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Date : June 2014

Another Global Record

Categories: Environment, Fact Check
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Published on: 2014.06.26

If you believe those ignorant, uninformed scientists, the Earth has set another heat record — May 2014 was the hottest May on record (April 2014 tied the record for April). These are compared to records going back to 1880, not compared to the total historical record, which of course can only be estimated. Fortunately for[…]

Excelling At Insignificance

I recently described myself as “a jack of many trades and master of few”, and as always I question each word and phrase I write. What have I mastered? Was “master” the wrong word to use there? Did I master anything worthwhile?

Book Review: Isaac Newton (White, 1997)

Categories: Book Reviews
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Published on: 2014.06.14

Full Title: Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer Author: Michael White Year: 1997 Publisher: Perseus Books ISBN 0-201-48301-7 View it on Amazon View it on Google Books Wikipedia page on Michael White ◊ Summary Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer is a complete biography of the famed name of science lore, including his religious leanings (Arianism) and[…]

Google/Facebook Collusion?

Categories: Internet
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Published on: 2014.06.12

This is weird. Facebook made a suggestion for a friend based on a Google search I’d done the day before. Long story short, I came across a person’s name in my journal — from my high school days — a name I hadn’t seen or thought about for 20+ years. The first name is relatively[…]

This One Actually Is Obama’s Fault

Categories: Internet, Politics
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Published on: 2014.06.07

Something that happened more than a year ago but seemed like boring news at the time has now come back to haunt us. On May 1, 2013, Obama named Tom Wheeler as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. As it turns out, Wheeler was a big lobbyist for the very companies he’s now[…]

The Time Machine At Work (Photography)

Categories: Photography
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Published on: 2014.06.07

If you recall my late 2013 entry My Photography Philosophy, you’ll remember that I don’t see my own photography as “art”, but as a time machine. “Photography is a time machine that only works if you make the image now, and only if you view it later.” These words are emblazoned on my PC’s desktop[…]

Once (4.5 Million) Bitten, Twice Shy

Categories: Human Behavior, InTheNews
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Published on: 2014.06.06

Though this AP story doesn’t list a specific source for some of its figures, they sound about right: 4.5 million U.S. residents bitten by dogs in 2013 over 2 million were children 5,581 mail carriers were bitten two-thirds of child victims are bitten in the head or neck 26,935 reconstructive procedures to repair injuries from[…]

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