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I'll have to wait till 2020 to get my brain implant?!

I’ll have to wait till 2020 to get my brain implant?!

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Researchers at Intel are confident we will be using brain implants to surf the web using only our thoughts. The first goal is to decode common human brain signals. Back in the 50s and 60s, both the US and the Russians were doing some pretty bizarre brain experiments… some of which were of the “open […]

The soon to be classic “It’s in my nature” defense

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

An appeal court judge in Trieste, Italy reduced the prison sentence of a murderer who was able to show he has genetic mutations linked to violence. WTF? To me, it makes sense to do the opposite and just put the bastard to death right then and there. If you as a murderer are coming to […]

Hooo-llleeee crap. NewSID is pointless?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Mark Russinovich is like a legend… half of the dynamite due that used to be SysInternals. They put out tons of utils for Windows admins. With machine cloning technologies that came of age during the last administrative epoch, and virtualization cloning become commonplace, the NewSID util is probably the most used utility they ever put […]

Panicking gets you killed every time

Panicking gets you killed every time

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Ok, warning. This post is blatantly callous and perhaps veers into sexist territory toward the end, but I think a point has to be made here. I read stories like these and just can’t figure it out. Three girls drown when they drive their Jeep into a pond. They have enough clarity and time to […]

If you want people to act right, make it smell nice

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Apparently, clean smells promote moral behavior. From ScienceDaily: People are unconsciously fairer and more generous when they are in clean-smelling environments, according to a soon-to-be published study led by a Brigham Young University professor. The research found a dramatic improvement in ethical behavior with just a few spritzes of citrus-scented Windex. Of course, I immediately […]

Reversing the brain impairments caused by sleeplessness

Monday, October 26th, 2009

From BoingBoing: Researchers have identified the pathway in the brain that causes cognitive impairment when we haven’t gotten enough sleep. In a new study, Penn State biologists and neuroscientists found that when mice were deprived of sleep, a particular enzyme built up in the brain’s hippocampus. The hippocampus is the region of the brain linked […]

Are you eating better and being more careful during this recession?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

This article in Science points to a surprising trend… life expectancies trend upward during a recession, and trend downward during periods of excess abundance. Of course, its just a data discovery at this point… nobody has yet put any research into the causes. I know for sure that, at this point in our current recession, […]

An examination of California bill banning forced RFID implantation

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

This is very old news, but people keep asking me about it (CA SB362), so here goes: quote source: http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/139441?utm_source=newsletter California Senate Bill 362, which would prohibit any person from forcing any other person to undergo an implant in their body of a radio frequency identification (RFID) device, passed the Senate Floor on a 28-9 […]

A real time MPG gauge would change driving habits

A real time MPG gauge would change driving habits

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I have two cars; a VW GTI 1.8T turbo powered mad machine which can get 35 MPG if I drive like grandma, and my Honda Insight which can get 100MPG if I draft behind a semi truck from driveway to parking space and back again. I caught this shaky image on my way to work […]

You can live with Type III AC joint separation, but I want more

You can live with Type III AC joint separation, but I want more

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

An update on my shoulder separation.

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