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Unplanned Maker Trip

January 31, 2015
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Unplanned Maker Trip

Unplanned Maker TripFound out today this was on…and so away we go for a short trip north. #boulderminimakerfair Boulder Mini Maker Faire – Maker Boulder Magical Maker Adventure – STEM Festival This was posted on Google+
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Bang The Drums

January 29, 2015
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Bang The Drums

Bang The Drums…and then there was this…" Russian lawmakers will consider a new statement that would condemn an event that happened 25 years ago – the reunification of Germany." Russia’s bizarre proposal to condemn West Germany’s 1989 ‘annexation’ of East Germany Another call back to Cold War history. This was posted on Google+
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Cold Brew Rig 2.0

January 28, 2015
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Cold Brew Rig 2.0 I love my cold brew rig but this…this looks so much easier both in set up and cleanup. First batch due in a day. This was posted on Google+
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How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun

January 28, 2015
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How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun

How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun #thekingofrandom strikes again. How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun How to make a surprisingly powerful laser assisted blowgun, for under $3. I’m giving away 3 blowguns This was posted on Google+
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Binary: Plusses & Minuses (Why We Use Two’s Compl…: http://youtu.be/lKTsv6iVxV4

January 28, 2015
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Binary: Plusses & Minuses (Why We Use Two’s Compl…: http://youtu.be/lKTsv6iVxV4

Binary: Plusses & Minuses (Why We Use Two's Compl…: http://youtu.be/lKTsv6iVxV4 Binary: Plusses & Minuses (Why We Use Two’s Complement) – Computerphile Negative Binary Numbers – you may have heard of ‘signed’ numbers, but do you know how they work? Pro This was posted on Google+
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Chess Club Fundraiser Results

January 28, 2015
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Chess Club Fundraiser ResultsSome of the results of our fundraiser. #chessclub #chess This was posted on Google+
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Why Poor Places Are More Diverse

January 23, 2015
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Why Poor Places Are More Diverse

Why Poor Places Are More Diverse  Why Poor Places Are More Diverse Thanks to The Kwongan Foundation at the University of Western Australia for supporting this video: h This was posted on Google+
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Disappointment and Justice Delayed

January 19, 2015
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Disappointment and Justice Delayed

Disappointment and Justice Delayed "I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate,...
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Mind The Headers

January 16, 2015
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Mind The Headers

Mind The Headers The Apps That Protect You Against Verizon’s Mobile Tracking  Verizon has been tracking its mobile subscribers’ web surfing by injecting undeleteable unique identifier headers (UIDH), and an advertising company Turn.com can also use these to respawn deleted cookies. If you’re concerned about this privacy invasion, the EFF has listed the apps...
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Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy

January 16, 2015
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Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy

Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy Introduction to Astronomy: Crash Course Astronomy #1 Welcome to the first episode of Crash Course Astronomy. Your host for this intergalactic adventure i This was posted on Google+
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Changed and Nope

January 15, 2015
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Changed and Nope

Changed and Nope " This War on Hackers is likely to be no more effective than the War on Drugs, where after three decades the prison population has sky rocketed from 0.1% of the population to a staggering 1%. With 5% the world’s population, we have 25 percent of the world’s prisoners—and this has...
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A Clockwork GTA

January 15, 2015
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A Clockwork GTA

A Clockwork GTA Vidi well me droogies. GTA Online – A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange – Some of the most iconic scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film reenacted in Gr This was posted on Google+
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Not Everyone Is Charlie

January 14, 2015
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Not Everyone Is Charlie

Not Everyone Is Charlie Conspiracies, justifications, and indoctrination…even some who were Charlie last week are distancing themselves after Charlie goes on being Charlie with it's recent edition.  Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings In Muslim communities around France, some don’t believe the official version of events. In schools, some Muslim students...
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Gods of Love…(some restrictions apply)

January 14, 2015
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Gods of Love…(some restrictions apply)

Gods of Love…(some restrictions apply) 15 minuets into the funereal service for 33 year old  Vanessa Collier , Pastor Ray Chavez refused to go on. Was he choked up at the death of a young person, the outpouring of love and grief by her family and friends? What stopped Pastor Ray Chavez from going...
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Multiverses and Constants – Sixty Symbols

January 14, 2015
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Multiverses and Constants – Sixty Symbols

