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Comcast Will Pay $50M To End 11-Year-Old Class Action That Sought $875M

Nearly 11 years after it was first filed — and after a trip that saw it go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — a class action claim brought against Comcast by cable customers here in the Philadelphia area may finally be coming to an end, and for only a small fraction of what the plaintiffs had once hoped to collect. 379 more words

Alone, In Public

Being comfortable alone is an interesting skill.

A year ago, if I had to travel by myself, I would have hidden in my hotel room, ordered room service, and tried not to look too alone. 160 more words

N-t-N: The Fuzzy End of the Lollypop

I made a deliberate decision not to post an update last week, and today I am making the choice to post an update without numbers attached. 532 more words


Small Victories, Part X

We run through the city streets, unchallenged and unchained. Behind us, another liberation government compound burns fiercely, police lights cutting with diamond edges through the billowing smoke. 539 more words

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No puedo.

Sometimes, I just can’t. Today was one of those days. Actually, both Monday and Wednesday were difficult. The reason being…Spanish class. Things just didn’t click this week. 177 more words


Small Victories, Part IX

I spin quickly and gracefully, lining up my shot on the voice behind me, but I know I’m already too late. As I swing my rifle around in a tight arc, an electromagnetic pulse—the doomsday device of Sergeant Eric Todd’s digital arsenal—obliterates my suit primary systems. 420 more words

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Small Victories, Part VIII

In the back of my mind, the Tolya of my youth is gleefully writing copy: “Flying through the air, our hero spreads death and chaos to evildoers, foiling the ambush, rescuing his team and”—maybe?—“getting the girl.” In the front of my mind, I am gibbering in terror because I am about to face three heavily armed and armored killers alone, I’m giving up my primary advantages in coming to meet them—distance is the scout’s friend—and I don’t even know for certain which ones are my enemies. 664 more words

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