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Comment Re:Bike helmet? (Score 3, Informative) 317

I am working for the past ten years as a medical doctor in an Intensive Care Unit. We treat lots of trauma patients, especially due to motor vehicle accidents. I don't have any statistics in hand, but I am *absolutely* sure that there is a *vast* difference regarding the prevalence and the severity of brain injury amongst trauma patients after motorcycle accidents (patients having not used helmet have dramatically more often and more severe brain injury). According to my experience, I would never ride a motorbike.. :-) If I had to, I would definitely and absolutely use a helmet.

Submission + - How the Government Is Live-Tweeting Its Shutdown (vice.com)

Daniel_Stuckey writes: The federal government "shut down" today, but Twitter is still up and running. Therefore, Silicon Valley technology companies are the future, and governing is the past. Isn't it interesting, after all, that one way the dinosaur government is attempting to stay relevant is by using Twitter to tell everyone how it is no longer working? Here, then, is the story of the how the government is shutting down today, on Twitter.

Submission + - FreeBSD 9.2, FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 Released (phoronix.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has announced the release of FreeBSD 9.2. FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE has ZFS TRIM SSD support, ZFS LZ4 compression support, DTrace hooks and VirtIO drivers as part of the default kernel configuration, unmapped I/O support, and numerous other minor features. FreeBSD also announced FreeBSD 10.0 Alpha 4 on the same day, which is the next major feature release of the open-source BSD operating system.

Submission + - Snowden Shortlisted as One of Three for EU's Sakharov Award 1

An anonymous reader writes: BBC reports Snowden has been shortlisted as one of three for this year's Sakharov Prize — EU's top human rights award. Quoting BBC:

"Mr Snowden was nominated by Green politicians in the European Parliament for leaking details of US surveillance."

"Mr Snowden's nomination recognised that his disclosure of US surveillance activities was an "enormous service" to human rights and European citizens, the parliament's Green group said."

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