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Archive for March, 2012

Sarah Pinborough: Beyond Horror

Sarah Pinborough was born in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England. Her father was a career diplomat, and she lived abroad in Syria, India, the Sudan, Moscow, and elsewhere as a child. She spent ten years in British boarding schools, ‘‘did lots of bad things’’ in her twenties (including running table-dancing clubs in London), was briefly married, […]

Paul Di Filippo: Chameleon

Paul Di Filippo was born in Woonsocket RI. After graduating from high school in 1972, he spent time in Hawaii, where he began seriously trying to write. In 1973 he returned to the mainland to attend Rhode Island College, Providence, where he studied English and worked part-time until deciding to go traveling in Europe in […]

Cory Doctorow: What’s Inside the Box

From the March 2012 issue of Locus Magazine Computer science has long wrestled with the question of how anyone can know what a computer or the programs running on it are doing. The Halting Problem described by Alan Turing in 1936 tells us that in complex cases, it’s impossible to predict what a computer program […]

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