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Monday Morning Headlines: Council Set to Vote on Illegal Gun Possession Bill; Erosion-Fighting Efforts in Ocean City; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 7:25am

Council mixed over proposed Baltimore gun law — WBAL-TV

Technology offers ‘hidden gems’ to paddlers on Maryland water trail — Baltimore Sun

Ravens release ‘Game of Thrones’ video — ABC2

Ocean City Spending Millions To Protect Beaches From Erosion — CBS Baltimore

Crisfield Crab Pot Business To Be Recognized At White House — WBAL

Culture, Featured

“Game of Thrones” Author Coming to Baltimore

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 9:45am

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Episode 6 scene 20

My favorite fun fact about Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin: He drives a Prius with a Guns don’t kill people–George R.R. Martin kills people bumper sticker. Read More →

Culture

What Marylanders Are Illegally Downloading

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 10:22am

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Even though copyright holders don’t like it, illegal downloading is alive and well–and Maryland is no exception. Marylanders torrent about twice as many files per capita as West Virginia or Delaware. The states where illegal downloads are the most popular? Florida, Washington state, and Oregon.

But what’s really interesting is what Marylanders are choosing to torrent. According to Movoto’s data-crunching, we are apparently fans of Russian gangster movies, medieval fantasy epics, and hacker video games.

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Why is the Weather So Weird on Game of Thrones? Johns Hopkins Grad Students Have a Complicated Answer…

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 11:30am

In HBO’s gory, sword-porn epic Game of Thrones (based on the novels by George R.R. Martin), the seasons are all out of whack:  summer lasts a decade, and everyone’s always ominously intoning that winter is coming. Most fans just shrug and accept the rules of the fantasy universe, but one dedicated group of Johns Hopkins graduate students has taken things a bit farther:  they’ve come up with an astronomical justification for the weird weather, complete with charts, equations, and footnotes.
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