Found a broken link? May be the story can still be found.
"Three or four billion years ago, by some process that we don't understand, molecules began to copy themselves. We are the distant descendants of those early copyists - copying is in our genes. We have a word for things that don't copy: 'dead'."
Related: Stories of Cory Doctorow.
Trying to figure out science fiction
11:30 pm in this clock (that's 6 pm GMT).
The clock shows India time (IST). Note India doesn't have any concept of daylight saving time; so if your locale has it, the relative posting time will appear to have changed with your time change.