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Date : June 2008

WALL-E (2008)

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Published on: 2008.06.29

Like Idiocracy before it, WALL-E gives off the feeling that it might be a real prediction of the future of our planet. When the garbage piles got too large to handle, humanity left Earth in giant space cruise ships, waiting for the robots to organize all the garbage left behind. WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter,[…]

Safari v Firefox

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Published on: 2008.06.27

Recently, a relative of mine encouraged me to download and use Safari the web browser designed by Apple for use with Mac computers. It’s now available for Windows, in case you didn’t know. So I did, and I tried it. Here’s my take. First, you should know I’ve been using Firefox for a couple of[…]

Redemption?

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Published on: 2008.06.26

Does today’s Supreme Court decision make up for yesterday’s? No. But it’s still good. Today, the highest court in the land decided that the Constitution was true and valid, and didn’t have some hidden meaning. Ever since Washington, D.C., passed a law forbidding the ownership of handguns by Joe Citizen, the case has been heading[…]

Time Out

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Published on: 2008.06.26

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision was, to say the least, disappointing. Five states had already passed laws making the rape of a child a capital crime, and others were about to follow suit. Polls show that the majority of Americans agree with this trend, especially in the states where the laws have already been passed. It[…]

August Rush (2007)

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Published on: 2008.06.25

The music is all around you. All you have to do is listen. I’ve always felt this way about the world, and about music. So when I heard the line, in the opening moments of “August Rush,” I knew I would like the movie. Or at least I hoped I would. Thankfully, the movie lived[…]

Bugs Make Gas

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Published on: 2008.06.15

A story on the Times Online website today says that scientists have genetically modified bacteria to eat agricultural waste — wood chips, etc. — and excrete crude oil. Now that’s amazing. Someone invest in these guys! And hurry. If bugs can make gas for us, we can get rid of foreign oil dependence.

Another View of Global Warming

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Published on: 2008.06.13

(The following remarks, by John Coleman, were originally posted on www.kusi.com, the television station in San Diego, Calif., where Coleman is employed as a weather forecaster. Coleman was the original meteorologist on Good Morning America, and founded The Weather Channel. The words below are from a speech Coleman gave at a recent San Diego Chamber[…]

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