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+ - Google launches new home page->

Submitted by Roduku
Roduku writes: Not content with merely launching a little effort in social networking, Google decides to reveal a brand new home page on the same day. It's cleaner and, allegedly, more focused. Read this blog post by Chris Matyszczyk on Technically Incorrect.
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+ - Fake Japanese Pop Star Surprises Fans->

Submitted by Roduku
Roduku writes: It's no secret that Aimi Eguchi is beautiful and talented. But human? Not exactly.

She made headlines in the blogosphere after she was introduced earlier this month as the newest addition to the popular Japanese singing group AKB48.

This week, however, her true identity was revealed when Glico, a Japanese candy company that had featured her in an ad, posted a video on its website showing how Eguchi had been created using the eyebrows, nose, lips and mouth of other girls.

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Comment: Re:Well done. (Score 1) 157

by Roduku (#36508850) Attached to: FCC Plans To Stop Cell Phone Bill Mystery Fees
I use US Cellular prepaid. $10 a month to keep it active and 10 cents per minute. I don't make many calls, so $50 worth of time will last me 4 to 6 months and don't expire. I get great coverage and no roaming charges. As for SMS, I rarely use it, but it doesn't seem to affect my account much, if at all, when I do. If you ever forget to pay the monthly fee, your phone just becomes unavailable until you pay it. I've had it for about 2 years and I love it.

Comment: Re:And they do that with socialized medicine! (Score 1) 358

by Roduku (#36491402) Attached to: Infertile Daughter To Receive Uterus From Mother
From TFA:

Led by Dr. Mats Brännström, a team of surgeons at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden are giving Sara, now 25-years old, hope that she may one day fulfill her dream of giving birth to a baby.

Speaking with The Telegraph, she said, “It would mean the world to me for this to work and to have children. At the moment I am trying not to get my hopes up so that I am not disappointed. But we have also been thinking about adoption for a long time and if the transplant fails then we will try to adopt.”

The facts (not implications) are that she has given it a lot of thought and being able to experience childbirth is her greater priority. Obviously, she's thought about it at least since she was married and assuredly longer because she's known about her condition since she was a teenager. This is her chance, however marginal, to bring to realization her most hopeful dream.

How much more thought do you feel she needs to put into it to be enough? What you're implying is that until she comes to the same conclusion you have, her decision is wrong . What you're implying is that you're more qualified to make a decision concerning her life than she ever will be. She's made her decision between adoption and surgery. It's a decision that she -- and only she-- is qualified to make. Get over yourself because, like it or not, you don’t matter.

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra