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Written by Dave Brooks, the Granite Geek keeps an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course).

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  • Joe Randazzo (left), formerly of Penacook, leans in for a "kiss" with Johnny Depp in costume as Donald Trump. Depp plays Trump in Funny or Die's "The Art of the Deal."

    Joe Randazzo (left), formerly of Penacook, leans in for a "kiss" with Johnny Depp in costume as Donald Trump. Depp plays Trump in Funny or Die's "The Art of the Deal."

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her primary night party at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett following her loss to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her primary night party at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett following her loss to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

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  • Concord's Jared Grondin (9) slams Bedford's Chase Vaillancourt (22) into the boards during Saturday's 1-0 overtime loss to Bedford at Everett Arena in Concord on Feb. 6, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    Concord's Jared Grondin (9) slams Bedford's Chase Vaillancourt (22) into the boards during Saturday's 1-0 overtime loss to Bedford at Everett Arena in Concord on Feb. 6, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Protesters from the American Friends Service Commitee walk in front of Ted Cruz supporters at his event at the Village Trestle in Goffstown earlier this week.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

    Protesters from the American Friends Service Commitee walk in front of Ted Cruz supporters at his event at the Village Trestle in Goffstown earlier this week. (GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

  • Bishop Brady senior Joe Bell shoots the ball during Wednesday's home game against Windham at Bishop Brady High School in Concord, Feb. 3, 2016. Bell scored his 1000th point during the game.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

    Bishop Brady senior Joe Bell shoots the ball during Wednesday's home game against Windham at Bishop Brady High School in Concord, Feb. 3, 2016. Bell scored his 1000th point during the game. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

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