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Submission + - SPAM: Childhood Obesity Connected to High Sugar Levels i

kellyabbot writes: The mother`s blood sugar level may influence the child`s risk to become overweight or obese during childhood, according to a recent study. If more women are treated against obesity, the incidence of childhood obesity may be reduced, according to US researchers.
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Submission + - Justice dept. says no to net neutrality

Maximum Prophet writes: "The Justice Department on Thursday said Internet service providers should be allowed to charge a fee for priority Web traffic..."

Is anyone surprised? The anti-net neutrality people sound good, but the powers to be aren't going to allow just anyone to dig up the streets to lay new cable for last mile access, so there is never going to be real compitition for internet access. Without real competition, there's no free market, so "The Market" can't decide.

The FCC needs to realize that if consumers had a choice among many providers, almost no one would choose a provider that restricted their access. (unless that provider had a cost near zero, like broadcast TV)
The Courts

Submission + - Court decision may invalidate OSS licensing (

athloi writes: "Jacobsen argued for the copyright claim, essentially, was that Katzer and Kamind violated copyrights on JMRI Project decoder definition files by reproducing and redistributing versions of the software without including the attribution required by the open source license utilized. The court held that Jacobsen had implicitly promised not to sue for copyright infringement by distributing the source code under a nonexclusive license. The license was subject to certain conditions — which the defendants may have violated — but any transgression was a breach of contract, not a copyright violation, according to the court. e_railroad/"

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