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Date : June 2009

Recycled Television

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Published on: 2009.06.30

No, “recycled television” isn’t referring to re-runs. I’m talking about where to take your old TV when you’re ready to part with it. According to an article in the NY Times, 18 states now have laws requiring manufacturers to take their old equipment and recycle it. The story doesn’t list the states, so I don’t[…]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

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Published on: 2009.06.28

Thinking of going to see Transformers 2? (Also known as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.) Think again. After two-and-a-half hours of mayhem, crude jokes, boob shots, and confusing robot fight scenes, I came away with an okay feeling. Just okay. But, after a movie has been hyped this much, and that cost this much (reportedly[…]

Running Out of Food?

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Published on: 2009.06.27

The science news website Science Daily posted a story today about how the world’s increasing population will soon outpace our ability to grow food and produce other items necessary for life, like fuel. But hasn’t this scare been going around for 30 years or more? I know I’ve been hearing it my whole life. When[…]

GDS: Gone Again

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Published on: 2009.06.22

Once again, I’ve uninstalled Google Desktop Search, this time for good. I had the app a couple of years ago, and I remember liking it because its search function was better than any other desktop search tool I could find. And I remember uninstalling it because it slowed my computer down. But I didn’t remember[…]

Supreme Court Is Wrong Again

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Published on: 2009.06.19

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court correctly ruled that prisoners do not have the right to DNA tests that might prove their innocence. I use the word “correctly” in the above sentence, because they’re merely in place to determine how the law matches up with the U.S. Constitution. However, given the court’s long history (precedent, anyone?)[…]

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