Monthly Archives: January 2008

Why Newspapers Lose Money

The entire text of an article from yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel: Freight train kills man on tracks A man was struck and killed by a train Wednesday night in the Lake Alfred area, Polk County deputy sheriffs said. The occurred about … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Pierre… And You, Too, Fritz

How ironic: two of the tiny handful of surviving Great War veterans have died this month, within weeks of one another. France’s oldest WWI veteran dies BBC News, January 20, 2008: One of the last two surviving French veterans of … Continue reading

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Newfie Rescued From Sewer!

Not ours, thank Odin. However… Rescuers Bring In Backhoe To Pull Dog From Sewer NBC10, Philadelphia, January 25, 2008: While many people were sleeping late Thursday night, rescuers worked to save a large dog stuck in a sewer grate in … Continue reading

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A Brief, Geeky Interruption

Ordered my CPU– “Conroe” E6750 2.66GHz– and case– CoolerMaster RC-690– today. Think I’m almost settled on a particular Intel motherboard, and know exactly the sound card I want: M-Audio “Revolution 5.1.” The rest of the stuff, I guess I’ll just … Continue reading

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NPS Losing A Good One

Big news out of Voyageurs- one of the best superintendents in the National Park Service is retiring: Voyageurs superintendent will retire next month Duluth News-Tribune, Jan. 23, 2008: Kate Miller, who took the helm of Voyageurs National Park less than … Continue reading

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I’m Back

Had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows. Pain in the butt, of course, but nothing new. Anything go on in the world while I was away? Yeah, stock market tanked, Fred Thompson dropped out of the Repugnican race, … Continue reading

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Refute? Dispute? All The Same To The Times

To “refute,” according to the Merriam-Webster Third International, is to “to overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; prove to be false or erroneous.” In other words, to refute is to disprove, not merely to gainsay. Nonetheless, it has become more … Continue reading

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What’s A Nice Finnish Girl From Ashtabula…

…doing in a place like this? R.I.P. Maila Nurmi, December 21, 1921 – January 10, 2008, better known to the world as Vampira. Long before that poseur Elvira ripped off her shtick, Vampira was hosting horror movies on TV, and … Continue reading

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Anybody Want To Be A Computer Columnist?

I think the Orlando Sentinel’s going to be hiring soon. What they published on the morning of January 5, 2008: Celebrate by making technology simple, by Etan Horowitz 5. Clean out your computer Photos, videos, music and unneeded applications — … Continue reading

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