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By DAVID ZEILER | June 26, 2008
Losing personal data stored on a PC - your music, your photos, your financial records - is one of the worst nightmares that can befall a computer user. Though for years experts have repeated the mantra of backing up PC data frequently, few users did so. When hard drives fail - an unpredictable eventuality - they take all your data with them to their digital grave. That's why Apple developed the automated backup feature Time Machine, introduced with Mac OS X Leopard. In concept Mac users need only attach a spare hard drive, switch on Time Machine and never worry about losing important data again.
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NEWS
June 3, 2014
Your editorial urging Edward Snowden to return and face the consequences of his civil disobedience would have been appropriate as recently as 15 years ago ( "Snowden speaks," May 30). Back then, there was a country called the United States of America that did not practice torture, conduct secret trials, detain suspects indefinitely and execute citizens without trial. Unfortunately, if you want Mr. Snowden to return to that country, you'll have to provide him with a time machine.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 8, 2002
"Why can't I change the past?" is the question that sends an 1899 inventor hurtling into the future in the latest version of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. "Why can't I get back my last 96 minutes?" is the question moviegoers will ask after sitting through this travesty. A DreamWorks/Warner Bros. co-production directed by Wells' great-grandson, Simon Wells, the movie gives us a time machine that resembles a twin-engined Mixmaster and a script that was tossed together inside one. Wells, who co-directed The Prince of Egypt, and his screenwriter, John Logan, who co-wrote Gladiator, do their usual job of trying to rejuvenate a genre by throwing in artificial heart.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
During a lull in the first quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl , Ellicott City native Raj Suri screamed and looked at his friend Ryan Andersen, who was in tears. After months of nervous anticipation, the commercial they had submitted for the $1 million Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest was airing for more than 100 million viewers across the country. "I called my wife, I called my parents," Suri said. "My phone buzzed, literally, every second for about 12 minutes. That's not an exaggeration.
SPORTS
July 1, 2009
1986 All-Star Game highlights 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. [MLB Network] Hop in the time machine for this one. Among the players on the American League roster: Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. (left) of the Orioles, and Maryland native and future Oriole Harold Baines, then with the Chicago White Sox.
NEWS
October 5, 2011
Mac Nachlas' letter extolling the virtues of a still unverified finding by the European Institute for Particle Physics that some objects may exceed the speed of light - while vilifying the supposed failures of the space station and other projects - was a stunning example of ideologically based wrong-think ("Faster than light? Research will benefit America in ways we can't foresee," Sept. 27). By admitting that only hindsight is 20/20, then saying that pursuing the scientifically unknown should be our main objective, he contradicts his own premise.
NEWS
June 3, 2014
Your editorial urging Edward Snowden to return and face the consequences of his civil disobedience would have been appropriate as recently as 15 years ago ( "Snowden speaks," May 30). Back then, there was a country called the United States of America that did not practice torture, conduct secret trials, detain suspects indefinitely and execute citizens without trial. Unfortunately, if you want Mr. Snowden to return to that country, you'll have to provide him with a time machine.
FEATURES
November 24, 1998
Visit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http:// www.4Kids.org/detectives/1. Which high school developed "The Whole World Was Watching"?4 2. Which nationality was the artist M.C. Escher?Puzzling PicturesCombining the beauty and intrigue of art and mathematics, tessellations are repeating patterns of interlocking shapes. Totally Tessellated is a comprehensive online introduction to these awesome images. Spin, weave and twirl to http://library.advanced.org/ 16661/ and develop new skills in design, geometry, art and math.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
Raj Suri always wanted to play baseball, but he was cut repeatedly from the Centennial High School team, so he tried acting instead. That decision might be about to pay off big time. The Ellicott City native spent $300 and several hours filming with his friend, director Ryan Anderson, to make a commercial that has been chosen as a finalist for Doritos' annual $1 million Super Bowl advertising contest. Now working as a software engineer in Arizona, Suri, 39, also produces and acts in commercials and the occasional movie.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 24, 2006
Note to makers of thrillers and love stories: Leave time travel to sci-fi experts, comedians and the occasional existentialist. A sci-fi comedy like Back to the Future moves quickly and humorously enough to make us pleasurably suspend our disbelief, and a quasi-Buddhist frolic like Groundhog Day wittily forces time to repeat itself and then stand still. But as a gimmick in a self-serious genre movie, time travel almost never works. The magic time-portal mailbox (yes, you read that right)
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
The brainchild of a Maryland native was a winner on Super Bowl Sunday, as the "Doritos Time Machine" commercial created by Raj Suri aired during the first half. Suri, an Ellicott City native now living in Arizona, created a finalist for the $1 million Super Bowl advertising contest hosted by Doritos. The commercial, directed by Suri's friend Ryan Anderson and starring Anderson's son, aired early in Sunday's game. It wasn't immediately clear if Suri's ad won the $1 million prize.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
Raj Suri always wanted to play baseball, but he was cut repeatedly from the Centennial High School team, so he tried acting instead. That decision might be about to pay off big time. The Ellicott City native spent $300 and several hours filming with his friend, director Ryan Anderson, to make a commercial that has been chosen as a finalist for Doritos' annual $1 million Super Bowl advertising contest. Now working as a software engineer in Arizona, Suri, 39, also produces and acts in commercials and the occasional movie.
