Sunday, April 17, 2005
According to a BBC Story...
Prisoners are alone in the death chamber when they die
A team from the University of Miami looked at information on anaesthesia and awareness in prisoners.
They suggest some suffer unnecessarily, and claim standards do not meet those for putting animals down.
The researchers, writing in the Lancet, call for the use of lethal injection to cease to prevent "unnecessary cruelty".
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Lichen and wildlife?
David Friesan, who lives with the Ulkatcho Indian Band in western British Columbia, recently decided to try Bryoria. He put some to soak in a lake overnight, and in the morning it was covered with freshwater shrimp. So he boiled the whole thing into a tasty soup.
The insulating qualities of Bryoria as fiber made it somewhat useful to the Lillooet and the Nlaka'pamux (Thompson Indians) in British Columbia, who twined it together into clothing when they couldn't get animal skins. It must have been scratchy when dry and soggy when wet.
Lichen and Slow Food?
An overnight soak qualifies.
Friday, April 15, 2005
I just picked up & set up my new Shuttle. The scoop:
- I wanted a quiet machine
- I wanted a 64-bit AMD processor
- I wanted a small machine
- I wanted a near portable, but something something without all the compromises of a laptop -- especially support for a good monitor & keyboard; something suiable for taking to a conference or vacation
- I wanted great graphics --- perhaps for a game, but more likely for...
- rapid photo processing
- Revit use
- CAD/CAM use
Price is a fraction of the price of a comporable, but bigger and louder, machine from HP or (ugh) Dell. Better yet, all the components are name components & the system is designed as a system -- its not a bucket holding whatever components happend to have the best prices the week I ordered.
Of course, I'd not be quite so happy if I'd not also picked up a nice Eizo monitor to complement the Shuttle.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Saturday, April 09, 2005
- Need 30,000 songs for your iPod?
- Bittorrent to the rescue!
[Thanks to /.]
But, far from the best so far -- unfortunately my record keeping is deficient.
So far I'm not using a scale & I think the quantity was a bit small so it may have heated up a bit faster than idea. Or not. I'm not experienced with this bean, but the chaf quantity was small. Perhaps it never really got hot enough?
The nice folks at Peet's can still rest easy.