Epigenetics way more interesting than genetics

Your environment has an effect on your genes. It’s been proven by medical studies treating cancer patients with drugs that remove the methylating groups from their genes. This is without a doubt the truest benefit from having sorted out the genetic code. First we learned the code, now we understand the operating system the runs […]

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum Originally uploaded by Stéfan. Next time in Japan, I’m taking a swing by the Tokyo train station and walking a few blocks over to the Forum. I’ve seen so many pictures I feel like it would be pretty cool to see it in person as well.

Would notebook’s clues have headed off 9-11?

WASHINGTON — Two numbers scrawled in a notebook that belonged to terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui could have given the FBI a chance to identify several of the Sept. 11 hijackers before they struck six years ago, according to officials who are familiar with the bureau’s massive investigation of the attacks. read more | digg story

Sell, sell, sell

A cautionary tale by your friend the Wing Commander. Let’s say you knew somebody that had a business, something they started themselves. They put their whole lives into it so they could escape the corporate rat race. Then as is the case with most people, you lose interest, it becomes a job and you want […]

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Just Look at all the pictures of the Tower I thought I might be one of the first, but in the age of the Interwebs, it appears I may be one of the last or middle to take pictures of the Nakagin Capsule Tower and post it on Flickr. There are no less than 113 […]

Growing grass is not like watching paint dry

I’ve been hand cultivating the big area in front of where our bathroom addition was made last fall. Construction ended in October, much too late to get a good start on growing the grass. So I decided this Spring would be better. But rain made that an impossibility, rain and snow. We had snow on […]

I, Cringely – Is IBM about to layoff 100,000

IBM about to layoff 100,000 US employees? This is big news, and is currently being soft pedaled by the powers that be. I guess the recent stock market run has emboldened the IBM management to cash out while the getting is good. Great show of backbone there, while the run up is going on. Shows […]