Alternatives to Pandora

Well, it looks like Pandora decided to alienate a huge chunk of their customer base, by jumping on the #BlackLivesMatter bandwagon (pun intented… sorta). Thankfully, there are alternatives out there. Almost all of these services are either FREE or have very low costs (in the $4-$7 / month range), and almost all have apps for a …

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In Memoriam – Paris Victims

French officials say at least 129 people were killed in a series of coordinated terror attacks Friday night in Paris. Another 352 victims were wounded in the attacks, with at least 99 in critical condition, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said at a news conference. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which occurred at several …

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The Silence Of The Snowflakes

By Anton Kaplenko Author Note: This was originally written in 2012, in response to several then-current controversies (hence the references to 2012-era studies). Unfortunately, in the 3 years since, things have only gone from bad to worse. Columbia, Yale, and now Missouri. My intent is not to rehash those stories – there’s plenty of online …

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To The Stars, Or To The Caves?

There are days I’m proud to be a part of this civilization. We have accomplished amazing things. We’ve harnessed the power of the atom. We’ve sent robots to explore other planets. We’ve sent out 2 messages to interstellar civilizations. We’ve built instruments that give us an understanding of the tiniest subatomic particle interaction and the …

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