- Dean Kamen’s Robot Arm – simply incredible. Why Kamen isn’t America’s most highly regarded public citizen is a mystery.
- The liberal media follows me around an takes notes – I had this conversation with some friends last week, it’s an odd coincidence. I don’t cry at movies but my the movies that come closes are The Virgin Spring and On The Beach.
- More HDR Photography
- Groupware is bad
- Russia’s Hypermortality –
Moreover, a large proportion of the Russian workforce may be too drunk to function. Almost one male death in three is alcohol-related. “The increase of alcohol consumption from 10 to 15 liters and an almost simultaneous increase in mortality suggests the central role played by alcohol to mortality, in average up to 426,000 per year in 1980-2001. Alcohol-related deaths total 29.6 percent of total mortality for men and 17.0 percent for women,” the report says.
- My next project is going to be something like this
A news update here. It seems that there were two killers, and also that they planned to torch the house when they were done. Scary business.
Just fyi – still no real word on the double murder across the street.
To make everyone feel better, check out this Craig Shirky talk on the internet
So now it seems that the “incident”, which is to say, two murders, that happened 100 feet away from my house was a drug deal gone sour, and not a home invasion. That does make me feel a bit better. The shooter(s) being caught would seal the day nicely.
Here is the article. Scary business. The article does describe the neighborhood as “Upscale”.
The street is taped off in front of my house, there are three police cars to the left and right of my house, and the church parking lot across the street is cordoned off with yellow police tape. A news van was here too (they left after about an hour). I’ve heard something of what happened, but I’ll link to the news story when it comes out in the morning.
From the interview (I haven’t read the book yet) it seems to match all of the definitions of 5GW (loose as they may be), and it’s been around since the 30s as well.
Lately I’ve been fighting a craving for a banjo, I see the wonderful rendition of a Dock Boggs song (below) and I’m almost out the door to buy one….
Or should I get a mandolin?