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Ask Slashdot: Single Sign-On To Link Google Apps and Active Directory?

hesiod Re:and for students that don't want to be tracked? (168 comments)

If a person discusses their own medical history with someone else, HIPAA does not apply. If they talk about it in public and someone overhears it and somehow uses that information, including a marketer, somehow, HIPAA has nothing to do with that.

Now, there may be an expectation of a certain amount of privacy when discussing something over email, but if that information is somehow obtained -- even by a breach of the email servers, and assuming neither server/individual is a hospital/doctor/insurer/etc or an employee of such -- HIPAA does not somehow magically apply. Just because it is medical information, it is not immediately protected by HIPAA.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Single Sign-On To Link Google Apps and Active Directory?

hesiod Re:What the hell (168 comments)

I'm not sure why you're hung up on PHI, I didn't see anything related to medical information mentioned yet. But that's what business agreements are for: to share or pass the blame.

about a month and a half ago
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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

hesiod Re:Global Warming? (273 comments)

I demand more research investigating this fart-rain connection. The fact that there is none proves a conspiracy by the fart-denialists!

about 4 months ago
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My degree of colorblindness:

hesiod Re:Different colors (267 comments)

True. Having two left eyes or two right eyes would be awkward.

Yes it is: just ask Picasso's models.

about 4 months ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

hesiod Re:Why not? (382 comments)

And, of course, if Obama suggests congress do something reasonable, they're CERTAINLY not going to wave their arms and scream about what a terrible idea it is, and how it would turn our country into a Socialist state...

about 5 months ago
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Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

hesiod Re:Super Mario Bros. (288 comments)

Came here to say this.

about a year and a half ago
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Futurama Cancelled (Again)

hesiod Re:Souls crushed, while you wait! (390 comments)

Personally I'm waiting for[...] "Oww my balls" to air

That was an act on "America's Got 'Talent' " a few seasons ago. It even went through a few rounds. No $#!@. I haven't watched since.

about a year and a half ago
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Barracuda Appliances Have Exploitable Holes, Fixed By Firmware Updates

hesiod Re:A major flaw (88 comments)

Correct: we have one of these, so I immediately went to perform the update just to find it was already done.

about 2 years ago
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US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal

hesiod Re:Dancing around race issue? (412 comments)

Thank you: that's the first reasonable explanation I've heard for why the data misrepresentation might occur. It seems obvious now that it's spelled out, but many others seem to have overlooked that reasoning as well.

about 2 years ago
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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

hesiod Re:Which holiday? (304 comments)

So then "How Far [you are] Traveling For the Holidays" would be the total amount of driving needed for both holidays.

about 2 years ago
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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

hesiod Re:Which holiday? (304 comments)

I say Happy Holidays if I want someone to have happy holidays. I say Merry Christmas if I want them to have a Merry Christmas and then contract AIDS while being raped by rabid gorillas on New Years Day, which happens to be another upcoming holiday... I mean New Years, not Gorilla Rape Day: that's no fun at all.

about 2 years ago
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Artificial Misting System Allows Reintroduction of Extinct Toad

hesiod Re:Extinct? (121 comments)

Perhaps more "been given some helpful information" — are conversations really fights?!

Them's fightin' words, buddy!

more than 2 years ago
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Artificial Misting System Allows Reintroduction of Extinct Toad

hesiod Re:A very unusual toad (121 comments)

I don't think you can argue that building dams is a requirement of survival. It is disconnected from evolution.

It is certainly not disconnected from evolution: they started doing for some reason, and continued to do it as they evolved. Maybe at some point it WAS a matter of survival, such as lowering down-stream water levels so larger water predators couldn't swim up-stream to get at them.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Recording Business Meeting Audio On an Intranet?

hesiod Re:Who takes the minutes? (85 comments)

The auto-transcribed document wouldn't be able to identify who is speaking at any given time.

more than 2 years ago
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RapidShare Urges US To Punish Linking Sites and Not File-Sharing Sites

hesiod Re:Darn you Google! (167 comments)

The problem isn't that I'm offering fake Rolexes for sale, it's that some law breaker is telling people about it!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Place To Relocate?

hesiod Re:Oh Canada! (999 comments)

Well, there's another mark in the "pro" side of Vancouver!

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Aims For $99, Android-Powered TV Game Console

hesiod Re:Hackable? (194 comments)

Racing stripes, a spoiler, maybe cut a hole in the side and add an LED or two. Water cooling is the next step after that.

more than 2 years ago
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Competition To Identify Sexual Predators In Chat Logs

hesiod Re:Simple algorithm (273 comments)

Where's the badge pinned? Kinky.

more than 2 years ago
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I prefer my input devices to be as _______ as possible.

hesiod Re:The Trouble with Ignorance (279 comments)

No, but killing a lot of bacteria from a surface leaves more room, and less competition, for the drug/chemical-resistant ones to grow and spread further.

more than 2 years ago

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