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Comment: Re:Imagine the joy of NHS patients (Score 0) 73

by bcf (#36609746) Attached to: British NHS Patient Records Go To the Cloud
Ah, the "dying in the streets" canard. That didn't take long. Yes, we in the US have to step right over the dead bodies. Like this. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2000824/NHS-indignity-Peter-Thompsons-body-ignored-hours-corridor-Edale-House-unit.html/. Oh wait. That was a NHS hospital too. Never mind.

Comment: Imagine the joy of NHS patients (Score 0) 73

by bcf (#36606718) Attached to: British NHS Patient Records Go To the Cloud
to know that their records are so well managed. As they wait dying in the hospitals. Of thirst. Maybe they will be able to tweet their calls for help.

Cant' wait till we get it here. I'll be great.

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Ubisoft's Constant Net Connection DRM Confirmed 631

Posted by Soulskill
from the enjoy-getting-flamed-by-the-entire-internet dept.
A few weeks ago we discussed news of Ubisoft's DRM plans for future games, which reportedly went so far as to require a constant net connection, terminating your game if you get disconnected for any reason. Well, it's here; upon playing review copies of the PC version of Assassin's Creed 2 and Settlers VII, PCGamer found the DRM just as annoying as you might expect. Quoting: "If you get disconnected while playing, you're booted out of the game. All your progress since the last checkpoint or savegame is lost, and your only options are to quit to Windows or wait until you're reconnected. The game first starts the Ubisoft Game Launcher, which checks for updates. If you try to launch the game when you're not online, you hit an error message right away. So I tried a different test: start the game while online, play a little, then unplug my net cable. This is the same as what happens if your net connection drops momentarily, your router is rebooted, or the game loses its connection to Ubisoft's 'Master servers.' The game stopped, and I was dumped back to a menu screen — all my progress since it last autosaved was lost."
Idle

Hand Written Clock 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the up-to-the-minute dept.
a3buster writes "This clock does not actually have a man inside, but a flatscreen that plays a 24-hour loop of this video by the artist watching his own clock somewhere and painstakingly erasing and re-writing each minute. This video was taken at Design Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2009."

%DCL-MEM-BAD, bad memory VMS-F-PDGERS, pudding between the ears

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