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Charlie Gard is an eleven-month old baby in England. He has a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. According to press accounts, Charlie is terminally ill at this point. His parents have raised more than $1 million to try an experimental treatment to help him, but hospital officials—backed by British and European […]

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A while back I pre-ordered a Kindle Fire from Amazon, and now it's about to be released. Amazon says it should be shipping in 2-3 days. I'm very interested to see it. I've used Kindles for a long time–ever since the Kindle 2 added text-to-speech functionality (the absence of which kept me from buying the […]

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No really! (This may not end well.) GET THE STORY. And the manufacturer's name really is "Cyberdyne."

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Longtime readers of the blog know that I have interests in technology and economics and in how the former is impacting the latter. One of the ways it is doing so is changing the world of entertainment. In times past, as it has been said, freedom of the press belonged to those who owned a press–presses […]

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Here's an interesting little home-made device. Mind you, it's nowhere near as cool as a gasoline-powered alarm clock, but it'll do nicely. An English man made it with a camera he got off eBay, a weather balloon, a GPS tracker, some fiberglass insulation, and–yes–duct tape. ABC News reports: He buys weather balloons from a supplier […]

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3-D Tooth Tech

by Jimmy Akin

in Technology

Recently I was having some dental work done (some crowns put on), and I was very intrigued by the technology that they were using–so intrigued that I decided to make a mini-documentary about the process. Basically, they were using desktop manufacturing (not quite 3-D printing, but something close) to make me a new crown on […]

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Hey, Tim Jones here again. This is from my blog Old World Swine; I link THIS STORY (Reuters) – about the removal of Christmas trees due to the risk of fire – only because it reminded me of an incident that took place when I was a newly minted Catholic and Parish Council member. During […]

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Amazon.com has just launched its new mp3 download service, which offers DRM-free music for download. EXCERPTS: Web retailer Amazon.com Inc. launched its much-anticipated digital music store Tuesday with nearly 2.3 million songs, none of them protected against copying. The store, Amazon MP3, lets shoppers buy and download individual songs or entire albums. The tracks can […]

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NBC to begin free downloads of programs. GET THE STORY. As you’d expect for this kind of thing, there are commercials that can’t be easily skipped and (somewhat less expectedly) the files expire after a week. Nevertheless, the industry continues to experiment with online delivery. Paid, non-commercial, non-expiring is where it’s at as far as […]

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So how cool is this? Saturday night I’m on my way to square dancing, but I’m going to a place I don’t normally go, and I’m having trouble finding it. Turns out I want to be at the United Methodist church hall in La Mesa, but I’m headed toward the United Methodist church in Lemon […]

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