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Comment: Re:Just damn (Score 1) 407

by Duhavid (#49164967) Attached to: Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

In the late 1800's sure.
But they were still bloodletting then.
And just discovering that keeping germs out of wounds/surgical sites/people would help them heal better/faster.
So, I don't know how much Doctors prescribing tobacco in that era means. :-)

My mom had a Dr recommend cigarettes to her. ( 1950's when she was a teen. )
So she would be "cool" and less anxious.
So, basically, irrational.

Comment: Re:bicycles are too dangerous (Score 2) 300

by Duhavid (#49148453) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

I don't run red lights, or blow through stop signs.
I will make a left turn from the left lanes, as that is fitting, proper and legal ( where I am, anyway ).
Otherwise, I keep to the right and make sure I am predictable, and try to be courteous to all.

It is still dangerous.

I agree completely that a cyclist should obey the rules of the road. It annoys me when they don't, as a cyclist, as car drivers seem to take a "all cyclists misbehave, so I can run them over" attitude. But that is all window dressing. Riding a bike in traffic is dangerous because automobile operators, in general, don't look, don't see, and don't understand ( excluding a few that do, and a few that seem actively malicious*. ) I would expect you would know that from riding a motorcycle, I have noticed that cars seem to act the same there.

* I am alive today thanks to ( short list, there are others A, 2 metal posts I could ride between, but the car trying to run me down could not, and B, a curb that I hopped up that the car chasing me was not willing to try to get up ).
Note, just ridding my bike where I was allowed to.

Comment: Re:C4 (Score 2) 389

by Duhavid (#49074775) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

"All that said, this doesn't mean massive waves of unemployment... instead it means that the displaced folks (or those facing it) cannot afford to sit back and let things stand pat; I suspect that the pace of learning new stuff will quicken, perhaps back to the pace set by the dot-boom era."

If there are fewer jobs, how can it not mean unemployment?
Education may make one person more hire-able for an opening, but it will not create additional jobs.

Comment: Re:In the "Internet of Things" world (Score 1) 101

by Duhavid (#49041453) Attached to: US Gas Pump Hacked With 'Anonymous' Tagline

I don't know, I've found my Internet connected pacemaker to be pretty useful, gives me stats, automatically informs my doctor if there's a problem, it's nice. And there is good security with a password and full logging, as anyone browsing to http //172.16.54.138/admin.php?include=/usr/share/www/basic-authentication.php&log=/home/pacemaker/default.log&addlog=2015-02-12%2011:21:00%20Initiated%20login can clearly see.

Best part: the guy who wrote the software apparently used to work for what was, until a yea...

FTFY :-)

Comment: Re:It's paid for. (Score 1) 189

by Duhavid (#48821869) Attached to: UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

I worked on a Token Ring network early in my career.
It was a very good, robust system.
We had a star topology, twisted pair to the desktops, the Ring was all in our cabling area.
We had failures of individual lines to desktops, but that would have happened with Ethernet.
Never had a ring failure, IIRC.

C for yourself.

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