This just in from the Wire of Insanely Cool News, after a forteen year hiatus, the Beeb decides to revive Dr. Who. My aunt introduced this science fiction series to me, during an evening of watching KQED, way back in grade school in the early Seventies, during the reign of Jon Pertwee. I know I [...]
This news is a few days old but still important. Verisign, which owns Network Solutions, has added a wildcard record to the .COM and .NET top level domain DNS zones. What this means is that fighting spam is harder, e-mail address resolution is harder and Web domain typos give Verisign free advertising. This stinks, right?
This might be news to some people, but science fiction, one of the major literary forms of the XX century, is dead. I say this a former, rabid fan of hard SF. SF really has nowhere left to go. Why? Because the future is going to get very, very, very weird and there’s not really [...]
What is American exceptionalism and how come I don’t believe in it? Well there are probably a lot of people who will argue with my definition, but here it is: The United States is not merely unique, it is special, alone among the countries of the Earth. I don’t buy this.