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A suggestion that goes slightly overboard

A suggestion that goes slightly overboard

My article about the new historical marker in New Hampshire honoring the creation of BASIC made it to the front page of Slashdot. Among the comments is the one above, which probably goes a bit too far! In case the JPG is hard to read, it says: After the Old Man of the...

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Fast-charging stations coming to NH interstates

Fast-charging stations coming to NH interstates

The state’s three biggest electric utilities are proposing to create a dozen fast-charging stations for electric vehicles along interstates in New Hampshire, using money from the Volkswagen emissions-rigging settlement to create the state’s first such network open to...

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Paper is good (ballot-booth edition)

Paper is good (ballot-booth edition)

New Hampshire requires voters to fill in little circles on the ballot when voting for public office, sort of like answering questions on the SAT. (Assuming they still do that - it's been a loooooong while since I took the SAT.) Then you run the paper ballot through a...

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Acoustics is topic of new UNH center

From UNH News Service: The University of New Hampshire has launched a new center focused on the science of sound. The Center for Acoustics Research and Education (CARE) will bring together expertise across wide-ranging disciplines and provide acoustics research,...

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A quiet week in Lake Geekbedone, my home site

I'm out of town most of this week, so I won't be putting much on the blog and newsletter - so you can squander more of your time with other online frivolity! But just in case you're bored, here's a tweaked version of a column I wrote last October, altered to fit...

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About Granite Geek

Dave Brooks has written a science/tech column since 1991 – yes, that long – and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course). He moderates monthly Science Cafe NH discussions, beer in hand, and discusses the geek world regularly on WKXL radio in Concord.

Brooks earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you’ll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.

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