Larry Hosken: New: Tag: weather

With Scott Pruitt's resignation from the EPA, Trump must find a replacement. Did we ever figure out who's still pumping CFCs into the atmosphere? Seems like that person would be the consistent choice...

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Smell of burning rubber and sounds of an unhappy motor came from below the refrigerator. I guess the heat wave overpowered it. I'm thinking back and appreciating last night's ice cubes. ...

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If you'd asked me what makes a good refrigerator, I would have thought of insulation and, uhm, cooling power. I would not have thought of weight. But oh man it's nice that newer refrigerators are lig...

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Book Report: Whole Earth Discipline It's been a glum time at work lately. A co-worker was sick for a long time. Last week, he passed away. In our department, we could count on him to cheer people up when things went wrong. So now we m...

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Book Report: Ecology of Fear Angelenos worry about disaster a lot. At least that's the premise of Ecology of Fear. Los Angleles is prone to disaster, both in real life, in the movies, in books,... Maybe it's true. And yet. H...

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Book Report: The Roads to Sata In this travelog, our hero walks the length of Japan, from the tippy-top of Hokkaido, the length of Honshu, down south past Sakurajima. This was in the 1980s, and gaijin were mysterious; he encounte...

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Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, Even Arkansas I know, you're still trying to decide which MIT Mystery Hunt puzzle was your favorite, but I nevertheless encourage you to go read David Hill's recap of Midnight Madness 2006. Torrential rain! RC b...

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Book Report: Sacrifice (Age of Bronze collection vol 2) It's another volume of Eric Shanower's great comic adaptation of the Iliad. Learn the strange story of Telephus. Feel even queasier about the fate of Iphigenia as you put a face to the name. See w...

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Book Report: Ready Made #16 I read an issue of Ready Made, a magazine for crafty re-users and recyclers. I am not sure what I think about it. It is witty and amusing. It was inspiring to read instructions for making furniture f...

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