Russians create artificial human brain

maxwell mmmaxwell at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 17 17:35:26 EST 2001


satchi <satchi at mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> maxwell wrote:
> > satchi <satchi at mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > news:3ADC8A3C.22B7D6EE at mindspring.com...
> > > maxwell wrote:
> > > > satchi <satchi at mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:3ADC3ADE.E6893E0C at mindspring.com...
> > > > > Jonathan Allan wrote:
> > > > > > satchi wrote:
> > > > > > > Mark Wallace wrote:
> > > > > > > > "Riboflavin" <ribo at mindspring.com> wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:9bgl3r$7nu$1 at slb5.atl.mindspring.net...
> > > > > > > > > Charles R Martin wrote in message ...
> > > > > > > > > >> "If I was a hopeless cad, I apologize."
> > > > > > > > > >> "If I were a hopeless cad, I would never
apologize."
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >See, native English speakers know the difference.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >Now, what's a "cad" again? ;-)
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > It's a kind of fish, I think.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > They are caught with cadpoles.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Usually on Cape Cad
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Not anymore.  Eating cads caught in territorial waters is
> > > > dangerous because of elevated mercury and dioxin levels (must
be
> > all the button batteries and cell phone instruction pamphlets that
get trashed unread).
> > > > >
> > > > > I have a brother who ate so much mercury filled cad we
> > > > > put him outside when we want to know the temperature.
> > > > > Satchi
> > > >
> > > > That was a very quicksilver reply  :~)
> > >
> > > Thanks (blush) but I can't take all the
> > > credit, I owe it to my home town: Love Canal
> > > Satchi
> >
> > Heh. I can truly appreciate that. Though the only famous canal
nearby
> > to my present home is admittedly less, um, 'enhanced' than the
un-Lovely ditch of renown
> > (okay--the Gowanus) I grew up in a charmingly medieval industrial
hamlet of NJ. As
> > children we played on many hills, that hindsight reveals were in
fact slag heaps, and at times amused
> > ourselves with the brilliant blue pebbles strewn copiously there.
Chromium waste.
>
> I spent my childhood in Florida and one of my greatest delights was
> to follow behind the mosquito spray trucks and get soaked with
> what we didn't realize at the time was probably DDT or something
> equally as toxic.  I did this almost daily.  Also during this time
> we were given the coolest necklaces to wear in kindergarten.  It
> wasn't until I was much older that I realized that they were
> DOG TAGS! Made so that if the Cubans did blow us up we'd still be
identifiable.
> Satchi
> Glowing at night does have it's advantages, though.
> http://www.bombhumor.com

Does make it difficult to hide from parental units calling you to come
in, though.
Hmm. Dogtags. Good JFK stared down Khrushchev on the Cubano nukes,
IMHO.
Dogtags wouldn't have survived the fireball. Oh well.

Hmm. DDT trucks. Last year (or was it the year before-- memrory error
(no BSOD, hallelujah)
 in nooyawk city, we had these marvelous helicopters (and they were
even black ones! <eg>)
come overhead low-level at night, going after the Nile encephalitis
skeeters.
If you were ANYWHERE outside, there was no escape-- they came over
with outrigger nozzles,
and lay down an absolute fog!

Alas, nothing was glowing afterwards. (or moving?)
You *have* had a charmed life-- the chromium slag _was_
luminescent, but I am stricken now with envy, for a childhood of true
luminance.

BTW-- I lived for a little while in my teens, in Volusia county.
Grrreat skeeters, horseflies that could
bite through kevlar, scorpions all over the place, AND we even had
coral snakes and rattlers.

Hmmm. Maybe I'm not *totally* envious-- after all, I've had my *bite*
of the Sunshine State <g>.

Nope. I'm envious. I've never glowed from spray trucks.

My pore leetle 'just-world hypothesis'... another casualty of
childhood.

Alas. <g>

M





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