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How to keep geocaching from being banned

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Outdoors, Security

Once again, a case of a geocache being exploded by the bomb squad is in the news.  It’s probably fair to say that most people who hide geocaches understand that there is a risk that any given geocache hide will meet its end that way, however, it seems clear that some hides are much more […]

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Scott’s Conundrum

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

A friend of mine once wondered why manhole covers are round, and made the mistake of entering a query into a search engine that contained the word “manhole”. Although it returned millions of hits, none of them answered the question (HINT: “manhole” is a search that is not work safe). So, having recently stumbled on […]

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Why the internet is the way it is

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology

Some people have heard this before, but since I now have a public forum, I figured I can share it with the world… At one time or another most people wonder why the internet is the way it is. There was a time when it was considered to be THE way of the future, where […]

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You, too, can see which way light is polarized!

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Outdoors

I was reading some articles about various cephalopods recently, as I often do, and one of them mentioned that some of the molluscs can “see” the polarization of light.  This was touted as a sense that humans do not have, and I thought that was very interesting.  However, it prompted me to do some searches […]

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