31 May 2011

My iPod Touch is no longer an ipod

I purchased a set of Apple iPod earphones with Remote and Mic five months ago. They now pause and start "Play" all by themselves. It's great. I enjoy the stuttering ambiance it creates while I am listening to podcasts and music. Until I can find a set of reasonably priced earphones that are robust enough to last more than a few months, my Touch will reside on my nightstand as an expensive alarm clock.

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World Health Organization says cell phone use may cause cancer

" Mobile phone users may be at increased risk from brain cancer and should use texting and free-hands devices to reduce exposure, the World Health Organisation's cancer experts said Tuesday." http://is.gd/KFdXd7

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30 May 2011

What are you growing overnight? Gil Hedley: Fascia and stretching: The Fuzz Speech

Fuzzy doesn't always mean cute. Stretch every day. Keep your body fit. Increase the time before your body ends up on an anatomy class table.

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26 May 2011

methyl iodide | Strawberry Fields (Poisoned) Forever | Rodale News


Certainly won't be buying California strawberries from now on. Need to ask restaurants the origin of their fraises des bois. [A rose by any other name? ;-) ]

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Dog with two broken legs finds owner after storm - Yahoo! News

Incredibly happy ending. GO MASON!!

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"The value of facts" by Jon Carroll

"Although, as everyone knows, facts have a liberal bias." Jon Carroll

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/25/DDPH1JKARJ.DTL#ixzz1NTwIjNkz

Another great column from Mr. Carroll.



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25 May 2011

16 May 2011

Am I an "official Prize Winner"?

Today I received a postcard stating that I may have won two new automobiles or $49K. Maybe a cruise, a two day getaway with airfare or perhaps a seven day cruise. I'm so excited but I have to hurry. I must call within 72 hours. Wait. The missive mentions the offer expires in the middle of June. Whew! Thought I might miss out. Now I must decide which prize I will select and with whom I will share this happy time. Decisions. Decisions. 

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15 May 2011

Still On facebook?

If so, you may want to read the June 2011 issue of Consumer Reports. You may be looking for an alternative social site after reading the article about facebook. "...you share the details of your life on Facebook, assuming that you and other users are its main customers and that it's accountable to you. But Bruce Schneier, cheif technology officer at security firm BT Global Service, says you're not Facebook's customer. 'You are Facebook's product that they sell to their customers,' he says, refering to the network's advertisers." You have to ask yourself who is using whom? Stand up, be brave and seek out a better alternative. Invite your friends to follow you. True privacy is lost on the Internet but you can do a better job of protecting your personal information than on facebook. Does billionaire Mr. Mark really need you to help line his already bulging pockets? Check out other social sites. You may find a less offensive organization that may fill your needs. Twitter may be all you need. Or Blogger? Tumblr? WordPress? Posterous? You may also want to avoid friendfeed which is owned by facebook. Remember, The Beatles were warning us of the Blue Meanies so long ago. I left facebook and am glad I did. 

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