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Submission + - Wolfpack Stands Up to RIAA; NC State Says "No&

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: "The Technician Online at North Carolina State Unversity reports that its Director of Student Legal Services, Pam Gerace, has advised students to remain anonymous, and has indicated her office's willingness to challenge the RIAA's subpoenas. What is more, the newspaper urges students to take Ms. Gerace up on her offer. The fighting spirit of Jimmy Valvano lives on."

Feed Mold By-product Kills Multiple Myeloma (

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers have found that chaetocin, a by-product of a common wood mold, has promise as a new anti-myeloma agent. Results of their study show the by-product to be more effective than currently used therapies at killing multiple myeloma cells.
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Submission + - Obselete Computers can make your rides stronger

a-puredot writes: "Older systems` casings are now used as patching tools for old cars in Pakistan. I went to my mechanic yesterday. There were lots of casings there which were being cut and were used to patch cars. On my curiosity he told me that this solution cost them half as compared to older patching methods and are more robust as compared to ordinary techniques."

Submission + - RIAA and $9 billion spent on ringtones

Jared writes: A detail that seems hidden in all the fuss over declining music sales by the RIAA and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), is the fact that people bought over $9 billion USD worth of ringtones worldwide last year. That's right, $9 billion USD! This is about a 41% increase over last year and is expected to hit about $32 billion USD by the year 2010.'t+the+ RIAA+talk+about+the+%249+billion+USD+in+ringtone+s ales%3F

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