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Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 338

I do. Do you realise that the LHC isn't in the UK? What would be the point in using a plug that there isn't even a socket for in the country you're using the device in? You'd have to plug the LHC in through one of those cheap airport socket converters, and we all know how prone they are to being knocked out of the socket.

As for why people compare UK plugs to 'gimped' US plugs and not 'standard' 3-prongs, that would probably be because most US electrical devices they come into contact with don't have 3-prong plugs.

Comment I'm the lucky one. (Score 5, Informative) 385

I tried out the Photoshop package. It actually has a lot of info and tutorials in there. However, from watching and reading ads, it seemed that it would be a reasonable price. I wasn't notified of the nearly $200 charge for it. I called theem and told them it was a rip-off and false advertising. They gave me my money back AND let me keep the course. That really surprised me.

Comment Re:Apple and the UK (Score 0) 127

They were complained about adverts for the iPhone - it was ironic that with such a great product they had to stoop to such misrepresentation.

Oh come on - they showed something you could actually do with an iPhone, just not in the 23 seconds it took in the video. Adds where the phones literally pick the sun out of the sky are however accepted as okay, just like that spot where the train station is quickly filled with people just because somebody uses this rad new phone - because the whole idea is stupid to begin with, nobody cares that you couldn't gather a crowd in 30 seconds.

Comment Re:Anonymous coward posted (Score 1) 262

It's not nice because it hurts his parents and they might take my questions as intrusions in their lives. I know for a fact that this kid has problems, knowing the exact name of the condition (if it has one) won't make them happier, won't make the kid healthier and definitely won't make me smarter. So what's the point to ask? To me, the obvious is enough, I need not name it :)
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Researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of California have shown that the more germs a child is exposed to, the better their immune system in later life. Their study found that keeping a child's skin too clean impaired the skin's ability to heal itself. From the article: "'These germs are actually good for us,' said Professor Richard Gallo, who led the research. Common bacterial species, known as staphylococci, which can cause inflammation when under the skin, are 'good bacteria' when on the surface, where they can reduce inflammation."

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