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Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

Score Whore Re:Hey Larry ... (186 comments)

What we need to do is put it to him in a way that will verify how true he actually believes he is being. Something along the lines of:

1. Detail what criteria are used to ascertain that 100,000 lives are to be saved by data mining health records.
2. Give Google access to said data to save 100,000 lives.
3. If they don't save at least 100,000 lives, then 100% of Google's assets are seized and liquidated. And 100% of the wealth of the top 100,000 shareholders in Google.
4. A complete removal of all consumer data from the hands of anyone who is, or within the last 10 years, a Google employee.

If Larry Page isn't willing to put his personal prosperity behind his claims, I don't believe that he is telling the truth.

about 1 month ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

Score Whore Re:Huh? (193 comments)

Commerce, actually.

about 5 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

Score Whore Re:UK invented HTTP. (193 comments)

The US weapons probably work.

about 5 months ago
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Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

Score Whore Re:Meh. fud spam. (237 comments)

He's saying that their data was essentially cherry-picked. Much like a recent story on CNN about the income of the wealthy and the writer picked the timeframe of 2009-the present. Uh, yeah. Of course they're going to have a huge increase in income, 2009 was the bottom of the fucking crash. If you're going to compare to that everything will be dramatic.

about 6 months ago
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Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers

Score Whore Re:What assholes (142 comments)

Yeah, anyone who reads the terms of redhat's service will find that they will shut down your access to the service if you distribute updates.

about 6 months ago
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The "Triple Package" Explains Why Some Cultural Groups Are More Successful

Score Whore Re:scientific study ? (397 comments)

You could always look at these things as a spectrum and not binary. One attribute may be extremely important in one culture and just baseline in another and not only not average, but looked down upon in a third. For what it's worth Chua lists several cultures that have the attributes mentioned on the write up, two of these are Jews and Mormons.

about 6 months ago
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Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad

Score Whore Re:Should be legal, with caveat (961 comments)

His father may be at the point where he can no longer take advantage of those laws as they require multiple requests from the patient, verbal and written, multiple doctors providing diagnosis. If he's suffering dementia and is not lucid most of the time, it could be very difficult to meet the requirements. Also it's possible that the current providers may not release him if they know that the intent is to move the patient somewhere the patient can end their own life. Not sure about the legality around that.

about 8 months ago
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Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad

Score Whore Re:Should be legal, with caveat (961 comments)

It's not about comas. It's about terminal illnesses where there is no chance of recovery and the only thing for the patient and family to look forward to are pain, loss of dignity, loss of autonomy, and significant emotional, personal and financial burdens. Assisted, end of life suicide already legal in Washington and Oregon and some parts of Europe.

about 8 months ago
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Vint Cerf Thinks Privacy May Be an Anomaly

Score Whore Re:Being banished. (145 comments)

Why do you hate Google? WHY?

Seriously though, way to stay on message Vint. Eric will be proud.

about 8 months ago
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How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov

Score Whore Re:Just price? (499 comments)

Can you honestly say this website is an actual replacement for the failed Federal website? I know it's a bit of a fashion in the FOSS world to look at a screen shot of something and then recreate the product based on that screen shot while knowing very little of the actual workings of the product being copied. Then going out and touting how they've created a free replacement for the evil closed product. And more or less 99% of the time it's not only not a replacement but doesn't even have the advertised functionality.

So what I want to know is does this site really do what the Federal site is supposed to do and can it carry the load of the 300 million visitors and as people proceed through the site are they allowed to enroll in the plans? Etc.

about 8 months ago
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6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

Score Whore Re:Helium Leaks (297 comments)

I don't think I disagree with that you're saying here, but it doesn't seem responsive to my comment.

about 9 months ago
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6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

Score Whore Re:10 Years of Research & unpressurised (297 comments)

Are you levitating your platters? Heat comes from the mechanical and electronic components, not from friction with the air.

about 9 months ago
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6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

Score Whore Re:Helium Leaks (297 comments)

I don't think I'm getting 5 drives for the price of 1. I think I'm buying five years worth of hard drive storage. If that means that they have to send me five (or ten) hard drives to deliver that amount, then that's their problem. If they have shitting engineering or shitty manufacturing, that's not my problem.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

Score Whore Re:snapshots, but reverse from btrfs (285 comments)

I think you're confused as to the purpose of those checksums. They are to tell when the disk is corrupting your data. If I log into your server and write zeros over all of your files, when you read those zeros back BTRFS will be perfectly happy to tell you that it is reliably returning your zeros to you.

about 9 months ago
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GPUs Keep Getting Faster, But Your Eyes Can't Tell

Score Whore Re:There are other applications (291 comments)

Not to mention that the world hasn't standardized on 1920x1080. I've got half a dozen computers / tablets and the only one that is 1080p is the Surface Pro. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display is 2880x1880. Both of my 27" monitors are 2560x1440. I don't have any idea what this dipshit is thinking, but his assumptions are completely wrong.

about 9 months ago
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Google Chrome Is Getting Automatic Blocking of Malicious Downloads

Score Whore Re:Not sure how this is different (138 comments)

I've no idea what the parent is talking about. Windows -- for several versions -- marks downloaded executables as having been downloaded and will warn you when you attempt to run them.

about 9 months ago
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How I Compiled TrueCrypt For Windows and Matched the Official Binaries

Score Whore Re:that's not even wrong... (250 comments)

What the hell are you talking about? The 65816 in the IIGS has more capacity/capability than the machines Ken Thompson did his work on. What it primarily lacks is an MMU.

about 9 months ago
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Torvalds: Free OS X Is No Threat To Linux

Score Whore Re:Wrong Mavericks (314 comments)

If you've spent much time on the site, you'd realize that they operate with a very special kind of stupid around here. And by special kind of stupid, I mean about 1,000x the normal human amount.

about 9 months ago
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Security Researchers Want To Fully Audit Truecrypt

Score Whore Re:A costly analysis (233 comments)

Did you actually read what you quoted? Seems like either you didn't or you want to define "social welfare" in your own special way. It doesn't mean charity and it doesn't mean "agrees with your political views."

See, for example a social welfare organization: Organizing for Action, aka Organizing for America, aka. Barack Obama 2012 re-election campaign, aka Barack Obama 2008 election campaign. Same organization restructured repeatedly and finally into a 501(c)(4) tax exempt entity.

Additionally, you don't just get to claim to be a 501(c)(4) and start acting under that umbrella, you have to apply and get granted that designation. So your whole paragraph about organizations abusing this status is BS, not to mention the falsity when you suggest both "tea party and progressive" groups were equally targeted. The delays and intrusions were almost exclusively against conservative groups.

It's clear though that you're not actually interested in the truth, merely trying to obscure malfeasance and leverage the power of the state to manipulate the results of elections. I'll just finish by pointing out you are a partisan liar, your posts have the barest relation to reality, the IRS targeted conservative groups, it likely affected the 2012 election, and here is Wikipedia's summary of the scandal.

about 9 months ago

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