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Well done to all involved in #CleanAirDay actions in & around Preston Street Primary this morning 👏👏👏Air pollution notices were handed out before school on behalf of the Parent Council Transport & Environment Committee before school by volunteer campaigers😉#Edinburgh #LEZ Image
These notices highlight the unique position of Preston Street Primary sitting diectly on the boundary of a “Low Emission Zone” which skirts two sides of a primary school building. Step out of the playground at either side of the building and you step directly outside the #LEZ ImageImage
As far as we are aware there are no current plans to extend the LEZ coverage area beyond the current plans. Hopefully this will change when there is #AirPollution data available once the current zone is in operation. #ActiveTravel #Edinburgh #LEZ
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Inside: Washington State's capital gains tax proves we can have nice things; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/06/03/whe…

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Today (3/6) at 1:30PM, I'm in #Edinburgh for @CymeraF on a panel with Nina Allen and @iannmcdonald:

cymerafestival.co.uk/cymera23-event…

Mon 5/6 at 7:15PM, I'm at the #BritishLibrary with my book *Red Team Blues* for an event hosted by @Marthalanefox:

bl.uk/events/an-even…

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Washington State's capital gains tax proves we can have nice things: We just need to tax the rich.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The long, bloody lineage of private equity's looting; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/06/02/plu…

#Pluralistic

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Tomorrow (3/6) at 1:30PM, I'm in #Edinburgh for @CymeraF on a panel with Nina Allen and @iannmcdonald:

cymerafestival.co.uk/cymera23-event…

Mon 5/6 at 7:15PM, I'm at the #BritishLibrary with my book *Red Team Blues* for an event hosted by @Marthalanefox:

bl.uk/events/an-even…

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CORRECTION: The 5/29 edition of Pluralistic quoted $20k Rebyota; this was the rumored pre-release price; the actual average wholesale price is $10.8k. Thanks to Benjamin Jolley for catching this error, and to Stephen Skolnick for getting to the bottom of it.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: To save the news, ban surveillance ads; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/31/con…

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Tonight (31/5, 1830h) I'm at #Manchester @WaterstonesMCR with *Red Team Blues*, hosted by @cubicgarden:

waterstones.com/events/in-conv…

On 1/6, it's #London for @uclcs's #PeterKirstein Lecture:

eventbrite.co.uk/e/peter-kirste…

Next: #Edinburgh, #London & #Berlin!

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To save the news, ban surveillance ads: No publisher will ever beat ad-tech at spying, but no tech company will ever understand a publisher's content better than they do.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Steven Brust's "Tsalmoth"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/27/man…

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I'm at @HTLGIFestival in #HayOnWye:

28/5 1130h: The AI Enigma
howthelightgetsin.org/events/the-ai-…

29/5 12h: Danger and Desire at the Frontier
howthelightgetsin.org/events/the-dan…

Next, #Oxford!

29/5: @blackwelloxford's 1930h w/@TimHarford:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/cory-doctoro…

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Steven Brust's "Tsalmoth": Swords, sorcery and swooning romance, in a series that is tantalyzingly close to completion.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: How (and why) Biden should overcome the Supreme Court to end the debt showdown; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/26/min…

#Pluralistic

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I'm at @HTLGIFestival in #HayOnWye:

28/5 1130h: The AI Enigma
howthelightgetsin.org/events/the-ai-…

29/5 12h: Danger and Desire at the Frontier
howthelightgetsin.org/events/the-dan…

Next, #Oxford!

29/5: @blackwelloxford's 1930h w/@TimHarford:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/cory-doctoro…

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How (and why) Biden should overcome the Supreme Court to end the debt showdown: Bonus: it'll also kill Trump's alarmingly good chances for a second term.



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Today's threads (a thread)

Inside: To save the news, shatter ad-tech; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/25/str…

#Pluralistic

1/ EFF's banner for the save n...
I'm at @HTLGIFestival in #HayOnWye:

28/5 1130h: The AI Enigma
howthelightgetsin.org/events/the-ai-…

29/5 12h: Danger and Desire at the Frontier
howthelightgetsin.org/events/the-dan…

Next, #Oxford!

29/5: @blackwelloxford's 1930h w/@TimHarford:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/cory-doctoro…

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To save the news, shatter ad-tech: Structural separation will help the news claim their fair share.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Dumping links like Galileo dumped the orange; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/20/the…

#Pluralistic

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Dumping links like Galileo dumped the orange: Creatively destroying your weekend like Joseph Dumpeter.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Venture predation; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/19/fak…

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Venture predation: A pile of shit this big MUST have a pony underneath it!



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: How to save the new from Big Tech; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/18/ste…

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How to save the new from Big Tech: Four prescriptions from EFF.



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Inside: The IRS will do your taxes for you (if that's what you prefer); and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/17/fre…

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The IRS will do your taxes for you (if that's what you prefer): After years of expensively purchased delay, Turbotax and its fellow tax-profiteers are losing the fight to make you pay them to tell the government what it already knows.



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Inside: Ireland's privacy regulator is a gamekeeper-turned-poacher; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/15/fin…

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Ireland's privacy regulator is a gamekeeper-turned-poacher: Dublin is a made town.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Revenge of the Linkdumps; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/13/fou…

#Pluralistic

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Revenge of the Linkdumps: Something for the weekend, sir?



