Tuesday, November 15, 2005

We've moved...

We're all grown up now, so we've moved out of the parents' house and into our own bachelor pad.
You can now reach us at http://www.bass-foo.com. I've managed to move over all of the old posts, with nifty category searches. The side-bar content is still being moved over.
As for this site, I'll leave it up until I'm completely migrated over before setting up an automatic redirection. I'll also be moving the feedburner feed to the new site, so if you're subscribed to the feedburner feed, you don't have to do anything.
So, welcome to my new site!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Picture-phone eliminates the need for dialing

This is a great design, though I don't know if it'll make it to market.
A special peripheral is attached to the telephone that has pictures of people to call. You simply touch a picture, and that person's number is dialed automatically.
This would be great for senior citizens, or anyone who may not be able to operate the speed-dial on their phones.

Picture-phone eliminates the need for dialing - Engadget - www.engadget.com

The Amfibidiver: It goes on land, water, and under water

Best vehicle ever!
It drives on land, then you can drive onto the water and it becomes a speed boat. Wanna SCUBA? It closes up and becomes a submarine. Since it has it's own air supply and space for cargo, you can use it as a diving base underwater.
I think we've achieved SEALAB status!

The Amfibidiver: the driving, racing, diving SUV of your (wet) dreams - Engadget

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Social Conservatives against vaccine for cervical cancer

This is unbelievable! A new vaccine was developed against cervical cancer appears to be almost 100% effictive. It also protects against a sexually transmitted virus, so social conservatives are trying to prevent teenage girls from getting the vaccine because "immunizing teen-agers could encourage sexual activity." The argument is that if teens feel safer after being vaccinated, it "may lead to more sexual behavior because they feel safe."
What we have here is a an actual cure for cancer, which should be given to as many people as possible, but is being hampered by conservatives trying to control our behavior.
Alan Kaye, executive director of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, makes a good point: "Just because you wear a seat belt doesn't mean you're seeking out an accident."

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