To the disgruntled NSA employees: you feel this way because you know what you're doing would have our founding fathers rolling in their graves! Take a stand, dammit. While easier for me to say than you to do, quit your job if it sounds wrong and send a clear message that this violation of privacy and more is wrong and you won't have any party of it. I bet then you could sleep better at night about your professional life, but maybe not as far as paying your bills.
I'm relatively new to the cath lab, but Iodine-containing agents typically get the job done as far as diagnosing coronary blockages. In my lab, we do nuclear scan for evaluating perfusion even before we decide to do an angiogram (albeit we sometimes do it anyway, but that becomes an insurance battle). A worthwhile advantage would be lower risk of renal failure (not mentioned in the article). While few patients with healthy or even mediocre kidneys end up having problems, it's always a concern with those of less renal function and will sometimes mean not doing an elective cath.
We spend a lot of money fighting it and a lot of emotions denying it. I used to work in an ICU and man the stuff I'd have to do to people who were in agony and just wanted to die sleeping on a cloud of Ativan and morphine. So many families wanted grandpa kept alive for 3 more days so they could come in and see him one last time. The response I wanted to have for that is: "You not being here isn't grandpas fucking problem. If you had such a good relationship, then it makes no difference who is here. Yet if you have grief, that's your own damn problem and they shouldn't suffer further so you can sleep better at night."
But seriously, it's a part of life just like birth, marriage, and having your own kids, but we (and I mean the voting majority, because I and others disagree) just don't want to see it that way. Put your big boy/girl rational pants on and get ready to die; it's the one thing we all have in common.
I'm really depressed over this. I've been using Winamp for about 14 years. It's one of the best software purchases I ever made. I still use it today over iTunes and I'm an idevice owner. A fellow geek recently laughed in surprise and nostalgia when he saw I still use Winamp. I'm no fan of AOL already, so it's an understatement for me to say I hate them for not open sourcing it.
You're watching a streaming video. Unless you want to watch it at high speed, then what's wrong with throttling the traffic to a speed just fast enough to prevent buffering? There's no need to stream an entire 90 minute movie in 10 minutes to whatever device you're watching it on. So let them throttle you so I can download my pirated Hurt Locker at 20mbps. K thx.
I thought part of the rationale behind grounding this plane was it's cheaper to use a spy satellite nowadays. If it's truly a multirole aircraft, say a bomber, then it could have its uses.
Which still wouldn't have anything to do with wireless interrogation or testing. Unless he's completely dependent on the device, being in complete heartblock, then he'd be fine until he had an arrhythmia requiring a shock.
Classic case of the dumbasses we put in charge who go sticking their fingers in things they know absolutely nothing about. Cheney strikes me as a prepper and we need to keep dipshits like that out of office.
These devices have to be "woken up" with a sensor placed on the chest. Then it'll communicate with the interrogation equipment which can induces shocks via a defribillation test. The range is limited to about 15 feet. Despite the wireless option being turned off, anyone with the device used to interrogate can still induce a shock with the chest sensor.
Still, a shock could still be induced without the tech by causing artifact in the leads. Inappropriate shocks have been reported in people operating heavy equipment like jackhammers and chainsaws. So shake the shit out of him and he may get an inappropriate shock. Worst that would happen there is induction of ventricular fibrillation which would only cause an appropriate shock.