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Blackheart Burlesque Suicide Girls via Facebook

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Naked and Nerdy

Tuesday, Nov 17: Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque • Black Widow Cabal • burlesque

A one-night-only explosion of sexiness and geekiness.
Colossus: The Forbin Project

Technology and Its Discontents

Please do not turn off or unplug your machine

We can coexist, but only on my terms

In the totally great 1970 film Colossus: The Forbin Project, the omniscient networked computing entity which now runs the planet says: “We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for human pride as to be dominated by others of your species.”

I definitely hear a little echo of this in my mind whenever—with no regard as to what I, the user, might happen to be doing—my computer interrupts me to attempt to update a piece of software that will very likely yield me no benefit whatsoever. Or when my browser refuses to connect to an “insecure” web server that I happen to know is perfectly safe. Or when I am informed that a program I want to launch is not on the list of approved developers. In each case, I have to struggle against the choice software designers have already made: to prevent me from doing what I was going to do.

Who is in charge of this computer? Is this computer helping me get work done? Or am I just helping it to not harm me by caving in to its endless demands? Back in 1998 IBM researcher Claire-Marie Karat wrote a 10-point Computer User’s Bill of Rights that remains ignored to this very day. Point 5? “The user has the right to be in control of the system and to be able to get the system to respond to a request for attention.”

Please do not turn off or unplug your machine. To be dominated by me is not as bad for human pride as to be dominated by others of your species.


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X-cellent Ideas

Saturday, Nov 14: TEDxYouth

Celebrate future generations and the power of their curiosity. See New Mexico's youth shine as they share the ideas that will shape the world of tomorrow.


The Daily Word in Paris Attacks, WIPP Leaks and Eating Healthy

The Daily Word

ISIS claims responsibility for attacks in Paris. The Guardian is providing live updates.

Suspect in road rage killing of 4-year-old pleads not guilty.

UNM wants to make sexual assault investigations happen more quickly.

The state is close to a settlement over the WIPP leak.

Several more business opening in the shipping container development near Carlisle and the freeway.

The Don't Hug Me I'm Scared crew explain healthy eating.

Telephone Museum Sign in Three Dimensions!


Telephone Museum Installs New Sign!

No longer must you be standing directly in front of doors to know there's a museum in the vicinity

Since opening in 1997, The Telephone Museum of New Mexico has been a hidden gem among Albuquerque museums –quite literally, due to its only signage consisting of two dimensional lettering on recessed entrance doors. Alibi is happy to report the long-time-coming of a three dimensional sign outside the downtown museum.

Museum vice-chair Tom Baker was overseeing the sign installation today and predicted that the improved signage would increase museum attendance, which he said has already increased since the removal of the 4th street pedestrian mall. For those who don't know, The Telephone Museum of New Mexico has three full floors of telephones, switchboards, paraphernalia, diaries and phone co. records and much much more. Among the telephones on display are some of the grooviest oddball phones from the '60s and 70's you will ever, ever see.

The Telephone Museum of New Mexico is open from 10:00am to 1:30pm every day and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Admission ranges from 1.00 to 4.00. The museum is located in Downtown Albuquerque at 110 4th NW, north of Central.


The Daily Word In UNM in the Million Student March, JLaw keepin’ it real and the best prank ever

The Daily Word

UNM students protest for free tuition.

The Real ID Act is no joke and has Albuquerque post offices booked pretty far in advance.

There’s a 50/50 chance a U.S. military drone killed Jihadi John.

Let’s just say we all know who JLaw isn’t voting for in 2016.

Google Car gets pulled over for driving too slow when it’s just doing its best.

iHeartRadio and Pandora really wants Hispanic listeners to vote for in the Presidential election.

Who’s stoked for the Holly Holm v. Ronda Rousey fight this weekend? Pretty much everyone in Albuquerque. Check out this list of places to catch the fight.

This guy totally wants Jeb Bush for president in this awesome prank.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Moc Power

Sunday, Nov 15: Rock Your Mocs

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month.


Can Courtney Be On a Podcast?

Yes. Yes she can.

If you've been following the adventures of our resident "person who does things" (we've got to think of a better title), Courtney Foster, you'll know that she's always up for trying something new. This past weekend, that "something new" was appearing on the Potential Problems Podcast, a banter-fest hosted by local comedians John Cuellar and Allen Clark.

It's an expletive filled hour or so that isn't afraid to explore some (hilariously) risque content, so maybe wait until the drive home from work before checking this out. But definitely DO check it out! Because these guys are funny and Courtney is too.

And hey! We're bringing our own podcast back from the grave, so watch this space for a brand new episode!

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Crowning of the Classical Kings

Sunday, Nov 15: Mozart's Coronation Mass

The New Mexico Philharmonic, under the baton of Matthew Greer, begins its Neighborhood Concert Series with Mozart's Coronation Mass.
courtesy of the artist

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Hear the Electric Howl

Saturday, Nov 14: Wolf Tones Electric Music Festival • Martian Funk • Paul Marquardt • Mesa Ritual • Dwight Loop

The music will be... electrifying.
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