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R. Alexander Spoerer (RenegadeScribe)
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Reader, Writer, Short-Order Cook, and Wandering Word Assassin
Reader, Writer, Short-Order Cook, and Wandering Word Assassin

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A little bit of old news, but interesting reading for Coffee Break Friday. Now that the coffee plant genome has been sequenced, it’s only a matter of time until we’re all brewing up genetically engineered, super-caffeinated coffee beans, right? Maybe.…

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This is an old one, but it’s finally great to see something where people don’t behave like dumbasses. http://ift.tt/1k5ABA6 By: pixelspersecond Source: http://ift.tt/19FbwEi

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A fascinating look Hanoi and how the city seemingly avoided something that most cities around the world have experienced. One thing though that seems unanswered: What will happen to these buildings when a typhoon hits? Who will be responsible for picking…

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This was great. A perfect example of when fans stray over the line from a respectful “Oh, so how are things going on the new book?” to “Finish it already because we’re afraid you will die before you finish.” I do have to wonder what do Robert Jordan fans…

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This was a fabulous resource, especially for those who are writing period pieces, or for fantasy works where they want to help make it sound more authentic. In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they…

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I’ve been doing this for the longest time and I can vouch for it. Now, I will say that I don’t jam my nose to the deepest, darkest recesses of the disposal but I can say that we don’t get the nasty orders some do through normal usage. Just like your…

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A little late in the month, but something that may be of interest to SF/F readers (including myself. July is bursting with science fiction and fantasy greatness. Including new books from Hannu Rajaniemi, Joe Abercrombie, Nick Harkaway and Charles Stross.…

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This goes out to all the people out there who really should brush up on their grammar. It’s your language folks, try to learn something. :-P “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album “Mandatory Fun” out now: http://ift.tt/1rc8uDe Music video by “Weird Al” Yankovic…

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This was a perfect example of what happens when people get worked up about something and then target an outlet, in this case a respected law blog, with their messages of Internet Rage. Even better is when you look at what happened, once it started, an…

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After seeing pictures of the Russian city of Pripyat, where you could see people had just stood and walked away from a city in the wake of Chernobyl, I find it sad we have some of the same things happening in Detroit. Check out the pictures to see what…
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