Medical tips learned from ER patients

How can you even argue with these?  Read and learn how to live a better life.  Some of the more important ones are:

  • If you’re on the street corner selling coke and you see the cops coming to bust you don’t eat all your coke.
  • Never, ever leave flashlights, shampoo bottles, beer bottles or any long, circular object on the floor because someday you will fall on it and it will somehow, work its way up your rectum.
  • No matter how annoyed you are at being incarcerated dont slash open your scrotum and shove razor blades up your urethra.

[tags]Medical advice, How to live[/tags]

The NVIDIA advertising fiasco – link dump

It’s all over the web. I don’t even care about it, but lots of people do. NVIDIA has paid an advertising firm to pay people to go in to techie forums and praise NVIDIA products. Big deal? Well, some people are bothered by the fact that these praises are coming from people paid to do so who are not advertising their relationship with the graphics card manufacturer in their post.

Rather than write a lot about it, here’s a link dump of some of the sites covering the incident.

The Consumerist

Dubious Quality Pt. 1

Dubious Quality Pt. 2


Penny Arcade

Hard OCP
I think Bill’s write-ups at Dubious Quality are very well done.

[tags]NVidia, AEG, marketing[/tags]

Help make the world wireless

OK, you really need to know enough about your computers and security to protect yourself, but the FON project is trying to make wireless internet access available pretty much everywhere.  If you are one of the first 3000 to sign up, you can get a Linksys WRT54GL router, flashed with the FON firmware upgrade, for $25 plus shipping.  I’m already signed up, and have received confirmation that I’m in the 3000.

[tags]FON, WRT54GL, WRT54G, Wireless, Free internet[/tags]

Nintendo DS wifi details

This is realllllllly techie, and probably not of interest to either of my regular readers.  However, just in case someone out there was wondering this morning “How, exactly, can I learn more about the wireless capabilities of my Nintendo DS?” I post this link.  Read at more of the details behind the wireless functions on your DS.

[tags]Nintendo DS, Nintendo, DS, wifi, wireless[/tags]

Drugs are good, OK?

In a twist on conventional wisdom, there appears to be some benefit from a marijuana-like drug, which can in fact spur new brain growth.  That sounds much better than the normally believed killing of brain cells now, doesn’t it?

In the stoner stereotype, pot smokers and dying brain cells go hand in hand. However, new research suggests the situation may be more uplifting than that. A drug that functions as concentrated marijuana does may spur neurogenesis, the process by which the brain gives birth to new nerve cells.

[tags]Science news, marijuana, drugs, brain cell growth[/tags]