This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readNov 20, 2023

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Tonight (November 20), I’m at the Simsbury, CT Public Library at 7PM, with my new novel The Lost Cause, a preapocalyptic tale of hope in the climate emergency.

#15yrsago Regulator to hear Bell Canada network throttling case https://web.archive.org/web/20090123005142/http://saveournet.ca/content/media-advisory-crtc-make-landmark-decision-internet-freedom

#15yrsago Apple to Mac owners: throw away your monitor if Hollywood says so https://web.archive.org/web/20081204010203/http://www.tuaw.com/2008/11/19/macbook-pro-users-getting-bitten-by-hdcp/

#15yrsago Liberation: a magical road-novel about America in collapse, Bradbury meets Kerouac https://memex.craphound.com/2008/11/19/liberation-a-magical-road-novel-about-america-in-collapse-bradbury-meets-kerouac/

#10yrsago Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Ms. Male Character https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYqYLfm1rWA

#10yrsago Vi Hart explains logarithms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-7tcTIrers

#10yrsago Jack Womack’s Random Acts of Senseless Violence: apocalypse in a young girl’s diary https://memex.craphound.com/2013/11/19/jack-womacks-random-acts-of-senseless-violence-apocalypse-in-a-young-girls-diary/

#10yrsago Complete meal cooking with a hotel coffee-maker https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/11/15/245442083/coffee-maker-cooking-brew-up-your-next-dinner

#5yrsago Concealed Carry scammers spent $2m on gunhumper scare-ads on Facebook during the 2018 midterms https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-ads-political-concealed-online/

#5yrsago Finns to Trump: We don’t rake our forests https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46256296

#5yrsago Apple’s CEO: tech regulation is “inevitable” https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-tim-cook-says-tech-regulation-inevitable-because-free-market-isnt-working-2018-11-18

#5yrsago Pope condemns the “wealthy few” who hoard the riches that “belongs to all” https://apnews.com/article/c183ed8b9269499ea0f537d9e8a9f2b6

#5yrsago Sheryl Sandberg’s fingerprints are all over every one of Facebook’s scandals https://newrepublic.com/article/152320/punctured-myth-sheryl-sandberg

#5yrsago How to use science fiction to teach tech ethics https://cfiesler.medium.com/the-black-mirror-writers-room-teaching-technology-ethics-through-speculation-f1a9e2deccf4

#5yrsago Insurer won’t pay murdered gunshot victim’s family because he didn’t disclose his high blood-sugar https://web.archive.org/web/20201108114908/https://www.news24.com/fin24/Companies/Financial-Services/momentum-we-rejected-r24m-life-insurance-claim-for-the-sake-of-our-other-clients-20181119

#5yrsago Trump’s FCC seems to have ended the practice of releasing its ISP speed-tests, leaving Americans in the dark about what they’re paying for https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/11/ajit-pai-isnt-saying-whether-isps-deliver-the-broadband-speeds-you-pay-for/

#5yrsago Ford CEO frankly admits that the car of the future is a surveillance device that you pay to spy on you https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/11/13/ford-motor-credit-data-new-revenue/1967077002/

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