From the makers of Video Toaster, one of the coolest products of all time: TriCaster.
To quote Wil Wheaton: DO WANT. DO WANT SO MUCH. DO WANT NOW PLZ.
Everyone who has half a brain cell is aware that the health care / health insurance system in Massachusetts is completely corrupt. Well, now, we got our confirmation: A handshake that made healthcare history. [Boston Globe]
[Partners CEO] Thier’s lawyers cautioned that a written agreement between the state’s biggest hospital company and its biggest health insurer that would make insurance more expensive statewide might raise legal questions about anticompetitive behavior, according to officials directly involved in the talks.
And so, in May 2000, the two simply shook hands on this: [BCBS CEO] Van Faasen would give Partners doctors and hospitals the biggest insurance payment increase since Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals agreed to join forces in 1993.
In return, Thier would protect Blue Cross from Van Faasen’s biggest fear: that Partners would allow other insurers to pay less. Those who helped broker the deal say Thier promised he would push for the same or bigger payment increases for everything from X-rays to brain surgery from Van Faasen’s competition, ensuring that all major insurers would face tens of millions in cost increases.
And the state FORCES us to buy into this shit or they hit us with a tax penalty!
Some things just leave me speechless.
When someone sends an email to both you and me, you do not need to reply to them and CC me (keeping the 5MB attachment in the email, no less) telling them to send the email to me…
THEY ALREADY DID.
La Farge, WI
One or more nights were spent in each place. Those cities marked with an * were visited multiple times on non-consecutive days.
see also: Kottke.
Very nice piece about Penn & Teller and a red ball.
Psystar claims Apple has invalid Mac OS X copyright. I read this headline and laughed.
Man, Psystar’s legal battles with Apple are starting to turn into a David Lynch movie. Also, someone is definitely behind the curtain at Psystar or bankrolling their legal defense, and someone big. This claim sealed that for me.
Classic hip-hop album covers, recreated with Lego minifigs.
I just upgraded. The new interface is very slick. You can now achieve many more things on the Dashboard page and there’s a lot of personal-preference configurability. Read the release notes to learn more about it. Suffice it to say that WordPress was already pretty good but just jumped quite a bit forward into the awesome.
WordPress also posted a video on their weblog section, which is viewable here.
more info at Uni Watch.