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Comment: Re:Hell no....I repeat, HELL NO!!! (Score 1) 254

by Sleepyhead5 (#41072611) Attached to: Should Medical Apps Be Regulated?

You'd be luck to tell what anything was in an MRI scan from 20 years ago. And if you could it's because the scan took an hour.

As someone who works in MRI research, the current technology is quite new and cutting edge. Building and maintaining the machines is quick expensive.

All that said, the cost for a scan here in the states is way overly inflated. MRI scanners are generally profit leading centers in most hospitals, this is despite their large operating cost. If that doesn't tell you where your money is really going.

Comment: Re:subtle issues (Score 4, Informative) 175

by Sleepyhead5 (#36326326) Attached to: Researcher Claims Magnets Can Affect Blood Viscosity

That's because you are moving. Per Maxwell's laws changing magnetic fields induce a current. If you move your head too quickly through them those tiny currents can be induced in your inner ear resulting in the nausea.

I work in the MRI field on the engineering research side of things. Those sounds a lot like MRI scanners. The 7T scanners are notoriousness for inducing nausea when moving in and out of them because the field drops off and grows so quickly around the scanner. I've never heard of nausea being induced from a 3T before though. Maybe I just haven't been moving around fast enough inside it.

+ - GoDaddy Suspends RightHaven Domain->

Submitted by DustyShadow
DustyShadow (691635) writes "It appears that someone has reported Righthaven for having an invalid WHOIS entry on their Righthaven.com domain. Their registrar, the ever vigilant GoDaddy, then took control of the domain, taking Righthaven completely offline. Righthaven has made a business out of scouring the net for websites that have used even the smallest parts of their partner newspapers’ materials and then threatening them with legal action. Very often this results in their victims having to pay thousands of dollars in settlements and in some cases even being forced to hand over their domain names. Today, this copyright troll company is getting a sweet taste of their own medicine."
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Graphics

+ - The Art of the Animated GIF

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Some artists work in oils, some in pastels, some in acrylics. Photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg? Their medium of choice is animated GIFs. 'We wanted to tell more of a story than a single still frame photograph but didn't want the high maintenance aspect of a video,' said the two of their unusual collaboration. Needless to say, these are not your father's GeoCities 'Under Construction' GIFs — it can take several hours of manual editing for Beck and Burg to breathe the whisper of life into each image."

+ - Fukushima vs bomb tests

Submitted by opencity
opencity (582224) writes "With TEPCO dumping water with low levels of radioactivity and a leak directly into the ocean I was wondering if the more knowledgeable could compare the current situation with the oceanic bomb tests over the years in terms of amount of radioactive material into the ocean. With the naive hope that the discussion won't devolve into nuclear pro/con flame wars."
Android

+ - Full Disk Encryption For Android->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Android, which has been lagging behind other devices in the security area, now has the ability to run with full disk encryption. This comes thanks to Whisper Systems, the startup founded by well-known hacker Moxie Marlinspike, which has begun developing a free hardened version of Android. In the last two days they've open sourced their encrypted flash filesystem solution and added support for the Nexus One. The results should be interesting."
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+ - FCC.gov says goodbye to 1996->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "FCC.gov just launched a public beta which aims to take the agency into the future. The $1.35 million site follows the WhiteHouse.gov lead to Drupal. Agency director Steven Van Roekel spoke with O'Reilly about the agency's push for an open platform: "It's not breakthrough stuff, but it's breakthrough for government.""
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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft has right to Nortel patents Google wants->

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jbrodkin
jbrodkin writes "Microsoft already has full rights to use the 6,000 Nortel patents that Google is paying $900 million for, officials in Redmond say. Microsoft and Nortel signed a patent cross-license agreement in 2006 that gives Microsoft "a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to all of Nortel's patents." Google is trying to purchase Nortel's patent portfolio as a defensive measure to prevent Google from being sued. Microsoft hasn't stepped in to block the sale, as some expected, but that may simply be because Microsoft has no need to."
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Cloud

+ - Public cloud computing contracts dissected->

Submitted by littlekorea
littlekorea (1656839) writes "The standard terms of public cloud computing contracts offered by the likes of Amazon.com, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce.com have been dissected in a Truman Hoyle study that found several clauses highly questionable. IBM’s terms for example, can change without notice, whilst Amazon’s offers no warranties around security or liability. The worst clause? Softlayer offers a 100 percent uptime guarantee – but outages under 30 minutes aren’t included!"
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