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There’s been much media coverage on poisoned products from China lately — fake toothpaste, lead paint on Polly Pockets plastic infant bibs, etc. — but what hasn’t been adequately mainstreamed and emphasized in American papers and radio news is the overwhelming, globally endangering, people-choking megatons of pollution that China’s phenomenal growth has caused. Finally, the [...]
So, I get a faster MacBook Pro and one of the first things I do is load Second Life on it and create with Sara a new avatar, Animus Klaar. I’m actually teaching a course this semester, Transpacific Cyberpunk, in which simulated worlds figure highly, so I consider this course prep. Anyway, for the first [...]
Hawk Over Horses Here’s the other hawk shot I got. Cropped closely the detail is fantastic:
Hawk Races Car Sara and I sat on a hillside in Wyoming photographing rocks in the evening light when a hawk started spiraling around us. I snapped on the long lens and spent many minutes trying to capture him midflight and in focus. I got this shot and one other.
Lawsuit, that is. Although it does involve a suit (birthday suit), in a way. According to this article, an avatar in Second Life named Volkov Catteneo hacked the program code for and sold unauthorized copies of SexGen Platinum, which allows Second Lifers to simulate “erotic positions” with their avatars. The creator of SexGen, Kevin Alderman, [...]