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E-mails from an Asshole
Topic: Recreation 1:33 pm EDT, Jul 10, 2009

This is a collection of e-mails I have sent to people who post classified ads. My goal is to mess with them, confuse them, and/or piss them off. These are the ones that succeeded.

These are hilarious.

E-mails from an Asshole

The Making of an $11 Indian Himalayan Cycling Expedition Medical Kit
Topic: Recreation 10:46 am EDT, Jun  6, 2005

10 x 500mg Vitamin C (to improve taste of iodinated water)
20 x 5mg Valium (to rest on the train/bus to Dharmasala)
10 x 400mg Flagyl (Metronidazole, instestinal amoebic/bacterial infections)
10 x 500mg C-flox (Cipro, ciprofloxacin, intestinal bacterial infections)
20 x 2mg Loperamide (Immodium, for diahrea)
10 x 25mg Promethazine (Phenergan tablets, industrial strength anti-naseau, potentiates opiates)
10 x 0.5mg Dexamethasone (for severe Acute Mountain Sickness/edema)
10 x 10mg Cetrizine (Zyrtec antihistamine)

15g tube Miconazole Nitrate Ointment (Anti-fungal)
20g tube Soframycin ointment (Framycetin, antibiotic)

3 x Packs Oral Rehydration Salts (Why am I so thirsty? Oh...)

5 x Bandaids
1 compression bandage
1 roll medical tape
1 pack cotton bandages

Goan Price: 485 rupees, or about $11 US. Medical supplies in the US are too expensive. I heard the VA gets supplies from India, and its no wonder.

Things I must get in Delhi:

1) Diamox (Preventative treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness)
2) Codiene/Hydrocodone/Oxycodone ("Dude, you broke your leg! Now ride out of this valley to help.")
3) Iodine Tabelts (Water purification)
4) Ibuprofen (Muscle/joint injury/aches)
5) Sterile Alcohol (Prep for item 6)
6) "Sewing kit" (Stitch kit: pop a painkiller, then STOP THE BLEEDING!)

Things I already had:

10 x 500mg Chloroquine (Malaria prophylaxis/treatment)
20 x 500mg Paracetamol (Tylenol, Acetaminophin, fever/pain)

All told it will be less than $13. Even though I knew it would be cheap, I am amazed. Just thought I'd share.

The Making of an $11 Indian Himalayan Cycling Expedition Medical Kit

Aerial Photographs GT - 200203-aerial-HiRes.jpg
Topic: Recreation 2:34 pm EDT, Apr  6, 2005

Linked off the Atlanta Time Machine site was Georgia Tech's Office of Space and Planning, which has Aerial Photos of Tech and the surrounding area back until the 1940s

Aerial Photographs GT - 200203-aerial-HiRes.jpg

Atlanta Time Machine- Photos
Topic: Recreation 2:02 pm EDT, Apr  6, 2005

] The Atlanta Time Machine website is dedicated to
] examining the history of Atlanta, Georgia by comparing
] vintage photographs of Atlanta with much more
] contemporary images shot, more or less, from the same
] perspective of the original photographer.


Atlanta Time Machine- Photos

Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About
Topic: Recreation 12:56 am EDT, May 14, 2004

I'm sure people have seen this before, if not, check it out and watch a few hours of your life go by

Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About

I like Monkeys
Topic: Recreation 11:59 am EDT, Apr 12, 2004

I found this link on Jon Johansen's blog

I like Monkeys

Book Review: Lincoln Child's Utopia
Topic: Recreation 9:01 pm EST, Mar 15, 2004

I just finished Utopia by Lincoln Child. If you don't know who he is, you are missing out. He along with Douglas Preston, has written some of the best Technologic Fiction I've ever read. Some include Relic, Thunderhead, Cabinet of Curiosities, and RipTide. Topics of their books include Incan civilizations, radical anthropology, pirate treasure with booby traps, high atomic number elemental astroids, awesome FBI agents and much more. If you haven't read any of their work, start with Relic and enjoy.

Utopia is about an amusement park for the future, with giant holograms, massive sets and robotic creatures that populate 4 total emersion "worlds" that people visit. It dabbles sucessfully in all kinds of things memestreams would love: hive intellegence, AI, Robotics, hacking, blowing stuff up, lasers, and more. The basis of the story isn't all that new (terrorist/criminals-take-over-something-cool-and-heros-try-to-stop -them) the book is extremely well written. Child gets the Tech more accurate the most writers (The worst I've seen was The Blue Nowhere) while crafting an interesting story. You can get it in paperback at most bookstores

Book Review: Lincoln Child's Utopia

Fruit Killing bolt gun powered by BASIC!
Topic: Recreation 10:12 am EST, Jan 22, 2004

] Anyway, for this we also needed something moving or
] changing very fast, so we decided to build a bolt gun. Of
] course, bolt guns aren't very fun unless you can see, in
] great detail, the object they are hitting explode, so
] these two projects seemed like a match made in nerd
] heaven. With the aforementioned micro-controller, we
] simply had no choice but to build a flash timing
] mechanism to capture images of hot bolt-on-food action.

The tale of what evils can occur when 3 nerds from MIT are bored over winter break. They build a bolt gun power by a BASIC stamp, that takes cool bolt-traveling-through-fruit-at high-velocity photos

Fruit Killing bolt gun powered by BASIC!

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