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Saturday, May 10, 2003
A team from the University of Delaware has unveiled exciting new technology with a wide variety of applications. Their terahertz nanotechnology emitter is a breakthough in a number of fields.
Delaware is the target of an ad campaign aiming at stopping an increase in taxes for tobacco products. The claim being made is that any additional taxes on cigarettes will result in an increase in crime.
the great seal
"Novus Ordo Seclorum" is the phrase that comes under the pyramid on the American seal. The best explanation I've seen of what that means comes from an Armistice Day Address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Just exactly what is a "New order for the ages?"
Above the pyramid comes another phrase: "Annuit Coeptus" which translates to Providence Has Favored Our Undertakings.
Tuesday, May 06, 2003
I enjoyed an article which I came across that addresses some of the problems of recidivism, and high incarceration rates, while looking at New York's Parole system with an intelligent and critical eye. There are some good suggestions throughout. The article is How to Straighten Out Ex-Cons.
licensing your dog
If Delaware has approximately the same "per capita" dog ownership as the rest of the United States, then it may be possible that only one-in-eight dogs in the State are properly licensed. Not very many.
Sunday, May 04, 2003
Defendant's Doozie of the Week
"If the police had arrested me right away like they should have, I wouldn't have had time to commit the other offenses! ... So they should be dismissed"