January 3rd, 2008

mourning

Primordial Dwarfism

Discovery Channel, TLC, A&E, and The History Channel used to be spectacular channels. The History Channel is still good, though it tends to repeat itself a lot. The Discovery Channel has just enough good shows (and one excellent one, Mythbusters) to be good. But A&E and TLC have gone to hell. TLC should be renamed The Loser Channel, or should be completely redone. About 90% of the things on TLC are "reality" shows more inane than the crap on the network channels.

However, there was one really good thing on earlier tonight. It was the kind of show they need more of. It was about Primordial Dwarfism, a genetic mutation that causes the people with it to grow at an extremely slow rate. So, essentially, they look like children even as adults. The condition got its name from the fact that there is very little growth from conception. One of them was SIX INCHES LONG when he was born. Like a marsupial baby, almost!

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* = I gather that she simply has a hard time gaining weight. Hon, you can have some of mine.

** = Primordial Dwarfism
mourning

Burner trouble

My CD burner has long worked okay as a drive, but will not burn anything. I even tried installing Nero, and that didn't work. I hope I don't need a new one.

Also, my processor is slow. How much to upgrade?