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2010/5/17-6/11 [Science/GlobalWarming, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:53828 Activity:nil
5/18    did somebody say tar ball?
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/17/tar-balls-key-west_n_579660.html
        anyone else wishing we could just gzip these?
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www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/17/tar-balls-key-west_n_579660.html
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