Kodak drops their DSLR line, for now.
US News & World Report:
“Statins underprescribed.” Yeah, and Prozac’s “underprescribed” too, or so they used to say. Try this: Exercise underperformed, grotesque cuisine overeaten, navel lint overexamined, television overwatched, behemoths overdriven, cellphones overused, asses oversatupon, mousing hands overreflexed ...
I’ve had enough advice from newspapers. I’m going out for a walk.
NY Times Movies:
NY Times Arts:
Dirty money. Coal may look good in ‘theory’, or on paper ... but in practice, it’s filthy. I found this interesting, to illuminate the issues. How economical can a fuel be, when one has to clean it before combustion, *and* after? Fascinating to find out slurry from scrubbers may be in the plasterboard of our homes ...
SF New Mexican:
The woman in the photo. “‘I always thought she was heading for Woolworth’s because she was always going to those kinds of stores and buying needles and stuff. She did lot of embroidery.’ Lind also thinks she made all of her own clothes, because most women in those days did ...”
SF New Mexican:
Flood waters make for exciting rafting, but also great danger. Think about the level of experience of the guides you’re floating with.
says “Summer’s here.”
Have a wonderful
Memorial Day weekend, one and all. I’ll look in here occasionally, but find myself needing significant time away from all things tech.
Ideas: a history from fire to Freud. “For them, human beings are like other natural processes, in that they are devoid of substance and have no inherent identity.”
Washington Post Letter to the Editor:
Mixing Science and Faith. “All people are entitled to free practice of their faith; they are not entitled to distort science in the name of faith.”
Vanessa Redgrave is ‘Hecuba.’ Wish I could see this one.
Ban sharp-point kitchen knives. I was waiting for this one. It was only a matter of time.
WW II Japanese ‘wartime soldiers’ found in Philippines. “The last known Japanese straggler from the war was found in Indonesia in 1975.” Can anyone imagine, 60 years from now, finding an American soldier still trekking through Afghanistan?
Purgatory without end. “Forget today’s crowing about the ceasefire in Congress. America’s wars of religion will get a lot nastier before any long-lasting peace can be declared — if ever.” There is intense social pressure in America now to be a churchgoer; people who would normally be happily secular now find themselves at the more ‘liberal’ churches. Especially if they have children. The peer pressure increases, slowly.
Smithsonian Inundated With Leaks, GAO Reports. “At Air and Space, the pioneering Lilienthal Hang Glider that influenced the Wright Brothers’ flight designs has been blemished by a leak, and the Douglas Skyrocket D558, the first airplane to break Mach 2, has some visible rust. As stopgaps, Smithsonian conservators have had to drape plastic sheeting over valuable artifacts.”
Amazon loggers clash with lost tribe. “The Indians have had conflict with loggers, who are cutting toward them from two different directions ...” Can anyone blame them?
and happy anniversary, Craig.
Economic Policy Institute:
The frivolous case for tort law change. Past time to turn all eyes on the middlemen, the insurance industry.
“People tend to feel more strongly about an experience—whether positive or negative—when they know it is ending ... ”
The sword is mightier than the pen? Journalists in the Philippines train with handguns for protection. “I did not want to ask for a permit to carry them (guns) because I believed that the pen is mightier than the gun, but with what’s happening now, journalists are being killed like helpless chickens.”
Washington Post Analysis:
GOP Tilting Balance Of Power to the Right. It does seem like the Republicans want to build a permanent Presidential tyranny.