I realize I’m commenting on an oldie but I just gotta say that giving out helpful advice on how to properly commit suicide is pretty irresponsible. A friend of mine with suicidal impulses never really harmed herself seriously until someone gave her the same useful tip on how to slash ones wrists. She did it properly the next time and came within a hairs-breadth of actually succeeding. A year later the first effective antidepressants came out and she is a much happier person now, no thanks to that advice.
I must urge you, Cecil, and all your readers, to stop spreading that particular piece of information around. Lives are at stake, really.