Multiverses and Constants – Sixty Symbols A lengthy chat with Professor Laurence Eaves. See our simultaneously reeled shorter video about Mult This was posted on Google+
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The Volcano Diaries

January 13, 2015
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The Volcano Diaries

The Volcano Diaries Brady and Keith look at some priceless documentation of an infamous volcano, courtesy of Sir William Hamilton and his Padre in the 1700s. The Volcano Diaries – Objectivity #2 Brady and Keith look at some priceless documentation of an infamous volcano, courtesy of Sir William This was posted on Google+
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At its best wrestling tells a story. Mythic, at times, comic at others. More of the comic bent, here…

January 13, 2015
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At its best wrestling tells a story. Mythic, at times, comic at others. More of the comic bent, here…

At its best wrestling tells a story. Mythic, at times, comic at others. More of the comic bent, here is a gag right out of Portal .  CHIKARA – Hilarious ‘Magic Doors’ Wrestling Spot deviANT and The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger take part in some Looney Tunes style shenanigans! F This was posted on...
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The Magic Roundabout: Swindon’s Terrifying Traffi…: http://youtu.be/D22BOOGbpFM

January 12, 2015
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The Magic Roundabout: Swindon’s Terrifying Traffi…: http://youtu.be/D22BOOGbpFM

The Magic Roundabout: Swindon's Terrifying Traffi…: http://youtu.be/D22BOOGbpFM The Magic Roundabout: Swindon’s Terrifying Traffic Circle and Emergent Behaviour http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – Despite its reputation as being a Traffic Circle This was posted on Google+
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Dots and Boxes (extra footage about bigger boards): http://youtu.be/rBngUo0JTzs

January 12, 2015
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Dots and Boxes (extra footage about bigger boards): http://youtu.be/rBngUo0JTzs

Dots and Boxes (extra footage about bigger boards): http://youtu.be/rBngUo0JTzs Dots and Boxes (extra footage about bigger boards) Main video: http://youtu.be/KboGyIilP6k Featuring Elwyn Berlekamp Elwyn’s book on Dots and Boxes: ht This was posted on Google+
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Homemade soft herbed cheese. Done.

January 12, 2015
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Homemade soft herbed cheese. Done.

Homemade soft herbed cheese. Done. This was posted on Google+
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“There was a time when a person who was not particularly technical, or whose technical acumen was sufficient…

January 10, 2015
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“There was a time when a person who was not particularly technical, or whose technical acumen was sufficient…

"There was a time when a person who was not particularly technical, or whose technical acumen was sufficient to get applications running on a machine and not much more, could code a webpage. The tags were pretty straightforward, the uses of them clear, and the behavior pretty dependable. Much how one could, in a...
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Classics Edition

January 10, 2015
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Classics Edition

Classics EditionI grew up with the classics..Homer, Plato, Shakespeare. For my kids Grimtooth's is right up there with the best of them. Whatever system they are playing, just for ideas, just for the lols….Grimtooth's is now in its second generation of treasured use in our family. So yeah, we are in for this.  Grimtooth’s...
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14 Fart Facts for my Flatulent Friends

January 9, 2015
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14 Fart Facts for my Flatulent Friends

14 Fart Facts for my Flatulent Friends The crazy thing is I had to cut like five fart facts from this video because I just had TOO MUCH GOO This was posted on Google+
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Achievement – You Got Wood

January 9, 2015
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Achievement – You Got Wood

Achievement – You Got Wood The tale of Isaac Newton and the apple tree….cute fable or factual? Here then are bits claiming fact.  Space Wood – Objectivity #1 Brady looks at some ‘space wood’ with Keith Moore – head librarian at The Royal Society. The wood is This was posted on Google+
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Adventures in Redstone

January 9, 2015
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Adventures in Redstone

Adventures in Redstone Flip Flops, Latches & Memory Details – Computerph…: http://youtu.be/-Ecf7lb4aZ0 Flip Flops, Latches & Memory Details – Computerphile Audible free book: http://www.audible.com/computerphile Circuits that use latches to store data are This was posted on Google+
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M82 and Microwave Popcorn – Deep Sky Videos: http://youtu.be/X0PgDIHBs7s

January 9, 2015
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M82 and Microwave Popcorn – Deep Sky Videos: http://youtu.be/X0PgDIHBs7s

M82 and Microwave Popcorn – Deep Sky Videos: http://youtu.be/X0PgDIHBs7s M82 and Microwave Popcorn – Deep Sky Videos Messier 82, the Cigar Galaxy, or NGC 3034 —- Professor Paul Crowther discusses its similarity to a This was posted on Google+
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Everything Wrong Is Right Again

January 8, 2015
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Everything Wrong Is Right Again

Everything Wrong Is Right Again If I wait long enough I bet being as overweight as I am will be considered a boon. Live long enough and things once considered dross will be shined up as sparkly nugs of worth. I wonder if they will perscribe some Lil Fluffy Clouds with this. Rave Drug...
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Play As A Vector In Learning..Even At The Worst Of Times

January 8, 2015
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Play As A Vector In Learning..Even At The Worst Of Times

Play As A Vector In Learning..Even At The Worst Of Times My kids and I play games. We are unabashedly self labeled gamers. The benifits of free play as well as more structured play is well proved in our house. This bit then opens the conversation to how others have used games in some...
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We’re not all Charlie

January 8, 2015
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We’re not all Charlie

We’re not all Charlie Who says we are all Charlie? Not Sandip Roy. Or Jeffrey Goldberg. Or, um, the Financial Times. This was posted on Google+
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The Flitch of Bacon

January 8, 2015
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The Flitch of Bacon

The Flitch of Bacon Citation Needed has quickly become a welcome addition to my feed.  The Flitch of Bacon and a Goose on a Train: Citation Needed 2×05 http://techdif.co.uk – This week, we delve into obscure British traditions, and Gary gets points for This was posted on Google+
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Firewalls and Airgaps and Why Not To Confuse The Two

January 8, 2015
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Firewalls and Airgaps and Why Not To Confuse The Two

Firewalls and Airgaps and Why Not To Confuse The Two “Failures accumulated in individual control components or entire systems,” the report notes. As a result, the plant was “unable to shut down a blast furnace in a regulated manner” which resulted in “massive damage to the system.” A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage...
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Peer Pressure

January 8, 2015
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Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure I figured out a way to get a stalled project off and running again…make a public declaration amid peers on a live stream. Yep. Thanks to +Adafruit Industries   for giving me the needed platform to call myself out.  What project? Well in part it is one I started back in May of last...
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Chickesque

January 6, 2015
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Chickesque

ChickesqueI loves me the Chick Tracts, not only do I have a nice collection of them but a bang up book on the topic. This then seems to me a sure fire hit. More like this…for the kids.  God Hates Dinosaurs I made a comic about superheroes and the true fate of the dinosaurs…...
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Onion – 2014 The Year Summation

January 4, 2015
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Onion – 2014 The Year Summation

Onion – 2014 The Year SummationA really good  talk that hits both tech and non tech issues around tor, anon and privacy uses.  State of the Onion by Jacob Applebaum & Arma State of the Onion Neuland The current state of the Tor network and community, covering important up This was posted on...
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Why, Not Always Wishful Thinking

January 4, 2015
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Why, Not Always Wishful Thinking

Why, Not Always Wishful ThinkingAlong the same lines of Why Public Schools were formed is this bit of ascii. "This liberal way of viewing the problem rests on a misunderstanding of the origins of the police and what they were created to do. The police were not created to protect and serve the population....
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Eaten Alive? Really?

January 2, 2015
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Eaten Alive? Really?

Eaten Alive? Really? Eaten Alive? Really? Jessi talks about the recent television show ‘Eaten Alive’ and the ramifications of such content. Th This was posted on Google+
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Spamming and Trolololing Our Cosmic Neighbors.

January 1, 2015
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Spamming and Trolololing Our Cosmic Neighbors.

