Saturday, August 26, 2006

New Photos

New photos on the Flickr site.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Hero of the Day: 1069

NEWS.COM -- Someone calling themselves UnknownUser1069 went into child porn trading spaces and dropped a trojan horse program which some people then installed. The guy then went onto their computers and collected all kinds of info about who they were and where on their computers the child porn was located. Then he turned it over to the feds. Not being a U.S. citizen, the feds quietly took the info and used it to build cases against two people so far. Hats off to this guy for helping to make the world safer for children. Hats off to the FBI for making gray areas and loopholes pay off to bring about real justice. (One guy is appealing his conviction. Not claiming he's not a freaking sicko, but claiming the manner in which he was exposed was illegal.) More...

Friday, August 18, 2006

Friday Links

Brake Interlocks To Become Standard
MSNBC.COM -- I didn't realize that you can still buy cars that you can shift out of park without holding down the brake. Every car I've ever driven, including (I think) one made in 1980 had this feature. On Sept. 1 there'll be a website listing all the cars that still don't have this feature. Manufactures will have until 2010 to make it standard on all cars. So 3 years to sit around doing nothing and then a few months to start installing it on cars.

Well, You See...
BABYCENTER.COM -- A great article on how to talk to your kids about sex. Like what you should and shouldn't talk about, and why you should talk about it at all.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Photos

There are new photos on the Flickr site in the July and August folders. Don't forget -- you have to sign-in or all you'll see are photos of zoo animals. (If you don't have permission to see our family photos, please e-mail me for an invite.)

Babbling Babies

MSNBC.COM -- Apparently baby bats babble like baby humans. More...

Monday, August 07, 2006

Ultrasounds Affect Brain Development?

COMCAST.NET -- Laboratory studies in mice found small but noticable differences in brain development of baby mice that had been subjected to ultrasounds compared to those who hadn't. Scientists note that ultrasound use in humans is further from the baby and that humans have ticker skulls than mice. But they still caution not doing any more ultrasounds than are absolutely necessary.

(I lost count of how many times we saw Rachel in ultrasound and we that 4D thing, too. And probably would do it with a next child as well, if for no other reason than to help Rachel understand what was happening. Well, that and our own impatience.)