Archive for 2002
Well, if this isn’t a great application of science, I’m not sure what is. To actually take an organ out of a person to treat it for cancer, and then put the organ back is an amazing step forward for treatments. It will be interesting to see how else they use this technology.
It should be illegal to be an idiot. Apparently, there was a Microsoft manager who started a little side business of selling software he acquired from his company at a discount. If it were one or two items, it might never have been seen, but the guy sold in excess of a million dollars in stolen goods. To top it off, he decided to go on a spending spree and buy a couple new cars and a yacht, only to advertise these acquisitions on his website (Anyone know the URL?). Anyway, he got caught. Stupidity and greed just don’t mix well.
I have a number of friends who were vaccinated at the tail end of the last mass smallpox vaccination. I was never inoculated, probably due to my intense fear of needles when I was a kid. Those that I know who have had it have these small round scars on their arms which could be mistaken for a bullet wound scar. Personally, if I decided to get vaccinated in 2004, I’d want the injections on my chest so I could tell people I had taken a bullet and lived .
Hmm, hitting 50 is a major milestone for a computer. It would be interesting if it was still operating normally, but I get the feeling it’s running for demo purposes only.
Yeah know what? Bears are kind of cute when they are bald. Of course, don’t get any ideas about giving one a hug because that’s just an invitation to be on “When Animals Attack, X” .
Like I always said in grade-school, do your dealing near the toilets cuz then you can do a quick flush and the evidence goes away . Okay, the idea of third graders dealing (or doing) drugs is just wrong, but some entrepreneurial pre-teens are stepping up to what they perceive is a lucrative business.
Well, this is just wrong. I remember when I found out there was no Santa. It was just after my thirtieth birthday and my girlfriend…Ah, nevermind.
I was playing tag in my buddy Jeff’s yard with a whole bunch of friends when I first learned to tie my shoe laces. I looked down and saw that the laces of my right shoe were undone. I knelt down (in deference to the tagged one) and tied my shoes. I was so proud I told my friends, who looked at me like I was an idiot. Anyway, since that time, I’ve been tying my own laces and using the criss-cross method of lacing them. Turns out that they were the strongest method. Gotta love cultural knowledge!