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Boy Who Voiced Bambi Became Marine Drill Instructor

↳ Posted on November 15th, 2013 by Ben Spera

dunagan-bambiAn interesting little bit of trivia: The 6 year old boy that voiced Disney’s favorite baby deer, Bambi, is all grown up now. He has been for quite some time, actually.

More than that, he took a dramatic turn in careers by joining the U.S. Marine Corps and becoming and Marine Drill Instructor. Donnie Dunadan, of San Antonion, Texas, reminisces with The Houston Chronicle.

Source: The Houston Chronicle

Comment » | Military, News

The Pythagorean Cup

↳ Posted on November 15th, 2013 by Ben Spera

Pythagoras_cupThis ancient invention was developed to prevent the user from becoming to intoxicated. If the cup is filled to generously it would spill the contents all over the user, forcing him/her to consume alcohol more modestly.

This isn’t anything groundbreaking but it’s interesting. Human ingenuity hard at work, even thousands of years ago.

Source: Wikipedia

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imagePreviously Presidents only received Secret Service protection for 10 years after leaving office. This new law provides taxpayer-funded security for the President for life, as well as a separate security detail for his wife, and a detail for any children until they turn 16.

All presidents get a $200,000 a year pension, office and staff. I guess Obama felt he deserves more.

Source: Breitbart

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clock-viewThe Mozilla foundation, famous for it’s popular Firefox web browser, is developing a tool that will show you who may be snooping on your web browsing habits. The tool goes by the name Lightbeam, and was produced in response to the NSA scandal involving it’s snooping on American citizens. It’s available now as an add-on for Firefox from Mozilla’s website.

There are several other add-ons that claim to accomplish the same feat, they can be easily found with a simple Google search.

Source: The Independent

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A few things that a few years ago were only real in Star Trek episodes, but are now real.

Source: My Science Academy

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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Lifehack: Organize Your Computer Cables

Posted on March 15th, 2013 by Ben Spera

cablekeeper This is a cool little trick to keep all your computer cables organized and within reach. Using your everyday binder clips, available at any office supply store, you can keep all your cables organized and within arms reach for when you need them. No more digging through the rats next under your desk or trying to remember what drawer you stuffed them in.

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