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For American car, Knight Rider or 80s TV buffs, an original K.I.T.T. car is up for grabs

This Engadget article describes a bit of back story to one of 10 original Knight Industries Two Thousand cars that's going up for auction for $150,000. The 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am was used in the hit TV series Knight Rider, and if you didn't know, there's a plethora of homemade K.I.T.T. replicas out there, kits for how to build them, and owners' clubs to promote them as well. That show, and Hasselhoff in general, have obviously made quite an impression on many people.

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kumaraka April 6th, 2007
Awww, it's never been registered for street use. I wonder if that means you CAN'T register it for street use.. cause what would be the point oh having it if you couldn't go out and pick up some hunnies.

kumaraka April 9th, 2007
Hey Dustin

I've left the psychology and started reading up on meditation, specifically mindfulness meditation of the kabat-zinn variety. Do you have any familiarity/impressions on kabat-zinn?

I thought of you because so much of what I'm reading reminds me of you. I even hear your voice, (or the voice I imagine for you), when I read kabat-zinn.

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iamom April 9th, 2007
I'm not familiar with him. Looks like he comes from a scientific background though, which is nice. Nice for scientific skeptics out there, anyway -- lends more credence to assertions about the value of meditation.

How would you describe his approach, in a nutshell? And has it inspired you to undertake any meditation practice of your own?

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kumaraka April 9th, 2007
Well, being probably as skeptical as it gets, I never doubted that there are real, measurable benefits to meditation.

Kabbat-zinn has two books. The shorter second one, "Wherever you go, there you are" is written in a very flowery language which I find a deep seated skepticism to. I don't want to dedicate too much energy to deconstructing things, because I want to experiment with their suggestions open mindedly as possible, lest I make it even harder for myself to experience the treatment which I may one day be referring patients towards.

If you're ever at a book store, you might consider checking out "Full Catastrophe Living." It is less flowery than his other book.

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