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August 3, 2012

Science and Technology Electric blackouts are on the rise
Blackouts are most uncommon in the Upper Midwest, but if you're in or near New York, the lights go out for an average of 214 minutes per year. In Japan, that number would be 4 minutes. And it's probably more than they'd like. One researcher says we can fix the problem with a "smart grid". Maybe. But something really needs to be done -- the 10-day outages in some places along the East Coast last month after a derecho blew through were just not acceptable in the 21st Century.

Computers and the Internet 83 million Facebook accounts are fake, bogus, or duplicated

Computers and the Internet Zynga wants so badly for you to spend all of your time playing games
But when will we really get around to productive games?

Aviation News Is Reagan National Airport just too close to trouble too much of the time?
The airport is a stone's throw from the White House, the Washington Monument, and the US Capitol -- not to mention the Pentagon. As a result, pilots have to follow some crazy instructions to get in and out of the airport. And an incident this week hints that there might just be a little too much going on in too tight a space for everyone's real safety.

News Lech Walesa endorses Mitt Romney

Humor and Good News Shameless plug: Help kickstart "Crocodile Life is Hard...and other observations"

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