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Human Rights Groups Push To Save Condemned Programmer In Iran

Guylhem Re:Goodwin be Damned (244 comments)

So is it okay to kill non christian or people not of the book? Are Animists from the book? What about Scientologist? They must be from the book considering the number of books written by the guy who started that.

This brings another question - how do you qualify for "people of the book" protection -- with a library card?

more than 2 years ago

Study Says E-prescription Systems Would Save At Least 50k Lives a Year

Guylhem Re:My Doctor's System Hates My Pharmacy's System (134 comments)

How can you say that in 2012? Are you joking about a serious problem??

The OP should *GIT* clone pharmacy !!

more than 2 years ago

Linux In JavaScript, With Persistent Storage

Guylhem Re:Educational sandbox? (171 comments)

Believe me or not but for a 101 bioinformatics course I taught this year, I picked up jslinux to teach grep, pipe and other shell scripting basics.

This was just the simplest option to get a linux prompt on every machine of the computer lab - and studenta who had brought their own laptops could work on the very same examples as the rest of the class, in an identical environment.

Busybox grep is good enough for teaching the basics to students, and they can access the very same setup from home if they want to rehearse or try to solve the problems in a different way. .

What is truly missing is not persistent storage but basic network support, to be able to wget example files. Not anyone can cook an initrd (loop mounted ext2 filesystem)

more than 3 years ago

Subjecting Yourself to Experimental Meds

Guylhem Re:Experimental drugs vs. tried and true alternati (348 comments)

You perfectly summed up the reasons why many (including me) now practice evidence based medicine, and only prescribe new drugs when there's a solid file to back them up. Call me conservative - that's what I am.

Most of the drugs available are useless - not that they aren't effecient, but because they are more efficients, best known and cheaper drugs already available.

The WHO "essential drugs" pharmacopoiea is an excellent basis to get started to practice this kind of efficient, bare, no thrills, medicine

In France, prescrire.org gives this kind of drug informations. There're many other similar independant drug information bulletins in other countries.


more than 9 years ago



Old revs of Gigabyte motherboards unloaded on Amaz

Guylhem Guylhem writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Guylhem writes "You usually get what you pay for. So if you want the latest 1.3 revision of the Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 that supports PCI Express 3.0 and will get bios update, you pay a premium. I did — and received a revision 1.0. So I ordered again from a different country Amazon website, which also clearly stated revision 1.3 and I got another 1.0.

So if you want to get one, pay very attention and document your while shopping experience. Amazon.es still wants me to pay for return shipping + a posible restocking fee while I have a scan of the labels of the boards, and both Amazon bills."

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Sattelite TV in the caribbean ?

Guylhem Guylhem writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Guylhem writes "In 2008, I will move to the Caribbean, in Martinique more precisely. It is a French West Indies island located inbetween Porto Rico and Barbados. I would like to know what kind of TV service is available over there, and how/if I can use an external card to receive the signals directly on my GNU/Linux computer. I plan to run MythTV to get DirectTV.

But I fear the local service by http://www.directvcaribbean.com/ will want to restrict my options. For example I see no option to officially subscribe from the French West Indies. Do I have to rent their useless hardware ? Will I need a PO box somewhere ? Has anyone here tried to do dvb-t on MythTV in the Caribbean ? Any help would be appreciated."


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