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Hospital Retail Pricing for Dummies

At some point in the distant past, someone, let’s call him Bob, figured the cost of an aspirin. In a hospital, this includes the cost of ordering it, documenting it being given, billing it, paying the nurse to make sure it’s delivered and taken, stocking the pharmacy etc. It’s of course not the single cost of a single pill. Much like a restaurant charges you more for a chicken dinner than you can buy a whole chicken for at...

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I Have A Dream

That all content wants to be free. Did you know that MLK’s “I have a dream” speech is copyrighted and unavailable without licensing fees? Did you know Martin Luther King’s children still issue takedowns on Youtube if video of King giving the speech is posted online? Did you know it is ILLEGAL in the United States to make a copy of THIS FILE:...

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RSC Policy Brief: Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it

(This document appeared briefly on a republican study committee Web site chaired by US Congressman Jim Jordan but was removed within 24 hours. I have copied it here for historical reference.) Page | 1 RSC Policy Brief: Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it: November 16, 2012 RSC Staff Contact: Derek S. Khanna, Derek.Khanna@mail.house.gov, (202) 226-0718 This paper will analyze current US Copyright Law by examining...

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The Funny Thing About Inventing The Tractor Beam

The Funny Thing About Inventing The Tractor Beam

Is that we already named it. No matter what, it’s going to be called a tractor beam. http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/138347-manipulating-nanoparticles-with-an-electron-tractor-beam #lotd

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My First Internet

My First Internet

Goodbye Ceefax :( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20032882 #lotd

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Pirate Parrot

Pirate Parrot

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Yet Another Version of Star Wars

This one, we like. Star Wars ASCII Animation #lotd

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