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Archive for June 2005

Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood


We begin with Pooh. This unfortunate bear embodies the concept of comorbidity. Most striking is his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), inattentive subtype. As clinicians, we had some debate about whether Pooh might also demonstrate significant impulsivity, as witnessed, for example, by his poorly thought out attempt to get honey by disguising himself as a rain cloud.

Zombie Dogs

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A fine example of awful, sensationalist journalism, but still:

US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years.

Pittsburgh's Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject's veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution.

Katie Holmes brainwashed by Scientology!!!11

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I'm more frightened of them than of Aum Shinrikyo, so I'm prepared to believe it. Or at least pretend I do.

9m sculpture of table and chair

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"a monument to the loneliness of writing."

Extracting Video from Cat Brains

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As he mentions in the K5 article, it has interesting ramifications for philosophies of mind which value private experience.

"the 'Pet Sounds' of Mario covers"

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Normally I hate VG music remixes, but this is fantastic!

Warcraft's Big Dirty Secret

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Everything twice as big as it should be; conclusion: created by persecuted slave-race of giants.

BBC Wordhunt

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In conjunction with a major forthcoming BBC2 series, the OED invites you to hunt for words and help rewrite 'the greatest book in the English language'.

Turnabout: Greasemonkey for IE (again!)

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Better than the others, apparently.

House of wooden books

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Wooden house carved to look like it's made entirely of books, from Livio De Marchi, the artist behind those life-size wooden cars.

list of AJAX frameworks


how to choose, how to choose!

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.