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Kickstarting a new edition of the classic game Paranoia

Eric writes, "Paranoia is a cult classic tabletop roleplaying game that has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, won the Best Role Playing Game of the Year award, and been inducted into the Origins Award Hall of Fame."

Paranoia is light-hearted game of terror, death, bureaucracies, mad scientists, mutants, dangerous weapons, and insane robots, which encourages players to lie, to cheat, and backstab each other at every turn.

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King Tut's maladies and shortened life attributed to incest

Scientists have performed a "virtual autopsy" of King Tut using a 3D model based on more than 2000 digital scans. The model has revealed many previously unrecognized congenital deformities, including a sizable overbite, skewed face, and malformed hips. The scientists conclude that this cluster of signs, together with new genetic tests, indicate his parents were siblings.

Details will be presented in the BBC documentary "Tutankhamun: the Truth Uncovered"

EFF launches a new version of Surveillance Self-Defense

Hugh from the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes, "We're thrilled to announce the relaunch of Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), our guide to defending yourself and your friends from digital surveillance by using encryption tools and developing appropriate privacy and security practices. The site launches today in English, Arabic, and Spanish, with more languages coming soon."

Surveillance Self-Defense (Thanks, Hugh!)

Gareth Branwyn interviewed by Leo Laporte

Great fun to watch our pal Gareth Branwyn (senior editor of bOING bOING when it was a zine) interviewed by Leo Laporte on the most recent episode of Triangulation. Gar says it's the best interview he's ever done. He talks about how he self-published his new book, Borg Like Me, and his long amazing career as a writer, artist, and editor.