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The Greatest Fool Can Ask A Question A Wise Man Cannot Answer

November 22nd, 2010 // 10:31 am @

The title of this post is from the first sentence of a response to a post on Slashdot about Kryptos, a sculpture that features four panels of encrypted text. The statue, located on the grounds of the CIA, was dedicated in November, 1980 – the pursuit of the decoded message started then too, and it […]

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Beetluz On teh iPhone Now

November 16th, 2010 // 1:47 pm @

Apple announced that Beetles albums are now available on iTunes – apparently a day we will (should) never forget. A comment in a slashdot discussion summed-up the announcement (italics are mine): “It’s a testament to baby boomer narcissism that this is such a BFD [BFD=Big Freaking Deal] from Apple. Big new software update? No. Verizon […]

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Novel Writing Month – 60% Left

November 12th, 2010 // 11:01 am @

November is National Novel Writing Month – a personal competition to write 50,000 words — the average length of a novel. It’s a personal competition because writing is done in private and don’t necessarily have to become a published novel – or even a complete work. NaNoWroMo, its shorter yet equally not as easy to […]

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200+ Birds Put to Death After Landing on Tailings Pond

November 2nd, 2010 // 12:02 pm @

Freezing-rain and quickly deteriorating weather conditions are thought to have caused a flock of ducks to seek a place to land. Seeing water, they landed on what appeared to be a pond – it was instead a tailings pond. A number of birds were euthanized, even though Suncor – the owner of the pond, rushed […]

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Reading and Riding

October 25th, 2010 // 5:54 pm @

Commuting by train to work frees up time to read while someone else drives. I often look around at the others to see what they’re reading or figure out what they might be thinking about. One man is really interesting – I see him in the evenings. He’s a larger man, his clothes are big […]

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