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More Nukes! More Nukes!

Yeah. I want one of these for my back yard:

http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/23247/

Imagine, a maintenance-free nuclear reactor? Sure, it's for manned space exploration, but dayum it's nice to see a feasible solution.

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Barnson California Vacation: Day 3

For the first time in many, many years, my wife and I are taking a road trip right now. The kids are staying with grandparents for a week and a half, and we decided we wanted to take this time to enjoy one another and take a vacation. We swung through Las Vegas to Bakersfield, and now Santa Cruz. We had a few objectives on this trip: spend as much time together without our kids as we could, and make a memorable trip as cheaply as possible.

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iPhone anti-theft

Slashdot is running a story today about how three geeks attending a Lego convention used the "Find my iPhone" app to recover a stolen iPhone:

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WebMD gets low-carb wrong... again.

I guess it's really not a news flash, but yet another uninformed article confusing cause and effect has become popular in low-carb circles, and I need to post my response.

Here's the so-called "informative" article, concluding that low-carb diets are unsafe:
http://women.webmd.com/guide/high-protein-low-carbohydrate-diets

From the article:

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Be Good For Peace Monkey's Sake

I know, I know, it's been around for a long time, but I just heard about [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpAzvKt_8lk]Mis-Heard O Fortuna Lyrics[/url]. LOL ROFLMAO. Had to share. Safe for work, but be careful, I had tears streaming out of my eyes by the end it was so funny...

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Atheists Deserve To Die

I ran across John Hummel's latest [url=http://blogthereligions.com/node/132]Blog The Religions[/url] post, and I have one thing to say.

My name's Matt Barnson, and I endorse this message. Heck, I even really like his blog theme and the software driving it :)

--Matt B.

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Hiking National Parks

This coming week, I and my family will be hiking various national and state parks in and around St. George, UT. Late May is a little bit warm for the activity -- high 80s, low 90s -- but I think it will be fun nonetheless.

For would-be robbers, of course my mother will still be keeping guard at the house :)

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Free R/C Flight Instruction

For a long time, my club has provided free R/C flight instruction for anybody who shows up at the Jordan Modelport. Today, I decided it was finally time to write a web page showing off the fact that the Utes provide [url=http://uterc.org/node/429]free flight instruction[/url] for anyone willing to pony up $4 to get into the park on a Wednesday night.

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Hardware for Dummies... or You're Too Stupid To Own A Computer

For the technically illiterate, here's a brief overview of what's inside of a computer. My goal here is to give you just enough information to be dangerous, akin to a mechanic telling you what the parts of your car are, and to give you some useful jargon to throw at your computer tech and make the poor pimple-faced teenager even more confused than he already is.

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Upgrade Time

So it's time, once again, to upgrade barnson.org to a new version of Drupal. I'll be taking things down for a few hours.

Not like I have more than a half-dozen regular readers anyway. So for you six guys out there, sorry we're going to be down for a bit!

--Matt B.

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