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GRRRRR YEA-RRRRRR!

GRRRRR YEA-RRRRRR!

propelled by twin 400-pound thrust, regeneratively cooled rocket engines and fueled by isopropyl alcohol and liquid oxygen I love coming across descriptions like that. ***beating chest***

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cool way to get your news

cool way to get your news

ok, so it shouldn’t be the only way to get your news, but it sure makes it fun.phylotaxis.com is the site. There’s circle icons that dance around the screen like a lottery machine. Just click on one of the moving icons and a new screen will pop up with a large photograph, headline, and brief […]

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NEW ORIGINAL BASEBALL DRAWINGS

NEW ORIGINAL BASEBALL DRAWINGS

45 original drawings of classic baseball players by Erik Maldre for sale exclusively at stores.ebay.com/unlikely-moose. Prices are between $25 and $100. No reproductions. All original work. Here’s the list of sports figures:Shoeless Joe JacksonErnie BanksGrover AlexanderCharlie GrimmHank SauerNellie FoxTed BlankenshipErnie BanksHack WilsonRed FaberMordecai Three Finger BrownLuke ApplingJoe CredeEddie CollinsMoose Skowron

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what was said in presidential speeches

what was said in presidential speeches

style.org has a great tool where you can see what words were used in different speeches by different presidents. Type in the word “war” and you’ll see how often that word was used in a speech. I like typing in less obvious words like “candy”. Common words like “no” and “yes” are interesting. You can […]

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countries in (and not in) the news

countries in (and not in) the news

low-fi.org/uk has a dynamic map of the world showing how much each country in the world is in the news. The darker countries are the highest. The lighter countries have less news reported about them. As expected, the United States is amoung the darkest and the nations of Africa are amoung the lightest. The map […]

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free poster of programming history

free poster of programming history

Download a free hi-res History of Programming Languages poster at oreilly.com (39″ x17″). It’s all vector-based, so it’s fully scaleable. You can also purchase a hard copy on oreilly’s online bookstore. I couldn’t find it though.

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cool poster

cool poster

rcstudios.com is selling a cool, limited edition poster. There’s hundreds of material items silhouetted with scratch-off ink. Whatever you own, you scratch off to reveal a snappy orange silhouette. So if you own a pocket-knife, then scratch off the pocket knife illustration. 25 pounds which translates to about 44 U.S. dollars. ouch. If the exchange […]

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awesome deal on external hard drive

buy.com is offering a 320 GB external hard drive for $170! ($200 before mail-in rebate). I’ve never seen an external hard drive sell for so little. About a year ago, you would be getting a decent deal if you bought an external drive for $1 per GB. Nowadays, it’s typical to see that in places […]

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