Salvaging The Apollo Rocket Engines

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Proof that having an obscene amount of money can be used for practical applications, Amazon CEO Jeff Bazos has led a team in recoving some parts from the Saturn V rockets which were used to send astronauts to the Moon.


On Wednesday he hauled his catch up from three miles down and headed for Cape Canaveral to show off his rusty prizes.




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Even though I love gadgets, I’ve never bought a Kindle. I came close on several occasions, but I’ve restrained myself partly because I don’t like Amazon’s proprietary Mobi format. If Amazon went out of business, then all the books you’ve purchased under their ecosystem might become unusable. I believe all ereaders should use an open standard format (currently ePub) so that the books are more portable from device to device.


Ice Cream And Venom

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As many of you know I e-published my first book, "Ice Cream and Venom" about eight months ago on Amazon in Kindle format. It's been very well reviewed - better than I expected, really - but being as it was my first book, and my first experience with that format, it had a LOT of formatting and editing errors I didn't notice until after it was online and people started pointing 'em to me. They were substantial. Also, to be honest, the order of the stories didn't flow very well. It started out on the weakest (And most deliberately offensive!) one. Also, the Table of Contents didn't work.


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