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Donny points me to the “Soup Nazi”; I google the man’s site, and see a link for “Returns.”  Believing that’s out of character, I click.

[and do a Kramer head-shot ... woah!]

10/31/06 • 10:58 AM • Food • No Comments

The New Yorker:

Maps and mortality in the time of cholera.  A detective story; if not for the Enlightenment, we might still suffer from this malady.

10/31/06 • 09:25 AM • HealthHistoryScience • No Comments


Short book review of “One Party Country.”

10/31/06 • 09:19 AM • BooksHistoryPolitics • No Comments

Toronto Star.CA:

The modern world killed off the nap.

10/31/06 • 09:16 AM • Health(2) Comments

NY Times:

Another article and review of “Moral Minds.”

10/31/06 • 09:10 AM • PsychologyScholarlyScience • No Comments

NY Times Health:

What Pilots Can Teach Hospitals About Patient Safety.  In an airplane, having a fool play with the controls is not something you suffer lightly.  Pilot-in-command is one of the better operational techniques of my acquaintance.

10/31/06 • 09:01 AM • HealthPsychology • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Attorney says lab documents not ‘top secret’.

10/31/06 • 08:42 AM • LawSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Police: Stabbing was hate crime.  An Hispanic stabs a Mexican.  Explanation of the derogatory term used.

10/31/06 • 08:40 AM • HistoryHuman RightsLawSanta Fe Local • No Comments


Great news.  NASA may announce new repair mission to Hubble telescope.

10/31/06 • 07:17 AM • PhotographyScience • No Comments


Cave fossils are early Europeans.

10/30/06 • 09:21 PM • HistoryScience • No Comments

Dear Bill,

I know you’re our Governor, and you’re up for election next Tuesday.  But if you don’t stop ringing my phone with recorded messages twice a day, I swear I’ll vote Republican.

10/30/06 • 03:19 PM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local(5) Comments


Heated cargo pants.  Not a bad idea.  Laugh if you will; I own heated chaps for winter motorcycle riding.

10/30/06 • 03:16 PM • Consumption1 Comment


Meet the first car powered by air.

10/30/06 • 03:14 PM • EnvironmentalScience • No Comments

Nik and iView

are marketing a cost-saving bundle.

10/30/06 • 02:20 PM • Photography • No Comments


Cave is an Ice Age time capsule.

10/30/06 • 02:07 PM • HistoryScience • No Comments

NY Times:

Circulation Plunges at Major Newspapers.

10/30/06 • 01:35 PM • NewsWeblogs • No Comments


When to use tables for layout.

10/30/06 • 12:53 PM • InternetSoftware • No Comments

The Economist:

Our economy slows, climate change will affect it, and “The US population has officially hit 300m people. In a poll, all but six of them agreed we need a new strategy in Iraq.”

10/30/06 • 11:35 AM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments


The truth behind women ‘opting out’.  “They are pushed out by workplace inflexibility, the lack of supports, and a workplace bias against mothers.”  I hear more stories of women being relegated due to pregnancy (in some convenient, ‘legal’ form), some soft-discriminated against because they are recently married and of child-bearing age (a ‘risk’), or singles having to work overtime because others in the firm are taking time off for kids.  “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” is the sentiment I hear expressed most. 

Related: Expecting moms, take your omega-3’s.

10/30/06 • 11:21 AM • ChildhoodHealthHuman RightsPsychology • No Comments

Luminous Landscape:

Leica M8, hands-on review.  Ah, to have unlimited funds ...

10/30/06 • 10:40 AM • ConsumptionPhotography • No Comments

Spiegel Online.DE:

How Globalization Is Creating a New European Underclass.  The rise of Onslow [“Keeping Up Appearances”].

10/30/06 • 10:01 AM • Human RightsPoliticsPsychology • No Comments

NY Times:

New culprit in climate change: Airlines.  Not so very new, it’s just that noone ever thinks to notice that airplanes don’t have pollution controls.  No catalytic convertors.  No mufflers.  Most people just assume what is developed for automobile engines gets ‘automatically’ applied to airplanes.  Pollution controls are weighty and cut into profit margins. Airlines fight and lobby against such strictures as if their lives depend upon it.  Fact is, airliners are putting pollution in the high atmosphere, right in the best possible spot to realize the worst effects.

A decade or so ago, I saw a special after a particularly fiery and deadly plane crash, about new technologies to make airliners safer.  One was a Canadian individual who came up with a light metal mesh that is installed in airliner gas tanks.  The mesh prevents the expansion of gas, preventing explosions ... limiting the flames to localized fire around the tanks.  Very light, might have reduced carrying capacity by about 12 passengers (if my memory is correct) in a large airliner.  I haven’t heard a peep about it since.

Bring back dirigibles.

Related: Stop global warming! Lose weight.

10/30/06 • 09:32 AM • EnvironmentalGeneralScienceTravel • No Comments

NY Times:

Liberal Republican Suburb Turns Furious With G.O.P.  I find you don’t have to be a ‘liberal Republican’ to be furious at the abandonment of fiscal conservative and personal liberty principles.  “Normal” Republicans of my acquaintance are furious, also.  Whether that fury will remain, when they’re standing in a voting booth, remains to be seen.  As some have intimated, it’s so very difficult to pull that lever, the lever that counters your historical philosophy.

Related: The elephant in the room.

10/30/06 • 09:25 AM • Politics • No Comments

NY Times:

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit.

Ahem.  After eight years of Latin in school, I can jokingly ask ... Mene incepto desistere victam?

10/30/06 • 09:22 AM • ArtsBooksHistory • No Comments

NY Times Politics:

In Key House Races, Democrats Run to the Right.  Hmmm, and here right-wing news sources and weblogs seem to believe that the Democratic Party only has room for like-minded liberal clones.

10/30/06 • 09:04 AM • Politics • No Comments
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