Finally I have all the justification I need to drop a couple g’s on a flatscreen TV. I can now consider it a critical item in my disaster preparedness kit and can write it off as a homeland security expense. As reported by CNN, the Toshiba TV of an Oregon man was broadcasting the 121.5 MHz international distress signal with enough strength to attract the attention of monitoring satellites and eventually Langley Air Force base. Fortunately for the man, Toshiba has offered him a free replacement set to avoid the $10,000 fine that would result from continued use of his television and “willingly broadcasting a false distress signal.”
As seen on Slashdot:
Beer Found to be as Healthy as Wine
The article appears to be written from a frat boy perspective, so parts of it are pretty funny:
Trevithick said the study shows that drinking one bottle of beer a day reduces your chances of contracting cataracts or atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries caused by the buildup of plaque) by 50 per cent.
You and I might think that if drinking one beer a day can help you live longer, then drinking five will help you live forever. (This is also why you and I are not scientists.)
Ah, sweet vindication for my beer-a-day plan… Sadly, the 2- and 3-beers-a-day plans didn’t perform nearly as well as hoped. Alas.
EDITOR’S NOTE: E2 is addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Happy tenth birthday to the Assault Weapons Ban. (Sorry this link is biased. For another opinion try the NRA). The country is celebrating this anniversary by allowing the ban to expire. The ban was originally passed in 1994 with the condition that it be confirmed ten years later by a congressional vote. Bush and Kerry both support the weapons ban, but no new legislation was pushed to extend the ban.
We are passive onlookers in a world that moves perpetually. Our only moment of creation is that 1/125th of a second when the shutter clicks, the signal is given, and motion is stopped…
Widely regarded as the most important photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson was an inspiration to many. His death Tuesday in southern France came three weeks before his 96th birthday. Take a moment to appreciate one of the world’s great artists and one who truly embodied the spirit of supercrime.