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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

Luckyo Re:Training? (110 comments)

In most cases around here (Finland, one of the better healthcare systems in Europe) we have standard ambulance which is medic/emergency care specialized nurse, driver who is also medic. This is typically a van. There's fairly many of these spread in the region to minimize response times. Then you have specialist doctor unit that typically is called to assist the former when necessary. This is typically a fairly powerful sedan that can drive at much higher speeds. It usually has an MD with training in ER medicine. There's only a few of those, and they are called to assist in more serious cases.

The problem with French model is that you have a lot of resources allocated to a single unit, which means you have a lower unit density for the same cost. That means initial response time goes up, and that tends to have severe negative effects on survival rates.

yesterday
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"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

Luckyo Re:Training? (110 comments)

Hospitals have teams. They have ample room to work. Field ambulances have two people. They are extremely cramped. Only one person can work the patient when driving. Finally hospitals have far more advanced equipment than advanced life support ambulances. There is simply no comparison.

Ambulance's job is to stabilize the patient just enough so he can survive the trip to the hospital. Nothing more, nothing less. The conclusions drawn in the article are extremely obvious to everyone in the field, except those who like to get paid for getting the equipment. The main factors in patient's survival in most life threatening conditions that require operation are time to operating table and basic life support. Everything else is just a distraction that threatens patient's life.

The only argument for ALS over BLS is that ALS offers a significant survival chance improvement to offset lost time. This study clearly shows the opposite is true.

yesterday
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Luckyo Re:Whats the big deal ? (128 comments)

Both. It allowed POP3 mail retrieval and SMTP mail sending. On a free account. Back in early 2000s.

It basically meant that I could use my mail client instead of awful webmail interface for mail. But it also meant that spammers could use it for spamming with throwaway accounts.

2 days ago
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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

Luckyo Re: Corn Subsidies (180 comments)

Nope. Poor in countries with weak or no social security breed far more than ones in countries with strong social security regardless of race.

Do try again.

2 days ago
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Luckyo Re:Whats the big deal ? (128 comments)

Mail.ru is the Russian free webmail site. Problem is that they allowed POP3 access to their systems even before google did, so a lot of spammers used them.

3 days ago
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Luckyo Re:Except for Mozilla and Colts (128 comments)

A far more likely scenario is that Akamai will do anything and everything in their power to find which users were against Chinese rules and purge them from their network, or at the very least block them from being accessed from China.

Akamai is huge, probably world's biggest in terms of content delivery. As a result, they likely don't want to lose customers that need to do business in the world's most populous country.

3 days ago
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Luckyo Re:Except for Mozilla and Colts (128 comments)

Not sure what you're talking about, but overwhelming majority of people do not in fact use VPNs in China. As a result, none of the sites you mention are available to them. Instead, China has its own circle of web sites that do the same things.

Notably same is true for Korea, Japan and Russia at the very least. Basically, any large country with distinctly different cultural base from Western one and sufficiently large market to sustain those sites.

Your story sounds like a bit of you having been in a bubble of very specific crowd and projecting this image onto 1.3 billion people.

3 days ago
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Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Luckyo Re:Yeah right (128 comments)

Google's decision to pull out had nothing to do with "pride and principles", that's just how they sold it to Western audience.

The actual reason was the fact that as long as they had hardware running their code in China, they were under severe cloning and hacking threat. The straw that broke camel's back came when someone in China (intelligence agencies? competitors? random hackers?) grabbed a large portion of their holiest of of holy - search engine's source code.

3 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Luckyo Re:Squarer is better. (328 comments)

There is some advantage for various full screen viewing implementations like gaming. Like it or not, human field of view is much wider than it is taller. As a result, taking visual input from wide screen is more natural than from square(ish) screen.

The obvious problem is that which you mention - much if not most of PC work is related to document handling and such, which requires vertical space and wastes horizontal space, making wide screen format a bad idea.

3 days ago
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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

Luckyo Re:Back to Thunderbird? (161 comments)

That's because it's really hard to compete with outlook. It's an exceptionally solid email client.

P.S. I'm a Thunderbird/Fossamail user myself.

4 days ago
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Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance

Luckyo Re:"very telling" indeed (156 comments)

Indeed. People should shut up and remember the real freedom - that is consuming, watching Kardashians on TV and bitching about taxes.

Please ignore these trolls who tell you differently. They are ENEMIES OF THE FREEDOM!

5 days ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Luckyo Re:Scrap heap (395 comments)

Mobile market is but a distraction for Mozilla with its nonexistent marketshare. The main advantage of Firefox has always been the add-on system, and these aren't getting ported to ARM. They're all x86. They're even having problem convincing add-on makers to recompile them for x64 version of the browser which is why it has remained a non-starter so far. ARM recompiling is basically "not going to happen" land, which means that Firefox on phones is just another browser that has no advantages over most of the other ones.

Desktop on the other hand isn't going anywhere any time soon, and that's where Mozilla's marketshare is. Or more accurately was. It's been bleeding it so long, it's but a pale shadow of its former self now.

about a week ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Luckyo Re:Market Share in 2019? (395 comments)

It's already been done. Firefox today is but a pale shadow of itself before the whole Google's invasion and turning of Firefox UI into Chrome clone.

It's been bleeding userbase for years now, and this move is likely going to just accelerate the process because "strange, my browser no longer searches on google, hmm.. oh look, google has a browser they offer that looks just like mine for free that will search on google!" [click]

about a week ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Luckyo Re:Murder-suicide? (395 comments)

Most likely the fact is that their money influenced Firefox development enough to make it into a Chrome clone in terms of UI.

As a result, it lost most of its marketshare to Chrome. After all, it looks mostly the same, might as well get the browser straight from Google. And now that the work has been done, Mozilla is getting discarded by Google as unnecessary.

On a bright side, maybe just maybe the UI poser crowd will finally get dethroned at Mozilla in favour of saner design approach. Doubtful, but one can dream.

about a week ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Luckyo Re:Except for the PC mouse+keyboard controls... (227 comments)

It's about the same, except it doesn't have the whole big brother thing with analysis tools that Razer insists on. Logitech's version is fully offline for all components.

You can probably find video reviews of it online.

about a week ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

Luckyo Re:Hmmm ... (167 comments)

Thank you so much for that pearl. You made my day.

Still laughing at the picture of that thing sitting in the hallway. I can already imagine some random guy humping it while normal hospital life goes by and no one batting an eye because it's all perfectly normal.

about a week ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

Luckyo Re:Hmmm ... (167 comments)

That used to be the case long long ago.

Nowadays an average bike with amortized seat and front fork will ensure that even a fairly cheap frame and wheels won't tax you with vibration. The only problem is that you'll have to use about 5% more energy on the same route because portion of your spent energy will go into depressing the shock absorbers in the front fork.

Now if you cycle at fairly extreme speeds where air drag becomes a serious issue, I can see going for a more expensive model, but in reality, all of you claims but one about using less energy at high speed due to lower drag have been long addressed for bikes on 1k budget.

That said there is indeed one thing that this bike will not provide for people like you. Placebo effect.

about a week ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Luckyo Re:Except for the PC mouse+keyboard controls... (227 comments)

If I may make a recommendation, consider trying out logitech G13 before going for orbweaver.

It has a few significant advantages over orbweaver, like actual analogue joystick (orbweaver's "thumbstick" is just a directional pad). It's also shaped differently, and I found it to be a much better fit for my hand. It's also significantly cheaper.

about a week ago

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