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Submission + - Detroit Spammer Pleads Guilty (

Czmyt writes: "Five individuals pleaded guilty today in federal court in Detroit for their roles in a wide-ranging international stock fraud scheme involving the illegal use of bulk commercial e-mails, or "spamming." Alan M. Ralsky, 64, of West Bloomfield, Mich., and Scott K. Bradley, 38, also of West Bloomfield, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and to violate the CAN-SPAM Act. Ralsky and Bradley also pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering, and violating the CAN-SPAM Act. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Ralsky acknowledges he is facing up to 87 months in prison ...."

Journal Journal: [Wii] My Mother Finally Got a Wii 2

Mom just called me and said Wal-Mart got 15 Wiis today and she was there went to stand in line. She got one, and she's on the way home now to hook it up. I'm hoping it'll connect to her wireless network... her WAP is on the 3rd floor and the bigscreen is in the basement. They may have to move the WAP. I should send this to Nintendo... so they can put it on a commercial where they just read it and then look up at the camera and say, "How you like them apples, Sony?"

Submission + - Nintendo DS: best-selling hand held in history

doomxq2 writes: "Nintendo has managed to take the world by storm with the Nintendo DS. An announcement made by Nintendo said that the DS has reached the 10 million mark faster than any other game console. They are receiving a lot of acclaim from Europe and continue to do so especially with their current games being sold. Nintendogs and Brain Age are overpowering in units sold in Europe over Japan and America. Too further their success claims they also managed to inform us a few days later that the DS also reached the 10 million mark in total units sold in North and South America. Nintendo also revealed the Q1 line up for 2007: January — Hotel Dusk: Room 215 — Arthur & the Invisibles — Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Justice for All — Fossil League DTC February — Diddy Kong Racing DS — Lunar Knights — F24 Stealth Fighter — Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini — Meteos: Disney Magic — Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 — Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja March — Wario: Master of Disguise — Custom Robo Arena — Disney's Herbie: Rescue Rally — Disney's Meet the Robinsons — Spectrobes — Steel Horizon — Cake Mania — Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords — TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Via Playfuls"

Journal Journal: Medical privacy: You have none. Psych notes are public

Your most private thoughts that you share with your psychotherapist have been scanned and merged with your general medical records, where they are now available to anybody who sues your insurance company over a fender-bender auto accident, if your hospital is like Stanford Hospital & Clinics (and most are). That's what Patricia Galvin found out when she sued her therapist, clinical psychologist Rachel Manber, for disclosing her therapy notes, even though Manber assure

Comment Sorry I'm late (Score 1) 267

but I had a pretty busy week. "Metformin decreases hepatic glucose production, decreases intestinal absorption of glucose, and improves insulin sensitivity by increasing peripheral glucose uptake and utilization" (from the package insert). However the primary mechanism of action by far is the last of these (improving insulin sensitivity), which is why it is used in type I as well as type II diabetes. Perhaps I oversimplified, but the OP seemed not to be looking for complexity.

By the way, I love wikipedia, but it is often quite wrong about prescription drugs (not too far off this time, though). Try or - both are free and have good info. Wikipedia is just too vulnerable to armchair experts to be a good medical resource.

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