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23rd April 2014

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Nonchalant … The Menaced Assassin (L’Assassin menace) (1926) by René Magritte. Photograph: MOMA/Scala  
In this eerie surrealist painting, a murderer nonchalantly haunts the scene of his crime, unaware that it is surrounded by detectives who wait to pounce on the perpetrator. How long have they been watching? It seems that the voyeurs at the window and the bowler-hatted men, one armed with a club and another with a net, who stand concealed in the room must have been there when the woman was killed. They are complicit. Magritte’s deadpan art unsettles by melting boundaries between reality and fantasy. Here he reveals that crime and punishment are mirrors of each other, that detectives and police officers are mysteriously dependent on the existence of crime.

Nonchalant … The Menaced Assassin (L’Assassin menace) (1926) by René Magritte. Photograph: MOMA/Scala

In this eerie surrealist painting, a murderer nonchalantly haunts the scene of his crime, unaware that it is surrounded by detectives who wait to pounce on the perpetrator. How long have they been watching? It seems that the voyeurs at the window and the bowler-hatted men, one armed with a club and another with a net, who stand concealed in the room must have been there when the woman was killed. They are complicit. Magritte’s deadpan art unsettles by melting boundaries between reality and fantasy. Here he reveals that crime and punishment are mirrors of each other, that detectives and police officers are mysteriously dependent on the existence of crime.

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5th April 2014

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...The Crest of a High and Beautiful Wave.... →

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We were somewhere near the Lombardi on the edge of the Turnpike when we got back in 3G range. Suddenly my phone began to chirp insanely, with the exact hell-born banshee-wail that the evil Dwark at the AT&T Store had promised me when I finally…

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31st March 2014

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A user with two bitcoins, bought for $5 and $10, could simply hand them both over to pay for a good worth one bitcoin, and receive one bitcoin as change. That would force both the spent bitcoin and the one received as change to be accounted for at the average cost of $7.50, since it would be impossible to tell which was which.

A very interesting analysis of the new Bitcoin ruling

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/31/bitcoin-legally-property-irs-currency

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26th March 2014

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My concern is this eventually getting out there under my name, um, and I know that there are ways that, you know, like calling me a cooperating witness or, or something like that.
— Matthew Keys, being helpful (via warrantless)

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26th March 2014

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26th March 2014

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26th March 2014

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13th March 2014

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13th March 2014

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Bertney’s Smurkurr
A Vroom! Vroom! Story For Early Readers

Bertney loved her new Smurkurr.
“It’s like driving a soder can!” she told Papa the day he brought it home.
At first, she wasn’t happy that her old car had to go away, but Papa said he was tired of burying bodies out by the pool and it was time to get her something safer. Bertney didn’t know what any of those words meant, so she was very sad and confused. But then she saw her tiny little special car and instantly felt better.
“First stop, Furnch fries!” she squealed as she waved both hands out the window.
While she waited for Mr. David to get in (Bertney was never allowed to be alone. Papa’s rules.) Bertney imagined herself in the drive-thru beeping at all the other cars that would surely be jealous of her Smurkurr.
“I sure wish I was so teeny-tiny,” Bertney imagined them saying. “Why I bet that Smurkurr can fit in a pocket. I’ve never been in a pocket!”
Soon, Mr. David got in, but he didn’t seem happy at all about Bertney’s Smurkurr. He liked that it couldn’t go very fast on account of he was afeared of dying, but he sure used an awful lot of cuss words about how hard it’d be to put his wiener fry in her special place with so little room.
“So no doodly-diddles?” Bertney asked while trying not to look happy. Mr. David loved his doodly-diddles.
“No doodly-diddles,” Mr. David angrily. “And I paid your Papa good money.”
Bertney didn’t like the sound of that. But she did like the sound of the drive-thru window opening up for milkshakes! This was the bestest day ever.
“I love you, Smurkurr.”

THE END

This writer is a genius.

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12th March 2014

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On the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, a woman prays for those who died in the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Japan. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

On the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, a woman prays for those who died in the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Japan. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

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11th March 2014

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Strange Days we are living in, The news from #Snowden here at #SXSW.

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11th March 2014

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loomalize:

it’s time to start a revolution

loomalize:

it’s time to start a revolution

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11th March 2014

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Julian Assange and I..... →

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A weird thing happened via SXSW on Saturday during Julian Assange’s keynote. It was one of those things that I love and hate about social media. Sat in my friends kitchen in Manchester I followed the livecast (brilliantly hosted by Texas Tribune), and at the opportune moment I dropped…

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11th March 2014

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Julian Assange at SXSW

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11th March 2014

Question

Anonymous asked: do you still have the writers' monthly meetings? I used to attend before I traveled out of country.

No, I actually moved out of Vancouver. They are starting a group in Victoria, but it’s not up and running yet. And I might do one in Tofino, but not this month.