Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dave Hutchinson's Acadie is very good

Acadie sort of answers the question, What did the bureaucrats on Hoth do when Han blew up the probe droid and they realized the Empire was on the way? And then, like Hutchinson's Europe in Autumn, Acadie takes a very unexpected turn.

It's great, and available in September.

"A Los Angeles-area woman was arrested Tuesday by federal agents in a scheme to illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China"

"Payments were allegedly made through a bank account in China held by a family member."

Link roundup

1. "Wash. Post didn’t disclose that writer who penned positive piece about Trump's Saudi trip is paid by Saudi government"

2. "Why Saudi Women Are Literally Living ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’"

3. "When Seth Rich’s Gmail account received an alert this week from Mega.com, attempting to start a new account on a website created by the New Zealand-based Internet businessman and convicted hacker Kim Dotcom, his family knew that something was off."

4. "Ed Butowsky, the Dallas wealth manager and frequent Fox News guest who facilitated a private investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, is friends with and claimed on his website to serve on the board of an organization started by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon."

Tron poster by Mondo



One of the posters going on sale tomorrow: Mondo X Cyclops Print Works Print #19: Tron by Stan and Vince.

"Google AI beats Chinese master in ancient game of Go"

Reuters:

The ceremonial game - the second time AlphaGo has gone head-to-head with a master Go player in a public showdown - represents a major bridge-building exercise for Google in China, following a charm offensive in recent years.

It has announced plans to bring some services back to the country, including its app store Google Play.

In March it also said Chinese users would be able to access the Translate mobile app, marking its most recent success launching a previously banned service.

"America’s largest chain of psychiatric hospitals is the target of a multi-agency federal investigation into whether it systematically holds patients longer than necessary to maximize revenues"

"The probe has been ongoing since at least 2013"

"Felon Turned Fake Journalist Outed a Beloved Gay Teacher"

"After being convicted of making bomb threats, Gerald Jackson reinvented himself as an online preacher and amateur reporter. Then he went after an innocent man."

"The Indian army has commended an officer accused of tying a man to a jeep and using him as a human shield in Kashmir, sparking outrage"

AJ:

Major Leetul Gogoi, who is still under investigation for strapping 26-year-old Farooq Ahmad Dar to the front of an army vehicle as it led a convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir , was last week awarded the Chief of Army Staff's Commendation Card "for his for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations".

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The incident came amid days of violent clashes between security forces and stone-throwing young men protesting against a by-election, which left at least eight people killed and more than 200 wounded.

DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Joker designed by Tetsuya Nomura