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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

jayhawk88 Re:It's time to fine. (240 comments)

It has nothing to do with the cloud. The problem here is that Vendor X really has no incentive to create interfaces to communicate with Vendor Y, beyond a customer willing to pay them to create said interface. And even then, the customer is only paying Vendor X, and not Vendor Y, so any assistance Vendor X gets from Y will be spotty at best.

And nothing about that is going to change until the federal government steps in and forces these vendors to play nice using a set of standards. It's a slow, messy, ugly, wasteful, and frustrating process, but it is the only way this problem is getting solved.

about 4 months ago

After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

jayhawk88 In other news... (134 comments)

Kappa Beta Phi has announced that it has a under-aged drinking policy, which it expects it's members to respect.

The NSA has a policy against eavesdropping on phone calls, which it pinky promises it will observe.

And finally, Slashdot is instituting a "No Trolls" policy, which First Post, Natalie Portman Naked and Petrified.

about 5 months ago

CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food

jayhawk88 Re:Not very secret (116 comments)

Which really isn't that scandelous, since prawns are crustaceans and very comfortable eating dead matter.

about 10 months ago

Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

jayhawk88 You all don't understand the magnitude of this (521 comments)

This is going to play in the midwest about as well as if the government suddenly decided to outlaw beef. F-150's/Silverado's/Sierra's/Ram's are basically standard issue for men aged 18-55 in the midwest, and the commercials are right, F-150's dominate. Chevy/GMC/Dodge are going to have a field day with this.

The fact that Ford is jumping into this with the F-150 too, and not testing it out on a lesser model first, is just staggering.

about a year ago

Feds Confiscate Investigative Reporter's Confidential Files During Raid

jayhawk88 Re:Whistleblower Protection (622 comments)

Spoiler Alert: It won't.

about a year ago

No FiOS In Boston? We'll Make an Ad Anyway

jayhawk88 No Fakers? (202 comments)

But what about doodie-heads? Are there meanies or stupid-faces?

about a year ago

Majority of Enterprise Customers Finally 'Migrating Away From Windows XP'

jayhawk88 Yeah, that's what XP holdouts were waiting for (246 comments)

Windows 8.1. *eyeroll* They're going to 7 you morons, and they're going to stay there for another 15 years. Doesn't matter what you do to the Start Menu.

about a year ago

MS: Windows Phone 8 Wi-Fi Vulnerable, Cannot Be Patched

jayhawk88 Wait (146 comments)

What's so special about Windows Phone 8/7.8 with regards to this issue? If you're not requiring a cert validating the identity of your radius server/access point/whatever, ANY device is going to be vulnerable to a spoofed SSID kind of attack, right?

about a year and a half ago

McAfee Exaggerated Cost of Hacking, Perhaps For Profit

jayhawk88 Re:News at 11? (105 comments)

It might have been trolling?

about a year and a half ago

Say What? Wading Through the Nonsense In Microsoft's Re-Org Memo

jayhawk88 He's fighting for his job (165 comments)

Microsoft can't seem to do anything right on the consumer front, and while pushing customers into the cloud may get them a nice reliable monthly subscription from a lot of shops, it's also a dangerous gambit, as it increases the odds that shops will abandon the Windows desktop OS or eventually move their services to another provider.

It's a very dangerous time for Microsoft right now. They'll still be selling a whole fark ton of software/services, but if they don't grow at the rate that Wall Street expects them too, their stock will start taking a beating and then the spiral starts.

about a year and a half ago

How DRM Won

jayhawk88 Apples and oranges here (221 comments)

I'm not looking to get the same functionality/features from a streaming service than I am from purchasing digital copies of media. I go in knowing that terms/prices can change at will, but I accept that for an "all I can eat" service.

about a year and a half ago

The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

jayhawk88 The account thing is trivial (608 comments)

Unless they've already changed something since the first preview release, all you have to do is enter any old email address and password, MS account-linked or no. It'll fail, and then ask if you want to create a local account.

"Clever workaround"....*eyeroll*.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Prove an IT Manager Is Incompetent?

jayhawk88 Be wary here (331 comments)

If you're a consultant/outside entity being asked to do this, then no worries. Just tell them like it is. You don't need any kind of technical test here: Just show them the trail of failed projects and unhappy employees/customers and how they all lead back to one source.

But if you are part of the company...or worse part of IT yourself....watch the fuck out.

Something stinks about this. Managers are usually the first target when it comes to determining blame for failed projects/bad internal PR. That's part of their job after all. The stuffed shirts know this, and if it was just about the IT Manager being terrible they'd fire him and bring in someone new. They don't need a third opinion to tell them the head of IT is incompetent. There's something else going on here, probably related to internal company politics, and you need to be sure you're not being thrown under the bus or are risking getting caught in the crossfire.

about a year and a half ago

Solaris Machine Shut Down After 3737 Days of Uptime

jayhawk88 Here's the real question... (409 comments)

Did they power it back up again after shutting it off? Just to see?

about 2 years ago

Drawings of Weapons Led To New Jersey Student's Arrest

jayhawk88 Well this is going to be great (630 comments)

We're going to spend the next 10 years as a nation obsessing over guns in schools. We're going to talk non-stop about arming teachers, arming janitors, putting cops with assault rifles in the halls, defining exactly what assault rifles actually are, glorifying the idea that those with guns stop crimes, making movies and TV shows about the topic, design special gun models for school protection, and perhaps even speculate that students themselves should be allowed to carry guns for their own protection.

But on the other hand, the first time any student mentions the word "gun" in class, they're pulled from class, suspended for weeks, arrested, put in psychiatric care and scarred for life. Seriously, this is like one level down from the brainwashing scene in A Clockwork Orange.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack?

jayhawk88 We have some great advice for you (303 comments)

...but to be honest, Kuro5hin is paying us $1000 not to tell you. Perhaps if you would be willing to pony up $1500 we could do business.

more than 2 years ago

Astronomers Search For Dyson Spheres of Alien Civilizations

jayhawk88 Didn't someone run the numbers on this? (686 comments)

...and determine that the energy requirement for building and maintaining even a partial Dyson Sphere was so astronomically high that even assuming 100% energy collection from the star, it would never be feasible to build?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Ask College To Change Intro To Computing?

jayhawk88 No (337 comments)

Look, the school get Office for basically nothing thanks to their campus agreement. They can easily push it out/update it/manage it with software they already have. Why should the put Libra or whatever on there and make the grad students teaching that intro course deal with more things than they need to?

Oh and BTW, yes they need to spend most of the time teaching Office because that the skill 90% of the people in that class need. Maybe the Bohemian Design Studio in Palo Alto won't let filthy Microsoft software touch their hard drives, but most of the people in this course aren't going to have any say in what they're expected to use (nor are they going to give two shits), and it's going to be Office. That's reality.

The real question is, what the fuck are you doing in CS 101? Go talk to your instructor for God's sake and test out of that bitch already. Or at least just show up for the tests.

more than 2 years ago

You Can't Bypass the UI Formerly Known As Metro On Windows 8

jayhawk88 Re:That's fine because I plan to bypass... (444 comments)

Yeah, let's see this for what it really is: a memo to enterprise admins saying "You don't want this, keep using 7". 90% of us already knew this, but let's face it, there are always Irish Setters in the group who go all "Oh boy, new OS, oh boy, new OS" and start pushing it out two weeks after release.

more than 2 years ago


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