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By Rachel Marsden | March 22, 2012
After being bombarded with news of Third World problems for so long, I figured it was time to give a bit of equal time to First World suffering. Every so often I reach a boiling point with modern Western culture and feel the need to rant -- so I'm going to bleed it out through my fingertips, as Ernest Hemingway used to say of writing, before my brain explodes from the pressure. -- After years of not owning a television, I finally broke down and bought one in November, thinking that maybe it was time to stop being a misanthropic weirdo.
NEWS
October 5, 2011
Mac Nachlas' letter extolling the virtues of a still unverified finding by the European Institute for Particle Physics that some objects may exceed the speed of light - while vilifying the supposed failures of the space station and other projects - was a stunning example of ideologically based wrong-think ("Faster than light? Research will benefit America in ways we can't foresee," Sept. 27). By admitting that only hindsight is 20/20, then saying that pursuing the scientifically unknown should be our main objective, he contradicts his own premise.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2011
Here's a look at the 2011 Baltimore Playwrights Festival: •"The Sculptress" by Marilyn Millstone. The former mistress of famed sculptor Rodin is visited in an insane asylum by a young female artist who tries to rekindle a creative spark. Friday through July 31 at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. 410-276-7837, fpct.org. •"Web of Deceit" by Colin Riley. Mia is attracted to the online world; her roommate, Keysha, controls the computer. Both women are jolted by the arrival of Keysha's internet buddy.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2010
For a video-game enthusiast like Billy Smith, walking into Crab Towne USA is like walking into a shrine — one you can play for 25 cents a pop. "Holy heck, it felt like I just stepped out of the 1970s," Smith, 23, says after spending some time with the 120-plus arcade video games and pinball machines at the Glen Burnie eatery. "This is probably misty-eyed nostalgia talking, but these are just so cool. " Stepping into Crab Towne is, indeed, like setting foot inside a time machine, going back to a day before consoles brought video-gaming into the home, when the nimble-fingered had to plunk a quarter into a machine to play Pac-Man, Space Invaders or Galaga.
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By Jinny Gudmundsen and Jinny Gudmundsen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 31, 2002
One of the most popular genres of children's software is the interactive adventure. Good ones will teach while children play. Two new interactive adventures, Mia's Math Adventure and The Mummy Mystery, do a good job at both tasks. Mia is an adorable mouse who has starred in two other computer adventures. She is ensconced in her cozy home in the attic of an old Victorian house when a fire forces her and her family to evacuate. Devastated by the loss of her home, Mia sets out on an adventure to rebuild a friend's time machine, go back in time and stop the fire before it starts.
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By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | October 22, 1993
I'm having the dream again:I climb into the time machine and send myself back a few decades on a collectible-buying spree. Except, of course, items I'm buying aren't actually collectibles yet.I snap up "Gone With the Wind," Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley costumes for a pittance. I buy baseball cards of stars who aren't stars yet and paintings of artists who aren't admired yet.Moving through the years in my big time machine, I'm able to fit in a classic-to-be two-seater Ford Thunderbird right off the assembly line, one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls, "Partridge Family" lunch pails and autographed personal letters from presidents and movie stars.
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by b staff | @bthesite and b free daily | March 24, 2010
We want to know what movie (if any) you're planning to spend your hard-earned dollars on this weekend. Take the poll on the left side of the page and look for the results in Friday's edition of b .
SPORTS
July 1, 2009
1986 All-Star Game highlights 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. [MLB Network] Hop in the time machine for this one. Among the players on the American League roster: Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. (left) of the Orioles, and Maryland native and future Oriole Harold Baines, then with the Chicago White Sox.
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