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Comment Re:Despicable (Score 1) 554

And who determines what is "poor diet"? The same government with the nee "food guide pyramid" which is now the food guide plate which is possibly a leading factor to the obesity epidemic which has exploded since its inception in the 1970's?

The only thing harmful here is misguided government policy being applied in a draconian fashion. Let parents decide what their kids should eat.

Comment Re:Sounds like a perfect solution. (Score 1) 131

Probably more like this.....

10,000,000 readers generating no direct revenue but generating some amount of ad revenue
10,000 readers generating $250/year each with almost zero ad revenue because the number of readers is too small.

Don't know how the ad revenue waxes and wanes in this scenario.

The Almighty Buck

Device Protects Day Traders From Emotional Trading 260

Philips Electronics, a Netherlands-based company, has come up with a device designed to protect day traders from emotionally based trading decisions. The Rationalizer measures your galvanic skin response and lets you know when you are under stress. An online trader can then take a "time-out, wind down and re-consider their actions," according to the company. This may have come too late for us, but at least future generations won't have to live through the horror of angry day trading.

What Kind of Cloud Computing Project Costs $32M? 158

coondoggie writes "The US Department of Energy said today it will spend $32 million on a project that will deploy a large cloud computing test bed with thousands of Intel Nehalem CPU cores and explore commercial offerings from Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Ultimately, the project, known as Magellan, will look at cloud computing as a cost-effective and energy-efficient way for scientists to accelerate discoveries in a variety of disciplines, including analysis of scientific data sets in biology, climate change and physics, the DOE stated. Magellan will explore whether cloud computing can help meet the overwhelming demand for scientific computing. Although computation is an increasingly important tool for scientific discovery, and DOE operates some of the world's most powerful supercomputers, not all research applications require such massive computing power. The number of scientists who would benefit from mid-range computing far exceeds the amount of available resources, the DEO stated."

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.