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Loco by Rudy Rucker,Bruce Sterling |

You can’t just morph a federalscientist into a giant invertebrate that catches fire. That’s not an acceptable protocol. And the feds aren’t going to fund you anymore. Not when your boss is a self-flattening radioactive pancake.” In “Loco,” an original science fiction story by Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling, desperate times call for desperate inventions.

Date Selector of the Damned - The Daily WTF

… but, every once in a great while, the devil still opens hell’s source repository and looses upon my screen a horror so foul that even one as jaded as myself weeps in bitter despair…

U.S. State Department chooses Amazon’s Kindle over Apple’s iPad | VentureBeat

Today Amazon agreed to a no-bid, $16.5 million contract with the U.S. State Department to provide 2,500 Kindle Touches for the government’s overseas language-education programs. The document released today identifies the State Department’s need for a program that provides “a secure, centrally managed content distribution and management platform to centrally manage an unlimited number of e-reader/tablet devices.” and unfortunately Apple’s iPad falls short of this requirement, according to the State Department.

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