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Sprint Finally Joins 4G LTE Wireless Race

scottv67 No Milwaukee :( (67 comments)

"Actually, it's pronounced 'mill-e-wah-que' which is Algonquin for 'the good land.'"
...unless you are trying to use your 4G phone with Sprint. Then it's the not-so-good-land.

more than 2 years ago
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Historic Heat In North America Turns Winter To Summer

scottv67 Re:yawn (618 comments)

>This warm weather is scarring me for the coming year

In your case, it sounds like it's too late for sunscreen. I suggest you try something like this.

more than 2 years ago
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LED's Efficiency Exceeds 100%

scottv67 Re:Maybe (502 comments)

>/. still needs a like button for those without mod points.

No. Go back to reddit

more than 2 years ago
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Amateur UAV Pilot Exposes Texas River of Blood

scottv67 Re:Is a UAV necessary? (388 comments)

>Brown is not a color that CRTs or LCDs are capable of doing

What? Can you provide a little more detail on why you think CRTs or LCDs can not display the color brown?

more than 2 years ago
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UCLA Hospital Hit With HIPAA Fine On Celeb Records

scottv67 Re:Pledged to tweak their infrastructure (57 comments)

>HIPPA training
>regarding HIPPA

The training must not have been very good if you did not learn how to spell the acronym.

more than 3 years ago
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The Dirtiest Jobs in IT

scottv67 Re:Porn industry (116 comments)

>I notice on slashdot that a lot of people have misconceptions about how hospital networks actually function and also how HIPPA

Before you start waving your dick around and criticizing the average Slashdotter's knowledge of healthcare IT, please learn how many P's are in the acronym for "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996"

more than 3 years ago
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California Healthcare Provider Wants Illness-Predicting Algorithm

scottv67 Re:Sounds good to me, in my dreams (341 comments)

>Another example was asthmatics, there are some asthmatics that end up in the ER on a weekly basis, sometimes simply because they can't afford an inhaler (even with insurance). The inhaler cost is far less than the ER visit. It would be more informative to call them Preventable Hospitalizations.

The inhaler example is pretty good but if you replace "inhaler" with "daily dose of Advair", it would be an even better example. When most people say "inhaler", they usually mean "something related to albuterol that is used in a reactive fashion after wheezing has started". Giving an albuterol inhaler to someone with asthma who is not capable of paying for an albuterol inhaler is a *good* idea and may keep them from a visit to the Emergency Department. Giving Advair to someone with asthma who is not capable of paying for Advair is a *great* idea and will be a lot cheaper than a visit to the Emergency Department (even though Advair is one pricey little saucer).

Disclosure: I am not a drug rep nor do I own shares in GlaxoSmithKline. I take Advair every day to keep my asthma under control (maybe my insurance company should send me a check every month that I use Advair as prescribed because it is keeping me out of the doctor's office or the E.D. Hmmm... I wonder if they'll go for that plan.)

more than 3 years ago
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Nuclear Emergency Declared At 2 Plants In Japan

scottv67 Re:NHK World is reporting serious emissions (752 comments)

>well water can be filterd from nucler. filter it threw uncontamented sand and coal and boil. its called earth filtering. servivle tip if you ever in such a situation and the goverment supplys run out. its not perfect thow but it gets the levels down low enough it shouldent kill you.

Judging by your spelling, it looks like you've already received too many roentgens...

more than 3 years ago
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How To Crash the Internet

scottv67 Re:n00bs (166 comments)

>#*D(@5&%h

WHAT? My mother was a saint! GET OUT!

more than 3 years ago
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Teacher Suspended Over Blog About Students

scottv67 Re:Not an YRO (634 comments)

>but I'm still trying to figure out what that parenthetical had to do with its context:

The author of that post offered background information that established why he had a private tutor instead of attending "normal" classes with the other kids.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Adds Two-Factor Authentication To Gmail

scottv67 Re:Good idea, bad implementation (399 comments)

>only if your cell phone is a smartphone...

How many more times are you going to post that "Durrrr...my cell phone is just a phone, not one of them there smart phones" crap?

Nobody gives a shit if you use Gmail. Google doesn't give a shit if you use Gmail or not. If you don't like two-factor authentication, you don't own a smart phone or you don't a cell phone at all, then DON'T USE GMAIL.

more than 3 years ago
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US Has Secret Tools To Force Internet On Dictatorships

scottv67 Re:Drop Satellite phones (282 comments)

>Huh? italics don't work anymore in either "Plain Old Text" or "HTML Formatted"?

Use <em>

more than 3 years ago
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19-Year-Old Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

scottv67 Re:Mythbuster 3.0 (317 comments)

>to your average TV viewer than most of the trash people watch.

I can not, in good conscience, stand idly by while you insult fine tel-uh-vision programming such as Sons of Guns. Sir, I demand satisfaction! We shall duel with silenced shotguns (or grenade launchers - it's your choice) at dawn!

more than 3 years ago
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19-Year-Old Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

scottv67 Re:Mythbuster 3.0 (317 comments)

I'm hoping that Jamie and Adam can talk Grant Imahara into building a robot that can review your posts for spelling errors.

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Protect Servers From a Rogue Admin?

scottv67 Re:Sign a NDA+ (219 comments)

>sign a NDA in which it is clearly said that they will not attempt to hack/perform wrongly

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

more than 3 years ago
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The Matrix Re-Reloaded

scottv67 Re:Sequels not that bad (640 comments)

>Nah, the Architect said something about "This will be the Nth time we've destroyed [Zion.]" It was a single digit number, something like 4, 6, or 7.

The Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234215/quotes

more than 3 years ago
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The Matrix Re-Reloaded

scottv67 Re:Sequels not that bad (640 comments)

>Nah, the Architect said something about "This will be the Nth time we've destroyed [Zion.]" It was a single digit number, something like 4, 6, or 7.

"The Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0234215/quotes

more than 3 years ago

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scottv67 scottv67 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

scottv67 (731709) writes "Network World has an article on the changes to Daylight Saving Time in the US in 2007: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/012507-dayli ght-saving.html?page=1

There is an interesting comment regarding the use of NTP and the new start and end dates for DST:

Rich Debrino, CIO for Everett, Wash.-based Advances in Technology, which handles IT for a variety of healthcare organizations, including parent company Compass Health, notes that systems tied to external network time servers should have few problems.

It is my understanding that NTP doesn't know or care about Daylight Saving Time. NTP does everything in UTC and then it's up to the local OS (running an NTP client) to add or subtract the correct number of hours to calculate the correct *local* time. Is your IT staff patching systems to accommodate the new start and end dates for DST in the US are they (mistakenly) depending on NTP to save the day?"

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