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+ - Breakthroughs in HTML Audio & JavaScript->

Submitted by jamienk
jamienk writes: Imagine if you could grab and manipulate audio with JavaScript just like you can images with canvas... Firefox experimental builds let you do just that: crazy audio visualizations, a graphic equalizer, even text-to-speech, all in JavaScript! Work in progress, you need a special build of Firefox (videos available), being worked on via W3C. Weren't people just saying that Firefox doesn't innovate?
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+ - Facebook to simplify privacy controls->

Submitted by crimeandpunishment
crimeandpunishment writes: Facebook has apparently been listening to all those complaints and all that criticism about privacy issues. The site is simplifying its privacy controls and acknowledging user unrest. CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted "A lot of people are upset with us" at a Wednesday news conference announcing the changes, which will be rolled out in the coming weeks. Whether they will silence the criticism remains to be seen.
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+ - Art and Mental Illness+ Martín Ramírez g->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Swedish researchers believe they have uncovered a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity... Last year, The New York Times called the Mexican artist Martín Ramírez “simply one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.” What is so remarkable about his achievement, beyond the mesmerizing repetition of lines and images in his drawings, is that all of the work was created inside a mental institution.
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Comment: Re:We're screwed (Score 1) 143

by Camann (#29507645) Attached to: Researcher Dies After Studying Plague Bacteria
Okay, genetics helps of course, but the point is that genetics doesn't change over the course of a person's life in order to make him/her resistant to a disease. Either it's there from conception or it's not; however, acquired resistances throughout life are passed from mother to child as well through blood pre-birth and breast milk post-birth.

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