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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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The mobile phone seems like it is here to stay. Anyone who has graced the public transport system, the streets and even indoors knows what I am speaking about. Some people stop midway on the pavement and start giggling while making/taking a call, reading a text and or replying it. I remember my first mobile phone was an Ericsson, one of those big heavy things that you could throw down and seemed infallible but things have changed since then. I started off as one of those loud mouthed mobile phone chatters. I still explain to my friends in London that I do it only because the landline connections... Read More
Le temps du « saucisses frites » à la cantine est bel et bien révolu. Alerté par les chiffres de l’obésité infantile en Grande-Bretagne (16% des petits Britanniques de 2 à 15 ans sont obèses) et la grogne montante des parents, Ruth Kelly, la ministre de l’éducation lance un vaste plan d’attaque contre la malbouffe à l’école. Deux mesures phare ont été proposées en moins de deux semaines. D’abord, un programme pour imposer les menus équilibrés dans les 20 000 cantines. Dès la rentrée prochaine, les repas proposés aux élèves devront répondre à 23 critères nutritionnels... Read More
By Jen
On Tuesday, September 18, HIV vaccine research suffered a major setback when it was announced that the vaccine expected to be our best hope for success has failed in its first large-scale human clinical trial. The trial, which consisted of 3000 HIV negative men and women from North and South America, the Caribbean, and Australia, was conducted by a tripartite team composed of pharmaceutical giant Merck , the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) , and an academic consortium of HIV vaccine researchers known as the HIV Vaccine Trails Network (HVTN) This is a particularly... Read More
There’s an entire residential neighborhood that T-Mobile wants to rezone. There isn’t enough room on the antenna array located at the southeastern corner of the Kenneth Hahn Park. So, instead of locating its antennas nearby on one of the local businesses or atop a billboard, T-Mobile has set its sights on the Baldwin Hills Estates. Most motorists passing through the La Brea/Stocker interchange on the way towards Hollywood or to L.A.X. have no idea that there is a tidy Mid-century residential community tucked beyond the apartments and condos that are visible from La Brea. Homes in the area... Read More
This is the presentation, history and documentation of various problems and solutions encountered during technical practices for the express purpose of creating a reference manual for future repairs. Although I have encountered many previous problems and solutions during my many years of tech experiences I am only documenting this manual starting from my experience in the year 2007. It is my hope that this information may perhaps assist other striving technicians. I started this manual seeking to publish it one day and for your input I decided to share this small portion of the manuscript with... Read More
If the sun doesn’t ascend in the morning will it make any difference to the many pessimists that hordes our lives and drink our wine? Should we not be afraid of the dark even though we realize that light will eventually seek its demise and destroy the pampered darkness mythology? And of course shall we let fear (that free roaming criminal) take charge of our decisions as we ourselves wander through the obscurity of time and fate. To rationalize the philosophy behind life itself, destiny, God and fate always seem to leave many unanswered questions. In contrast should we not ask these socio philosophical... Read More
A rancher in South Texas claims that she captured one of the legendary chupacabras and has the evidence in her freezer. A chupacabra is a mix of a hairless dog, a rat and a fox. For decades, the hybrid beast that sucks the blood out of livestock has been viewed by many with skepticism. But, now that farmers and ranchers are capturing these strange creatures right and left, people are starting to believe. Knowing that these beasts are out there gives renewed hope to people who believe in Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster. But, until they capture one of those, I am going to continue believing... Read More

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