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Comment Re:Pretty cool (Score 1) 197

There's this option, Forensic Anthropology: http://fac.utk.edu/default.htm...

I looked into this when crafting a living will. I want my body to go to science and have a use. This is one.

What happens to my body after it is donated?

Once we receive a body, we assign an identifying number and we place it at the Anthropology Research Facility (ARF), our outdoor laboratory. The body may be used in a decomposition project or not. Regardless, all of donations go to the ARF and are allowed to decompose naturally. Once the body is skeletonized, we recover the skeletal remains and clean them further. The cleaned bones are accessioned into the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection and are labeled with the identifying number. At this step, the remains are inventoried, measured and other data are collected. Once in the collection, all skeletal remains are utilized by researchers from varying academic and medico-legal institutions.

Comment Re:I guess I'm the only one who likes Thunderbird? (Score 1) 418

I like and use Thunderbird. At work, it lets me clearly separate work from personal email - they are in entirely different clients (work is Outlook). I like that on an SSD I get very satisfactory and fast search results on a mail store that goes back nearly two decades - and Google hasn't indexed me with that knowledge. And my client's speed and snappiness aren't compromised by how many tabs I have open. Sometimes I use a laptop that is offline. Oh look! My mail is still accessible! And should I want to have a local archival backup, I can (and do). There's much to like.

Comment Re:Who cares about the kid? (Score 1) 621

Were you replying to me? I'm confused by your assertions, but I'll remake mine in hopes that things will be a bit more clear. The police and school CANNOT release the records to THE PUBLIC. That's you and I. I am implying that the President of the United States, who has direct access to information from all kinds of law enforcement officials, may have some knowledge of the records or is advised by someone who has authority to review them. I could be wrong, but it certainly seems plausible. Assuming he has some level of access to them, would he assert something contradictory to them? That seems unlikely. That is all I intended to say.

Comment Re:Who cares about the kid? (Score 1) 621

That sounds wonderfully plausible, except for one thing: the police and school don't have to release the records to the public. But law enforcement certainly can see them. I wonder if the President knows anyone in law enforcement to ask before critiquing the school or police without all the facts?

Comment Re:Kinesis (Score 2) 452

I have a 6 year old Kinesis Freestyle (original) that I love. It is the best keyboard I've ever owned, and I've tried many. I have a nice-ish Microsoft ergo style thing at home, but the keys are just yuck compared to the Kinesis. I do technical support, so I type quite a lot and don't need a numeric keypad. Other keyboards made my hands hurt. This one has not. It's logged several hours of WolfET. I like it's smaller footprint. It also fits on my keyboard tray leaving me room for a nice old Logitech G5 on a Razer eXactMat to my right, and a Clearly Superior Technologies trackball to my left (all on my up-n-down GeekDesk - I have name-dropped enough ergonomic brands, yet? I mention them all as someone who has battled the ergo demon for many years and this setup has helped recover my hands and back). I tried the Alphagrips iGrip once - I can't recommend it.

Comment Re:Fuck Bennett ... (Score 0) 190

For the young or humor-impaired, the string of epithets simply reminded me of a great Kevin Kline scene in a super funny movie, A Fish Called Wanda.

Otto: You pompous, stuck-up, snot-nosed, English, giant-twerp, scumbag, fuck-face, dickhead asshole!

Archie: How very interesting. You're a true vulgarian, aren't you?

Otto: You're the vulgarian, you fuck!

"Bennett" irks me just as much as the next guy, but this was a late-80's joke set-up, not a troll. It's a good movie. You should see it.

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