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Comment: Re:They just need to treat it like it's a privileg (Score 1) 312

by AndrewBC (#33187480) Attached to: Some LA Coffee Shops Are Taking Wi-Fi Off the Menu

You hit the nail on the head. For a while I would camp out at Taco Bell, as they had free wireless and nobody cared if someone sat there for hours with only a drink because they're all being paid shit. The problems you listed are exactly why I would only buy anything once.

It's only speculation, but I suspect that they got tired of me and just let the wireless router go into disrepair. Oh well.


EVE Online PVP Tournament Streamed Live 101

Posted by Soulskill
from the enemy's-gate-is-down dept.
infinitevalence writes "Every few months the good Viking programmers of the north organize and present one of the most geeky e-sports out there. Thanks to them, for three weekends in a row we get to watch player-controlled spaceships fight it out for accolades and unique in-game items available only to the first, second, and third place winners. This year CCP has all of the content live online and streaming in HD for your viewing pleasure. So find a drink, whip up some snacks, watch the shiny explosions, and listen to the soothing words of player experts as they walk you through the action!"

Urine Test For Autism 228

Posted by Soulskill
from the urine-trouble-now dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Defining and diagnosing autism has been a controversial process — but may be a little less so now. Children with autism have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than non-autistic children, according to new research. The difference stems from a previously documented difference in gut bacteria found in autistic individuals. The possibility of a simple pee test matters because currently, children are assessed for autism through a lengthy testing process that explores a child's social interaction, communication, and imaginative skills. Being able to identify the condition earlier and at a lower cost could leave more time and money for treatment."

Computers will not be perfected until they can compute how much more than the estimate the job will cost.