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Infographic: Buying a Gun in America has teamed up with designer Kelli Anderson to produce three amazing infographics about three major issues involving gun laws in the U.S. Click the images to see the full product. The first deals with how EASY it is to buy a gun.   The second with how many guns are sold in the U.S. without a background check. In fact, there are only 14 states/districts that mandate background checks... read more

Roku Private Channel List Updated

      In honor of the release of Roku 3, we decided that it was time to do a thorough update of our private channel list. We have since added over 100 channels and removed those that are no longer working or have gone public. The list is located on our ROKU page. Have fun! read more

Roku + Plex = Effective Cable Cutting Bliss

If you don’t have a Roku yet, you should by now. It’s cheaper than an Apple TV, Boxee Box, and a WDTV and does more than most other media players that turn your TV into a “smart” TV. Some of you have been waiting for an appropriate media player for the Roku that can play just about anything you throw at it. Well it’s finally arrived… in the form of Plex.  For those of... read more

Why graduate school is harder than you think… (Part 1)

Assuming that you don’t have money, you will have to 1) take out a massive loan, 2) find a fellowship and/or assistantship (Grad Ass), 3) work a minimum of 15-25 hours a week on that assistantship (usually teaching or researching something not your own), or 4) work your ass off in a 20-40 hour a week job in the “college town.” First you usually need to finish a Master’s before your... read more

“GOP Budget Proposals Could Harm Geography Research”

As the budget debate heats up in Washington between the White House and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, many are concerned about tough to decide changes that are certainly coming. In the most recent newsletter published by the Association of American Geographers in Feb. 2011, John Wertman published an article about how the most recent budget proposals from the right-wing GOP could... read more