I Stand Firmly Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

On 8 Aug 2021, I signed my name on appleprivacyletter.com, an open letter voicing the community's deep concern for Apple's proposal of including a backdoor that scans all of the user's photos on their personal Apple devices and the iCloud Photo Library. You are invited to read the letter for a more comprehensive summary of … Continue reading I Stand Firmly Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

[FWD] Cixin Liu – Morning, Truth (FW Translation, Chapter 1)

Morning, Truth Note From translator For almost a decade, this short story has quite profoundly impacted my research interest and writing style, and I've been meaning to bring it to FWPhys, albeit as an unauthorised English translation for now. Character Names, where applicable, are [Family] [Given] to conform to the original's style. Attributes Cixin Liu … Continue reading [FWD] Cixin Liu – Morning, Truth (FW Translation, Chapter 1)

[LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition

Entries 2, 3, 5, and 7 won the top prize in their respective categories. This page is kept for archival purposes. Category 1: Tasteful Nudes No submission. Category 2: Above the bushline September 2020 Title: I Left My Water Bottle / Only Safe Place to Naruto RunLocation: Tongariro Northern Circuit* (Blue Lake) Category 3: Below … Continue reading [LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition

fwd: Yuan Longping – Mother, The Rice Crops are Ripening

Author Bio:袁隆平 Yuan Longping (1930 - 2021) was one of modern China's most well-known and well-regarded scientists. A prolific agronomist, his research and development of hybrid rice helped lift hundreds of millions of people out of famine in many countries. The essay forwarded here was first published in 2011, based on a speech that Yuan … Continue reading fwd: Yuan Longping – Mother, The Rice Crops are Ripening