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Comment: Self Price Match (Score 5, Interesting) 725

by Cemu (#34587034) Attached to: Retailers Dread Phone-Wielding Shoppers
I recently shopped at both Best Buy and Sears and discovered that their online store sale prices were $80 and $70 cheaper than what their brick and mortar store could offer. I showed a sales member their store's site on my phone but it turns out that they can't match their own prices. I do, however, like both stores' website's option to buy now and pickup in the store. Yep, I bought the item online while in the store and just walked over to customer service and picked it up 10 minutes later.

Comment: Re:Finders Keepers? (Score 1) 851

by Cemu (#33836680) Attached to: College Student Finds GPS On Car, FBI Retrieves It
For anyone to open a compartment of your locked vehicle without your permission should constitute breaking and entering. IANAL but placing one on the outside of your vehicle without a warrant is dramatically different than getting under the hood and making modifications (wiring and/or panels for hiding) without a warrant.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 486

by Cemu (#30170296) Attached to: Federal Judge Says Corps of Engineers Liable For Katrina Damage
So the government now has to stop natural things! What next, they're going to get into trouble because people die in car wrecks in the winter after a snow that they didn't prevent. Or what happens when the sea level continues to rise? How friggin' high are those levees going to get? It's cheaper in the long run to not rebuild the flooded areas and instead move the people to higher ground and let nature turn the low areas back into marshlands that will naturally protect other areas from storm surge.

+ - Wii Check-up Channel

Submitted by Cemu
Cemu (968469) writes "Engadget alerts us that "Nintendo Japan has announced a new Wii "Check-Up" channel that acts as a health guidance system between you and health professionals." The information is quite vague as of now but they promise to give updates as the Japanese press release is translated. However, I think I already know what "Check-up" will tell most of its audience, "Lose weight.""
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+ - Police Taser Man in Airport to Death->

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Lucas123 writes "A video was just released showing the last moments of a Polish immigrant who died after police shocked him with a taser and restrained him at Vancouver's airport last month. Robert Dziekanski, 40, of Pieszyce, Poland, was going on a rampage out of frustration for waiting 10 hours for his mother in the airport, but witnesses said he was hurting no one. Police shot him with the taser after he refused to place his hands on a table. They apparently gave him two jolts. He later died."
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+ - Spy Master Admits Error->

Submitted by Cemu
Cemu (968469) writes "Just one day after the slashdot article Eavesdropping Helpful Against Terrorist Plot, MSNBC reports the United States' Intel czar, Mike McConnell, had to adjust his statement that the information was in fact "not collected under authorities provided by the 'Protect America Act'." In fact the "exchange of information took place months before the new 'Protect America' law was passed.""
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+ - Eavesdropping Didn't Help Uncover Terrorist Plot

Submitted by crymeph0
crymeph0 (682581) writes "Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell asserted that the "Protect America Act", which frees the intelligence community from pesky things like judicial oversight while they eavesdrop on international conversations, was used to good effect in exposing the recently foiled terrorist plot to bomb U.S. military facilities in Germany. Not so, according to other, anonymous, intelligence community officials. McConnell was forced to admit his errors in a phone call to Sen. Joe Lieberman. Turns out the military got wise to the bad guys months before the law was passed, simply due to alert military guards noticing odd behavior by some passers-by, a.k.a. good old fashioned police work!"

HP's Inkjet Technology Used to Administer Drugs 113

Posted by samzenpus
from the slap-on-a-stim-patch dept.
jedrick conner writes "Hewlett-Packard's microneedle technology, used in its inkjet cartridges, could soon be used in transdermal patches to deliver a time-controlled release of drugs to patients. Still at the prototype stage, the patch will likely be 25 mm square in size and 3 mm thick. It will incorporate an array of microneedles that are between 75 and 100 microns, which will penetrate the top dry layer of the skin, also known as the stratum corneum. Above the microneedles is an array of wells, [and] those wells can hold one or more drugs, the device has "an active mechanism to push the drug through the needle"."

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