with Michael Totten. Good treatment if your heart rate is too low.
“Is he the kind of guy who might shoot at us during a raid?” I said to Captain Clint Rusch in the Tactical Operations Center.
“Oh yeah,” he said. “He’s definitely the kind of guy who will shoot at us. He’s a really bad dude.” There was even a chance he was wearing suicide vest.
First DARPA gives us the internet. Now it may give us an unlimited blood supply.
The DARPA award gives Arteriocyte three years to scale up to a self-contained system that could turn out 100 units of universal blood (which could be transfused into people with any blood type) a week for eight weeks. The system can measure no more than 47 cu ft and must stand up to the rigors of frontline military deployment. DARPA then wants to submit the system to the FDA for approval. In the end, if the system works, soldiers and civilian patients could have all the blood they need available on tap.
It could be the agency with the most productive use of tax dollars on research ever.
Lisp would be Zen Buddhism.
A couple of other favorites:
Perl would be Voodoo – An incomprehensible series of arcane incantations that involve the blood of goats and permanently corrupt your soul. Often used when your boss requires you to do an urgent task at 21:00 on friday night.
APL would be Scientology – There are many people who claim to follow it, but you’ve always suspected that it’s a huge and elaborate prank that got out of control.
A greenie discovers that nuclear power makes sense, and then discovers that the enviro-nuts are intolerant of heresy.
Gee, ya think?
Curiosity whetted, I searched the scientific literature for evidence to support the other great green charge levelled at nuclear power: it kills its neighbours. I sifted through piles of rigorous epidemiological studies from all over the world, searching for proof that people who live near nuclear sites are more prone to cancer and leukaemia. None of the reputable journals turned up a link.
These are just two examples of eco-myths: there are many more. If only we were allowed to discuss them without being flayed for heresy.
Yes! It’s the Pelosi GTXi/SSR/T from Congressional Motors!
(Compliments of the morning show on KSFO.)
Officer Vic should have given credit. And I knew it rang a bell.