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Links: mad science and survivalism

I'm lazy so click through; all 3 links are good. Brain cells merged with frog eggs; powered exoskeletons for paraplegics; $148 game controller that can respond to facial muscles, eye movements, and crude brain waves (with training, and the reviewer didn't get full power in a month of practice, and someone I know is skeptical of "electrodes on the forehead"). Related to the latter is this futureware with more electrodes. Speaking of the frogs, wikipedia suggests they may have spread the global frog-killing fungus. Researchers: "oops". Also they eat turtles?

A hick gives advice on survivalism. Summary: bored rural teens go everywhere, and isolated roads or smoke are come-hither signals. Isolated just means it's easy to rob the place while you're away, or easy to pick you off Come the Fall. So lonely compound with high-value stash? Not such a good idea, compared to buying some land on the edge of an existing rural community and making nice with the neighbors. You'll have people watching your back and be ready to roll into the subsistence lifestyle, rather than waiting for the canned goods to run out.

Bipedally trained dog

Children with the ulcer bug have less asthma.

I liked Dr. Horrible. Nigeria has received $1 trillion in oil revenues and is still poor.

I went crazy recently with land value tax and basic income reading. Here's just one link, on uniting Greens and Libertarians. Okay, two links: the preface to Libertarians at Sea on Land. Neither link goes into this but a common idea is distributing at least part of the take from land and pollution taxes equally among everyone, and this strikes me as a good way of implementing a stiff carbon tax. High tax, but you get payments to match, and if you use less gas, you profit.

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montyy0
Jul. 22nd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
pls 2 fix irreparable invalid markup okthx
mindstalk
Jul. 22nd, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Whoops, sorry about that. And I rag Randy for not using preview enough.
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