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Jason Cordes
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That was just the tip of the iceberg in SpaceChem.
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This is why I love Elite: Dangerous.
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The banks of Lake Superior in Duluth yesterday were strewn with swimsuited beachgoers even though there was still ice in the water — tons of it, actually. An especially harsh winter froze enough of the lake that 3% of it is still covered, with some...
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Man, I really don't miss the midwest.
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Very cool.
(Hat tip: +Mark McKibben)
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Just a reminder: there are human beings working on the outside of the ISS in the cold vacuum of space AND YOU CAN WATCH IT LIVE from the comfort of your web-enabled device.
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(Reposting this with a link to a better article.)
Iain Banks is one of my favorite authors. His Culture series books changed  how I viewed the world, and opened my mind in ways that made me a better person. I am deeply saddened that the world is losing his talent and insight. I am sad to know that a person I respect so highly and appreciated so greatly will be gone so soon. Everybody dies, but it will take me from now until past Mr. Bank's death to be used to his absence.
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I used too many symbols, but I'm ahead of the curve on cycle time.
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#IainBanks  
We knew this day was coming, but we hoped that it wouldn't be so soon. Iain M. Banks, author of the Culture series, The Algebraist, and a host of other novels, both genre and non-genre, has passed away.
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Driving to work today I found myself wondering if any coordinated effort to collect public domain recordings of H.P. Lovecraft's stories has been made. While not focused specifically on Lovecraft, the LibriVox project contains many, if not all, of his works:
http://librivox.org/

Unfortunately, the recordings I've tried so far are not particularly easy to listen to. While I appreciate the efforts made by the readers of those stories, I doubt they'd disagree with my opinion that they lack at least one of the three key qualities of a good reading: pace, rhythm, and tone (I just made those up now; if you disagree, please enlighten me).

I searched for professional Lovecraft readings on Audible and found a number  of them by Wayne June. I listened to some free samples, and I have to admit he does a wonderful job.
http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B004B7PYW2

It's unfortunate that June's recordings aren't particularly affordable (let alone free). I'd probably recommend his readings for someone new to Lovecraft and not interested in reading the text. But for me, a long-time fan, the LibriVox recordings should serve adequately.
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A sci-fi bookworm, casual PC and tabletop gamer, and technophile.
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