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Subject: Question about necrophilia
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 22:26:12 -0500

Hello :-)

I found your addy on a site after Googling necropholia. I'm wondering just what it is about having sexual relations with a corpse that is appealing to some people

Also, what is "sleepysex"? I never heard mention of it until I did my search.

Take care! Hope to hear from you soon! Wuff!

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Swiss Glacier Condom

Swiss ski resort swaddles glacier to stop melting

ANDERMATT, Switzerland (AFP) -- A Swiss ski resort Tuesday wrapped up an entire glacier to stop it melting and to protect ski runs. The protective layer covers an area of 2,500 square metres (26,910 square feet) of the Gurschen glacier at Andermatt in the centre of the country, Andermatt Gotthard Sportbahnen SA which operates ski lifts said.

The sheet covering the glacier, situated in the canton of Uri, is 3.8 mm (0.15 inch) thick and made of synthetic fibres which protect the snow cover from ultraviolet radiation with the aim of preventing the ice from melting. It will be removed in the autumn and put back next spring.

Over the past 15 years the glacier has receded by about 20 metres from one of its stations, the ski lift company said.

But the WWF environmental group said that "covering up glaciers is not going to solve the problem of global warming." Only climate protection measures such as cutting back greenhouse gases are useful, it said in a statement.

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Lake Michigan Condoms

Milwaukee Making Progress on Stray Condoms

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After spending more than $1.8 million for a temporary system to catch stray condoms slipping through a sewage treatment plant, a Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District spokesman says officials are fairly confident a majority of condoms are now being caught before they can reach Lake Michigan.

Bill Graffin commented Thursday, more than two years after a fisherman reported seeing what he called a slick of thousands of condoms floating in the lake following a heavy rainstorm in April of 2003.

Initially, a single laborer armed with a swimming pool skimmer was posted at the chlorine tanks at the Jones Island treatment plant to capture condoms that survived earlier phases of screening at the plant.

The manual scooping was supplemented during the summers of 2003 and 2004, when MMSD also had the crew of the district's 43-foot research boat fishing for condoms that made it through the plant and into the harbor.

A system of 24 large nets to catch condoms was installed early last year, but officials say they clog with algae and other debris, requiring them to be changed every two or three weeks. But district officials say the net system is meant to be only a short-term fix.

They say "bar screens" with three-quarter-inch spacing which act as a sieve at the front of the plant, where raw sewage enters, will be replaced with screens with quarter-inch spacing, but that $23 million effort is not expected to be completed until 2009.

"If we need to take more steps, we don't know what they would be," Graffin said.

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Tapping the Vein

Or: I, For One, Welcome Our New Vampiric Robot Overlords:

A Japanese research team has developed a fuel cell that runs on blood without using toxic substances, opening the way for use in artificial hearts and other organs.

The biological fuel cell uses glucose, a sugar in blood, with a non-toxic substance used to draw electrons from glucose, said the team led by Matsuhiko Nishizawa, bio-engineering professor at the graduate school of state-run Tohoku University.

"Since the electron mediator is based on Vitamin K3, which exists in human bodies, it excels in safety and could in the future generate power from blood as an implant-type fuel cell," the group said in a statement.

Most other bio-fuel cells under study use a metal complex, spawning concern about harm if used for implants.

The newly developed cell in the size of a tiny coin is able to generate 0.2 milliwatts of electricity, enough to power a device that measures blood sugar level and transmits data elsewhere, the group said. - Sapa-AFP

What they don't mention are the possible weight-loss advantages to this: you could burn calories just by opening a vein into your laptop! In the future, gadget-geeks will look like withered junkies instead of lardasses!

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DNA Lounge: Wherein the phrase "there goes the neighborhood" is brought to mind.

I've been (perhaps unwisely) messing around with the layout of the web site. Let me know if I've broken anything.

Some great (by which I mean "not great") neighborhood news: apparently there are plans afoot to build a new twenty unit apartment building on 11th Street at what is currently the smog-check garage, right across the street from Slim's. We are not pleased. The Slim's folks are even less pleased.

Come see Hungry Lucy and BloodWIRE this Sunday. I haven't seen either of them before, but I like what I've heard on their web sites.