COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 065 - jo

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Post by soupy » June 3rd, 2019, 10:33 am

Thanks Kevin.

I see you've been read Improvisations, I by William Carlos Williams and then this nice piece discussing his book Kora in Helll :thumbs:

Kora in Hell: Improvisations II
Kora in Hell: Improvisations XI
Kora in Hell: Improvisations XIV
The brutal Lord of All will rip us from each other—leave the one to suffer here alone.
Kora in Hell: Improvisations XXII
Kora in Hell: Improvisations XXVII
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/william-carlos-williams#tab-poems

Your reading is PLOK
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Post by lethargilistic » June 4th, 2019, 7:26 pm

This is from a 1975 issue of a declassified NSA magazine called Cryptolog. It sucks that there's not too much stuff written about computers in the public domain.

"The Yawn of the Computer Age" by REDACTED
Text: https://archive.org/details/cryptolog_06/page/n7
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf065_yawncomputerage_redacted_mlo_128kb.mp3
Length: 3:43
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 5th, 2019, 6:50 am

lethargilistic wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 7:26 pm
This is from a 1975 issue of a declassified NSA magazine called Cryptolog. It sucks that there's not too much stuff written about computers in the public domain.

"The Yawn of the Computer Age" by REDACTED
Text: https://archive.org/details/cryptolog_06/page/n7
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf065_yawncomputerage_redacted_mlo_128kb.mp3
Length: 3:43
Thanks, Mike! :) This is an interesting source. Ever cautious, as BC I have to be, about things being in the public domain, I tracked down "Yawn of the Computer Age" to the official NSA website: https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/cryptologs/cryptolog_06.pdf and found that it was, indeed, PD.

In the process, I found this NSA page listing declassified publications that might interest LibriVoxers looking for more "contemporary" material to read: https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/

One example: NSA's Role in the Development of Computer Science: https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/nsa-early-computer-history/6586785-nsa-key-role-in-major-developments-in-computer-science.pdf

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Post by soupy » June 5th, 2019, 7:58 am

Thanks, Mike!

That was an early piece of PC literature.

Your reading is PLOK.

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Post by lethargilistic » June 5th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Sue Anderson wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 6:50 am
Thanks, Mike! :) This is an interesting source. Ever cautious, as BC I have to be, about things being in the public domain, I tracked down "Yawn of the Computer Age" to the official NSA website: https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/cryptologs/cryptolog_06.pdf and found that it was, indeed, PD.
Appreciate the diligence!
Sue Anderson wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 6:50 am
In the process, I found this NSA page listing declassified publications that might interest LibriVoxers looking for more "contemporary" material to read: https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/
This reminded me of altgov2, which is a repository compiled by a serial FOIA requester, so I went looking for something interesting and found this recent score.

"Detainee Death Notification Letter" by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Text: https://altgov2.org/wp-content/uploads/ICE_death-notification-letter.pdf
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf065_detaineedeathletter_ice_mlo_128kb.mp3
Length: 2:06
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 5th, 2019, 8:27 pm

lethargilistic wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Sue Anderson wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 6:50 am
Thanks, Mike! :) This is an interesting source. Ever cautious, as BC I have to be, about things being in the public domain, I tracked down "Yawn of the Computer Age" to the official NSA website: https://www.nsa.gov/Portals/70/documents/news-features/declassified-documents/cryptologs/cryptolog_06.pdf and found that it was, indeed, PD.
Appreciate the diligence!
Sue Anderson wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 6:50 am
In the process, I found this NSA page listing declassified publications that might interest LibriVoxers looking for more "contemporary" material to read: https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/
This reminded me of altgov2, which is a repository compiled by a serial FOIA requester, so I went looking for something interesting and found this recent score.

"Detainee Death Notification Letter" by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Text: https://altgov2.org/wp-content/uploads/ICE_death-notification-letter.pdf
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf065_detaineedeathletter_ice_mlo_128kb.mp3
Length: 2:06
Hi Mike, Regarding your reading of a form letter advising the family of a detainee death, I have some reservations. Where my hesitancy lies is your source (altgov2.org), which I categorize as an "activist" organization. The copy of the form letter was received through a request under the Freedom of Information Act made by Russ Kick (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russ_Kick), and although I am presuming that what he is posting as ICE's reply is word for word "genuine," there is no way that I know of that the this can be verified through an official source such as the ICE website: https://www.ice.gov/.

I examined the ICE website for the first time tonight. I found that the 2000 Detentions Operations Manual is available on the ICE site: https://www.ice.gov/detention-standards/2000.

I read the section covering "Terminal Illness, Advance, Directives, and Death" https://www.ice.gov/doclib/dro/detention-standards/pdf/terminal.pdf. Section 6B covers "notification of family." Realistically, deaths will occur even under the most benign conditions. There has to be some procedure for family notification. Section 6B reads:

"Written procedures will provide for chaplain involvement in communicating news of the serious illness or death of a detainee or member of a detainee's families. The Chaplain shall coordinate requested religious rituals at the time of a detainee's serious illness or death." The manual then states that first efforts to inform next of kin will be made by telephone by the chaplain and only if the chaplain cannot reach the family, will a condolence letter be used.

What bothers me in the altgov2.org FOIA approach is its obvious political slant. In posting the form letter by itself, without reference to the letter's place in the sequence of procedures following a detainee's death, altgov2 is is implying "calculated coldness," on the part of ICE toward detainees. This may or may not be the case.

Having myself come of age in the early 1960's and having watched youthful idealism turn ugly and brutal toward the end of that decade, I try my best to steer the Nonfiction Collection down a neutral path. That is one of several reasons why I ask that readers who want to read materials focused on contemporary politics (or religion or any other potentially contentious subject) use official websites rather than activist sites presenting a particular slant.

That said, if you are so inclined, you might take a look at what the Detention Standards Manual says about Hunger Strikes: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/dro/detention-standards/pdf/hunger.pdf (something else I also read for the first time tonight).

I will put the letter you submitted into the Magic Window, but I would urge caution in the future.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 5th, 2019, 8:50 pm

Volume 65 of the Short Nonfiction Collection is CLOSED. All 20 sections have been claimed.

Thank you to all who participated in this collection! Volume 66 will be open soon. Look for it in the "Readers Wanted: Short Work (Poetry and Prose) thread.
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Post by soupy » June 6th, 2019, 4:01 am

Thanks Mike.

Your reading is PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 9th, 2019, 7:37 pm

PM to cslucter about needed correction with suggested possible fix for missing word.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 10th, 2019, 5:46 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf065_minditseducation_betts_cs_128kb.mp3

Craig, Since this was Courtney's first LibriVox recording, we worked on this together to speed up cataloging. The missing word "other" has now been added, this is ready for spot PL

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Post by soupy » June 10th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Thanks cslucter and Sue.

I was giving you your two weeks :D

PLOK :thumbs:

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 12th, 2019, 8:45 pm

Congratulations! This collection is now in the LibriVox catalog and available for listeners to download. Please check the catalog page and let me know if any changes are needed:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-065-by-various/
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Post by soupy » June 13th, 2019, 4:09 am

Thanks for all your hard work Jo and Sue. Looks good to me.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 13th, 2019, 6:07 am

Jo, Thanks for cataloging! :)

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