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Calendar, Night&Day Before Computer Geeks Ruled The World

Before Computer Geeks Ruled The World

Earlier this year Universal Pictures announced it would be remaking Weird Science, the '80s classic that got nerdy computer hobbyists all riled up at the possibility that the geeky little machines hidden away in their bedrooms and garages could…
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Calendar, Night&Day So, What Do You Know?

So, What Do You Know?

One of the more popular features on Reddit, the self-styled "front page of the Internet" link aggregation site, is a "subreddit" called IAmA. It allows users to list their occupation and encourage the public to "ask me anything," So,…
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Dining, SFoodie Farm to Cupcake, Bill Gates, and Salmonella is a'Brewing in Your Backyard

Farm to Cupcake, Bill Gates, and Salmonella is a'Brewing in Your Backyard

Don't you love when bazillionaires get behind a cause you like? Me too! So I'm pretty stoked that Bill Gates is all about changing factory farming. He's even promoting Hampton Creek Foods and their plant-based egg substitute. Here's a…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Visas for Crime Victims When being mugged trumps education: Wow, just wow . I've been trying to get a visa to build a company in the U.S., and the issue is that despite…
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News, The Snitch Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Refused to 'Knight' Steve Jobs

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Refused to 'Knight' Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs might be considered a worthy pioneer in America, but in the United Kingdom, the high-tech guru still holds the title of a common man.Back in 2009, Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly refused to grant the Apple…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

A Different Form of Gay Discrimination Waiting for change: Thanks, Lauren Smiley, for writing this article is very much unknown to the general public and even the gay community itself. Not…
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Music, All Shook Down How to Pick a Computer

How to Pick a Computer

After getting lost in the vortex of Microsoft's "Choosing the Right Computer or Mobile Device for You" questionnaire and reading Leena Rao's seminal piece on the same over at Oprah.com we also lent our vast expertise to the subject, and…
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News, The Snitch

How Rich Are You? Compared to:

The Wealthiest Americans Ever as done up in a cool infographic by the NY Times.…
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Film, Sex and the Special Bus

Sex and the Special Bus

If there's any truth to reincarnation, the spirit of Napoleon may walk among us today. It's not unreasonable to conjecture that he has taken up residence in Bill Gates or Joel Silver, but -- perhaps more likely -- the little…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Over the past 10 years, John Darnielle has been one of this country's most distinctive songwriters. The fact that his one-man band, the Mountain Goats, is hardly a household name has much to do with the roughness of his…
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Dining, Eat The Case of the Kind-Hearted Reader

The Case of the Kind-Hearted Reader

As happens from time to time here at bustling SF Weekly headquarters, a series of electronic pulses arrived via Internet bearing testimonial to a superlative dining experience. (In other words, a reader sent an e-mail, suggesting a restaurant.) "Sandra," about…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Headed for the Cheatin' Side of TownNormally, Dog Bites never calls a man. Quite frankly, why should we? But we made an exception for Silicon Satan, since -- as inexplicable as this is -- he hasn't called us. Except that,…
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News, Bay View God, Antimatter, and Magritte

God, Antimatter, and Magritte

San Francisco's miraculous economy certainly has its positive side: an SUV in every pot; 24-year-olds owning 24-room mansions; 64 new millionaires every single day. But has consumerism robbed us of something even more important than stock options and helipads? Might…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

For All Signs: On Aug. 11, a solar eclipse will anchor an unprecedented astrological array that some are calling a Cosmic Crucifixion. Mars in Scorpio will oppose Saturn in Taurus, creating one arm of the cross, while Sun and Moon…
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Dining, Eat

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Craig for mayor! Maybe you call it Craig's List. Or the List Foundation. Or maybe you're one of the few cybercitizens who've yet to stumble upon this local online phenomenon. In any case, I'm here to tell you that, yes,…
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How to Pie

Last week, as Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman exited a conference on education at the Marriott Hotel, a man mashed a coconut cream pie into Friedman's face. Environmental activist Al Decker was later charged with misdemeanor assault and released. But…
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Dog Bites

Ooooooh, Bill! Was that Bill Gates wandering the halls of Burlingame's Hyatt Regency during the GOP convention? Two delegates swore to Dog Bites they'd had eye contact with the nerdy Master of the Universe -- until a pair of teen-age…
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Dog Bites

Guys and Large Breasted Gals The Gold Club Guy Search is on and, flush with holiday spirit, we here in the Dog Bites mail room figured we'd take some time out from proofreading sex ads to suggest a couple of…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Who says Aries are simple, transparent folk with one-track minds? Film star Steven Seagal is an Aries, and he's as complex as they come. In 1990 he settled out of court on a sexual harassment charge;…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Welcome to Real Astrology, the Official Horoscope Column of the 1996 Summer Olympics. I'm proud to say that some of the world's greatest athletes have been seeking me out to help maximize their performances in Atlanta.…
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