Category Archives: Technology

Beware the purple fringe, my son!

I have just bought a new digital camera. Needed because I wanted something compact to take with me on my trip to London next month. I debated which brand to go with; after reading a number of praise-filled reviews like … Continue reading

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How ya’ going to keep them down on the farm

Now that they’ve decided corporate agriculture is cleaner? I suppose this was inevitable. First, the incidence of infections from food-borne pathogens is decreasing. For example in the U.S., between 1996 and 2004, E. coli O157:H7 infections are down 42 per … Continue reading

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Sign, sign, everwhere a sign

Damn Interesting has a . . . damn interesting . . . article up about the efforts being made to devise warning signs for our radioactive waste dumps. We need to erect a warning that could be understood by people … Continue reading

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Time to merge online with bricks & mortar

A Dutch bricks & mortar bookseller has implemented Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in two of its stores to help it manage inventory — and to help customers shop for books. I find both applications interesting, but it’s the latter … Continue reading

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