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JOHN WILCOCK: My First Orgy

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It’s the Sixties now! – with John’s first oily encounter with group sex. Part 1/3 of a serialized encounter from John Wilcock, New York Years.

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Avatars, rubber hands, virtual reality, and racism

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Can changing your body, even just for a few minutes, change your mind? Can a psychological body transfer melt away your long-held opinions and unconscious prejudices? Maybe so.

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A beginner's guide to the Redpill Right

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The gnostic paradox of young, tech-savvy traditionalists, who see through everything except their own conspiracy theories

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United website breach let fliers see each others' private data

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Alice Taylor could have requested a very expensive upgrade on your behalf. The airline isn’t saying why.

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TOM THE DANCING BUG: A Patriotic Debate

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In this week’s comic, a Patriotic Debate breaks out.

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The surprising history of hippy crack

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People have been having fun with nitrous oxide – even in the name of science – virtually since its discovery more than 240 years ago.

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I love Kindle Unlimited

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If you like self-published fiction or read more than a few books a month, and don’t mind giving books up when you’re done, Amazon’s borrowing service is a great deal.

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Schoolly D: Inventor of Gangster Rap

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This week’s Hip Hop Family Tree covers Gangster Boogie by Schoolly D, an influential artist who inspired the west coast direction spearheaded by Ice T and NWA.

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Game of Thrones board game offers diplomacy, intrigue, and betrayal

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Fans looking to get their off-season fix could do worse than setting aside a snowy Saturday for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game

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Barrett Brown’s sentence is unjust, but it may become the norm for journalists

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Jailed, in part, because he shared a link to a stolen document that he did not steal, and despite the fact that this is not a crime.

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This week's best gadgets

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This week Mark and Jason compare tea makers and Xeni talks about her Hario Japanese coffee products.

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Ninjas vs. Pirates

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Angel City’s streets explode when ninjas and pirates clash!

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Journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in federal prison

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He’s already served more than two years in prison on charges related to sources within the Anonymous hacktivist entity.

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Bobcat Goldthwait does the impossible in his latest film — again

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“Call Me Lucky” is a bold and moving documentary about volatile comedian and abuse survivor Barry Crimmins

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Gweek audio experience: How to 3D print your family

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Our guest this week is Maggie Tokuda Hall. She writes books for children and stories for adults.

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Album covers of imaginary soul superstar "Mingering Mike" to be exhibited

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Were it not for dedicated crate-digger and vinyl hoarder, Dori Hadar, his brilliant work might never have been seen.

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Self-Dissection: a conversation with satirical English author Will Self

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Will Self suffers from “everythingitis.” Why aren’t we surprised?

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The God-Man Fan Club vs. … Clod-Man!

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the God-Man Fan Club must avenge the grave insult of… “Clod-Man!”

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President Obama's tech-centered State of the Union: full text, and digital rights concerns

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Here’s a good rule of thumb: Any time a president says new tech laws are to protect “our kids,” you know something bad is on the way.

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Why animals eat psychoactive plants

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Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, learns about drunk elephants, the stoned water buffalo, and the grieving mongoose.

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Egyptian Lover: West Coast Hip Hop Pioneer

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Taking things to Los Angeles during the early 1980’s in this week’s Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

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Eradicate DRM within a decade!

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Apollo 1201 will target it with code, law, norms and markets.

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I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

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Over the past decade, pharma-fighting Dr Ben Goldacre has written more than 500,000 words of fearlessly combative science journalism.

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The invasion boards that set out to ruin lives

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Internet harassment doesn’t just stay on the internet any more. Banned from 4chan, the ‘net’s worst trolls are making life hell for “social justice warriors.”

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The ceiling that birthed a naked man

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What happened when a naked man literally appeared out of thin air inside a couple’s apartment while they were getting ready for work?

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Invasion Angel City!

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Cortez and his band of time-traveling pirates/Conquistadors hit the mean streets of Angel City!

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All Quiet on the Martian Front

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It’s not easy designing a fair and playable game of asymmetrical warfare. But that’s what we have here as lumbering tripods armed with devastating heat rays take on puny human forces.

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Pacific Edge, the most uplifting novel in my library

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This utopian story, about a world where people live together without the need for extreme haves and have-nots, is available as a DRM-free audiobook

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The curious case of the sweaty nipples

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Duncan is unkempt, his hair greasy. His voice is monotone, with minimal facial expression, also called a flat affect. On top of our scratch paper, I write: “depressed?” But that’s not why his parents brought him in.

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Are you smarter than a rat?

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Meet the scientist who runs rats and people through mazes to find out how intelligent they are.

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