Wednesday, March 03, 2004

double force field traffic eleminator abandoned

after several field tests the force field developing ionizer is being abandoned.  In preliminary tests it was observed that the vehicle became “wedged” in overpasses, tunnels, or narow mountainous terain, requiring the disabling of the force fields for the vehicle to become mobile once again.

the next design is combination of electricaly charged battering ram attatched to a sweept back snow plaow type fron bumper/guard that will resmeble a “V” and appear to be very much like a trains fron cattle guard.  I’ll keep you posted

Posted by bbeard on 03/03 at 02:11 PM
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What?… Smoking has medical benifits?!!

Smoking effect on psychiatric disorders revealed

While smoking cessation programs may not prevent the onset of mood disorders, they could help to avert panic disorder and agoraphobia, study findings indicate.

Recent research has demonstrated that smokers are at an increased risk of psychiatric disorders. The specific disorders involved, and the impact of intensity and recency of smoking, however, remain unclear.

Naomi Breslau (Michigan State University, Missourri, USA) and colleagues therefore estimated the effects of daily smoking on a variety of psychiatric disorders using data from the National Comorbidity Survey.

The Smoking Supplement was administered to 4414 individuals aged between 15 and 45 years, and the Composite International Diagnostic Interview was used to measure psychiatric disorders.

The results, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, showed that daily smoking predicted the onset of mood disorders, but there was no difference between people who currently smoked and past smokers, or with regard to smoking intensity.

In the case of panic disorder and agoraphobia, current but not past smoking predicted the subsequent onset of the disorders, with the risk decreasing as the length of time since quitting increased.

Current daily smoking but not past smoking also predicted the onset of substance use disorders, but there was no evidence to suggest that the risk was affected by smoking intensity or time since quitting.

Interestingly, the team found that, while the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder was unaffected by current smoking, past smokers were significantly less likely to develop the disorder than people who had never smoked.

“The data suggest the possibility that smoking cessation programmes… might reduce societal burden due to severe anxiety disorders,” says the team.

They add that smoking may also serve as a potential marker for targeting interventions to prevent alcohol and drug use disorders. 

Posted by bbeard on 03/03 at 01:52 PM
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first moch design

I like the first design the best.  Sometimes I am a simple man.  This design seems to best conform to the “Less is more” philosophy.

Posted by SPN on 03/03 at 10:35 AM
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