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ny mag article on lack of sleep in kids and how it can affect their ability to process memories and also increases rates of obesity.

- linda 10-13-2007 2:04 pm [link] [add a comment]

ScanCafe: cheap, high quality photo scans. Kevin Kelly has a rave review.

This service will digitize your old slides, negatives and photographic prints at high quality and at a very cheap price. I've been using them to scan my 30-year backlog of photographs and I have been delighted with the results. I've used other services to scan my old photos; ScanCafe is by far the best deal. Their prices are fantastic. To scan a slide is just 24 cents, a color negative 19 cents.

- jim 10-11-2007 5:31 pm [link] [add a comment]

Did I post this already? I don't know, but I've always been amused by the weird use of quotation marks found on so many signs. And here's a whole blog "dedicated" to the subject.
- jim 10-11-2007 5:00 pm [link] [add a comment]

i found a good toy site this morning, for those with kids.
- linda 10-11-2007 12:40 pm [link] [3 comments]

new to me as an old rocker is Ticketmaster Auctions

my partner and i wanted to spend a nite out this fall and so we heard neil young was playing uptown at this beautiful place called United Palace Theatre (owned by a church), so i went to see on sale date and discovered they were auctioning the front rows (part of??), we got 4th row center for 2 x face....

i assume neil oked this and made the $$, the scalpers whom i assume also bought now are charging 4x.....
- Skinny 10-10-2007 9:01 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

test your book knowledge of first lines

- linda 10-09-2007 7:35 pm [link] [2 comments]

Some scientists even suggest that crows are more sophisticated tool builders than chimps, since they can transmit their knowledge on to successive generations and improve the tools over time.

Scroll down the article for interesting Quicktime video of Crow making tool. (unfortunately with annoying Boston.com sign in)
- jimlouis 10-06-2007 12:12 pm [link] [4 comments]

Lease a car in Europe instead of renting and save big money. Minimum 17 days is the only downside, but everything else looks awesome: comprehensive zero deductible insurance, unlimited mileage, and a fresh factory new car exactly to your specifications. For less money than renting.
- jim 10-03-2007 8:28 pm [link] [2 comments]

But I Could Have Been Stabbed By A Trombone

Occasionally there are shooting deaths at these second line parades and its nice to know there are 20 cops left in New Orleans but still...the incident raises interesting questions about the balance between maintaining order and the need to nurture a culture which partly defines the city.

Still others say the incident is a sign of a greater attack on the cultural history of the old city neighborhood by well-heeled newcomers attracted to Treme by the very history they seem to threaten.
- jimlouis 10-03-2007 11:43 am [link] [3 comments]

Jay Parkinson MD:

I am a new kind of physician. I strictly make house calls either at your home or work. Once you become my patient and I've personally met you, we can also e-visit by video chat, IM and email for certain problems and follow-ups. I'm based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My fees are very reasonable...

I specialize in young adults age 18 to 40 without traditional health insurance. When you need more than I provide, i make sure you wisely spend your money and pay the lowest price for the highest quality....

I mix the service of an old-time, small town doctor with the latest technology to keep you and your bank account healthy.
Same day or next day appointments; 2 home or work visits per year; unlimited e-visits: $500/year.
- jim 9-29-2007 3:51 pm [link] [add a comment]

Do Migratory Birds 'See' The Magnetic Field?


- bill 9-26-2007 8:31 pm [link] [add a comment]

jim/mark et all maybe this is old news

gphone: the bought Andriod in 05 (mobilr phone software), in July bought Grand Central Communications (same phone # for life), filed a patent for a new mobile payment technology.....


- Skinny 9-26-2007 1:52 pm [link] [add a comment]

Last week in Sehwan, a town in central Sindh, half a million Sufi pilgrams......They are followers, like most Pakistani , of the heterodox Barelvi school of Sunni Islam. And so they whirled, chantd prayers, blew kisses, and smoked massive quantities of dope.....We are so anti-Taliban, claimed Ahmed Bhutto, in a room thick with insence and rose petels. We stand for love, tolerance and the great infinity.....(the economist 9/16)

NICE!!!
- Skinny 9-26-2007 3:37 am [link] [add a comment]

Light on the science physics article about the confirmation of parallel universes:

Parallel universes really do exist, according to a mathematical discovery by Oxford scientists described by one expert as "one of the most important developments in the history of science".

The parallel universe theory, first proposed in 1950 by the US physicist Hugh Everett, helps explain mysteries of quantum mechanics that have baffled scientists for decades, it is claimed.

In Everett's "many worlds" universe, every time a new physical possibility is explored, the universe splits. Given a number of possible alternative outcomes, each one is played out - in its own universe....

...Commenting in New Scientist magazine, Dr Andy Albrecht, a physicist at the University of California at Davis, said: "This work will go down as one of the most important developments in the history of science."

- jim 9-24-2007 3:38 pm [link] [1 comment]

the faint praise gambit, well played

- mark 9-21-2007 9:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

President Bush, who was asked about the Jena case during a Thursday news conference, said he understood the emotions and that the FBI is monitoring the legal proceedings. "The events in Louisiana have saddened me," he said. "All of us in America want there to be, you know, fairness when it comes to justice."
- jimlouis 9-21-2007 1:23 pm [link] [add a comment]

Mysterious crater in Peru.
- steve 9-20-2007 2:41 pm [link] [1 comment]

email blog from NOLA -- with a biting title for one post ... Nation-building over there so we don't have to do it over here
- mark 9-20-2007 11:45 am [link] [add a comment]

Don't tase me, bro!
- mark 9-20-2007 10:38 am [link] [2 comments]

The New York Times will stop charging for access to parts of its Web site, effective at midnight tonight

The move comes two years to the day after The Times began the subscription program, TimesSelect, which has charged $49.95 a year, or $7.95 a month, for online access to the work of its columnists and to the newspaper’s archives. TimesSelect has been free to print subscribers to The Times and to some students and educators.

In addition to opening the entire site to all readers, The Times will also make available its archives from 1987 to the present without charge, as well as those from 1851 to 1922, which are in the public domain. There will be charges for some material from the period 1923 to 1986, and some will be free.

- bill 9-20-2007 7:08 am [link] [1 comment]

I have one leg that was chewed on, shaved and sewed up. And one that got popped out of it's socket, popped back in and taped to my side for the next 2 weeks. At least I'm on pain killers.

who am i?
- bill 9-19-2007 7:09 pm [link] [10 comments]

Just returned from a picnic gathering of friends to watch the Vaux Swifts enter the chimney of Chapman School tonight

The Audobon Society of Portland claims that Chapman School houses the largest known roost of migrating swifts in the world.

- steve 9-18-2007 2:28 am [link] [7 comments]

linda is prob rite but i hope not.....
can woman play in MLB, or is mens only?
- linda 9-16-2007 11:51 pm [link] [1 comment]

25 more minutes of Katrina
- jimlouis 9-13-2007 11:53 pm [link] [add a comment]

web urbanist
- dave 9-12-2007 9:54 pm [link] [2 comments]