Havocscope Black Market

“Havocscope provides information and threat intelligence on the global black market. Due to the ability of transnational threats to cause financial losses and social harms, key statistics and data about the illegal economy is provided to help mitigate this risk. The information about the black market has been collected from government agencies, academic studies, media reports, and reported data from our sources.”

https://www.havocscope.com/

Jolly Roger Telephone Company

“Tired of telemarketers calling your landline or mobile?

Now there’s a way to fight back!

We provide friendly, patient robots that talk to these rude telemarketers for you. They love to chit-chat, and will often keep nasty callers engaged for several minutes.

By keeping the bad guys busy, you keep them from pestering other innocent people, and you hit them where it hurts most…their wallets…because no matter how hard they try, our robots won’t ever buy anything.

https://jollyrogertelephone.com/

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

“Of all the things you can read on the internet, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is one of the only good ones. In perpetual conversation with itself, ever growing and expanding—perhaps threatening, in its accumulated obsessions, to become self-aware—this index of the fantastic documents possible pasts and futures alike.”
—M.H. Rowe. “The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is the Best Place on the Internet
Self-Referential, Argumentative, and Never Dispassionate.” Lithub.com. August 16, 2018.

M.H. Rowe’s article is a love letter to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The whole thing is fantastic. If you aren’t interested in diving in after reading it, you’re never going to be.

My favorite entry, thus far, is infodumps. Also, I appreciated the reminder to read Ted Chiang on my first dive in.