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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

Geste Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (258 comments)

Actually, I'd look to fire somebody higher-up. Communication issues like these are cultural and systemic -- organizational problems. I feel it is always a bit too easy to punish the front line folks without holding responsible higher-ups to any account.

about 3 months ago
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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

Geste Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (258 comments)

'But "regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team," '

My experience from working in ICU and ER years ago:

  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia"
  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia!"
  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia!!"
  • Intern to Resident: "This guy has a fever."
  • Charge Nurse to Orderly: "Hey, can you put that guy in a chair so we can free up exam room four?"
  • Resident to Intern: "What do you suggest?"
  • Intern: "Ummmm, fluids and antibiotics?"
  • Resident: "Check."

Can't know, but when I hear phrases like "full team", that's what I am reminded of. Very very unfortunate. Beyond all of the additional exposure, the guy didn't get the care he likely needed to have a chance at survival.

about 3 months ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

Geste NSA scorecard on on truth? (200 comments)

I mean, Snowden is ahead by about 9,047 to 6.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

Geste I see another set of patents coming out of this (155 comments)

Amazon.com patents "A method to petition Federal agencies for permission to test drones outdoors for use in a campaign to further hype the company and erect barriers to competitive drone-delivery buzz."

about 5 months ago
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Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

Geste Thank you Larry!!! (186 comments)

I am *sooo* looking forward to my Glass-enabled Bluetooth rectal thermometer!

about 6 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Geste Re:Apple proves once again... (711 comments)

....Only apple could repackage a stale turd, sell it as a "better life experience," ....

I wouldn't argue your point, but he didn't merely promise "a better life experience", rather:

"They had bought an Android phone by mistake, and then had sought a better experience and a better life."

Small difference, but Tim looks to be promising a flat-out better life. Amazing. All from a little phone. Oh, thank-you Tim! Your are THE BEST!"

about 6 months ago
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Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

Geste Re:Osteopath cred? (200 comments)

I conflate nothing you twit. Try this:

"As with all forms of complementary and alternative medicine, the practice of osteopathy does not always adhere to evidence-based medicine (EBM). There are few high-quality research studies demonstrating that osteopathy is effective in treating any medical condition other than lower back pain."

Of course, that quote is from...Wikipedia

about 7 months ago
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Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

Geste Osteopath cred? (200 comments)

Like I am going to accept wisdom from a bunch of osteopaths???

about 7 months ago
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

Geste Re:Nope. (355 comments)

But soon every fridge will be smart and have a screen. You will then have to accept the terms of service or the icemaker won't work.

about 7 months ago
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Bunnie Huang's Novena Open Source Laptop Launches Via Crowd Supply

Geste Bunny makes a Novena (88 comments)

Bunny: "Bless me father, for it has been 3 years since my last confession. I confess that I have not been attending Mass regularly and have had impure thoughts about proprietary technologies!"

Father O'Reilly: "Why that is fairly serious. I suggest you say a Hail Mary twice a day for two months."

Bunny: "OK, Father."

Father O'Reilly: "Oh, and can you make a Novena?"

Bunny: "Why sure, Father! Give me the schematic and I can make anything!"

about 8 months ago
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Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

Geste Re:Good PR Move (250 comments)

And Fluke is out for support, too. Those people who get free Fluke meters from Sparcfun aren't going to call Sparcfun when they need help with the meter. They're going to call Fluke because Fluke's name is on them.

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People call Fluke for support on a frickin' DMM???

about 9 months ago
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US Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost

Geste Re:I'll make it easy (145 comments)

The main problem with this is that with going out in grand style, you don't just disappear over the ocean....

I am starting to think of what has happened as "diabolical", with someone creating a sick mystery worth of Moriarty.

Sick people get their kicks in different ways. This really could be "grand style".

about 9 months ago
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Russia Plans To Extend Edward Snowden's Asylum

Geste The US pokes itself in the eye with a stick (315 comments)

First, I'll stipulate that Snowden is a hero to me. Half my age. Twenty times the guts.

What really bothers me, though, is how the Administration bungled this. Amateur hour! The moment we arrogantly, petulantly forced Evo Morales airplane down in Austria, we pretty much guaranteed that Snowden would need to hole up and that Putin would take the opportunity to stick us in the eye. This is beyond amazing. We've put ourselves in the position where a vicious thug gets to posture as the nice guy and leave us with very little to do. We are depending on a thug to protect the fate and future of a man who initiated one of the most important discussions in our nation's political history. All because we couldn't think straight and realize that Ecuador or Venezuela or *anywhere" would be a batter outcome than what we got.

It's one thing to get poked in the eye with a stick, but quite another thing to run into the stick full tilt. Amateur hour.

about a year ago
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Obama Announces Surveillance Reforms

Geste Re:Money Talks (359 comments)

Woosh?

Yeah, Whoosh me. Sigh.

about a year ago
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Obama Announces Surveillance Reforms

Geste Re:Money Talks (359 comments)

Obama isn't the retarded Bush that could barely read. Obama actually has an Ivy League degree.

And Bobby Fischer was a really smart guy. What's your point?

No, unlike in the Bush era, I don't cringe when I hear the President speak. I just get very depressed.

Maybe not the worst President in this country's history, but certainly a leading contender for the most disappointing.

about a year ago
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How to Avoid a Target-Style Credit Card Security Breach (Video)

Geste Simplistic. Not Credible. (146 comments)

Yet another simplistic "smart cards would have prevented..." article. Do we really believe these glib summaries from MSM "Experts"? Will we simply accept the premise?

Time for a reality check. In an earlier thread after the breach, there was an entry from a @girlintraining that was at minimum though-provoking, and arguably much more credible than a lot of the puff pieces on offer. Take a moment and read it:

http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4574335&cid=45733709

A conspiracy theory, for sure. But more sophisticated than any other Target analysis I have seen.

about a year ago

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NYT Op-Ed: Stop Glorifying Hackers

Geste Geste writes  |  about 9 months ago

Geste (527302) writes "Diane McWhorter, an author, take to the March 8th NYT Op-Ed pages with a plea to Stop Glorifying Hackers. Among other things she rails against providers' tendencies to "blame the victim" with advice on improved password discipline. But what lesson are we to learn from this lecture? From someone who emails lists of passwords to herself?"
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