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Week 65

01.27.03

Alexandra Marinina is a female Russian cop who writes pop Mafia thrillers and fanciful police procedurals. Look how busy this woman is. She must be typing her head off during breaks in court testimony.

http://www.marinina.ru/english/life.html

 

01.28.03

I think it's official now: the Terror is more crazy than the Bubble. While these clowns are throwing wads of money at imaginary terrorists, actual computer criminals are gonna walk off with the bank.

http://www.infoworld.com/articles/hn/xml/
03/01/16/030116hnsecurityfuture.xml?
0117fram

Everything you didn't really need to know about mostly theoretical menaces. Where is the biz model here? It's the Bubble all over, but wearing a black ski-mask.

http://www.c4i.org/

 

01.29.03

If you warp this newly-discovered biological clock protein, you can change a 24 hour metabolic day into a 40 hour one. Sounds like some serious recreational abuse potential there. A weekend rave contained in a day!

http://news.uns.purdue.edu/hp/
Morre.bioclock.html

 

01.30.03

Al Qaeda is not the only outfit that's caught on to using "charities" among the diaspora to finance all kinds of armed hell and bitterness, elsewhere in the globe.

http://stopfundinghate.org/index.shtml

 

01.31.03

Here are some keen new technological breakthroughs that are gonna affect everybody.

http://techreview.com/articles/print_version/
emerging0203.asp

And here is a horrible old technological breakthrough that is busily killing everybody.

http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/
wo_zachary012403.asp

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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