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Arecibo Radio Telescope Confirms Extra-galactic Fast Radio Pulses

normanjd Re:VMs are the answer (95 comments)

Eh? Posted on wrong thread for some reason. Where is delete button when you need it???

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

normanjd VMs help (265 comments)

Do you use VMs? ALL of our servers are now running on VMware at remote locations. I can't automate maintenance, but it does not matter if I do it from the office or at home as I am remoting either way... Set up a snapshot to roll back if there is a problem, and you can at least make it a bit more comfortable if you have to be up at odd hours...

about two weeks ago
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Arecibo Radio Telescope Confirms Extra-galactic Fast Radio Pulses

normanjd VMs are the answer (95 comments)

Do you use VMs? ALL of our servers are now running on VMware at remote locations. I can't automate maintenance, but it does not matter if I do it from the office or at home as I am remoting either way... Set up a snapshot to roll back if there is a problem, and you can at least make it a bit more comfortable if you have to be up at odd hours...

about two weeks ago
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Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

normanjd The Golden Age Spectre Archives (165 comments)

Superhero Comics existed but really were not as popular prior to the Comics Code... There tended to be more of the horror and shock type (in addition to cowboy and funny book types) which inspired the code to be created... Superheroes tended to be more magical than science based and more violent than today... (For instance, Batman had a gun in his earliest comics.) The Golden Age Spectre Archives, Vol. 1 might be a good start...

about a month and a half ago
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The Rule of Three Proved By Physicists

normanjd Pi? (80 comments)

"...now appears to be as significant as pi." Wonder if this is a subtle joke or actually related to the value of pi... Pi is approximated by 22/7...

about 2 months ago
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Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

normanjd Medical databases (814 comments)

There are good reasons to identify the physical gender of a person rather than their self identified one. Short of an operation, it doesn't change. In medical databases I have worked on, we needed it for health reasons as to what areas exists. We needed it for family medical history. We needed it to help identify people who were injured or killed. For the same reasons, gender neutral identification don't work for us either. If people feel like their physical sex should be kept private, it could be treated as HIPAA info, but we still need to track it.

about a year ago
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Are 12-16 Hour Workdays Productive?

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

",' who was required to attend nightly 1 a.m. video conference calls" It happens... I remember when I was on a business trip to Seoul, South Korea and my managers insisted I attend a telephone conferance everyday starting at Midnight my time because they could not get everyone together in our US east coast office before Noon (give or take an hour, I forget...) Keep in mind I had to be at work locally at 6am, I emailed reports everyday, and we were ahead of schedule. I honestly believe some of the folks at home were simply upset we were not where they could see us in the office. Luckily the meeting was often cut short by lack of Home Office managers being available... :/

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tablet With Root Access By Default?

normanjd Re:Nook Color (168 comments)

Slight technical correction, it uses a Micro-SD card, not a CF card... Loading up CyanogenMod7 on bootable uSD works great, and you can still use the Native OS and have not voided the warrenty...

about 2 years ago
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India Will Show Its $10 Laptop Prototype

normanjd SmartPhone? (374 comments)

Sounds a lot like a smart phone... Load Android and your done...

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes Digital Health Records

normanjd Re:Why go Digital? (563 comments)

Yes, HL7... The problem is insurance companies aren't using it in general, because it doesn't meet their needs... Since they are in charge of the purse strings, medical centers will follow their lead... When insurance companies insist on a submital format for claims to be processed, it will be done...

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes Digital Health Records

normanjd Re:Why go Digital? (563 comments)

VistA is an example of where things could go... Because it is the standard for all VA medical sites, it begins to use an economy of scale... The problem is not everyone likes VistA, but if you had a universal mobile medical record format, you could import or export you record between a system like VistA and another such as Nextgen or HARMONY. My personal feeling is CPT billing codes (which aren't free to use) needs to be replaced with something like HL7 before this will happen...

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Proposes Digital Health Records

normanjd Why go Digital? (563 comments)

The thing most people don't realize is going digital does NOT necessarily save money or time for the local staff, but it does force conformity that lessens the chance of a misunderstanding or a lack of information when sharing a health record. It can also make tracking who has had access to your information more or less automatic. If set up correctly: The big advantage will be to large medical facilities where mutiple staff can access the same medical record from different locations doing different functions at the same time... The main advantage to small practices will be the ability to bill insurance companies faster, as procedures performed will already be in in the record in a standard form... Insurance companies will see less fraud... Of cource, this is a big "if"... The key will be defining the "mobile" medical record format... It really doesn't matter what form the data in local databases takes, as long as the local databases can import and export the yet to be defined "standard", as opposed to the mutiple, often conflicting standards already out... Until a single standard is selected and followed, most advantages just won't exist.

more than 5 years ago
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Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign

normanjd SNL had the most unbias coverage of all... (1601 comments)

Fortunately, comedy is one of the better ways of commentary our Free Speech system has... shows like Saterday Night Live were pretty quick to point out all the problems in reporting, along with the exagerated, but generally true problems with all the canidates...

more than 5 years ago

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Pirate Bay Losses Biased Appeal

normanjd normanjd writes  |  about 5 years ago

normanjd (1290602) writes "Looks bad for the Boys at Pirate Bay. Per Wired ( http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/06/pirate-bay-retrial-denied/ ), it has been decided the judge in the original case was not biased. Even so, the Pirate Bay continues to operate. Techdirt ( http://techdirt.com/articles/20090625/0949185362.shtml ) discusses how Swedish law was improperly used and gives additional information."

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