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Leon Håland
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2015
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New BEARDFIST original track! This time we were going for something a bit like a darker version of #postalservice . 

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Ridiculously funky track by BEARDFIST core member Stoy, with guitar from Jens Koldkur.

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New BEARDFIST track up. This time, we've created some #gamemusic   for the excellent android game Mechadroids, by Rogue Vector (www.roguevector.com). The song was created as a wedding gift for one of the Rogue Vector developers.

The game can be found at http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.deadworldstudios.mechadroids&hl=en

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BEARDFIST goes singer/songwriter and writes about what troubles dinosaurs face because of their short hands.

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BEARDFIST experimenting with a #spacetronica   style track.

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BEARDFIST does Bossa Nova, featuring insane guitar solo by +Geir T. Ugland.

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A #rufuswainwright  cover we did to warm up when BEARDFIST increased in size from 2 to 4 members. First BEARDFIST track with a real bass.

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13 year old girl invents a cure for hiccups, currently looking for distributors.
Here's a story non-reported by The Week about the barely teenage girl who "invented a cure for hiccups." (I say non-reported because what passes for journalism here is swiping pieces of other people's journalism.) I use it because i illustrates something I find interesting about this story, which was covered by the New York Times, MSNBC, ABC and other venues. It certainly bears attention because of the feel-good nature of a bright middle-schooler doing something cool and extraordinary. I salute this enterprising whiz kid.

But while it is not unprecedented for a young person to start a company, I think the real news is that, according to these articles, she managed to "cure" hiccups, something that medical science hasn't really mastered. So you might think that any one of these venues might have actually questioned this claim instead of reporting it as fact and leaving it at that. Nope. No one adult reporter apparently even asked if there was any scientific evidence that her cure (sugar, apple cider vinegar and sucking on a lollipop) actually works better than a regular lollipop, blowing into a paper bag, taking actual medicines or simply waiting for hiccups to go away.

I wish young Ms. Keivman the best. I bet if she grows up to be a reporter, she'll do better than the professionals who put on blinders to make sure their stories kept to the sunny side.

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Excellent article on Ars Technica on digital steganography
Of course, if you've got porn torrents on your computer, you may also have Al Qaeda documents...
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