Insurance Fears Lead Many to Shun DNA Tests

Can you blame them? The older I get, the more convinced I become that insurance is not a part of the solution, it's the problem.

Afraid of having genetic information used against them, many Americans do not take advantage of its growing availability.

(link) [New York Times]

Update: Need more proof - check here.

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Judge Greenlights Suit Against Microsoft Over Vista OS

I'm still looking for anything that M$ did right with this abomination, from design to upgrades and now marketing. The only reason a bomb like this won't kill them is that they're so big they can absorb nearly any loss.

A federal judge approves a class action lawsuit against Microsoft over the way it advertised computers loaded with Windows XP as capable of running the Vista operating system.

(link) [Wired: Top Stories]

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Compost can turn agricultural soils into a carbon sink

Well, duh!

Applying organic fertilizers, such as those resulting from composting, to agricultural land could increase the amount of carbon stored in these soils and contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research published in a special issue of Waste Management & Research.

(link) [EurekAlert!]

07:02 /Agriculture | 0 comments | permanent link

IBM Wants To Patent Restaurant Waits

The difference between intelligence and stupidity is that intelligence has its limits...

If all goes IBM's way, it'll soon constitute patent infringement if Bennigan's gives you a free lunch for being inconvenienced by a long wait for your meal. Big Blue is seeking a patent for its Method and Structure for Automated Crediting to Customers for Waiting, the purported "invention" of three IBM researchers, which IBM notes, "could be implemented completely devoid of computerization or automation of any kind."

(link) [Slashdot]

07:00 /Copywrongs | 0 comments | permanent link

A Dearth of Posts

Well, I'm still alive. Just very busy - too busy to post. It also doesn't help much that my big Windows box is slowly dying. I'll try to catchy up over the next couple of days.

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