Friday, January 11, 2008

Goat Friday

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Lets brief news

This is a really neat idea!!

Toshiba has developed a new class of micro size Nuclear Reactors that is designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks. The new reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet, could change everything for small remote communities, small businesses or even a group of neighbors who are fed up with the power companies and want more control over their energy needs.

There could also be a niche market in those wanting an eco-friendly, self-sufficient energy solution for their cave whilst developing WMD capability.

In other eco-friendly news,

The body heat from hundreds of thousands of people who pass through the Stockholm Central Station each day will be used to heat a new office building nearby. .. The body heat would warm up water that in turn would be pumped through pipes over to the new office building, which will also house a small hotel and a few shops and is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2010.

Meanwhile there has been yet another hunting mishap in Texas:

An overexcited dog accidentally shot and killed its owner on a goose hunting trip in Texas.

Two go out, but only one comes back...


Oh dear. According to the Wikipedia entry for the Toshiba Micro Nuclear Reactor:

The original story describing this device was broken in Next Energy News and rapidly picked up by technology journalists and the blogosphere. However, no web presence from Toshiba has yet been seen, and it is possible that this is a hoax.

We’re through the looking glass when Wiki exposes factoids.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Suharto on the mend or maybe not

At first, reassuring news for dictator worshippers:

Suharto is improving, but his condition is still critical.

But now maybe celebrations should be put on hold:

Doctors in Indonesia say the condition of former president Suharto is deteriorating, with signs of internal bleeding and a build-up of fluid on his lungs.

Hopefully Suharto’s next public appearance will be in a glass-lidded coffin.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

brother & sister act do lygon street limbo

Natural performers Sam and Sez yuk it up on New Year’s Day for watching stern parental-figures and sundry Lygon Street passers-by...

Stern parental-figures declare: “We are faintly amused...

images by jarcob and sam