Author Archives: jaredkjames

Les Miserables In preparation for the films release in theaters, the book from which it is derived was made free on the Amazon Kindle e-reader. By luck, I received one of these over the holidays and thought it might be nice to read … Continue reading

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Shrek In 2002 a small New Zealand town struck international fame when a local sheep herder, Bendingo Station, was reunited with one of his flock that had been living under the radar for the six years prior. One of his … Continue reading

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Bottled Water                                                                             … Continue reading

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Faceshift A small group of five Swiss engineers have been developing a program which uses a low-cost three dimensional camera to capture, process and integrate your facial expressions onto a digital avatar. This technology, following in the popularity of X-Box’s … Continue reading

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Hedges  They’re everywhere, from the curb cut outside the local shopping center to the palace of Versailles: Hedges. Dating back as far as the idea of “property” itself, these shapely plants can be traced back to about 4-6 thousand years … Continue reading

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Anonymous Since their haphazard formation on the internet post-board called “4chan,” a group of internet hackers has been collaborating and working together to form a sort of decentralized internet moral police which seek mainly to keep the internet open and unregulated (for the most … Continue reading

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Warp Woes A few months ago I was squealing in fan-boy joy as scientists announced that, after re-evaluation some calculations, Alcubierre’s warp engine drive may be possible (warp engines, of course, being the main mode of transport for the ships of Star Trek). The … Continue reading

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