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Sun Storms

Sun Storms

Incredible pictures of plasma storms on the sun, direct from the SDO http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/subfield.php #lotd

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mynameisbooks

mynameisbooks

I’m helping my brother-in-law get some of his previously published and as-yet unpublished works on the Kindle store. You can check his print and eBook titles out at http://amazon.com/author/mhickins His work is hilarious, often shocking, but well worth a look see. Amazon Prime members can get free stories on their Kindle. Go download!

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A Puppy Ate My Internet

A Puppy Ate My Internet

I am a geek. A hacker. A smart dude. I think a lot of myself, and once in a while it’s warranted. Which is why, when my Internet phone service stopped working I called and complained, and when I didn’t get the answers I wanted, or a smart-enough-sounding tech support person on the phone, I haughtily canceled my service. At least, I tried. This is a story of pride, prejudice, puppies and pie. Humble pie, that is. The Pride We...

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Appendix Addendum

Appendix Addendum

Well, I’m back and I still own an appendix. I had appendicitis, but it took me a week and a half to figure it out. Couple that with my built-in fear of all things medicinal and by the time I had a CAT scan I’d actually beaten the inflammation back from whence it came. As it turns out, I now know what that funny stomach ache that lasted a week back when I lived in France actually was. That’s right. I’ve had...

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There’s Always A “Butt”

There’s Always A “Butt”

I was just putting my six year-old son to bed, I had sang him a song and was idly chatting him to calmness. Somehow, the conversation turned to homework and then to money and then to the kinds of jobs people can get, relative to the amount of homework they get done. “You could be a doctor, a scientist, even maybe work with computers, like me”, I hinted. “Is that possible?”, he asked. Trying to wrap the conversation...

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