Author Archives: rben13

About rben13

I'm a writer/programmer/QA Analyst living near Boston with my beautiful wife, Heather, and our two cats, Aran and Sam.

Fixing the World

There is a single causal thread that runs through all the serious problems we face today: there are too many people. We have outstripped the ability of our planet to support us. We need to stop having so many babies. … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Another Example of How Mainstream Media Gets It Wrong

Recently, a study of water levels along the Northeast coast of the United States revealed that there has been a dramatic rise of 3-5″ in 2009 to 2010. This sea level rise has already caused some localized flooding even without … Continue reading

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Writer’s Infusion and the Walpole Writers Group

This last Fall, a friend of mine, Sue Zall, talked me into joining a project she’s been putting together. It’s called Writer’s Infusion. She got the idea after joining the writers group I attend, Walpole Writers Group, or WWG. Sue … Continue reading

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How Did We Give Up On Space?

America no longer has a space launch vehicle that can carry astronauts to orbit. Eventually, we hope there will be a commercial program that can do so, but the commercial efforts lately have simply demonstrated what happens when profit is … Continue reading

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Assasin’s Creed: Unplayable

UbiSoft has done something I though impossible. They’ve made a bigger mess of launching Assassin’s Creed Unity than Sony did launching Star Wars. I can’t play the game at all, because it blows up playing the opening cut scene. It … Continue reading

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