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Saturday, May 5, 2012


Gizmodo has video, links and comments.  Also, May the 4th be with you: yesterday was Star Wars Day.

I like this bit of trivia from the Wikipedia article above - In a 2005 interview on German news TV channel N24, Star Wars creator George Lucas was asked to say the famous sentence "May the Force be with you." The interpreter simultaneously interpreted the sentence into German as Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen ("We shall be with you on May 4").

Iran Mine Threat Scares Navy

Decades-old neglect of mine warfare comes home to roost.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Surgical treatment for prostate cancer is ineffective?

The world's biggest randomised trial of prostate cancer has found that the standard surgical treatment for the disease is ineffective.

The results of the Prostate Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT), led by Timothy Wilt and started in 1994 with 731 men, showed that those who underwent the operation had less than a three per cent survival benefit compared with those who had no treatment, after being followed up for 12 years. The difference was not statistically significant and could have arisen by chance.


'Statistics on prostate cancer' graphic

Mark Steyn: Cuisines from My Stepfather

It’s not just that Obama ate the dog, but that he’s screwing the pooch.