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Medical Research With A Twist
The South African Medical Journal has published the work of Safura Abdool Karim from the UK for her research of ‘Playstation Thumb’, which is Repetitive Strain Injury from, as it name suggests, too much Playstation. What is exceptional about this is that Ms Abdool Karim …
Thursday Jun 23, 2005 | 0 Comments
Samuel Guthrie, He Ain’t.
Now, although the title of the article “Cannonball Fired for Fear of Flying” might induce eyebrow raising at the very least, there’s nothing funny about the logic that led to Todd Christian being fired by his employers from his job as human cannonball. An excerpt: …
Saturday Jun 18, 2005 | 0 Comments
Stephenson on Star Wars
Neal Stephenson is one of my favorite authors.  He wrote the fantastic cyberpunk novel “Snow Crash”, the techno-history-thriller “Cryptonomicon” and many others.  In this New York Times editorial he talks about the recent Star Wars prequel movies, the originals, how they differ, and what they …
Friday Jun 17, 2005 | 0 Comments
First Extrasolar Non-Gas Giant Planet Found
Space.com’s report of a planet with a probable “iron core and a silicon mantle” should be getting me excited more than I actually am. The fact that I blogged it here is somewhat of a proof that I did give the news a second thought, …
Tuesday Jun 14, 2005 | 0 Comments
Drunken Pilots Not Guilty?
The defense attorney says that “the pilots should not be convicted because they were not really operating the plane at the time in question.” Er…I don’t think this case would be a slippery slope to a Minority Report police state of predicting crime.  They were …
Thursday Jun 9, 2005 | 0 Comments
I would like some cheese with my…
WINE.  I’m ready to see a Sourceforge project, or any movement of geektypes to buy a Mintelac and start a WINE-type layer project for OS X. The need for Virtual PC would obviously be eliminated, and from the success of the movement on Linux, implementation …
Tuesday Jun 7, 2005 | 0 Comments
You too can Mintelac
Mintelac, (intel inside Mac), if you haven’t heard yet, was not a rumor.  Macs will within the next two years completely transition to using Intel microprocessors.  Steve Jobs revealed at the WWDC keynote address that OS X has been leading a secret double life for …
Tuesday Jun 7, 2005 | 0 Comments
Treknobabble Kills Brain Cells
I love Star Trek, as a concept. But really. I can’t take much more of their treknobabble in their script. I don’t mind having technical jargon spewed at me as part of the ambience of the Trek universe. But the trend of having it act …
Monday Jun 6, 2005 | 3 Comments
Your mind reads like a children’s novel!
Blah!  Two depressio posts in a row from yours truly.  So, even though Chris showed this to me, I’ma post it, because I want to post something more lighthearted. We all know that the Force gives you power to sense things in other people, right?  …
Thursday Jun 2, 2005 | 0 Comments
How can people be so cruel?
Dube had it right. I have no words. I’m so angry right now it’s ridiculous.  Ashamed, I go to bed.
Wednesday Jun 1, 2005 | 0 Comments
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