NewsDog
submit an article | search | rss feed | comments feed
register | feedback | about
User Page for ccho

Recent Articles
Pregnant woman uses train toilet, baby slips out
Posted by: ccho 6:56am, Friday, 29 February 2008
A newborn baby girl survived an ignoble birth after slipping down the toilet bowl of a moving Indian train onto the tracks when a pregnant woman unexpectedly gave birth while relieving herself on Tuesday.
ccho says: How does this happen?
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN2857281320080228
'I did it for my wife' – Joyce Hatto exclusive, William Barrington-Coupe confesses
Posted by: ccho 12:11pm, Thursday, 5 April 2007
It was Gramophone that first revealed how several of the recordings released by Barrington-Coupe under his late wife’s name were identical to other recordings by a range of pianists on different labels. A media storm ensued, with most of the world’s major media outlets reporting the scandal. Amidst it all, Barrington-Coupe denied all allegations of wrongdoing and insisted that he was present at all major sessions, and that the discs were all his wife’s work.
ccho says:
This is over a month old, but I had not seen the confession part until today.

First mention of confirmed discovery:
http://www.gramophone.co.uk/newsMainTemplate.asp?storyID=2759&newssectionID=1
Wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Hatto

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/newsMainTemplate.asp?storyID=2765&newssectionID=1
For Girls, It’s Be Yourself, and Be Perfect, Too
Posted by: ccho 11:01am, Monday, 2 April 2007
You still have to be pretty, thin and, as one of Esther’s classmates, Kat Jiang, a go-to stage manager for student theater who has a perfect 2400 score on her SATs, wrote in an e-mail message, “It’s out of style to admit it, but it is more important to be hot than smart.”

“Effortlessly hot,” Kat added.

ccho says: Posted because I liked the quote. Reminds me a little of Paul Graham's essay on Why Nerds are Unpopular.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/01/education/01girls.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5087%0A&em&en=8...
Checkmate for Indian chess player after phone ploy
Posted by: ccho 10:47am, Wednesday, 27 December 2006
An Indian chess player has been banned for 10 years for cheating after he was caught using his mobile phone's wireless device to win games, chess officials said on Wednesday.
ccho says: Title and Abstract are from a Reuter's article http://news.com.com/Checkmate+for+Indian+chess+player+after+phone+ploy/2100-1043_3-6145993.html?tag=nefd.top

Pretty interesting what can be accomplished (though not admirably) by wireless and miniaturization technology. The bluetooth device must have been modified too since the typical range (spec requirement) is only 30ft.

http://www.hindu.com/2006/12/06/stories/2006120612002200.htm
Why you should avoid food made in China
Posted by: ccho 11:37am, Thursday, 27 July 2006
Recent reports of problem foods in Mainland China have raised global concerns about the safety of Chinese food products. Drawing on reliable data extracted from Chinese newspapers, magazines and the Internet, this report, the second in the series, takes a closer look at the hair-made soy sauce, a common kitchen-accessory for marinating and seasoning foods. It seeks to inform the scientific and medical communities regarding the potential short- and long-term epidemic consequences of consuming such soy sauce.
Because the human hair was gathered from salon, barbershop and hospitals around the country, it was unhygienic and mixed with condom, used hospital cottons, used menstrual cycle pad, used syringe, etc (figure 1).
ccho says: Found this on boingboing... disgusting!
http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijto/vol2n1/soy.xml


Recent Comments
(no subject)
Posted by: ccho 6:50am, Friday, 29 January 2010
Other than the obvious, what I took from this article: bad things happen to those that play viola.
(no subject)
Posted by: ccho 10:57am, Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Well there goes my plan to collect ketchup, salt, and pepper packets and sell them for millions.
(no subject)
Posted by: ccho 2:02pm, Monday, 13 April 2009
I thought a recent episode of South Park offered a pretty good very high-level summary of the aforementioned derivatives ;)
(no subject)
Posted by: ccho 6:41am, Monday, 29 December 2008
Darn, I should have held out to work at a bank after I came back to the US because then I could have lived for years (in NYC) off a couple years of salary and bonuses!
CBS interview
Posted by: ccho 4:01pm, Thursday, 25 September 2008
Oh boy. I think Schwarzenegger would've been a better running mate, he's a better speaker.