Privacy, Recalls, Itching

Privacy: It didn’t really exist prior to the industrial revolution in any meaningful way. Nor does it exist now that we have so much electronic monitoring. It seems to have been something that happened roughly for 100-and-some years starting shortly after 1900.

Paying $15,000 – $30,000 for a motorcycle does not guarantee a well-programmed fuel injection system or reliable sprockets: Ducati has issued a recall for its top-of-the-line 1098 motorcycles.

Oh my god, shingles can cause you to scratch a hole all the way through your skull and damage your brain: “Only in the Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, after the doctors started swarming, and one told her she needed surgery now, did M. learn what had happened. She had scratched through her skull during the night—and all the way into her brain.”

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