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+ - 98 Million Americans Might Have Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer ->

Submitted by SmartAboutThings
SmartAboutThings (1951032) writes "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website curiously mothballed pages admitting that the polio vaccine administered from 1955 to 1963 to over 98 million Americans was contaminated with a primate form of cancer virus. cdclogoOther CDC web pages also referencing the link between the widely-distributed vaccine and cancer have similarly been discarded. The pages are still available through Google’s cache system and at the links below:"
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+ - Doctor Who (Actor) Warns Against Facebook ->

Submitted by judgecorp
judgecorp (778838) writes "Matt Smith, the current actor playing Doctor Who, doesn't use Facebook or Twitter, despite his geek icon status. He worries that social media encourages us to create "surrogate versions" or "celebrity versions" of ourselves. He also, arguably, doesn't need their help, being a celebrity already. Smith made the comments in St Petersburg, where he hosted the final of Microsoft's Imagine Cup for student inventors, won this year by a British team with a mesh music-playing application."
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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 300

Ok, very fair point. I guess I like the credits in bob burger. And now that you mention it, probably in more than I thought about. On xbox, I guess I don't think it is nusience "too much" cause a quick b button and it is out. But if you have wireless, they can tend to disconect on you. I would still rank this bounds above a lot of others though.

+ - Banks push Congress to end credit unions' non-profit tax exemption

Submitted by TheSeatOfMyPants
TheSeatOfMyPants (2645007) writes "Banks in the USA angry at losing fed-up customers to credit unions are pressuring Congress to kill the tax exemption CUs need to survive as not-for-profit entities. According to the article, "the tax exemption is crucial to credit unions, which by law can't raise capital through public stock offerings the way banks can."

Based on figures in the article, the change would cost consumers $10B in fees/savings, and the government would only see a net gain of $0.1B in tax revenue. Credit unions are fighting the one way they can: asking Americans to contact their Congress reps via Don't Tax My Credit Union."

Comment: Re:It is better than buying used games (Score 1) 300

I think this is it. Look at steam top sellers, yes you will get some big titles in there. But you also get a lot of hey, this wierd inda game went on sale for 3 bucks. Everyone buys it, plays for a day and moves on. There are some interesting groups on there.

Comment: Re:Evil. (Score 1) 300

Netflix. That is my solution. I have been using hulu, and i'm almost at the point of throwing it out, but i only watch free stuff. So, ads and free. I may watch old things, and have no idea what tv exists, but I always have something to watch when I want, and don't have ads on netflix. I dought I will ever watch there entire library.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)