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Just give me a summary of the bullet points

We already employ this on our D&D recaps but i guess we can now call it a "scientifically proven" technique. Maybe i should do the same on the comics blog; i know i get ramble-y. At work, detailed documents were replaced by PowerPoints were replaced by quick emails were replaced by just email subjects and i imagine next we'll move to monosyllable grunting.


By fnord12 | April 26, 2013, 12:31 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Hobbit Bunkers

These poor kids in London have to take refuge in these adobe huts on the playground to shield themselves from the noise of the airplanes landing in Heathrow airport.

Four "superadobe" domes have gone up at a primary school in Hounslow, under the flight path for Heathrow's southern runway, and two other schools in the area plan to build similar structures. Constructed from coiled bags of earth with white plaster walls, the domes reduce the roar from incoming aeroplanes by 17 decibels for pupils inside.

The domes' builder, Julian Faulkner, said he had constructed about 70 homes and shelters using the same materials and techniques more common in Africa and Asia, predominantly in Nepal's earthquake-prone Kathmandu valley.

Planes pass 180 metres (600ft) overhead at Hounslow Heath infant school on their way to land at Heathrow. Faulkner said he was shocked by the sight of children clasping their hands over their ears in the playground. He said the buildings helped to mitigate the planes' impact, "both of the noise and psychologically". Classes of up to 30 can be seated inside the main dome, which has a diameter of 5.2 metres, with space for more in a sunken amphitheatre outside.

Needless to say, the proposal to expand the airport hasn't been met with alot of enthusiasm from the local population.


By min | April 23, 2013, 8:07 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



It's Still Snowing in Colorado??

Don't they know it's April?

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Colorado residents on the Front Range are digging out as another spring snowstorm heads toward the state

More than a foot of snow was reported in Estes Park and Nederland by Tuesday morning. About 10 inches of snow fell in the Denver area.

There will be another band of snow developing Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, bringing an additional 1 to 3 inches.


By min | April 16, 2013, 8:54 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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