Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Big Book of Nightmares

When I feel the need for cheap thrills, I have traditionally turned to horror fiction. I’m not sure precisely why I do this; a bad horror story is a pure disappointment, whereas a good horror story can fuck me up … Continue reading

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A Blessing in Disguise?

Job hunting is the most frustrating job I’ve ever had. There’s really very little good to be said about it, at all. Perhaps a few weeks of it can be said to “build character,” but endless months (bleeding into years) of … Continue reading

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Losing the Faith

Let us suppose that there exists a field of study in which people take established facts about the world and extrapolate upon them wildly; where bizarre–though interesting–ideas are routinely advanced with no more basis than the fact that they could conceivably … Continue reading

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Ancestor Simulations

It might interest you to learn that the question of whether or not the Universe is a computer program is a real and legitimate field of scholarly interest in theoretical physics. Personally I love the idea of such “ancestor simulations.” … Continue reading

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Of Intellectual Dishonesty

It has been almost two and a half years now since I came out as transgender, and another two years again since I started reading up on trans issues, and in all of this time, I have never once encountered– … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Strike Off One Perennial New Year’s Resolution…

Last December, I was embarrassed when composing my list of New Years resolutions; for the umpteenth year in a row, I had vowed that I was going to have a work of fiction formally published. For the umpteenth year in a … Continue reading

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I Get E-Mail

I haven’t been a grad student in physics in about a year. As far as I know, my name no longer appears on any University mailing lists. So I guess my question is: how do cranks still manage to spam … Continue reading

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