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Comment: Re:Or even shorter ... (Score 1) 700 700

by rogo78 (#41636945) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Books Have Had a Significant Impact On Your Life?

Just don't make the mistake of believing that Zen in the Art of Archery actually represents how kyudo is actually taught:

Herrigel is a bundle of contradictions. At the very least he started the "Zen in..." and "Zen and..." memes.

Comment: Re:Public (Score 1) 321 321

by rogo78 (#39517723) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Store Umbilical Cord Blood — and If So, Where?

A friend of ours with leukemia made a plea to donate cord blood to help others in her situation. We looked into it and found that there were no donation companies in our state. However, one company would ship us a collection kit to FedEx back to them. Because it would be shipped, if we delivered certain times of the week then they wouldn't be able to accept the sample.

The doctor was great about collecting the cord blood, especially at 4:30 in the morning. The thing we didn't know was that the hospital staff wouldn't take responsibility for putting the blood together for the kit--they didn't want to accept the liability. That responsibility fell to me... after 18 hours of labor, even though I wasn't the one delivering it was still difficult.

We did get a thank-you form letter from the company. Hope it helped someone out.


Monkeys Exhibit the Same Economic Irrationality As Us 254 254

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-wanna-spend-like-you-oo-oo dept.
grrlscientist writes "Laurie Santos is trying to find the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primates make decisions. This video documents a clever series of experiments in 'monkeynomics' and shows that some of the stupid decisions we make are made by our primate relatives too."

Israel's Supreme Court Says Yes To Internet Anonymity 198 198

Posted by timothy
from the but-probably-in-hebrew dept.
jonklinger writes "The Israeli Supreme Court ruled this week that there is no civil procedure to reveal the identity of users behind an IP address, and that until such procedure shall be legislated, all internet postings, even tortious, may remain anonymous. The 69-page decision acknowledges the right to privacy and makes internet anonymity de facto a constitutional right in Israel. Justice Rivlin noted that revealing a person behind an IP address is 'an attempt to harness, prior to a legal proceeding, the justice system and a third party in order to conduct an inquiry which will lead to the revealing of a person committing a tort so that a civil suit could be filed against him.'"

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