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Friday, September 23, 2005

Virtual Bubblewrap - Pop Now! Pop bubble wrap online - since 1996

as the kids say... damn straight!

Thursday, September 22, 2005


My pirate name is:

Red Tom Cash

Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine. Arr!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Hydrogen enrichment for Gas engines?

Hot damn! Way cool and more creditable than I would have believed!
yeah the article is blatantly not going to be available for much longer... like 7 days or something

Friday, September 16, 2005

well that IS intriguing

Monday, September 12, 2005

Google Maps Mania

Google Maps Mania is a site with lots of neat uses for the google maps api that I should check out sometime when I have lots of time

Friday, September 09, 2005

so that was really weird

Damn... Just read the article partway down the page here about hullabaloo being over... brought up far more intense sadness than I might have expected...

Edit: Here's the direct link to the toronto star article


Started watching it last night and was really enjoying it. I have actually seen the first few episodes before back in 1997-98 or so... and since the DVD says that the english translation is c1999 it makes me think I might have seen a fansub...

Anyway the point of this, beyond just a random snapshop of my evening, is that the dub translation might actually be better than the sub... and unlike many other shows that have good dub translation... I can actually tolerate (and ocasionally even enjoy) the voice acting! whoa!

I should probably explain that I generally watch dvd's with the subs+japanese language track but I'll often switch to the english dub if I'm doing something that might prevent me from looking at the TV (such as eating)... and in this case I left the subtitles on when I did so... or wait no I didn't but I didn't go back to japanese right away and wasn't able to understand/hear the word "land" in the second episode when the first robot is launching... so I turned to subs back on... and kinda left them for a while...

Too much detail I know :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The federal government has recognized since 1999 that the possession and use of marihuana for medical purposes by individuals who can demonstrate medical need should not be a crime under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. In June 1999, the government began to issue ministerial permits allowing individuals to possess and cultivate marihuana for medicinal purposes. In July 2000, this court held in R. v. Parker that a scheme that depended entirely on how the Minister of Health chose to exercise his or her discretion was unconstitutional. The court gave the government one year to fix the constitutional defect.
[2] This case is not about the social or recreational use of marihuana, but is about those with the medical need to use marihuana to treat symptoms of serious medical conditions. We have concluded that for those people the MMAR as drafted by the Government do not create a constitutionally acceptable medical exemption. Our reasons for so concluding differ somewhat from those of Lederman J. So does the remedy we would impose, namely to declare invalid only five specific sections of the MMAR. This renders constitutional the medical exemption as described in the remaining provisions of the MMAR, thereby rendering the possession prohibition in s. 4 of the CDSA constitutional: R. v. Parker, supra. The interests of justice are best served by removing any uncertainty as to the constitutionality of the possession prohibition while at the same time providing for a constitutionally acceptable medical exemption.

The page from which the first paragraph came is particularly clear and free of legalese... but basically net result is, status quo for recreational possesion, licenced/prescription basis for medical use, and those who are licenced to produce for those with medical need may do so for more than one person in shared facilities and be compensated for their efforts.

Unfortunatly that seems to mean that most of what I have been spouting about the Cretien and Martinn Governments needing to make some kind of law to plug the hole in the criminal code opened by medical possesion laws, is wrong. Of course the further implication is that they have alot more balls raising this issue of de criminalization in that there seems to be perfectly functioning law in place.

And if that didn't make your head spin...

Friday, September 02, 2005

kick in the pants


just bah!


I never really know why.. but 9 times out of 10 when I try to think of a random word I just end up with fishing

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