Dexter

“She’s the only person in the world who loves me. I think that’s nice. I don’t have feelings about anything, but if I could have feelings at all, I’d have them for Deb.” –Dexter Morgan

pretty sure this was in the first episode.  i always thought back to that thinking it was odd..

Quinn Gets Go-Ahead To Close Illinois Prisons

CBS Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Seven Illinois correctional facilities, including the modern but hotly debated high-security Tamms prison, will close within weeks after action by a judge Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said.

The judge in Alexander County in far southern Illinois, where Tamms is located, lifted an injunction preventing the closures after receiving an order to do so by a divided state Supreme Court.

It allows Quinn to shutter Tamms, which opened in 1998; the women’s lockup in Dwight; two juvenile detention centers and three inmate halfway houses to save money in a budget crisis.

“The taxpayers of Illinois are the real winners today,” the Democratic governor said in a statement. “Our state is facing unprecedented financial pressures and closing these facilities is one part of the long-term solution.”

But the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees continued to argue the closures would endanger the public because the prison…

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The Wilson Solar Stove

wow this is kewl

Jessika Tries to Change the World

Respiratory illness is a major problem for women in developing countries owing to the smoke generated from cooking stoves.  A professor at MIT has developed a solar stove that doesn’t rely on burning biomass to cook food.  David Wilson’s technology uses a lens to funnel light into a container of lithium nitrate, which can hold its temperature for up to 25 hours.  This allows the stove to cook items up to 450 degrees without the need for coal or wood to cook.  The Wilson solar stove

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