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Friday, October 31, 2003

Thursday October 30, 2003. To the Office Max near Lake and Nicollet, where I made copies of my First Draft zine. Then to the Lake Street post office to mail them off.

A few months ago, I would've gone to Kinko's and had them make the copies. But (unless the one in Uptown is a aberration) Kinko's figures they can save money by having fewer people behind the counter. This means it takes much longer to get something copied. And the last time I went to Kinko's, they got my order wrong.

Seen on the side of a car: -"If anyone says they hate war more than I do, they better have a knife."-
From http://eurekalert.org:
Public Release: 30-Oct-2003
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Beyond biology: Simple system yields custom-designed proteins
Michael Hecht, a Princeton professor of chemistry, has invented a technique for making protein molecules from scratch, a long-sought advance that will allow scientists to design the most basic building blocks of all living things with a variety of shapes and compositions far greater than those available in nature.
National Institutes of Health

Public Release: 30-Oct-2003
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B
Pack rat middens give unique view on evolution and climate change in past million years
Pack rat middens in Colorado's Porcupine Cave contain a 400,000-year record of vole populations going back a million years, providing UC Berkeley paleontologists with an unprecedented picture of how climate change affects mammal evolution.
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 30-Oct-2003
Scientists find evolution of life
A trio of scientists including a researcher from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has found that humans may owe the relatively mild climate in which their ancestors evolved to tiny marine organisms with shells and skeletons made out of calcium carbonate.
From the Australian edition of Google News:

'Nigerian fraudster' syndicate smashed
NEWS.com.au - 8 hours ago
IT starts with a request for $2000 and the promise of untold wealth, but for many gullible victims it ends with the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Nigerian email fraud ring busted iT News
NSW police arrest Nigerian scam e-mail suspect ZDNet.com.au
Dubbo Daily Liberal - Melbourne Herald Sun - The Age - Australian IT - and 27 related

[The headlines are misleading; this didn't involve the Nigerian Letter. Some prospects were notified that they'd won large lottery prizes; others that they'd inherited large amounts of money. Of course, there were fees which the lucky ones had to pay.]

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