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Clyde Wisham
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Music from 3,500 years ago. Get it quick before some asshole tries to copyright it.
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That's pretty good, really. :-)
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Goodby Arnie; you were the greatest. RIP.
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Too cute for words:
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I live in a 25 year old condo in Yokohama. It is pretty much as she describes. Some details vary. For example we haven't a control panel in the bath (that is a fairly recent innovation, I think). But, there is a control panel in the kitchen which rules all.
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Just damn. An old man quietly reading on a park bench is attacked by young thugs. It could have been me.
A group of young people put a gun to the head of a 64-year-old man reading a book at the Wyman Park Dell, sprayed him with Mace and stabbed him before stealing his belongings — an attack that they recorded on video and posted on Facebook, city police revealed Friday.
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Aligot! This is the ultimate potatoes and cheese dish.
Only for the hungry.
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whoops, too many nots!
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Well then, have a toke.
Instead of hitting the gym, should you take a hit of a joint?
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I like this bit at the end about thinking ahead:

""The key to not eating like a dog with opposable thumbs is to prepare your snacks in advance of getting high. If you buy a crate of blueberries, you will eat that crate, but at least you won't be eating a crate of donuts."

Same if having a couple drinks. Won't make smart food decisions soon afterwards, better to have something ready.
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A husband and wife team out there doing science at the basic level over several decades.
Quite fascinating.
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Just open your eyes, right? :-)

"...A student of mine was on the island working, regretting the fact that birds were dying. We got a letter from him about the dismal field season. But we thought this could be of crucial importance for understanding why birds are the shape and size they are. That was the first glimmer.

We went back to the island at the end of 1977 with our two daughters. As a family we scoured the island for dead and live birds. We discovered it was largely the small-beaked birds that had died. The medium ground finches with large beaks had a survival advantage over those with small beaks because they were able to take advantage of large seeds. When we looked at the offspring of survivors, we found that they were large like their parents. There had been an evolutionary change in beak size. This was a clear demonstration of evolution by natural selection..."
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Heh. Some hobbies are more impressive than others.
The wondrous insanity of a 42,300-transistor CPU the size of a room
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It seems Kevin Johnson is staying fit as he recently handled an assailant personally.
A protestor was charged with felony assault of an elected official after throwing a pie in Kevin Johnson's face.
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Nanoparticle ‘tattoo therapy’? Someone is thinking outside the box. Actually, this has potential.

"Scientists are investigating a way to use temporary tattoos that deliver nanoparticles to treat autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.
“Placed just under the skin, the carbon-based particles form a dark spot that fades over about one week as they are slowly released into the circulation,” says Christine Beeton, a scientist at Baylor College of Medicine.
The tiny particles, modified with polyethylene glycol, are conveniently choosy as they are taken up by cells in the immune system.
T and B lymphocyte cells and macrophages are key components of the immune system. However, in many autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, T cells are the key players. One suspected cause is that T cells lose their ability to distinguish between invaders and healthy tissue and attack both.
In tests at Baylor, nanoparticles were internalized by T cells, which inhibited their function, but ignored by macrophages.
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Beeton suggests delivering carbon nanoparticles just under the skin rather than into the bloodstream would keep them in the system longer, making them more available for uptake by T cells. And the one drawback—a temporary but visible spot on the skin that looks like a tattoo—could actually be a perk to some.
“We saw it made a black mark when we injected it, and at first we thought that’s going to be a real problem if we ever take it into the clinic,” Beeton says. “But we can work around that. We can inject into an area that’s hidden, or use micropattern needles and shape it."
“The ability to selectively inhibit one type of cell over others in the same environment may help doctors gain more control over autoimmune diseases,” says Beeton."
Scientists are investigating a way to use temporary tattoos that deliver nanoparticles to treat autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.
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About what I expected. What did Chancellor Merkel think was going to happen when she invited hordes of people from a radically different culture and espousing a militant religion into her country? (And a large percentage of them young, single men for jebus sake.) Formula for trouble, that.
Germany is blowing up again over migration. The Saxon town of Bautzen has, like dozens of similar places across Germany, a barracks for some of the million or two Middle Eastern migrants who have been streaming across the Mediterranean for the past year-and-a-half. People in Bautzen aren't used to foreigners, and now groups of young men have taken to congregating in city's central square, the Kornmarkt. The migrants say they come there for the fr...
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Why indeed? The mind boggles.
It’s either a security risk or an economic subsidy that could better benefit an allied country.
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American, living in Yokohama (Japan), technical writer, married.
Education
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    MS in Geology and Geophysics, 1970 - 1975
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    Technical Writer, 2006 - present
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All over (service brat) - Parsons - Fort Walton Beach - Honolulu - Adana - Del Rio
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