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Seventeen: The Final Chapter


It's that time of year again. The time of year when everyone and their dog waxes nostalgic about all the shit nobody cares about from the year past, and stupidly predicts the next year in the grim knowledge that when the next New Year comes along, nobody will remember that the dumbass predicted a bunch of foolish shit that turned out to be complete and utter balderdash. I might as well, too. Just like I did last year (yes, a lot of this was pasted from last year's final chapter).
There are fewer articles this year, as most of what I wrote was consigned to books. Other stuff was written, but not yet posted.
Some of these links go to /., S/N, mcgrewbooks.com, or mcgrew.info.
As usual, first: the yearly index:
 
Journals:
Random Scribblings
the Paxil Diaries
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
 
Articles:
The Dark Side of the Moon
The Magician
By Using This Site...
I Screwed Up
Scanner
The Printer
Bar Bots
The Motive
Why are newspapers dying?
The Camera
 
Book reviews
Edward S. Ellis, The Steam Man of the Prairies
Stephen King, 11/22/63
There Was a Crooked Man...
 
Scince Fiction:
Gone Again!
 
Last years' stupid predictions (and more):
Last year I said I'd publish Voyage to Earth and Other Stories, and I was right,
I predicted that Trump wouldn't be worse than Bush, this is still undetermined. He hasn't started any wars (yet; if he doesn't he'll be the first Republican President since Ford not to start one) and he hasn't gotten our country attacked (yet, he's trying awful hard). He hasn't ruined the economy... yet. I do predict a stock market bubble that will crash the economy when it pops. I hope I'm wrong.
I'll also hang on to most of last year's predictions;
Someone will die. Maybe you, maybe me. Not necessarily anybody I know... we can only hope.
SETI will find no sign of intelligent life. Not even on Earth.
The Pirate Party won't make inroads in the US. I hope I'm wrong about that one.
US politicians will continue to be wholly owned by the corporations.
I'll still be a nerd.
Technophobic fashionista jocks will troll slashdot (but not S/N).
Slashdot will be rife with dupes.
Many Slashdot FPs will be poorly edited.
Slashdot still won't have fixed its patented text mangler.
Microsoft will continue sucking
Happy New Year! Ready for another trip around the sun?

 

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