Wednesday, April 27, 2005

CBS News | Science's Part-Beast, Part-Human | February 27, 2005 23:30:01

CBS News | Science's Part-Beast, Part-Human | February 27, 2005 23:30:01: "The goal here is not to create talking sheep, but rather scientists see this as an opportunity to grow human tissue in organs outside the human body, where the medical benefits could be endless. "
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005


it may seem like there has been a lack of original posting here lately.. True

but, I blame it all on my aggreagting service. *Bloglines*
I can't help but post tidbits that I think are interesting.
especially when my life is so mundane. Not really. sitting in the hospital room for 5 hours may be boring, but it is not mundane.

Although my wife did find this interesting article while we were there.

Oh and there was a lot of good people watching, and i mean good.

esp the blind guy in the wheelchair who was half blocking the entrance to the emergency room (come on.._) He would occasionally loll his head about and utter nonsensical things. (not sure if he had a keeper or not)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

廃墟デフレスパイラル ~ぼくたちの秘密の場所~

a haunted atmosphere

New Scientist Breaking News - Mess with the body clock at your peril

New Scientist Breaking News - Mess with the body clock at your peril: "The obvious conclusion is that workers should try to avoid split shifts and other schedule changes that put their body clocks out of kilter,"

*Chronobiologist.. what a kick-ass sounding job title*

Blending of species raises ethical issues

Blending of species raises ethical issues:

"Chimeras surround us, and not just in the lab."

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Monday, April 18, 2005

google search

added a new "site-flavored" search developed by google to the sidebar.

Try it out, and let me know if you like it. Or if you can even tell the difference between this and a regular google search.blah.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

bathroom sounds

So amidst bouts of explosive diarhea from the stall next to me, the person (student) makes a phone call to a friend. (obvious consternation)

Explaining that he is in the Library bathrrom and would join them downstairs when they were done. (more poo.)


Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Seiko shows watch based on Electronic Paper

All I can say is wow! Sony is incorporating e-ink into a watch design.

Seiko shows watch based on Electronic Paper
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bathroom view

Went to the bathroom yesterday at the library.

I was getting off the pot when I happened to look at the ceiling.

There on the ceiling was a mirror (or at least a fragment) that was glued to the ceiling.

Disturbed I went back to work and told Paul about it (he had encountered another homoerotic activity in the bathroom a few days ago.)

I didn't immediately take it down, because someone else had come in to use the stall next to me.

I was going to take it down myself after work, but I figured that I might as well call UPD to do it, That way, maybe they'll dust for fingerprints, and keep it on record or something. (likely)

I came to work this morning, and the mirror is gone to my relief.

I will be looking at the ceiling before I use the bathrrom from now on though.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005

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paper on scholarly blogs

Wrote this paper about blogs for class. I talk mostly about how scholars use blogs.

Scholarly Blogs

Thursday, April 07, 2005


Starting to research blogs to see what is out there. more to come.

frontline: organ farm: the regulators: ethical issues

Trying to find more information about human-sheep chimeras.
I have found this article so far.

"One effort to raise public awareness of ethical issues in biotechnology was the recent patent application by researcher Stuart Newman and activist Jeremy Rifkin. Claimed are three methods of creating human-animal chimeras. Genetic material is moved from one species and placed into the embryo of another. [82] Even though the inventors have stated that they have no intention of using the patent to produce such chimeras, they list under possible applications of the techniques the production of organs for transplant into humans. On the surface, this patent does not differ from some patents already issued, such as the "geep" (sheep-goat chimera) or implantation of human "early passage" and embryonic stem cells into the embryos of another species.frontline: organ farm: the regulators: ethical issues

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Intel invests in electronic paper maker

I don't know if this is actually news or not, since I knew about this a week ago, but I thought I might as well go ahead and post it. Can't help but wonder how to get in on this before it becomes standard. The other question is which to invest in? This one or PARCS effort.

Intel invests in electronic paper maker

Monday, April 04, 2005

forget what you heard

this is the end now, when I start to begin.