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Food News You Should Read

As followers of this blog know, I don’t hide my love for food, or my concern for current state of our country’s food system. Recently, food has been a fairly dominant topic in mainstream media, and it’s about time. Our … Continue reading

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On Focus and Desired Outcomes

This post slightly piggy backs Jake’s last post, in which he quotes a friend’s thoughts on the current goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement. As I read it I really understood, and agreed with, what Bill was saying. But … Continue reading

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USAF Drones Had a Virus? Who Knew?

Apparently, not the correct people in the US Air Force, that’s who. According to a follow up on Wired’s Danger Room, the team in charge of the infected military UAVs failed to send the message up the chain of command. … Continue reading

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U.S. Drones and Digital Security

Originally conceptualized around 1915, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been used by the United States military since the early 60s. During the Vietnam War, we deployed roughly 3400 of these aircraft, only losing about 550. [Wikipedia] More recently UAVs, … Continue reading

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Dear Facebook ‘Users’

I’m going to keep this post short and to the point. This is due in part to the fact that if no constraint was applied, I might ramble on until this very keyboard burnt out beneath my fingertips. This is … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Markets: Healthier and Cheaper?

Through the powers of the inter-tubes, I came across this article over at the Politics of the Plate blog. It was a fairly brief post, based around the debunking of a common myth: Buying food at the farmers’ market is … Continue reading

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Public Behavior: On Beards

It’s amazing that, for what is effectively a subtle act of sloth, I get a notable amount of public attention. At the most random times, I hear, “Dude! Sweet beard, brah!” Or, better yet, “Sir, that is an impressive beard!”  … Continue reading

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