kevan + drugs   20

Alfred Anaya Put Secret Compartments in Cars. So the DEA Put Him in Prison | Threat Level | Wired.com
"To continue the unlatching sequence, you must activate the rear defroster while simultaneously pushing two window switches on the driver’s door."
design  secrets  drugs  crime  transport 
april 2013 by kevan
FAQ | rhino rescue project
Poisoning rhino horns. "The horn is treated with special compound of depot ectoparasiticides (specifically, acaricides) and an indelible dye. [...] Ectoparasiticides are not intended for consumption by humans, and are registered as such."
mammals  crime  drugs  secrets 
february 2012 by kevan
'Drugs' email banned by ad watchdog | Media | guardian.co.uk
"An email marketing campaign for the British film Shifty that encouraged people to 'stitch up a mate' by making them think they were being investigated by police for drugs offences has been banned by the advertising regulator."
advertising  lies  camrad  drugs  films  email 
may 2009 by kevan
Online Age Quiz Is a Window for Drug Makers - NYTimes.com
"The drug companies can even use [the 'what's your real age?' quiz] answers to find people who show symptoms of a disease - and begin sending them messages about it even before the people have received a diagnosis from their doctors."
drugs  medicine  advertising  email  camrad  via:waxy 
april 2009 by kevan
Elephants on Acid - Alex Boese
A solid amount of research on strange but serious science, with a good amount of debunking in there. It uses a painful typeface, and there's a bland dusting of magazine-writing at the start and end of each section, but the source material's all good.
booklog  science  delusions  technology  brains  drugs  elephants 
february 2008 by kevan
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2)
Enjoyable - some nice, incremental improvements in the basic game mechanics, a good neon-sunshine aesthetic, and an almost complete excision of double-entendre business names, which automatically makes the game world much more adult and realistic.
gamelog  5stars  crime  transport  drugs  nostalgia  america  cities 
june 2007 by kevan
Brick (2006)
Overlaying film noir onto American high school at a well-judged moment, when everyone's growing up and becoming capable of anything. Nuances of dialogue were wasted on me, though, when my view of American schools is based entirely on films to begin with.
filmlog  3stars  education  drugs  death  love  mysteries  america  language  via:brendan 
march 2007 by kevan
Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance - Matthew Kneale
Short stories pivoting around tiny, bad decisions. Unsurprising twists and something of an air of stapled-together leftovers that Kneale had knocking around, but the writing's good, the viewpoint omnisciently unjudgemental.
booklog  crime  secrets  lies  coincidences  drugs  medicine  police  writing  pestilence  terrorism 
october 2006 by kevan
The Seattle Times: Need to quit a bad habit? There could soon be a vaccine to help
"When the person later smokes a cigarette or takes cocaine, the antibodies wrap up and neutralize the molecules before they can trigger feelings of euphoria and pleasure in the brain."
medicine  drugs  cigarettes  science  via:mutual 
october 2006 by kevan
Slate: If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK?
"Golfers get a different three-dimensional view of the green after [laser eye surgery]. It's different. Lasik actually produces, instead of a spherical cornea, an aspherical cornea. It may be better than normal vision."
sport  cheating  drugs  eyes  medicine  via:waxy 
june 2006 by kevan
EducationGuardian.co.uk | News crumb | Greenfield: IT culture is changing children's brains
"We should give more thought to changing the shape of our classrooms to fit our children, rather than trying to medicate our children to fit them."
education  brains  technology  drugs  via:mindhacks 
april 2006 by kevan
Telegraph | Connected | It's time to exorcise the idea that addicts are possessed by demons
"The life of an alcohol addict, for example, is not one of solitary alcohol infusion - rather, it entails intense interaction with other alcoholics and co-dependents."
drugs  metaphors  psychology  science  rodents  via:mindhacks 
april 2006 by kevan
Yahoo! News - Tijuana "zebras" latest casualty of Mexico drug war
"Daubed with black hair-dye stripes, the white animals are hitched to oxcarts, each one fitted with painted backdrops depicting scenes that include Mayan temples, Aztec warriors and snowcapped volcanoes."
horses  hoaxes  drugs  via:hoaxes 
april 2006 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Technology | Fingerprints hide lifestyle clues
"Dr Jickells said that adults, children and the elderly lay down different sorts of organic compounds in the prints. Furthermore, drug users typically excrete the metabolised products of the chemical they use."
hands  surveillance  secrets  science  drugs  police 
april 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Interest surges in trials despite patients' plight
"'The industry has been very concerned this would have a negative impact on clinical trials, but the odd thing is more people seem to be showing an interest,' said Dr Roberto Solari [...] 'I don't think people realised there was money to be made.'"
drugs  medicine  science  money  pestilence 
march 2006 by kevan
Bright Young Things (2003)
Eh, disappointing. Very nicely cut and polished for the most part, but Fry made some appallingly heavy-handed changes to the story, and put a dreadful ending after the book's one.
filmlog  2stars  society  drugs  money  love 
january 2006 by kevan
How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later
Essay from Philip K Dick, towards the end. "Parmenides taught that the only things that are real are things which never change. [...] Heraclitus taught that everything changes. If you superimpose their two views, you get this result: Nothing is real."
books  writing  coincidences  delusions  illusions  drugs  time 
december 2005 by kevan
Magnolia (2000)
"No, it is not dangerous to confuse children with angels." Parallels and coincidences played out across a huge and slow-arcing three hours, threatening to tie it all together but not quite bothering, in the end. Very strong characters, though.
filmlog  3stars  death  children  police  drugs  secrets  frogs  coincidences 
november 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Italian river 'full of cocaine'
"The chemical tested - benzoylecgonine (BE) - had arrived via the sewage system from the urine of drug users. A by-product of cocaine metabolism, it cannot be produced by other means."
water  drugs  italy  science 
august 2005 by kevan
SOTCAA: Panorama: The Mescaline Experiment
Transcript of the unbroadcast 1955 programme. "This will be a... a... a bore to people in your space and time because [...] what have appeared to me as long excursions in space and time are instantaneous things which in fact... didn't happen at all."
brains  drugs  television  history  illusions  time  via:webb 
april 2005 by kevan

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