Mohaha! Jeremy Jaynes was sentenced to nine years in prison today for spamming. He is the first spammer to go to the Big House. This makes The Core Dump very happy indeed.
Unfortunately, the sentence has been deferred until some more legal machinery wrangling can take place, so let’s all cross our fingers that it really happens, and that he gets Bruno for a cell mate.
Having just read through Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, with its encyclopedia of horrendous punishments doled out during the baroque era, it strikes me that perhaps drawing and quartering should be brought back, but only for spammers?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.