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Inside: 'We buy ugly houses' is code for 'we steal vulnerable peoples' homes'; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/11/ugl…

#Pluralistic

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Tonight (May 11) at 7PM, I'm in #CALGARY for @WordfestTweets with my novel *Red Team Blues*; I'll be hosted by Peter Hemminger at the Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor.

wordfest.com/2023/event/wor…

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'We buy ugly houses' is code for 'we steal vulnerable peoples' homes': The pervasive, predatory sleaze of Homevestor, "the #1 homebuyer in the USA."



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Inside: Two principles to protect internet users from decaying platforms; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/10/sof…

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Today (May 10), I'm in #VANCOUVER for a keynote at the #OSSummit:

events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-su…

And a book event tonight at #HeritageHall:

eventbrite.ca/e/red-team-blu…

Tomorrow (May 11), I'm in #CALGARY for @WordfestTweets:

wordfest.com/2023/event/wor…

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Two principles to protect internet users from decaying platforms: Don't just try to make platforms better - make them less important.



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Inside: KPMG audits the nursing homes it advises on how to beat audits; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/09/din…

#Pluralistic

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Tomorrow (May 10), I'm in #Vancouver for a keynote at the #OSSummit:

events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-su…

And a book event at #HeritageHall:

eventbrite.ca/e/red-team-blu…

On Thu (May 11), I'm in #Calgary for @WordfestTweets:

wordfest.com/2023/event/wor…

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KPMG audits the nursing homes it advises on how to beat audits: Too big to fail, too big to jail, and an existential risk to civilization.



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Inside: California to smash prison e-profiteers; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/08/cap…

#Pluralistic

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This Weds (May 10), I'm in #Vancouver for a keynote at the #OSSummit:

events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-su…

And a book event at #HeritageHall:

eventbrite.ca/e/red-team-blu…

On Thu (May 11), I'm in #Calgary for @WordfestTweets:

wordfest.com/2023/event/wor…

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California to smash prison e-profiteers: The Public Utility Commission to the rescue!



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Inside: Hollywood is the single best example of mature labor power in America; On the Media on the enshittification (pt 1); and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/06/peo…

#Pluralistic

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Today (5/6), I'll be in #Berkeley with my book *Red Team Blues* at the #BABF2023 for a 3:30PM event with @glynnwashington:

baybookfest.org/session/cory-d…

Tomorrow (5/7), it's an 11AM event with @dellsystem for my book *Chokepoint Capitalism*:

baybookfest.org/session/chokep…

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Inside: Look at all the great stuff we lost because of inflation scare-talk; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/05/wmd…

#Pluralistic

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Tonight (5/5), I'm at @BooksIncStores #MountainView with @mkapor for *Red Team Blues*:

booksinc.net/event/cory-doc…

Sat, I'm in #Berkeley for #BABF2023 at 1530h with @glynnwashington:

baybookfest.org/session/cory-d…

Sun, it's an 11h event with @dellsystem:

baybookfest.org/session/chokep…

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Look at all the great stuff we lost because of inflation scare-talk: We swapped pandemic aid, new spending and minimum wage hikes for wage suppression and mass layoffs.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Ostromizing democracy; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/04/ana…

#Pluralistic

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Tomorrow (May 5), I'll be at @BooksIncStores in #MountainView at 7PM with @mkapor for my new novel, *Red Team Blues*:

booksinc.net/event/cory-doc…

This weekend (May 6/7), I'll be in #Berkeley at the #BABF2023:

baybookfest.org/session/cory-d…

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Ostromizing democracy: To counter antidemocratic libertarians, we need an analytical assessment of group problem-solving.



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The Swivel-Eyed Loons Have A Point; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/03/par…

#Pluralistic

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This Friday (May 5), I'll be at @BooksIncStores in #MountainView with @mkapor for my new novel, *Red Team Blues*:

booksinc.net/event/cory-doc…

And on May 6/7, I'll be in #Berkeley at the #BABF2023:

baybookfest.org/session/cory-d…

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The Swivel-Eyed Loons Have A Point: My *Locus* column about the justifiable suspicions of the medical industry, lockdowns, license-plate cameras, and beyond.

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/1…

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: When you hear "fintech," think "unlicensed bank"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/05/01/usu…

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Tomorrow (May 2) at 7PM, I'll be at the Cedar Hills Crossing (#PDX) @Powells with @waxy:

powells.com/book/red-team-…

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When you hear "fintech," think "unlicensed bank": "...with a computer."



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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The seductive, science fictional power of spreadsheets; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/04/29/ged…

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Tomorrow (Apr 30) at 2PM, I'll be at the #SanFrancisco Public Library with my new book, *Red Team Blues*, hosted by @annaleen@wandering.shop:

sfpl.org/events/2023/04…

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The seductive, science fictional power of spreadsheets: Maybe the map IS the territory?



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This week, @scalzi let me write a guest-editorial for his blog about the themes in my new crime thriller, *Red Team Blues*; specifically, about the ways that spreadsheets embody the power and the pitfalls of #ScienceFiction at its best *and* worst:

whatever.scalzi.com/2023/04/26/the…

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If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2023/04/29/ged…

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Yes, *spreadsheets*. Marty Hench (the protagonist of *Red Team Blues*) is a 67-year-old forensic accountant who specializes in unwinding Silicon Valley financial frauds.

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