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How to stop someone you know falling for an online romance scam

Cyber scammers cheated Hongkongers out of HK$451 million ... that block them from [seeing] what is real. Confirmation bias will allow them to see anything positive that confirms what they hope, but th... read more

Father Pens Spot-On Response to Son's Permission Slip to Read Fahrenheit 451

What a wonderful way to introduce students to the theme of Fahrenheit 451 that books are so dangerous that the institutions of society—schools and parents—might be willing to team up against children ... read more

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Make Your Writing More Awesome

But the more I struggle to make this work, the more I think there’s one key thing that makes writing more excellent: Finding your own blind spots as an author, and trying to see into them ... all too ... read more

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Adaptation of "Farenheit 451" staged in former fire station

"What better place to perform an adaptation of "Fahrenheit 451" than the future home of a cultural and educational resource which ... Also, by supporting live performance and the arts, we are supporti... read more

Farenheit 451: Still Relevant after All These Years

This semester, I got to teach one of my all-time favorites, Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 to 10th graders ... drones (the kid’s spot-on analogy) that are frequently slammed, ye... read more

Error 451: A proposed Internet status code for censorship

Developer advocate Tim Bray thinks so, and he's got a perfect error code for it: 451, a tribute to the late Ray Bradbury's landmark novel about censorship, Fahrenheit 451 ... intercepted by my ISP and ... read more

How ‘The Bookshop’ director found tons of rare vintage books

She faces local resistance from the get-go, but when she starts stocking the scandalous “Lolita,” her quaint shop becomes both a hot spot and a cultural lightning ... introducing him to Bradbury’s “Fa... read more

Fahrenheit 451, Those Who Don’t Build Must Burn

Captain Beatty in Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury wrote ... Don't we keep them moving, don't we give them fun? That's all we live for, isn't it? For pleasure, for titillation? And you must admit our cultu... read more

Artificial Intelligence—Can Japan lead the way?

Think video calling, touch-screen computers, and earbud headphones, the latter imagined by Ray Bradbury in his 1950s classic novel Fahrenheit 451. On the face of it ... population where the demand for ... read more

Why We’re Blind to the System Destroying Us

By definition, the hardest thing to recognise are our own psychological, emotional and mental blind spots – and the biggest ... so that we do not notice the ideological structures we live inside that ... read more

Michael B. Jordan grappled with racial tension for ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Now there’s another role that may make passers-by look twice at Jordan: that of firefighter Guy Montag in the latest adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451,” premiering Saturday ... that routinely destroys any ... read more

The Year of 100 Rejections: My Annual Learning Project

Ray Bradbury, most famous now for his novel Fahrenheit 451, once advised that writers write one short ... critical feedback from others on my “blind spots,” etc.). What about time? Ideally, I should b... read more

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