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Comment: Re:DRM is inevitable... (Score 1) 234

by Celtic Ferret (#46104615) Attached to: 3D Printing of Human Tissue To Spark Ethics Debate

Check S1E6 of "Almost Human", ("Arrhythmia")
"Kennex and Dorian respond to a suspicious death at a hospital where - before having a fatal cardiac arrest - a man claimed someone was trying to kill him, and inexplicably knew his exact time of death. As the investigation unfolds, a black market for vital organs is uncovered in which bio-mechanical hearts can be resold and remotely 'shut off.'"

Comment: Presidency? (Score 3, Interesting) 822

by Celtic Ferret (#46081755) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

I wonder if Mr. Snowden, with an appropriate team of advisors, would have the skill required to lead the United States onto a moral path? I'm unaware of his management/administration qualifications, but he certainly has the high ground. The bug would certainly be in the "appropriate team of advisors" departments, and I'm afraid he'd end up like JFK.

Comment: Touchy subject (Score 1) 439

by Celtic Ferret (#41857141) Attached to: Massachusetts May Soon Change How the Nation Dies

This is a really charged topic full of misinformation. From religion to media misrepresentation to healthcare to politics to insurance - it is extremely difficult to obtain factual, helpful information for someone who wants to check out easily, cheaply and comfortably. The only thing I'm aware of is helium and when the "powers that be" figure that one out it will either become a controlled substance or outrageously expensive (or both).

Check "Final Exit" by Derek Humphry at your local library or online (

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