Posts Categorized: Misc

Doctors demand that all genetic tests go through them

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Another fantastic example of US doctors trying their best to squeeze themselves into a new food chain where they are, frankly, not needed (the first one is prescribing antibiotics for simple illnesses, something that skilled nurse-practitioner is quite capable to do at a fraction of the cost). Today’s “you can’t do it without a physician!” […]

Conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Osaka

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Today’s post is a translation of a report about Conveyor belt sushi restaurant (回転寿司 — Kaiten Zushi) in Osaka, written by Natalia nobody_s_fool and photographer Sanmai who live in Japan. Conveyor belt sushi restaurant (回転寿司, kaiten-zushi) is a very popular type of sushi restaurant throughout all of Japan. Such places are known for low prices, […]

Netflix: DVD shipments about to start declining

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So, the Netflix results are in, and they’re doing great. Streaming-only plan seems to be attractive enough to provide rapid subscriber growth and more than a third of new subscribers pick it. The remainder goes for 1-at-a-time plan (but probably because other plans are simply no longer visible on the home page) and a small […]

W3C to developers: we’re back to HTML from HTML5

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Oh boy. Just when I was all excited about HTML5 (well, I still am), there’s this little bombshell: after HTML5 it will be a living standard HTML. I thought it was a hoax, for a minute. If it is a hoax, please-please-please let me know. The biggest problem is, of course, validation and compliance. As […]

Bank of America mortgage fee change: just pay on time

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I know, it’s very popular these days to hate Bank of America. And in most cases that hate is justified — when they foreclose on wrong house or do something else wrong and unethical. However, this year people went overboard complaining about the fees that bank charges when you try to pay your mortgage way […]