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Comment: Re:Medical-grade....sugar. (Score 1) 166

by Boombox2003 (#36138916) Attached to: Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Persistent Bacteria Go Down

I'm expecting a "new formula" for damn near every drug that could benefit from this...of course big pharma is going to claim they added "medical-grade" sugar, to justify the 200% price increase.

Its not normal sugars, its amino-modified sugars. They are not absorbed in the gut these are a different molecule altogether.

Comment: Read the article itself not just the summary! (Score 3, Insightful) 166

by Boombox2003 (#36138912) Attached to: Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Persistent Bacteria Go Down
Can people please read the article before making inane comments, we are talking about aminoglycosides here not glucose, fructose or sucrose. This is a amino-modified sugar that are not absorbed in the gut. They have been around for a long time but until now they had not been used in conjunction with specific metabolites. So this has nothing to do with diabetics or blood sugar.

Comment: Always present... (Score 1) 442

by Boombox2003 (#27795177) Attached to: Portables Without Cameras?
The problem is that companies see a camera, no matter how basic, as a selling point that is easy to impliment. As shown by the dated camera added on to the iphone. Its a cheap and easy feature that most people look for in some incaranation on their phones. Its not their fault its the way people are they always want everything , it doesnt matter if its sub par as long as its there.
The Courts

Pirate Bay Founder Begs For Hacker Ceasefire 243

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the please-hammer-don't-hurt-'em dept.
Barence writes "Pirate Bay's co-founder has pleaded for hackers to stop attacking the sites of those organizations lined up against him. Peter Sunde is on trial with Pirate Bay's three other founders for allegedly distributing copyrighted material. The trial is about to enter its fourth day, and in a gesture of support for the four men hackers have begun assaulting plaintiff websites, beginning with that of the The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The campaign has caused concern in the Pirate Bay camp, prompting Sunde to write a post titled 'We're winning, stop hacking, please' on his blog."
Microsoft

+ - Steve Ballmer pleads for openness to beat Apple-> 1

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mjasay
mjasay writes "At the Mobile World Congress, Steve Ballmer took aim at Apple's closed iPhone ecosystem with an ironic plea for openness: "Openness is central because it's the foundation of choice." Ballmer has apparently forgotten his company's own efforts to vertically integrate hardware and software (Zune, XBox), vertically integrating software (Tying SharePoint into Office, IE, SQL Server, Active Directory, etc.), as well as years of illegal tying of Windows to Internet Explorer that only the U.S. Justice Department could undo. Indeed, Microsoft's illegal tying in the browser market has pushed Mozilla to get involved in a recent European Commission action against the software giant, with Mozilla's Mitchell Baker recently declaring that "A number of illegal activities were also involved in creating IE's market dominance," now requiring government intervention to open up the browser market to fair competition. Putting aside Microsoft's own tainted reputation in the field of openness, is Ballmer right? Should Apple open up its iPhone platform to outside competition, both in terms of hardware and software? Or does anyone want Windows Mobile running on an iPhone?"
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When Servers Explode 142

Posted by samzenpus
from the smash-it-up dept.
1sockchuck writes "Have you ever lost your patience with a server? We're not sure who was the first person to intentionally blow up a server, but plenty of others have followed in their footsteps, and many seem to have captured the event on video. The Gallery of Exploding Servers documents the sometimes incendiary relationship between man and machine. Those who prefer a kinder, gentler disposition may prefer the guide to Flying and Crashing Servers."

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