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Guinness good for you – official (from BBC News):
A pint of the black stuff a day may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks.
They found that those given the Guinness had reduced clotting activity in their blood, but not those given lager.
For once, good news about something many people enjoy.
Though this article from Linux Journal pretty much rehashes “A Technical Summary of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Web sites“, it’s worth checking out for this tidbit:
As of this writing, November 5, 2003, the RNC has an uptime of 4.26 days (maximum of 39.04) and a 90-day moving average of 16.91. The DNC has an uptime of 445.02 days (also the maximum) and a 90-day moving average of 395.38 days.
Draw your own conclusions
As if web polls aren’t bogus in general, there’s this poll on
Dr. Evil’s Bill Frist‘s
It seems Dr. Frist thinks nothing about rigging a poll to give him the desired results no matter how the vote goes.
DOE will subject all 4,500 employees with top-secret clearance to polygraph tests (WN 5 Sep 03). How likely is it that a polygraph test will uncover a spy, assuming there is one? In 1984, with the Green River body count at 46, Gary Ridgway, who has since confessed to 48 murders, was cleared after denying he knew the most recent victim. Actually, he didn’t know any of his victims. He passed a polygraph test. If the sheriff’s office had used a coin toss instead of a polygraph (WN 18 Apr 03), it’s even odds they would have wrapped up the Green River murders 19 years ago.
See also: Polygraph Testing Less than Worthless
… enables developers to easily migrate COBOL applications to Windows and the .Net Framework …
Finally we have a technology that gives us the stability of Microsoft combined with the elegance of COBOL.