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Submission + - Florida Home to 12 of 50 Best Hospitals in U.S: Su (

An anonymous reader writes: Florida houses 12 of the best 50 hospitals in the country, followed by Ohio with seven, a new survey has found. The "America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2011" report released by Denver-based HealthGrades Inc. said patients, on average, treated at these hospitals had a nearly 30 percent lower risk of death and 3 percent lower rate of complications.

Submission + - Microsoft TMG (OMG!) security (

m2f2 writes: I was talking with a colleague of mine about the new incarnation of good ol' Microsoft ISA server, the TMG edition.

Browsing thru the filtering options I found this little gem ( To inspect https traffic, nothing better than generating your fake certificate in the name of the target site, acting as man-in-the-middle.
So when accessing you will be presented with a fake certificate issued by Microsoft TMG, Internet Explorer will trust it because signed by a CA in your trusted ring et voilà... your banking session ends — in cleartext — at proxy level.

Nice way to get sure that techies will do their ebanking at home.

Comment I always thought (Score 1) 1

I was already metered by my crappy ADSL settings (2M down, 384K up). In fact, I use far less bandwidth than what I pay for, since I got a job, a life and use my home ADSL less than 1hr/average/day. Seems like this is another cow to milk money from, especially now that mobile call rates are shrinking.

Submission + - Usage Based Billing in Canada a sure thing. ( 1

Nabeel_co writes: Usage based billing has become a certainty. It is scheduled to go into effect on March 1st, and Canada's future will suffer. It seems to be obvious to everyone in Canada, except for our government, and the CRTC. Please make your voice heard, and email the CRTC, your local MP or fill out the form on

Comment Sorry for the late post (Score 1) 488

I'm obviously getting into the comments very late, but I felt the need to reply.

If you plan on replacing your reading with BBC News, you obviously have never read both of them. They are nothing alike. Whereas the BBC mainly reports strictly news (with an arguable anti-US spin that has grown tiresome to me), the NYTimes produces fantastic journalism. They have the best columnists and investigative reporters anywhere. Their travel and food sections are second to none. I also enjoy the tone of their writing -- it carries a more traditional, formal language than many newspapers these days.

I will watch with great interest how this plays out. I love my and would have to think hard about whether to pay for it.

Submission + - Falling leaves, failing domains ...

m2f2 writes: Network solutions may have a problem. A series of domains (one of which, an NGO, I am pleased to administer) have been disabled yesterday and put on "pending renewal".
Their own records tell that the domain expires on 21-Jun-2010 but admin and tech contacts now are the limbo of
How many of the ./'ers have been there, and ... what have they done?

Comment You can't compete with free unless you lie (Score 1) 703

Just pump up your sales with ads of snowy mountains etc, and do not tell anyone of those nitrate levels, higher than standard tap water, and you're done.

Also, why not *advise* using that bottled water for infant feeding?
If nitrates grow plants, just imagine what wonders might be done with kids...

Comment Re:As a company (Score 1) 703

It seems you're talking from another planet. Here in Italy the non-Berlusconi controlled news are Murdoch's SKY (pay channel), RAI 3 (soon to be "moderated" by Berlusconi cronies) and LA7 (controlled by Telecom Italia).
For me, I did what my grandfather did -- in the 1940s he listened to the BBC to know what was really going on.
In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.

Comment Re:Well here in Italy (Score 1) 353

all the whole shebang is NOT under [state] police control, but by [local, city-paid-for traffic] police control so there's no corruption. it's the city council that met a private company that were peddling those cameras and ok'd their proposal. the system were set up, rigged and operated by private companies, who got a share of the revenues.

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