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Hygenius de Oneiros was a low-level Enterprise crewmember. What was generally hidden from the public and most historical documentation of Starfleet was the existence of these low-level crewmembers. They did not train at the academy, nor did they possess advanced scientific knowledge and training. Instead they were recruited to perform the menial tasks that were still required in this advanced civilization.

The Enterprise was the most technologically advanced ship ever developed, but it still had moving parts and moving parts required upkeep. Door sensors would fail or their glide tracks would become dirty and that required maintenance. This was Hygenius’…


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I was sitting with my legs hanging out the car’s open door enjoying the wind. It was hot and I needed to stay as close to the moving air as I could. We had just passed through Birmingham and I had been hiding in the back of the car for 2 hours.

I tensed a bit as a lone figure passed by and then started towards my car. Gaining speed the man slowly caught the car and had a look that indicated he intended to join me. …


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I was sitting with my legs hanging out the car’s open door enjoying the wind. It was hot and I needed to stay as close to the moving air as I could. We had just passed through Birmingham and I had been hiding in the back of the car for 2 hours.

I tensed a bit as a lone figure passed by and then started towards my car. Gaining speed the man slowly caught the car and had a look that indicated he intended to join me. …


A Non-Zero Sum Game for the Future

Burst — Creative Commons Zero

As someone intrigued by all things crypto and blockchain, I tend to read a lot about the varied uses of this type of technology. Inevitably, many of the things I read speculate on future uses of blockchain that spring from the minds of visionaries and dreamers alike. That being said, I offer the following speculative use of this technology. I leave it to you to judge me as a dreamer or visionary.

One of the articles I came across mentioned a synthetic token that was used to track the amount of poop spotted…


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The images flash by, flickering like an old motion picture. This movie, however, has no plot. The director, if he even exists, seems unconcerned with his audience, for this film appears to have been cut up and reassembled in some random order; while the words accompanying each frame are incomprehensible at the speed they pass.

Occasionally the visual cacophony is paused long enough for the words to register in the mind, only to resume their blinking in and out of existence.

Eventually, as a suitably interesting subject is found, the ubiquitous click is heard and the day’s wiki walk begins…


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It may be time to carve out a new genre just for listicles. They’re everywhere. Is it a passing phase or should we turn our academic minds towards the task of dissection and classification? In support of the latter, I would like to present, in the listicle genre, some of the best tropes within this genre.

Is a listicle about listicles redundant?

  1. Top 10 Reasons to Not Post on Reddit when Stoned
    Self-explanatory. I’ll wager 90% of reddit posters are guilty of this one and people love reading about themselves. For those who don’t post, maybe curiousity about reddit may draw…


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Wrapped in darkness
cool of night
home is refuge
love shines bright

World is spinning to bring awhile
darkened face to sun’s warm smile

Silence broken
birds rejoice
aerial dancers
morning’s voice

World is spinning to face the sun
glistened dew from leaf will run

Silence falling
lizards bask
rocky crawlers’
warming task

World is spinning in brightness bathed
movement slows as heat is raised

Flowers turn
and start to lift
offer faces
beauty’s gift

World is spinning to turn her face
stop the burn from sun’s embrace

Wind is born
on distant hills
water rises
clouds are still

World is spinning thus says goodbye
sun is setting till moon arise

Silence broken
once again
insects calling
peace within

World is spinning and welcomes night
life endures another fight


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Sunny seaside days slowly slip away
Sirius stretches to slowly rise anew
Driving dogs in madness run askew
Somber sonnets no longer hold sway

Pen and paper are painful put away
Silent gaze turns to life’s review
And dogs are left for future rue
Ravaging all men’s work in a day

Wake, wake from slumber’s embrace
As the dog’s consumption draws
Let not our holy trinity die
Leaving us in God’s disgrace
Willing subjects to evil star’s claws
The dogs of Sirius are drawing nigh


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Today in America we find a growing dissatisfaction with our choices in who will represent us in the legislative and executive branches of government. The reason is simple: the two parties in power have both become corrupt and their members are pawns of their corporate puppet masters.

As this dissatisfaction grows it is being replaced by anger, anger born from disempowerment and futility.

We go to the polls and are presented with the Democratic and Republican candidates who have been chosen for us; both under the influence of corporate power structures. …


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Or The Beginners Guide to Despotism

In this guide I will lay down the basic principles on how to gain, and maintain control over a society you wish to rule. There are a few elemental tenets that can be used to great effectiveness when attempting your societal control. Let’s first identify them and then I will describe how they are used in concert to gain control over a populace.

Media.

In regard to our purposes, media represents any and all forms of mass communication. These include written, auditory and visual forms. …

Rick Ruder

Exploring subjectivism, objectivism and relativism while floating in the currents of time.

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