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Journal Journal: smart bandages detect bacteria on contact

another pending rejection:
M.I.T.'s Technology Review is carrying a story on smart bandages. The bandage, applied directly to a wound, changes color when bacteria are identified, with the color indicating the type of bacteria present -- red for e coli, for example. The technology is poised to make its way to places other than triage and emergency rooms and first aid kits, though: 'The same technology could be applied to meat wrappers and other food packaging, which would show a warning color upon detection of food-borne bacteria. Such sensors could also be affixed to drinking glasses that would check for water purity or indications of biowarfare. Bandages aren't just for skinned knees anymore.'
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Journal Journal: wtf??

i was watching a story, headlined: MS to release its own DVD format, and waiting for the commetn functions to be enabled when the thing disappeared. the whole freakin story.

the link was to the Inquirer story of a few hours ago. Perhaps the article got pulled since it was mentioned this time last year as where MS was putting its efforts. but c/mon, i had a cool comment picked out and everything.

it was a real 1984 moment.

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Journal Journal: another pending rejection

i submitted a story on jessamyn's technically legal signs for libraries. i really enjoyed her twist on it being illegal to tell patrons when the FBI snoops into patron records (the signs only tell you they haven't been there). bully for jessamyn and all librarians (in any profession) for helping resist the Patriot Act.
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Journal Journal: movies

off to see the two towers this afternoon with my geek friends. and yes, the good news is that i have cable modem in the new place: what it would take to get me to downgrade is beyond my imagining.
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Journal Journal: feeling dumb

okay. where do i find the "make someone a friend" link? update: i copied the link from someone's comment: and put in the correct user id. i found the correct user id by going to the frend's journals link under my journal and searching for the nickname of a friend. so, while it's sort of cheating and is a bit roundabout, it works.

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.