Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Turd Burglar

The Turd Burglar

So much fun you will want to steal your neighbor's dog poop?

Excuuuuse me???

Friday, April 14, 2006

Saving a Single Life

Saving a single Life costs:

$200, in third world countries (usually due to malnutrition)
$75,000, in advanced nations (cancer screening)
$120,000, in USA (highway safety agencies, better highway dividers, easier on-ramps, etc.)
$1,000,000, in USA (to avoid one case of deadly lung disease by having better air pollution controls)
$5,000,000, in USA (to eliminate natural radioactivity in drinking water, which is why we don't do it)
$2,500,000,000, in USA (for nuclear plant safety)

For about 600 times the cancer screening rate, or $50,000,000 per year, killer asteroids could be identified and eliminated from threatening the earth.

Gregory Benford, F&SF, March, 1995

Does anyone have updated figures for the mid-2000’s???    

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Allergies and stuff

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology maintaines a website, and among other things, you can get email's from nearby members that are taking measurements on pollen and mold.
Station: San Jose (Station No 1), CA
Theodore J. Chu, M.D.
Head(s): Theodore J. Chu, M.D.
Date of Pollen and Mold Count:
Pollen & Mold Count
Trees: 365 - High
Weeds: 0 - Absent
Grass: 0 - Absent
2719 - Low Severity

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Tomorrow - special event

On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be

01:02:03 04/05/06

This will never happen again.

This leads me to believe that not everyone in this world is "too busy", or, perhaps they were paid to be this observant.

Eunice Moyer