afternoon Dragons with Tea

Some of my favorites from a post at Tor.com today entitled “Picturing Dragons”

by Jaime Jones

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Article: What happens to your online accounts when you die?

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2014/Digital-afterlife:-What-happens-to-your-email,-other-accounts-when-you-die-and-don’t-specify?%2Fid-07bd94e6e92c4333bb8f4dd1bfe7e844

I need to read my Terms of Service more closely.  I had planned on passing on my password archive to my descendants but that may actually be prevented according to the ToS.

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Loving Your Neighbor, Even the One You Hate

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“There is another way … “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18)

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:

Jews, Moslems and Christians all revere the first five books of the Bible. Many use Deuteronomy 19:21, “Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.” (NIV) to justify reprisal for injuries suffered.

But revenge is only satisfying if you hit last. On a personal, family or national level, that’s no way to live in peace with your neighbors. We see that being acted out in Israel and Gaza currently.

There is another way, also found in those first five books (Leviticus 19:18), “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.”

The trigger for the current round of bloodshed was the murder of four teens. Some of their families have tried that better way. The Week magazine (July 18, 2014) reports that the…

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Can’t Phone Home

I dialed a phone number yesterday that I’ve had memorized all my life … literally.  It’s the phone number I grew up with.  It was the first phone number I learned.  I dialed it from my work phone, and it rang and rang and never got answered by the answering machine.  Odd, I though to myself.  Next, I tried my cell phone.  Almost immediately I got the “You have reached a phone number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service” message.  That got my attention.

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Article: Y2K bug triggers army conscription notices sent to 14,000 dead men

Y2K bug triggers army conscription notices sent to 14,000 dead men

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/11/y2k-bug-us-army-conscription-1800s-pennsylvania

Only the government or the military could suffer from a Y2K bug fifteen years after the fact.

I am not surprised.

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Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Last Starfighter

http://io9.com/everything-you-never-knew-about-the-making-of-last-star-1602703884?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

I’ve gone all nostalgic now.  I love this movie.   I should buy it so I can enjoy all these behind the scenes goodies myself.

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Article: Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/09/finally-a-way-to-find-movies-worth-watching-on-netflix/?ncid=rss

I’ll give this site a try this weekend.  This is exactly why i don’t like Netflix streaming: I am not going to waste my time slogging through the slush pile of Rotten Tomatoes to find that one priceless pearl of a movie to watch.  There’s always a great book waiting on my shelf to read commercial free and quiet.

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