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Date : January 2013

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(Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Some moments are fleeting — like sunsets. As a strong wind moved these clouds quickly northward, I found myself on the back porch with a 50mm lens on my Canon EOS 60D — effectively the field of view of an 80mm lens. That focal length[…]

Poems Chart 2001 (from my journals)

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Published on: 2013.01.25

Things you should know about me: I like charts. I’ve always like charts and comparing numbers and trends. The results don’t have to show anything; just the act of creating/reading charts is fun for me. In 2001, after a few years of intense poetry writing, I made the following chart, in a half-hearted attempt to[…]

ITN: Using DNA For Information Storage

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Published on: 2013.01.24

In The News: Human DNA Could Store 100 Million DVDs Worth of Data (Cleveland Leader) In The News: Your DNA can store information from a million CDs, researchers say (FOX News) It’s up to you: which headline writer got the math wrong? (Because “a million CDs” is about an eighth of a percent of “100[…]

Movie Review: 10 Years (2011/12)

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Published on: 2013.01.22

[Wikipedia and IMDb disagree as to the year this movie was made. It was either 2011 or 2012.] Short summary: A bunch of people attend their 10th high school reunion. Hilarity ensues. (I’m only kidding about the hilarity part.) The movie had two major downfalls. One, all the characters — supposedly 28 years old —[…]

ITN: Breakthrough for Cancer Treatment?

Categories: Health, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.01.21

In the News: Fresh twist to the DNA story signals major cancer breakthrough (The Independent) Quadruple DNA helix discovered in human cells (New Scientist) ‘Quadruple helix’ DNA seen in human cells (BBC News) Scientists have apparently discovered a DNA structure that could be related to cancer and its spread through the body. Some believe that[…]

Pets: Another Sign The Economy Is Just Fine

Categories: Economy, Human Behavior
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Published on: 2013.01.19

Yes, I seem to have a fascination with expressing opinions that I know won’t be popular. Here’s another one: Too many of you own pets. Fortunately for me, my only regular readers are people who live in rural areas with larger properties than the U.S. average — so all of you fall into my one[…]

My Position On Gun Rights / Gun Control

Categories: Personal, Politics
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Published on: 2013.01.17

As Fate would have it, I had spent quite a bit of time prepping a blog entry about my position on gun control before the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at a grade school in Connecticut. At that point, curious as to what rhetoric would be vomited across the nation, I withheld my words in draft[…]

Gun Control (In Moderation) Is The Only Sensible Path

If you’ve ever lived in the south or a rural area, you might have seen this phrase on a bumper sticker: “Gun Control Means Hitting Your Target”. It’s an attempt at humor but is also very telling about two different points of view regarding private ownership of firearms in the United States. The liberal view[…]

Some Things I Considered When Forming My Opinion on Gun Control

Following are some of the facts, opinions, and viewpoints I considered when forming my current opinion on gun control. Much In Common Ironically, both sides (conservative and liberal) are driven to some degree by fear. One side fears the loss of freedom in general, the loss of protection from home invasion or attack, loss of[…]

Words That Bug Me: Continental U.S.

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Published on: 2013.01.09

As noted in my previous entry, Time Magazine recently used a couple of ambiguous terms to describe 48 states in the United States of America. They’re not alone in this; it’s fairly common. The term Contiguous United States refers to the 48 states that are all accessible to each other without taking to the air[…]

Hot Enough For You? (2012)

Categories: Environment, InTheNews
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Published on: 2013.01.09

In The News: Not Even Close: 2012 Was Hottest Ever in U.S. (New York Times) In The News: 2012 Was the Hottest Year in U.S. History. And Yes — It’s Climate Change The previous record for the contiguous United States was 1998, after which temperatures dropped a bit — a slight decrease that was used[…]

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