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WoW Lore – how the backstory of the game shaped Azeroth today

In order to weave a good tale, it is commonly taught that the characters drive the story, and not the other way around. Within the realm of World of Warcraft, there resides numerous species of creatures, both real and of … Continue reading

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WoW patch notes 6.1.4 – April 1st

With today being April 1st and all, Blizzard sent out an “update,” along with its corresponding patch notes.  This set of release notes is specific to April Fool’s Day, including mostly humorous notes with very few actual fixes described.  These … Continue reading

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Morris Worm

The source code of the Morris Worm discussed in chapter 6 of Protocol is freely available to the public, at http://www.foo.be/docs-free/morris-worm/worm/ <– this link. It is available as a learning experience to those who are interested, and should not be … Continue reading

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The Internet in terms of Panopticism

As a novel based around the events of September 11, 2001, Bleeding edge shows, through a fictional story, how everyday life went in the city before the attack. This was, of course, before measures of ensuring security were as strict … Continue reading

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Shawn the “emotherapist”

“F—-n rugriders,” as Shawn expresses it, “‘offensive to Islam’ so blow it up, that’s their solution to everything.” “Isn’t there something,” Maxine gently recalls, “about if the Buddha’s in your way on the path to enlightenment it’s OK to kill … Continue reading

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Humanity and the Mind

A moment that captured my attention while reading was in the chapter “Big Sky,” around three page turns into it, when Alan Crowe, the magician is introduced. Each story in this graphic novel revolves around people who are exceptionally good … Continue reading

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