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2015 Could Be the Year of the Hospital Hack

dogbowl Re:this isnt an "obamacare" thing. (130 comments)

This is true. Compared to other systems, the VISTA system operates very well for physicians at VA hospitals.

Its also open sourced -- so why don't the other EHR take advantage of that??

about a month ago

Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients

dogbowl Re:HIPAA? (162 comments)

My wife is a doctor as well and I can assure you, physicians have no clue how to properly price medical services.

about 7 months ago

Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates

dogbowl Re:Odd Selection (186 comments)

Couldn't you make the argument that enticing an inmate with pirated movies is cruel and unusual punishment to an inmate that was convicted of pirating movies?

Wouldn't it be the same if they lock up an inmate for drug use, and then offered him the same drugs while in prison?

about 8 months ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

dogbowl Re:20TB? At home? (983 comments)

I've got nearly 16TB at home and know a number of people who have nearly the same as well.

Here's a hint - DVDs are nearly a twenty year old standard. Movies these days are stored with 1080p quality and can easily be 10gigs each.

Beyond that, I keep all of my home movies in uncompressed format. That and pictures and can quickly eat up a lot of space.

about a year ago

Agbogbloshie: The World's Largest e-Waste Dump

dogbowl Re:What's the point of this? (117 comments)

Harsh as the OP is, I believe thats more of a reaction to a completely fabricated story here. If there truly is a such a problem, then why would there be a need to invent scare statistics?

Free Geek looks to be a pretty impressive operation though. I wonder if something like that would be successful on the east coast.

about a year ago

Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

dogbowl Re:Sorry (192 comments)

Wow. Thanks for the insight. If only you could have been around to honor us with your knowledge a few years ago.

My wife routinely ate peanut butter during her first pregnancy but our child still has a peanut allergy. Maybe you should specify that it is the 'crunchy' variety everyone needs and not the 'smooth' that my wife prefers.

1 year,1 day

Cosmos Remake Coming To Fox In 2014

dogbowl Re:Brian Cox. (193 comments)

He did a one-off follow up to Connections recently, but other than that I don't know of anything.

about a year and a half ago

Are 12-16 Hour Workdays Productive?

dogbowl Re:If you have to ask... (615 comments)

its exactly what it is. August is a month long vacation for large portions of Europe.

Its good time to visit Paris .. most of the French are gone.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Gets the Importance of Packaging; Why Doesn't Google?

dogbowl Re:Wrap rage...? (639 comments)

Same here.

I just receive a Galaxy Nexus this week. Wasn't aware of the tape seal in the one corner, so at first I could get the box open!

then, once I cut the tape, I finally pulled the top off only to then have the phone tumble out of the box and fall to the ground.

Wasn't a great "first" experience.

more than 2 years ago

IT Calls of Shame

dogbowl Re:"User Error" (256 comments)

Having the zip code does not mean you have the city and state.

While it does give you a good starting point to make an assumption, zip codes do not necessarily follow state and county lines.

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Visits the Seattle Pinball Museum (Video)

dogbowl Re:The first question should be... (82 comments)

The recent (the 2000's) Stern titles aren't that great. (Although the word is that some of their newer titles are actually pretty good)

The pinballs that could be considered the "golden age" seems to be the ones you are disparaging. Anything Bally/Williams from the 90's is now highly sought after by both the collectors and the players (which I guess could be the same)

more than 2 years ago

Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

dogbowl Re:ask a mechanic (672 comments)

Similar story.

Had some friends visit the states from Thailand recently. We live in a city heavily dependent upon cars and thus spent a lot of time driving around town. One of the comments they made after looking out the window at the traffic was "All the cars are new!"

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Priorities Inflation In IT Projects?

dogbowl Re:Do the Math (304 comments)

Very interesting system you have in place. Thanks

more than 2 years ago

Overzealous AirTran Boots 9 Passengers Off

dogbowl Re:Discrimination (1002 comments)

Interestingly enough, my mother (a little old grandmother) has been spit on by muslim men.

about 6 years ago

Game Developer Asks To Hear From Pirates

dogbowl Re:Lack of demos. (1085 comments)

I've been burned so many times purchasing games that I've vowed to never purchase another PC game.

Dropping $50-$60 bucks only to to have title still full of bugs, or a game that just plain sucks has happened far too many times to me.

more than 6 years ago


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