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August 21st, 2011
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muppets and visual thinking
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/05/09/sam-and-friends/

19-year old Irish-Libyan leads an 8man countersniper team hunting Gaddafi regime snipers
http://ht.ly/68bP2
If this isn't already optioned for a movie, it should be.

for his 80sgaming virtual reality in near-future SF novel READY PLAYER ONE, Ernest Cline prepared for his book tour by
* buying a DeLorean, and installing
* a flux capacitor
* an oscillation overthruster
* a KITT swooping light bar
* and of course an ECTO-88 license plate and related props.

http://www.powells.com/blog/guests/the-geekiest-book-tour-ever-by-ernest-cline/
http://www.powells.com/blog/guests/the-geekiest-book-tour-ever-part-ii-team-banzai-by-ernest-cline/

Sadly he's coming nowhere near here. Sigh.

Skimming ATM numbers by thermal imaging
http://packetstormsecurity.org/news/view/19710/Better-ATM-Skimming-Through-Thermal-Imaging.html

Memo: lay hand across pad when done to add layer of heat signature as noise.


$6.6 billion of US money sent to Iraq may have been stolen
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/13/world/la-fg-missing-billions-20110613

"Pentagon officials determined that one giant C-130 Hercules cargo plane could carry $2.4 billion in shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills. They sent an initial full planeload of cash, followed by 20 other flights to Iraq by May 2004 in a $12-billion haul that U.S. officials believe to be the biggest international cash airlift of all time."

"Spy thrillers are pointlessly didactic. They teach one how to do things that one is never going to do in real life, such as disassemble an automatic rifle with one hand, fly a helicopter at street level, or launder money."
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7178916.ece

giant planet?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/up-telescope-search-begins-for-giant-new-planet-2213119.html
Really giant.

How to Remove Anything from Metal
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/how-to-remove-anything-from-metal.html

Sandy Petersen reviewing (and telling the story of how he came to write) Call of Cthulhu RPG
http://rpggeek.com/thread/687972/here-i-am-reviewing-my-own-game

Avid Video and Bull City Records, Durham
by Grayson
http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/avid-video-and-bull-city-records-adapt-rather-than-fail/Content?oid=2615982

vroom TRON lightcycle street-legal
http://beta.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=11862
"Designed for casual cruising and slow ride-bys at shows"

To the cloud! But clouds can go away
http://www.macworld.com/article/161671/2011/08/cloud_vanishes.html

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