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JohnShirley2023

@JohnShirley2023@mastodon.cloud

Writer of novels in several genres, and story collections; also nonfiction; movie and animation scripts, song lyrics. Speaker (TEDx and elsewhere). Futurist. Blogger. Interests in science, spirituality, the arts. Writer of science-fiction, horror, techno-thrillers, thrillers, westerns. One of the original cyberpunk novelists. Vocalist, records albums, eg "Escape from Gravity" with Jerry King. Has worked in TV and movies: Co-wrote The Crow. New novel: SUBORBITAL 7. https://john-shirley.com

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So now they're carrying this flag around:

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Creepily customized dishes and facial recognition: how might AI change fine dining?

Artificial intelligence could take personalized service a new, possibly sinister level – but can a chatbot replace a chef?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/16/ai-fine-dining-chefs-restaurants

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Cancer among younger Americans is on the rise

Increases were seen in women and in younger people diagnosed with gastrointestinal and breast cancer

... experts say there are several possible reasons behind the trend, including rising obesity rates and lifestyle factors such as drinking alcohol, smoking, poor sleep and being sedentary. Environmental factors, including exposure to pollutants and carcinogenic chemicals, also likely play a role.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/08/16/young-patients-breast-gastrointestinal-cancer/

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You know there are two kinds of public wrestling matches. One is the WWF thing, which is enormous fun for people (not so much the wrestlers, as most of them are treated badly by WWF and promoters), and everyone knows that while quite athletic in its way that one is not entirely real, outcomes being scripted and all. And the other one is like Olympics wrestling etc. Why can't someone promote real wrestling that has costumes and some drama, but it's actual wrestling in terms of rules and outcome?

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Scientists Recreate Pink Floyd Song by Reading Brain Signals

"The audio sounds like it’s being played underwater. Still, it’s a first step toward creating more expressive devices to assist people who can’t speak.

"Scientists have trained a computer to analyze the brain activity of someone listening to music and, based only on those neuronal patterns, recreate the song...scientists hope to build new “speech prosthetics” for people with neurological diseases"

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/15/science/music-brain-pink-floyd.html

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Who wants to donate to the Save The Seditionist Fund today?

Free NFT with every donation

JohnShirley2023,
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@flexghost Cash for Karens

JohnShirley2023, to random
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I'm finding the "not allowed to be able to use hashtags" thing too aggravating. I can type them in but they don't work, because I'm being punished for something that was never explained to me--I also cannot follow people easily now....So how does this migration thing work? You can take your followers and those you follow with you?

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@mrcompletely There is a server that writers go to, something about a wandering shop?

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@bookstodon

Notable new books in the US for August 15 2023:

The Bee Sting, Paul Murray. Can Small Things Change Fate?

The Great Transition, Nick Fuller Googins. Climate Salvation?

Under The Tamarind Tree, Nigar Alam. Partition Nightmare

Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go, Cleo Qian. Asians Breaking Bad (Stereotypes)

Vampires of El Norte, Isabel Caňas. Surreal Western

Spin a Black Yarn, Josh Malerman. Twisted Horror Novellas

The Wolf Hunt, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. Your Kid Just Might Be Evil

Forgive Me Not, Jennifer Baker. Juvenile Injustice System

Tell Me What I Am, Una Mannion. Disappearance Convergence

An American Immigrant, Johanna Rojas Vann. Mother's Sacrifice

Two Tribes (GN) Emily Bowen Cohen. Straddling Two Cultures

Daughters of Latin America, Sandra Guzmán. Anthology of 140 authors

No One Leaves The Castle, Christopher Healy. Funny Whodunit

The Invisible Hour, Alice Hoffman. The Power of Books to Save Us

How to Hide Inside a Three, Jane van der Riet. Family Secrets

Fever House, Keith Rosson. Can You Outrun the Severed Hand?

#NewBooks #BooksWorthReading

JohnShirley2023,
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@kimlockhartga @bookstodon But wait, you forgot this one! I'm sure it was just an oversight.

JohnShirley2023,
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@JPK_elmediat @Spiricom @kimlockhartga @bookstodon I once collaborated with Edgar Allan Poe, you know. I did! I'm older than I look. Well, it was an anthology of writers completing an unfinished Poe fragment, The Lighthouse.

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Addiction affects two-thirds of Americans, survey finds

Two-thirds of those surveyed said either they or a family member have been addicted to alcohol or drugs, been homeless because of an addiction, or overdosed or died from drug use. Moreover, 19% say they themselves have been addicted to drugs or alcohol, had a drug overdose or were homeless because of an addiction.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2023/08/15/Addiction-affects-two-thirds-of-Americans-survey-finds/6161692109474/

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JohnShirley2023,
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@realTuckFrumper probably so yeah

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    @SrRochardBunson what predilection was that? I don't recall that in their lyrics.

    Nothing wrong with "deaf dumb and blind". Dumb in that usage does not meaning stupid, it means unable to speak. Deaf means deaf, blind means blind. There are organizations for the Deaf and they use the word deaf. There are organizations for the blind (my mother worked for one) and they use the word blind. Blind people use the word blind. The song is actually a compliment to the kid.

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    @SrRochardBunson They're saying the Pinball Wizard is wonderfully abled; has transcended his disability.

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    If Trump is convicted (and he probably will be on at least two of the crimes he's charged with) and IF it looks like he's going to jail, I think he'll leave the country, making some speech about returning when justice is restored or something. He has his own private jet, for one thing. Would he be so blatant as to flee to Russia? His handlers would surely take him in. He might well go there as being the most secure option. And of course Vlad will want to debrief him more thoroughly this time.

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    JohnShirley2023,
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    @Bernard It was challenged and the judge agreed with the challenge, I don't recall the reason.

    realTuckFrumper, to random
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    JohnShirley2023,
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    @realTuckFrumper i hope they didn't kill the snake

    JohnShirley2023, to random
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    Revealing the Smithsonian’s ‘racial brain collection’

    The Smithsonian’s human brains collection was led by Ales Hrdlicka, a museum curator in the 1900s who believed that White people were superior.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/interactive/2023/smithsonian-brains-collection-racial-history-repatriation?itid=hp-top-table-main_p001_f001

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    Dessert Special: Poutine-flavored JELL-O

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    @zoomar

    I'm not.

    You're welcome.

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    realTuckFrumper, to random
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    JohnShirley2023,
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    @realTuckFrumper so Zuckerberg has some actual moves?

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    My newest story collection:

    THE FEVERISH STARS

    "Byronic gangster John Shirley’s singular work is distinguished by swans and knives of prose; divine menace... The many addicted to Shirley’s stunning work savor it as ground zero of the real deal." Richard Christian Matheson

    "One of speculative fiction's wildest and greatest talents." Peter Atkins, best-selling author of Morningstar and screenwriter of Hellraiser 2

    https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-feverish-stars-new-and-uncollected-stories-john-shirley/17032418?ean=9788831959872

    In English and in Italian!

    @GustavinoBevilacqua

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