Sunday, May 25, 2008

Where To Start?

The Beer: The Pale Ale is still fermenting. The three pounds (about 1.5 kilos) of honey may be responsible for the long fermentation. Honey breaks down much more slowly than other fermentable sugars.

The Bicycle: A lovely 30 mile ride through the country west of town, looping over to the Lake where it was, of course, 10 degrees (F) cooler.

The VRWC: Apparently, there are some people in Santa Fe who want Wi-Fi banned because they're "allergic".,2933,358001,00.html

I googled this Arthur Firstenberg and an individual with the same name (with a "u", not an"i") is an anti-cell-phone-you'll-get-brain-cancer-all-radiation-is-bad-blah-blah-blah. I'm left wondering if it's the same guy. I suppose if the guy has a pacemaker and the signal is sufficiently strong, it could be a problem. I have my doubts.

Another, more interesting article:,2933,358029,00.html seems more legit. As a submarine veteran, I am aware that the full story of both the Thresher and Scorpion are subject to much speculation. If this helped lay any of that to rest and found the Titanic, I think it is totally worth it.

The hits keep coming:

I disagree with the esteemed Mr. Buffet in some respects here. Yes, banks were stupid, but there was significant pressure from government and activists to loosen up credit so "everyone can share in the American Dream". Note also, he states that the economic downturn shouldn't last long in this article, but just a few days ago, in an interview with Der Spiegel, he said he expected a "long, deep recession". OK. Which is it? Is he changing his opinion? Or is someone not getting the correct facts into print?

So much crap, so little time.

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