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Before you ask, no this isn’t an MLM, or any type of scam. Though, those are a huge danger to aspies looking for online income opportunities as persons on the spectrum are unusually trusting & as such are soft targets for MLM recruiters. I’ve written an article on how to identify such scams here.

Rather, this is an article I felt obligated to write as an autistic adult who has enjoyed some degree of success building various online income sources over many years, upon realizing that I did so for lack of conventional employment opportunities and that many other autistic adults are in the same boat. …


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Growing up as an autistic boy in the 90s, computer games were my world. My father, a now retired computer engineer, always kept me furnished in the cutting edge of home computer components in the hopes I would take after him and pick up programming.

Instead what I did with this expensive gear (and PC stuff was indeed much more costly in the 90s than today) was to play games. Which hurt my grades, until the games were taken away, whereupon I improved my grades until I could get at the games again. …


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Covid began in China, and probably would’ve made its way to the US no matter what. But US metrics are dismal compared to nations where preventative measures were taken seriously. Even a cursory scan of social media furnishes plentiful examples showing that the phenomenon of anti-maskers is almost entirely a Christian one.


Cover art once again courtesy of my artist buddy Luis Molina, aka Akklonia. This novel can be purchased for the Kindle (or Kindle App on smartphones) from Amazon. Note that it has some small formatting issues due to Amazon’s conversion process. Those should be fixed in <72 hours. Any copies bought before then will receive an over the air update, most likely it’ll be fixed by the time you read this.

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This is another of my novella trilogies compiled into a novel, for those of you that wish to own these stories for your Kindle. The premise is that Frankenstein’s method of reanimating human remains has been rediscovered and commercialized. It is now a service wealthy persons can make use of to bring back their deceased loved ones from the dead. Sort of. Obviously there are a few big catches, or this wouldn’t be a horror story but one of miraculous, tearful reunion. The devil, as ever, is in the details. …


Cover art by my talented long time artist friend Luis Molina, aka Akklonia. You can purchase this novel in Kindle format ($5.99) on Amazon, also works with the Kindle smartphone app. It’s having some minor formatting issues currently, due to Amazon’s document conversion process. Those will soon be ironed out, any copies bought before then will receive an over the air update. Likely it’ll be fixed by the time you read this.

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Astute followers may recall this was originally a trilogy of novellas. I’ve settled into a workflow in which I write “stories” of whatever length they naturally turn out to be, rather than padding them. Then as new plots based on that same premise/setting occur to me, I add sequels until I’ve complete a trilogy, which is typically long enough to compile into a novel. …


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The other day I was struck, while eating food truck falafel, with the question “where is the vegan equivalent of McDonalds”? There are vegan restaurants but no big, multinational vegan fast food chains. Research seemed to bear out that this is because the most convincing meat substitutes haven’t yet scaled up production to the point that they could even supply McDonalds with the number of patties needed to offer vegan options in all of their locations.

The gears in my head continued turning as I ate. Surely then, the problem is one of demand. If demand increased substantially, production would scale up faster. But meat substitutes have a poor PR track record, as does veganism in general. The public image of veganism is that of the neopuritan pearl clutcher elevating themselves while putting down others, issuing moral condemnations from their ivory towers and high horses. …


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Below you will see an email I received recently in regards to this article I posted about the GEET engine, a purportedly revolutionary device which can run off water or any other liquid. It was ratio’d by a massive downvoting campaign from followers of David Pantone, son of Paul Pantone, the inventor of the GEET engine which mysteriously has been around in some form for decades, but has never been brought to market in any vehicle, generator or other consumer product.


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I want you to visit www.elongivesbtc.com for a moment. Don’t believe what you see. Notice that it’s designed to perfectly imitate a Medium article, down to the little icon that appears in its browser tab. But that’s not an article on Medium.com. Elon Musk doesn’t have an account on Medium, that I can find.

It’s nothing but an even simpler version of the advance fee scam, as seen in the Roommate Scam or the classic 419 Email Scam. It’s also often a component of the IRS phone scam, or Publisher’s Clearing House scam. …


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For the purposes of the reasoning laid out in this article, replicators will be defined as atomic assemblers. According to Trek lore they are limited to atomic resolution where transporters are capable of subatomic resolution, necessary for some reason to successfully rematerialize a living person.

There exist various other conceptions of compact generalized fabricators in fiction. Some, like those in Diamond Age, are molecular assemblers rather than atomic assemblers. …


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As someone who has argued with Christian apologists on various platforms for over twenty years, little surprises me anymore. They’re mercifully predictable as they’re all operating from more or less the same playbook, regardless of their pedigree.

Like clockwork, when a Christian encounters arguments from a skeptic they cannot readily rationalize away, rather than re-evaluate their beliefs to account for the new data, they instead seek the counsel of a Christian Intellectual™.

A Christian Intellectual is typically an elderly caucasian man who has successfully jumped through the academic hoops necessary to add some letters after his name, remarkable only in that he did not reason himself out of his own beliefs in the process as his colleagues did. …

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