Russians create artificial human brain
satchi at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 17 21:28:55 EST 2001
> > > > > > > > > > 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 innfact 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.
> > Glowing at night does have it's advantages, though.
> 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,
> 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
> 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
> 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
Well, since I'm on a roll here I'll just add insult to injury:
I lived in CAMDEN New Jersey which is pretty toxic and I lived
above a radio station (WKDN) which probably did something bad
like give me vinyl chip poisoning.
North Carolina has the honor of having almost every poisonous
snake indigenous to the Eastern United States and I've had run
ins with most of them. Coming from New England I didn't have a
fear of poisonous snakes and shortly after moving down here I
happened to see a rather innocuous looking little snake in
someone's back yard. I bent over to pick it up, thinking it was
a garter snake and thankfully someone stopped me and asked why
anyone in their right mind would attempt to pick up a copperhead.
I told him I was a fundamentalist and so he just backed away and
I didn't look quite as stupid as I felt.
Gosh, and I haven't even begun to
talk about my experiences in 'Nam.
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