Mar. 13th, 2007 05:35 pm
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[we can remember it for you wholesale]:

Test drug can wipe a single memory, leaving the rest intact.

Not Rekal by a long shot, as they're only concerned with short-term memory, and they create a neutral memory of a once-fearful sound, rather than wiping it entirely. Plus they don't deal with artificial memory creation of any sort.

Still, cool. Yet disturbing in a way. Is it inhumane if you have no recollection of your torture after you confess? Four out of five current commanders-in-chief say no.

[teachers demand hazard pay]:

Navy researching vomit beam.

I hope these things have stricter laws than handguns do today, as the potential for abuse is pretty darn high. ("But I have a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to carry a vomit beam!")

[django reinhardt]:

Over the weekend, I had the misfortune of being stuck in a Guitar Center for way too long. I passed the time by attempting to play a left-handed guitar.

I'm completely hopeless. Worse than when I first picked up a guitar right-handed; the muscle memory doesn't transfer. Seriously frustrating to play even a single note.

I flipped the guitar and played it right-handed (but upside-down); I was slow at first but picked up speed shortly. It was similar to my forays into alternate tunings; kinda fun in a math puzzle kinda way, actually.

So in the event of losing full or partial use of one or more of my left hand's fingers, I imagine I'll go the Tony Iommi or Django Reinhardt route.


Nov. 26th, 2006 06:57 pm
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[i: thanksgiving photo walk] Didn't follow through with any of the other photo walks I wanted to do, just yet. I'm still catching up on sleep and transfixed by football. Some days are just meant to be lazy days.

But I'm still proud of my Thanksgiving photos. I kept a bit more than a third of the shots I took; it was a pretty good learning experience since I mainly stayed in manual aperture settings and had to deal with varying light conditions.

San Francisco, CA

[ii: requisite bit update] I went back to the dentist on Wednesday to get imprints of my back teeth put in the bit, now that my jaw's settled somewhat... so I can chew better now. My mother's all about being health conscious, so I had to spend the entire first evening answering questions about the bit and my dentist. She listened to the recorded phone conversation I had with the bloodwork nutritionist folk and came with me to meet my dentist, and she feels better about it now.

One unexpected side effect: I'm completely unable to chew my fingernails and fingertips... maybe I'll be all hand model-y by the end of this. And I'm still sleeping well. This is worth my inability to speak without sounding like a complete retard. I mean, even more so than normal.

[iii: some links]

How to prank a telemarketer (flash).
The world's most high tech urinal (with movie).


Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:27 pm
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Oglala Sioux president:
"I will personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction."

New Orleans, My Home, My Life, My Love - Part 1: (video)
"I watched them land on the buildings next to us and pick up the white people.... they flew around looking at us for two days, and finally I told Chris, I said man, go downstairs and get everyone that looks white -- in a wheelchair, I don't care -- and put 'em on the roof. So we went downstairs and got 60 people, 60 white people, put 'em on the roof. Fifteen minutes later they resupplied us with water, food, whatever we needed."

Wait, I have to ask Bill Napoli.

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