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Comment: I can imagine the commercials already.. (Score 2) 121

by screff (#39362163) Attached to: Algorithm Finds Thousands of Unknown Drug Interaction Side Effects
Does this mean those commercials on TV for prescription drugs will now take up an entire commercial break just reading the side effects? With some of the potential side effects being far worse than the condition that the drug intends to treat, it's going to be pretty intimidating for anyone who might have been interested in trying the newest drugs. It may help if the risk were quantified, but with frivolous lawsuits running rampant these days, the drug company legal team probably can't let them skip over the rarer ones for fear of getting sued.

+ - CyanogenMod 6.0 Released In To The Wild 8

Submitted by Jeagoss
Jeagoss (661909) writes "CyanogenMod is the leading open source replacement ROM for Android based phones. With the 6.0 release, a targeted 8 models of phones have been hit with version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android operating system for mobiles. Have a rooted phone? Been wanting a reason for rooting your phone? Head on over to and check out the forums. I think you'll be quite surprised."

Comment: Hawaii will be especially hurt by this (Score 2, Insightful) 171

by screff (#31044708) Attached to: New Rules May Raise Cost of Buying Gadgets Online
As a resident of Hawaii this proposal causes me great concern. The majority of the people here buy electronics items online that come by air shipping. The price is generally 10-20% cheaper online due to the high cost of living out here. It sounds like a real boon to the local merchants but it sucks for the consumer looking for the best prices. I know we're small but I hope they think of us before they enact this ban.

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