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Well don’t feel bad, baby …

The fact is that people are violent. Sometimes that violence unimaginably spills into the world of our children’s schools. That is horrible, and makes my eyes well up with sorrow. But this story didn’t turn out as badly as it might have, mostly because of the incredible heroism of a bookkeeper named Antoinette Tuff. She […]

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New Apple Commercial All About Apple

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Technology

Physics of Guns Underwater

I enjoyed watching this guy explain the physics of a rifle shot occurring underwater. He brings in a slow-motion video capture team. We get to see a bunch of video from various angles underwater as the rifle fires. There are some (over my head?) explanations about what is going on with the physics. It is […]

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Politics

The Signal and the Noise

Nate Silver chopping it up with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Nate explains why most predictions fail. Truth is, the world is a complex place with unknown numbers of variables at play. Folks who approach that environment with a set worldview – they already know what they are […]

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The Mansion “Pic-Nic”, An Old Pittsburgh Mansion, and Mary Schenley

Mary Schenley, of Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park and my very own Schenley High School fame, was married away at age 14 to a 47 year old sea captain! Today I got a tweet from the District 7 Council Seat of Pittsburgh: Some research for a constituent led to this nostalgic piece about the old Schenley Mansion […]