Cracking Codes in Medieval Books

Cracking Codes in Medieval Books

Reading a medieval book may not seem so different from reading a  volume from your own bookshelf: just pick it up, flip to the first page, and start reading. However, apart from the fact that you cannot really hold the average medieval book in your hand, there is also a problem that occurs when you actually start to read.

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Will ‘Parks and Recreation’ Be the Last Great NBC Comedy?

Will 'Parks and Recreation' Be the Last Great NBC Comedy?

The departure of Parks and Recreation Tuesday night marked an even greater loss for TV than one might think. The show had an undeniably good run—seven seasons, with perhaps a slight quality dip in the middle before it rebounded for a grand sendoff. But its finale means there are now only three comedy programs currently broadcast by NBC: About a Boy, Marry Me and Undateable, not one of which is a crown jewel in the network's roster.

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Terminal Madness: A 1980 Documentary About Personal Computers

Terminal Madness: A 1980 Documentary About Personal Computers

This documentary was produced in 1980 for WMTV in Madison, Wisconsin. It contains interviews with several Madison residents who were exploring various uses for personal computer technology. Interesting contrast with just how pervasive computers are in our personal lives, and how much more technology has evolved today!

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The Billion Dollar Cockfighting Industry of the Philippines

The Billion Dollar Cockfighting Industry of the Philippines

In the Philippines, the 6,000 year-old sport of cockfighting has been transformed into a fully-legal, billion dollar industry. Known locally as sabong, it takes place in 2,500 dedicated stadiums across the country and kills an estimated 30 million roosters each year.

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