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Amazon Shinanegans - Retroactive Kindle Book Deletions

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MG Siegler over at Tech Crunch and David Pogue over at NYT both have stories that Amazon has retroactively deleted books purchased for their kindle book reader/application. They refund your money, but apparently the publisher has decided that these are not authorized editions and has retracted their permission for Kindle editions.

Review: Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously (Paperback)

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I debated a bit about posting this review.

Michael Crichton Dies at 66

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200px-Michael_crichtonPopular author and medical doctor Michael Crichton pass unexpectedly of cancer on Election day this year.   Crichton is best known for Jurassic Park and ER, and most recently he has been vilifie

Horror for Halloween – The Frighteners

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frighteners05Before he brought us Hobbit porn, Peter Jacksons first big budget flick was The Frighteners.  This is a comedic horror jaunt throu

Review: 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

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A number of years ago I took a college level astronomy course.   I enjoyed it immensely but to this day, I am still amazed at how much in cosmology is unknown, and that which is known falls into the category of this is the model which best fits most of the data.  Its that modifier which fascinated me.

Perhaps it naive but through grammar school, and high school I was left with the impression that astronomers were rapidly closing in on a fairly comprehensive accounting for all the wiggly bits and mysteries which make up the universe.  Except they weren’t.

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