pluto and cthulhu: together at last

John Scalzi, novelist, blogger and all-round interesting guy, was made > almost ridiculously happy by the unanimous recommendation of a panel appointed by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) > that Pluto retain its title as a planet. Which led Scott…

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so much cooler than common captcha for thwarting comment spam

Peter Ammon, better known on-line as ridiculous_fish, had a problem: Well, they found me. I knew it was only a matter of time. It happens to every blog. Comment spam, and a lot of it. But nobody told me it…

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The new home ownership: rent the house from your bank forever

The ABC reports on a new ‘solution’ to the problem of housing affordability: 50-year mortgages. And they’re not just coming to Oz. The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, USA has a similar report from Caroline Lynch Pieroni about 40 – 50…

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