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Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

Torgo's Pizza Some further detail (132 comments)

My parents were very good friends with the victim and his wife. His death had a large impact on his family and those that knew him. His death occurred only a few months ago. He was in otherwise good health until recently. Doctor's suspected something neurological but only diagnosed him with probable CJD *after* exploratory brain surgery. Needless to say, the entire hospital and staff were exposed; which prompted immediate attention from state and federal health officials. I'm actually surprised that news of this incident hasn't been publicized until now.

The family does believe that he contracted the disease during his out of the country travels, and *not* in Texas. As a previous poster mentioned, CJD is a tragic way to go. To the family, it was a sudden shock and a rapid deterioration with absolutely no hope for recovery. I have great admiration for his wife who stood by his side the entire time as she stood by and cared for him until the end.

about 6 months ago

The Andromeda Galaxy Just Had a Bright Gamma Ray Event

Torgo's Pizza Re:False alarm -- just a normal background source (129 comments)

"While this is disappointing news, the possibility of observing such events in the future still hold great promise for new scientific research here on Earth," stated Dr. Bruce Banner, a leading scientist in gamma-ray research.

about 7 months ago

Computer Scientists Invents Game-Developing Computer AI

Torgo's Pizza Already creatively surpassed one human (103 comments)

Judging from the game description, Angelina has already created something light years more creative than anything Michael Bay has ever done.

about a year ago

ISO 9001-Compliant Document Control?

Torgo's Pizza Re:Document Management Systems (152 comments)

Highly recommend Documentum. I just finished writing a white paper on the ROI for our company's implementation between SharePoint and Documentum. Documentum comes out so far ahead in three and five year ROI figures it's not funny.

I always hear that Documentum is expensive, and at first glance it appears to be. However, considering that you get a true *and* complete enterprise content managment platform, you end up paying up front for what you need. SharePoint is a full-featured collaboration platform and a *basic* content managment system. Cheap at first, but you end up paying extra for third-party content and support for what you need later. SP is fine for some small companies, but it simply does not scale.

SharePoint is fine for departments to use for project management or collaboration. Anything else, including business process management, and you're going to pay for it later. If your IT wants to use it, that's okay as long as you have something else like Documentum, FileNet, or Alfresco to fill in the gaps.

more than 4 years ago

Reznor Follows Radiohead, Offers Free Album

Torgo's Pizza Re:Not Typical NIN, Give It A Listen! (327 comments)

Production delays on Quake 2 and Trent's schedule to work on his new album forced Trent opt out of any further soundtrack work.

more than 6 years ago


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