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Comment Chistine O'Donnell and Delaware (Score 3, Informative) 1128

I don't understand the concern. This is almost exactly what happened in Delaware this past election. A crazy won, and the democrat, who might've otherwise lost, ended up winning by a landslide. The main difference is that it's the democrats initiating the process rather than letting it happen organically.

Made-For-Torrents Sci-Fi Drama "Pioneer One" Debuts 321

QuantumG writes "The first episode of the new science fiction drama Pioneer One has debuted and it looks like a hit. The pilot was shot for just $6,000, raised through the micro-funding platform Kickstarter, and the production is being supported through donations on the show's website. Donations can be made on a sliding scale with 'bonus' rewards for each level, such as an MP3 of the opening theme and deleted scenes. The show is being distributed through file-sharing systems such as BitTorrent and LimeWire thanks to VODO, the group that also helped produce it. Is this the future of television?"

Comment YouTube works w/NP on 64 bit Ubuntu (Score 1) 963

I'm not a Linux graybeard by any means. I installed Ubuntu back on July 4, and I can honestly say that I haven't booted into Windows in almost two weeks. I haven't needed or wanted to. (I spend most of my time playing with the LAMP stack.)

YouTube works fine, as does every other Flash site I visit. I had an issue the first time, did a GIS for a solution, did whatever it said, and I've been fine ever since. No browser crashes or anything, and this is 64 bit Linux. Was it as easy as it is in Windows? No. But it wasn't terribly hard, either.


Submission + - Microsoft's HealthVault: A bad idea? (

hanser writes: "As predicted yesterday, Microsoft released their new HealthVault service today, aiming to offer "collect, store, and share the health information critical to your family's well-being." But there are those who think this may be a bad idea, particularly the part where users have write access to their health records. The author goes on to suggest that a tiered system might be more effective at keeping patients (and providers) safe from wrong information. Is it too much to expect that the average person is knowledgeable and trustworthy enough to modify their own health record?"

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