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Friday, August 06, 2004

Friday August 6, 2004. Better today -- able to cook with complicated ingredients such as water and teabags. The OXO teakettle (designed for easy use by people who, for example, have arthritic hands) helped.

I'm still not used to this teakettle's "whistle". It's at a lower pitch than most, and sounds more like a siren.

I also fried some chicken livers and warmed up some corn tortillas.
Writing: daily exercise -- Done, posted here.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" -- Added a note, changed some wording.

"History Line" -- Added a note.

"They Might Be Windmills" -- Revised the backstory notes. The narrator's parents put him in suspended animation till there was a cure for his life-threatening medical condition. When the cure was available, they didn't bother to revive him. (This makes them nicer people than before the revision.)

"Port Useless" --
Decluttering: Put more stuff in better containers. Sorted. Took out trash.

Thanks to http://www.livejournal.com/users/sclerotic_rings for this:
Published online: 03 August 2004; | doi:10.1038/news040802-8
Could astronauts sleep their way to the stars?
Jim Giles
The state of suspended animation that astronauts enter during long-haul space flights is a staple of science-fiction movies. But now the European Space Agency (ESA) wants to turn it into reality.

Agency staff are planning future research into the possibility of inducing a hibernation-like state in humans. "We are not sure whether it is possible," says Marco Biggiogera, an expert on hibernation mechanisms at the University of Pavia, Italy, who is advising ESA. "But it's not crazy."....
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