‘Other patrons initially thought he was sleeping, but when an employee realised he was not breathing he was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Taipei Times reported.
‘Doctors confirmed he had suffered cardiac failure, ruling it a “sudden death” from prolonged computer gaming, the report said. ..’
Judge Threatens To Impose A “Secret Jury” After Activists Try to Inform Jurors of Legal Rights
‘For those who don’t know, jury nullification is basically the right for any juror to not only judge the facts of the case, but to also actually judge the validity of the law itself. This means that if a jury feels that a defendant is facing an unjust charge, they actually have the right to rule in the defendant’s favor, even if they are technically guilty under the court’s standards.
‘According to multiple reports, Judge Katherine Forrest has threatened to impose a secret jury in the case of accused Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, in response to jury nullification outreach that has been taking place outside the courtroom all week…’
How the Sense of Taste Has Shaped Who We Are
‘A synonym for ‘taste’ is ‘refinement’ or ‘class’. Isn’t it a mystery that as we enjoy richer, more expensive food, our tongues become more refined?
I have two kids, a boy and a girl born two years apart – now teens – and a few years ago, I became fascinated with how their tastes and preferences in food differed. My son liked extremes, especially super-hot chili peppers and whole lemons and limes. My daughter hated that stuff. She preferred bland comfort foods such as mashed potatoes, pasta, cheese and rice. White foods. Both kids were also picky eaters. They liked what they liked, and it didn’t overlap (except for pizza). Speaking as a parent, this was maddening.
‘So I wondered where these differences came from. Were they genetic? The kids had mostly the same genes. Environment? They lived in the same place. And yet clearly both genes and environment were in play somehow. So I began to look into the question, and a whole world opened up…’