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Japan Imposes "Fine On Fat" 1271

Posted by timothy
from the fat-man-vs.-the-state dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A recently-introduced law in Japan requires all businesses to have mandatory obesity checks (video link) for all their employees and employees' family members over the age of 40, CNN reports. If the employee or family member is deemed obese, and does not lose the extra fat soon, their employer faces large fines. The legislated upper limit for the waistline is 33.5" for men, and 35.5" for women. Should America adopt universal health insurance, could we live to see the same kind of individual health regulations imposed on us by the government? By comparison, the average waistline in America in 2005 was 39 inches for men, 37 inches for women."
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+ - Leopard not worth it

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stinkymountain writes: "Extreme Labs product reviewer Tom Henderson says Apple's Leopard operating system is buggy, lacks flexibility and isn't any faster than Tiger...Henderson says, ``Apple's newest server operating system release is likeable, but it's not all that interesting. Mac OS X Leopard Server 10.5 (we tested both 10.5 and 10.5.1) has a lot of the new and interesting eye candy Apple has become known for, but it is more about supporting incremental user productivity software advances than it is about large scale platform or functional advances.''"

+ - New FingerprintingTechnique to Reveal Race and Sex-> 1

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Tech.Luver writes: "Telegraph reports, " A new fingerprinting technique that can identify the race and sex, and possibly the diet of suspects has been developed. Scientists have shown that using a gelatine-based gel and high-tech chemical analysis can provide significant clues to a person?s identity even if police do not hold existing fingerprint records. ""
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Comment: Re:Parallels Vs. VMWare (Score 5, Insightful) 244

by SoulRank (#17089824) Attached to: Parallels Beta Adds Boot Camp, Desktop
I came *THIS CLOSE* (holds fingers close together) to buying a Macbook Pro a month ago - it was the lack of a right mouse button and non-native support for Linux that killed it for me.
Something tells me your intent to buy the Macbook Pro wasnt put off by the lack of the right mouse button. Firstly the Macbook Pro doenst come with mouse because it's a notebook. Secondly, OSX supports just about any USB 2 and 3 button mice.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.