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To Delete, Or Not To Delete

To Delete, Or Not To Delete

February 8, 2011

What happens when someone suspects a Wikipedia entry of not having the right stuff? There’s a process for that:

Like a garden, an online encyclopedia needs constant weeding.

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Snow, In Celtics

Snow, In Celtics

February 4, 2011

Blizzards keep socking New England, and now, you can put a Celtic spin on this season’s epic snowfall with the Boston Globe’s total-tracking Shaq-o-meter.

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Where The Streets Have Your Name

Where The Streets Have Your Name

February 2, 2011

Thirteen months ago, as the story goes, I went mappy. Quoth myself:

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Be Right Back

Be Right Back

January 26, 2011

Sooner or later, we all die of something, as National Geographic illustrates in their classic Ways To Go chart:

Them’s the overall statistics… however, I checked with Vegas, and if Yours Truly takes a dirt nap in the next coupla days, 4:1 odds it’s because of the flu.

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Trash Tracked

Trash Tracked

January 20, 2011

Garbage has legs, and in Migration Of Receipts, designer Cameron Zotter maps the travels of 150 discarded sales slips found during a 48-hour canvas of downtown Baltimore. He also gives us some trash-tossing insight:

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Astro-Logical

Astro-Logical

January 19, 2011

On Ophiuchus and the rest of the recent new Zodiac kerfuffle, I must call Bullshittarius: the astrological sign of the Red Herring. Why? Because David McCandless and friends have analyzed the text of 22,000 online horoscopes and found that they’re different permutations of the same few words, more or less.

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A Matter Of Seconds

A Matter Of Seconds

January 14, 2011

The fresh crop of redshirts? Damn it Jim, they’re too young to remember. But once upon a time, decades ago, Hollywood produced a particularly awful movie – and then walloped us with a don’t-miss follow-up installment that was truly worth watching.

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Shaken To The Foundations

Shaken To The Foundations

January 11, 2011

This past Saturday, as Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch flicked away the defense, sauntered 67 yards to the end zone, and clinched a playoff win, the fans went seismic. Under Qwest Field, sensors recorded the tremors,

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