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Short day today

It’s amazing that even though I don’t have a day job I always seem to be running out of time. Today it’s the annual book group and holiday potluck that will truncate my usual Sunday (both in the morning to … Continue reading

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Thanks to fire I could use a bigger brain

This is a highly off-the-wall connection to my recent preoccupation (as witnessed by posts) over my weight loss and desire for more. It appears the solution to my problem would merely be to magically get a bigger brain and all … Continue reading

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A penny on Curiosity

You’ve got to be kidding. A 1.5B$ gadget and all it carries is a lousy 1909 penny. Oh, it’s a VDB (I have that) but even they could afford the more rare S. For the price of Curiosity you’d think they could … Continue reading

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Why I like geodashing

Geodashing is an Internet-based game that involves trying to find, using various GPSr devices, some of the 32,000 “dashpoints” on the globe randomly chosen each month. It actually should be called geodriving since that is mostly what you do as … Continue reading

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Guessing what humanity is doing right now

I sometimes like to amuse myself by attempting to use a few bits of data, a little commonsense and a small amount of math to estimate what people are doing right now. I’m sitting in Starbucks now with about 20 … Continue reading

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The Good Guys Win One

In an amazing and rare victory of good over evil Grum is dead! I’d never even heard of Grum (but certainly knew of its activities) but three cheers for FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab and The Spamhaus Project for chasing it … Continue reading

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Telstar1’s 50th Anniversary

I noticed today an article about the first active communication satellite, Telstar1, which is one of those milestones that enabled the wired world of today. I was a space nut at that time and fully intended to pursue astronautics as a career (until … Continue reading

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