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Digital Restrictions Management (#DRM) is any technology that is built into an electronic product or service with the aim of limiting its range of uses.

Today is international #DayAgainstDRM: defectivebydesign.org/dayagain

Use the day and read on to inform yourself & others about DRM!

Guess what just materialized in my replicator? The for Uncanny Issue 24, AKA “ People Destroy Science Fiction”. They were being all 21st century ironic and stuff with the title —it was a whole big thing once.

I now have my train commute reading material for September all sorted out.

uncannymagazine.com

An eastern pondhawk dragonfly (Erythemis simplicicollis) perched on a prairie dock leaf. #dragonflies #odonata #Illinois #nature #photography #photo

An early of the character Cruel Sara McLeish, a cyborg full of audio/video gear, who prefers clothes that are practical enough for combat, posh enough to get her into a five-star restaurant, and flattering enough to draw attention away from women half her age —without resorting to high hemlines or plunging necklines.

tenthousandworlds.org/titles/t

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I'm looking for artists who can draw mice for a TTRPG inspired by films like The Great Mouse Detective, Rescuers Down Under, etc. Small commission for promo art (the rest depends on successful Kickstarter). POC and other marginalized folks encouraged to apply!
Please boost!

You can now challenge someone to game of #chess over toots! castling.club/ 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the #fediverse, implementing #activitypub all by itself. 😃

There’s a lot I liked about the short story “Fetch”, by @ScottRoche, besides all the and -style spookiness. It features an and a who —get this— are actually able to work together. In fact, they manage to enjoy a very warm, affectionate, mature male friendship in the middle of all the . Plus, this feels like it could be the opening chapter of a larger work...

Sorcha Rowan’s “Dancing with Calamity” is a fun tale, the likes of which I don’t think I’ve enjoyed since I was young. OK, so my childhood stories did not include any girl-on-girl (this is not for the kids) but it shares their spirit of . It also deals with more sober matters, such as adjusting to a recently acquired , but it never goes too dark. It can’t. There’s always action requiring our hero’s attention just a paragraph or two away.

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