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Comment Re:What about their children? (Score 1) 646

The point isn't that physicians make informed decisions, it's that the informed decisions are often not in favor of treatment. That's an interesting question you've raised though, and I'll bet you're right about the results being different.

Comment Re:Fucking moronic (Score 1) 212

At least, in my head, these are rare occurrences on the scale of Katrina and 9/11 that people would be notified. I think once a year if someone interrupts my game to say "Hey, we're being attacked by god/mormons/terrorists/etc, try not to die", I'll forgive them for ruining my game.

Or are you so insanely entrenched in your game that you'd rather die than be notified of an emergency? -Taylor

The announcements aren't sent out often, but the tests are much more common.

Can't wait to be on the verge of the game-winning headshot* only to have the screen switch to "THIS IS A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM. THIS IS ONLY A TEST..."

*(Full disclosure: I'm actually terrible at FPS games.)

Comment Extra Features (Score 1) 253

"The new Ericsson modem can also stay active while a computer is off, listening for wireless messages. That means it could wake up and alert the user when it receives an important e-mail, or if someone is calling with a conferencing application like Skype."

That also means it could constantly drain your battery. Please tell me this is just an option.

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau