In the case of a cardiac emergency a BLS ambulance can do a lot, as can CPR-trained bystanders. Early high performance CPR and early defibrillation (assuming a shockable rhythm) are crucial. A patient without circulation can be dead in ten minutes from the onset of the emergency so getting them to the hospital is not the priority. CPR and defibrilation is, no matter where that occurs. It is really difficult to do good compressions in a moving ambulance unless it's equipped with the mobile automatic machine which is unlikely in a BLS truck.
I read the article (gasp! Shocking, I know) and recognise there are certainly important use cases for texting 911. But I work in EMS on a volunteer basis and I would think that in most cases voice calls would work far better, especially in medical situations. There can be a lot of helpful information that can be transferred in a more timely manner that way. Symptoms, time of onset, if situation changes during time of response, number of patients. Working in a rural area it can also be challenging to get an accurate location. In some situations, the 911 operators will also guide the caller in providing early care, such as CPR in a cardiac patient. So yeah, if one is physically able, and it's safe to do, take the time to talk to 911. They know what questions to ask and they will pass that information to the responding agencies so they know what to expect on arrival. Doing the same thing by text would only slow things down.
I agree completely. I watch a fair bit of retro programming (mostly series from the 70s and 80s). Remember when the show itself was 49 minutes long? And the theme song itself was a whole 90 seconds? The cable/satellite companies seem to believe we'll blindly keep paying for LESS content. Yeah, right.
Just a little info here from an xplorenet user (indirectly). SaskTel resells xplorenet's "4G" satellite service to rural customers. It has been a bit better than the previous version we were on before. The introductory program was free hardware and installation and 5Mb/30GB for $55/month for a year. After the year the price went to $85/month. Recently they reworked the packages and we moved to 5Mb/40GB for the same money. One can also go to 10Mb speeds for more $$ or less monthly transfer amounts. With these plans there is no throttling. Theoretically if one goes over their cap, you pay more for whatever you use. I haven't tested this yet, though.
There are important use-cases for wearing a watch and perhaps even an analog one, at that. I'm involved in the EMS field. Taking a pulse requires a watch, not to mention recording times of procedures and treatments.
I do not recall seeing a reply from Rasterman for the E17 interview either. I read
That can grab, lift and throw chairs!
I love pasta. May I license your patent?
No, vegans just have to worry about all the salmonella and e. coli that seems to be popping up in vegetables these days.
While I don't have numbers at hand, it is my understanding that there are very few horse slaughter facilities in North America. There is a certain horse culture that are very opposed to seeing any horse slaughtered, even for food.
As a longtime Enlightenment user (since 0.9 I think!) I have seen a lot of changes to it's look and feel over the years. Has your design philosphy changed over time or is it more a matter of changes in technology?
And you think Bin Laden would have kept quiet if he hadn't been killed? He would have had one of his videos out pretty damn quick with a copy of the current New York Times and pointing to the date saying "Haha, sorry guys! Better luck next time!"
I am a farmer in southern Saskatchewan, Canada. I do not, and have never worked for Monsanto or any other pesticide company. I have in fact used pesticides including some of Monsanto's glyphosate products (Roundup, Rustler and most recently RT540). Rates of application I have used range from 0.5-1.0 liters (0.13-0.26 US gallons) per acre of product mixed in 5-10 gallons of water. My use, though, is restricted to pre-seeding burnoff as I do not grow any glyphosate-tolerant crops.