Thursday, December 18, 2003
Asian Disease Problem
: "Imagine that the US is preparing for the outbreak of an unusual Asian disease, which is expected to kill 600 people. Two alternative programs to combat the disease have been proposed. Assume that the exact scientific estimates of the consequences of the programs are as follows.
Program A: If Program A is adopted, 200 people will be saved [72%].
Program B: If Program B is adopted, there is 1/3 probability that 600 people will be saved, and 2/3 probability that no people will be saved [28%].
Which of the two programs would you favor?"
Wednesday, December 03, 2003
: " The only thing the doctors can do in order to keep me alive while I am waiting for a kidney is put me on dialysis. This is a very painful and physically draining ordeal. I have to do it every other day for four hours at a time. The dialysis machine removes the waste from my system that the kidneys cannot. The machine also removes water, vitamins, and nutrients from my system at the same time it removes the waste. All of these items in my blood turn to poison when they cannot be removed naturally. I have many medical complications due to dialysis. Vomiting, nausea, extreme pain, the inability to eat, the inability to drink, the inability to walk, insomnia, and extreme fatigue are only some of the complications. I have had added stress to my heart on a dialysis machine, and needed to be rushed to the emergency room several times for possible heart attacks. I cannot live on dialysis for more than a few months. It is too strenuous on my body. I take immune suppressants in order to keep my adopted kidney alive as long as possible. These drugs I take have given me: high blood pressure, cervical cancer, sensitivity to sunlight, hand tremors, headaches, nausea, an ulcer, easily scaring skin, more facial hair, abnormal menstrual cycles, water retention, brittle bones (I have broken several bones since I have been taking the drugs), increased appetite, stereotypical features such as round face and abdomen, thinning hair, blemishes, ras"
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Amaravati: Abode of Amritas
Somewhere out there in the universe is a planet with weight-gain scams
'Now, Brenda,' Oprah said. 'You told us earlier that you refuse to go anywhere with your sister, that you won't even walk down the street with her. Why is that?'
Brenda gestured at the thin woman next to her. 'Well, just look at her. Would you want to walk down the street with that? To have everybody staring at you, laughing at you?'
The thin woman spoke in a low voice. 'I can't help the way I look.'
'Yes, you can,' Brenda said. 'You just don't want to. You're just lazy.'
'I've tried to gain weight,' her sister said. 'You know I have. I've been on diets since I was three years old. I paid three thousand dollars last year to go into a weight-gain clinic. Nothing helps. I'm just... naturally thin.'
- Nigel G. Mitchell, 'Weightless'"
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Some links for you to enjoy:
LnF graphics repository:
Free Swing Book :
A commonly posted Java User's website that contains nice examples of more advanced usages of Swing:
And it is great to search the forums for answers:
Saturday, April 26, 2003
ruling also means that the labels and studios cannot ban 21st-century technology in defense of their inefficient and outmoded 20th-century distribution models.”
Friday, April 04, 2003
Friday, March 29, 2002
Welcome to Doubletwisters. This is blogging/discussion group for ex-Twisters. Enjoy!