So you have an expensive piece of equipment that runs on XP. Do you need this XP instance to connect to internet? If you need, maybe the manufacturer of this expensive equipment have a solution for you. If it is isolated, why oh why bother to install a single update in a production isolated expensive equipment?
One can summarize as
"The Firefox has been REMOVED. You will have to find an add-on that restores functionality."
Except for one project that I destroyed with performance testing, leading to a huge re-factoring, the others always get delayed to correct all serious bugs.
But it was, as always, management decision. Postpone or release with bugs?
I'm a developer that has been working as a tester in the last 5 years.
Always coding to run performance / load / whatever not manual testing.
In my experience working at bank or big publishers, my main problem is always budget.
Enough money for everything except the right number of people testing, the right tools or infrastructure for testing, and so on.
I don't expect that was different with healthcare.gov.
Dear fanboy, take a look at what ISPs run. No, it's not OpenBSD, but it sure as hell isn't Lunix* either
(*) The losers' unix
Windows 2012 R2 LOL Version.
Maybe is that wonderful feature that asks for your email and password to check if your contacts already have a linkedin account so they will connect them for you.
My email and password? Are you kidding?
Firsth = first.
I'm using a Surface RT. Can I use this as an excuse?
When I saw the news "Healthcare.gov sux" (or similar) my firsth thought was "QA really sux in this project".
You don't need to go open source, you need a good staff.
Trident, in the context of 486 video cards, should be relabeled a curse word. They redefined shitty.
Buy two peanut butter and win a Trident card. No refund
It's not just hospital workers (although that's what TFA is about.) Plenty of people are required to get a flu shot that you wouldn't expect need it.
The one that surprised me are local refinery workers. There is one refinery in our region that produces virtually all of the petroleum based fuel consumed locally. If the flu were to incapacitate 50% of the employees, the refinery would have to shut down. These are trained people needed to produce a critical product, and the refinery wouldn't have the time to train temps to take over for them. Pipelines don't exist to bring in refined products from elsewhere, and the rest of the nation's refining capacity would be strained to meet the demand.
Refinery workers are exposed to a lot of things you probably wouldn't want to be exposed to, but viruses aren't commonly among them. It'd probably be a great place to work if you wanted to avoid contact with other people.
Incredibly low side effect rate, very effective, and a guarantee that you're going to get a mild version of the flu before everybody else does.
The reality is quite different.
The flu vaccine has to be produced several months before flu season. So, if the experts pick the wrong strains, or even if they pick the right ones and the flu mutates in that time, you're no better off.
In fact, you are worse off, as your immune system is likely to be worse off, trying to fight this new strain of the flu that is similar, but not exactly the same: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoskins_effect
For the last 18 years getting a flu shot has been a federally mandated condition of my employment and I don't even work in a health care related field--what the heck is the big deal with getting a flu shot?
Freedom to make one's own decisions about medical treatment is a big thing in the US, and people dislike when they are compelled against their will. I'm no exception.
Just about all the improvements in public health over the past few centuries has been from an understanding of disease spread, and modern nutrition. Most people can and will like out the overwhelming majority of their lives without requiring any form of medical assistance. Being cognizant of the spread of the virus has a much higher success rate in preventing infection than does immunization.
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