Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

08:11 – I was surprised to read in the paper this morning that North Carolina has legalized the use of firearms suppressors (“silencers”) for hunting and other purposes. I was even more surprised to read that North Carolina is the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

09:38 – I just shipped a core forensic science kit, which includes a bottle of Kastle-Meyer reagent. I add that bottle immediately before sealing the box, because we store KM reagent refrigerated to extend its shelf life. That bottle of … Continue reading

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Monday, 29 July 2013

08:07 – I didn’t realize that this phenomenon had made it to Britain: All part-time Sports Direct staff employed on zero-hours contracts That’s been commonplace here for years, of course. Many US employers, particularly brick-and-mortar retailers and fast-food restaurants, employ … Continue reading

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

08:27 – Although the official rainfall total for yesterday was 1.25 inches, we ended up getting 4.2 inches (10+ cm) at our house. I’ve lost track of how many times this year we’ve gotten a month’s worth of rain in … Continue reading

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Saturday, 27 July 2013

09:14 – We got an order for a biology kit overnight, to be shipped to Australia. That’s the first order we’ve gotten from Australia. Well, the first valid order, anyway. We got an order from Australia a few days ago … Continue reading

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Friday, 26 July 2013

07:31 – Yet more evidence, as if any more was needed, that really smart people sometimes do incredibly stupid things. Dr. Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher, is accused of murdering his wife, neurologist Dr. Autumn Klein, by … Continue reading

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

16:01 – Barbara and I have started watching One Tree Hill, which revolves around two high-school basketball players and their extended families in small-town North Carolina. It’s set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, NC, which is apparently … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

12:48 – When Danny delivered the mail yesterday, I asked him about some of the stuff I mentioned here yesterday. He said that as far as he knew anyone could get delivery to a curbside box, even if there was … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

10:38 – I remember when headline writers used to do their best to sum up the actual news story in a few words. At some point, they turned sleazy and gave up accuracy in favor of sensationalizing mundane news stories. … Continue reading

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Monday, 22 July 2013

10:22 – As usual, I’ll be working on science kits this week. I also hope to be able to devote at least a few hours to several longer-range projects. There’s never enough time. 13:38 – I keep seeing these articles … Continue reading

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