Spamming and Trolololing Our Cosmic Neighbors.  A Message from Earth and Flappy Gloves: Citation Needed 2×04 http://techdif.co.uk – This week, interstellar spammers meet Ming the Merciless. And folks outside t This was posted on Google+
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Wrong Turn on the Dragon – Numberphile

December 31, 2014
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Wrong Turn on the Dragon – Numberphile

Wrong Turn on the Dragon – Numberphile The legendary Don Knuth on the Dragon Curve and learning from his mistakes. Reddit discussion: http: This was posted on Google+
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The Cloud Conspiracy 2008-2014

December 29, 2014
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The Cloud Conspiracy 2008-2014  "In 2011 I started trying to warn EU institutions about what we now call PRISM, after working it out from open sources. Civil society, privacy regulators, and the Commission all did nothing. This is the story of exactly how they did nothing, and why, and what is happening now" C3TV...
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L S12E12 XL: http://youtu.be/cElOAUvZXxg

December 29, 2014
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L S12E12 XL: http://youtu.be/cElOAUvZXxg

L S12E12 XL: http://youtu.be/cElOAUvZXxg L S12E12 XL Stephen Fry introduces the QI Christmas special – and a very special guest. With Carrie Fisher, Bill This was posted on Google+
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Lit buffs have Homer and Chaucer to  point at as originators.  As a game Dad I am always looking to …

December 27, 2014
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Lit buffs have Homer and Chaucer to  point at as originators.  As a game Dad I am always looking to …

Lit buffs have Homer and Chaucer to  point at as originators.  As a game Dad I am always looking to show the kids  where things came from came from. And look what we have here…and for Linux to boot. Yep.  Akalabeth: World of Doom Download the best classic and new games on Windows, Mac...
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Ishtar Park On Ice?

December 27, 2014
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Ishtar Park On Ice?

Ishtar Park On Ice? Of course I  viewed it, what with the proliferation of it's bits on every major pipe and the  ink spilled both in attack it and defending it, not to mention the meta ink spilled about the "real" reason for its problems.  And of course I saw it exactly how you...
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As the day winds down a little traditional Leutonian  schwing. 

December 26, 2014
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As the day winds down a little traditional Leutonian  schwing. 

As the day winds down a little traditional Leutonian  schwing.  The Shmenges – Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka Yosh and Stan Shmenge (John Candy & Eugene Levy) perform their polka hit “Cabbage Rolls and Coffee” This was posted on Google+
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Before the storm.

December 25, 2014
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Before the storm.

Before the storm. This was posted on Google+
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Brown Monkey's Christmas Lights Out

December 24, 2014
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Brown Monkey's Christmas Lights Out

Brown Monkey's Christmas Lights Out "It's Christmas once again, and this year, Brownie, a 2 1/2' tall stuffed toy monkey and his best friend Sherman, a polar bear from the Arctic, face an unimaginable terror. This episode is the result of a wager challenging us to create a touching Christmas tale based on Arch...
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World’s Smallest Christmas Tree (made from 42 atoms)

December 23, 2014
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World’s Smallest Christmas Tree (made from 42 atoms)

World’s Smallest Christmas Tree (made from 42 atoms) Professor Moriarty – using nano lithography – shows off a Christmas Tree created by precisely removi This was posted on Google+
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Objectivity – Coming Soon

December 23, 2014
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Objectivity – Coming Soon

Objectivity – Coming Soon Welcome to Objectivity! Videos coming in January 2015. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook This was posted on Google+
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Serialized Tales From The Radio Planet – A Podcast For Kids

December 23, 2014
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Serialized Tales From The Radio Planet – A Podcast For Kids

Serialized Tales From The Radio Planet – A Podcast For Kids  Last one for the day and this is one for all the kids and cooler parents out there. These shows are mostly serialized  adventures for kids with episodes every day or week. We are talking about Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Magic Island ,...
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While trying to  Gimp up a image for the new podcast I came across this amazing tool…a Pulp Magazine…

December 23, 2014
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While trying to  Gimp up a image for the new podcast I came across this amazing tool…a Pulp Magazine…

While trying to  Gimp up a image for the new podcast I came across this amazing tool…a Pulp Magazine Cover Generator. A handy tool .  PULP-O-MIZER: the custom pulp magazine cover generator PULP-O-MIZER: the retro sci-fi custom pulp magazine cover generator for web meme graphics, blog illustrations, coffee mugs, posters, notebooks and iPad covers...
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Storied Fiction A Day

December 23, 2014
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Storied Fiction A Day

Storied Fiction A Day Yep, another new podcast. I seem to build these in batches.  This time Storied Fiction, that being fiction stories of all types… SF, Horror, Mystery, Outlandish…the common denominator are shows whose writing caught my attention.  I have it loaded up with shows like X Minus One, Quiet Please, Theater Five,...
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