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Thursday, August 11, 2011

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The last thing I watched on TV was The Weather Channel. Yeah. 

Don't believe Facebook. You only have 150 friends.

Archaeologists hope to use a hacked Kinect Game System in Jordan Excavation. "Researchers hope students traveling to an archaeological dig in Jordan will use a hacked Microsoft Kinect as a mobile scanning system, making 3-D models of ancient sites that can then be visited in a virtual-reality environment."

The Roman Legion that lay siege on Masada some 2,000 years ago was forced to use timber from other areas in the land of Israel for its weapons and encampments, and was not able to use local wood as earlier studies have proposed.

Literary passage of the week: "What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. This doesn't happen much, though." (J.D. Salinger, "The Catcher in the Rye.")

And remember: those who say that nothing is impossible never tried slamming a revolving door.

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