June 2, 2011 |
As you read this blog, the device in front of you is bathing your body in an electromagnetic field. It’s just a fact of technology. And it’s a fact of life. You can move to a commune in Santa Fe, you can climb the nearest mountaintop or lock yourself in your basement — but you’ll never be able to escape the electromagnetic fields that run through our world. As ubiquitous as they are, electromagnetic fields have gained a decidedly unhealthy reputation in some circles. (Just Google "EMF pollution.
January 25, 2009
I must take umbrage at Dan Neil's irresponsible remark that "a Prius drives like a microwave oven," although I shall admit I don't have Mr. Neil's experience in driving appliances. ("Insight in sight but Prius isn't waiting," Jan. 16.) In addition to the Prius, I own a Mercedes. Not only do I chiefly drive the Prius for the obvious reasons, but my personal experience respecting its handling and comfort precludes any merit to this desultory and misleading statement. If a microwave oven provides this kind of driving experience, perhaps it should be marketed.
August 30, 2008 |
A Dayton mother was convicted of killing her month-old daughter by burning her in a microwave oven, with jurors rejecting defense claims that someone else was responsible. China Arnold, 28, lowered her head after the verdict was read. Relatives in the courtroom cried and covered their faces with their hands. Arnold, who was found guilty of aggravated murder, could be sentenced to death. The jury was scheduled to return Tuesday to begin hearing evidence in the penalty phase.
May 25, 2008 |
Question: I answered a room-for-rent ad on my college bulletin board that said the room had a microwave oven. Since I don't have a lot of money, this feature was important and I used it a lot. The microwave broke, and now the landlady says she is not going to fix it because she feels I was using it too much. I need it fixed. What can I do? Answer: Since a microwave was listed in the ad, a workable one must be provided. This is called an "express" promise. The landlady has an obligation to repair the microwave or reduce your rent accordingly.
April 2, 2008 |
Reality television impresario Mark Burnett doesn't think his latest business will be half-baked. The man behind such hits as "Survivor" and "The Apprentice" announced Tuesday that he had invested in microwave oven technology that aims to fully cook food. Burnett, 47, said he had a 25% stake in the firm, Microwave Science, which owns the rights to a trademarked technology called TrueCookPlus.
August 13, 2000 |
THE PREPPING HANDBOOK * The Democratic National Convention handed out hospitality kits to each of the 4,506 delegates, filled with California-grown raisins, oranges, tuna, olives, dates and wine, and a jar of "dietetic" fruit labeled, "Welcome Delegates -- Gov. 'Pat' Brown." * To accommodate feeding as many as 16,000 daily attendees, the Sports Arena installed "new radar ranges that can cook beef, bake potatoes and vegetables in a minute and 10 seconds."