Monthly Archives: March 2007

Puzzle on Hiro’s blog

Looks like there’s a puzzle over on Hiro’s blog. Since I know that there’s an ARG element to Heroes, I’m guessing it’s related to that. I’m also guessing it’s double (or more) encoded, so the answer isn’t quite as simple as sending it through a binary translator. If anyone finds the solution, can someone post it here, via comments?

Vacation

On Sunday, I got back from a brief vacation to Owensburo, KY. My wife and I decided to camp there, and while we were in the area, we hit a geocache or two. And since we hadn’t gotten one in Indiana yet, we crossed the river to pick one up as well. It barely counts as Indiana, but it adds another state to our geocaching map:


create your own personalized map of the USA

Medical research without consent?

Just read a quick blurb about medical research being conducted without patient consent. It’s a little light on details, such as where you can get an one of the bracelets that opt you out of the study.

Now, I’m all for medical research. But by making this an opt-out system rather than opt-in, where’s the informed consent that is typical required? Isn’t research without informed consent unethical?