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Comment: Re:They _Should_ Replace It (Score 2) 180

by FictionPimp (#48113965) Attached to: CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

Let's face it, grid based layouts are tables and if all websites were static html, then html tables would suit us just fine. If we didn't want to cater to people with disabilities or screne readers then again, tables were fine.

It's a lot easier to replace, remove, or add a class on a article or div with javascript then to try to reflow a html table based layout (like when you go mobile and turn that 3 column layout into a single column. . It's a lot easier to parse the html to do something with it (like screen read) if you don't have a bunch of junk spacer images, tr's and tds, cluttering up the mix.

I wouldn't be opposed to something better than css, but I still think css layout is better than html table layout.

Comment: Re:They _Should_ Replace It (Score 1) 180

by FictionPimp (#48113743) Attached to: CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

You've just demonstrated your own stupidity for all to see. Skeleton does not use javascript.

In fact,

From the website you will see this nice changelog

V1.2 (6/20/2012): Pruning Skeleton down to some more bare bones :)
Remove tabs and all JS

Boostrap does use javascript, but not for the grid layout portion of boostrap. It uses it for all the other shit boostrap does. I picked these two examples because I feel the represent the two most popular, but there are dozens if not hundreds of projects out there that solve this problem. Many do not use javascript.

Comment: Re:They _Should_ Replace It (Score 1) 180

by FictionPimp (#48113617) Attached to: CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

Right,

But it still a fluid grid based layout that is all CSS and works in all modern browsers. It's easy to use, flexible, and looks great on a mobile device or a 27 inch display (if you have good artistic sense).

While it would be nice to more support for css grid, this does the job today and works wonderfully with dozens of prebuilt css files out there to start from (some even using tools like less to make modification that much easier).

Comment: Re:They _Should_ Replace It (Score 4, Informative) 180

by FictionPimp (#48113041) Attached to: CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

Using a fluid grid based css layout is faster, easier to write/understand/support, and a hell of a lot cleaner than tables. Having done web development for the last decade I have to say that tables for layout was a pain in the ass and a bad hack at best.

With html5/css3 almost all of your concerns are gone. In fact you can download a nice fluid grid based template in a second that can cut your table based layout development time into a 5th.

Check out http://www.getskeleton.com/ or even the often overused http://getbootstrap.com/

Communications

Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records 240

Posted by Soulskill
from the have-you-tried-paper-airplanes dept.
nbauman writes: Doctors with one medical records system can't exchange information with systems made by other vendors, including those at their own hospitals, according to the New York Times. One ophthalmologist spent half a million dollars on a system, but still needs to send faxes to get the information where it needs to go. The largest vendor is Epic Systems, Madison, WI, which holds almost half the medical records in the U.S. A report from RAND described Epic as a "closed" platform that made it "challenging and costly" for hospitals to interconnect.

The situation is bad for patients and costly for medical works: if doctors can't exchange records, they'll face a 1% Medicare penalty, and UC Davis alone has a staff of 22 dedicated to communication. On top of that, Epic charges a fee to send data to some non-Epic systems. Congress has held hearings on the matter, and Epic has hired a lobbyist. Epic's founder, billionaire computer science major Judith Faulkner, said that Epic was one of the first to establish code and standards for secure interchange, which included user authentication provisions and a legally binding contract. She said the federal government, which gave $24 billion in incentive payments to doctors for computerization, should have done that. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said that it was a "top priority" and just recently wrote a 10-year vision statement and agenda for it.

Comment: Re: +1 for this Post (Score 1) 427

by FictionPimp (#47639947) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Don't waste the money on 5ghz. Unless you live in an apartment with a crowded 2.4ghz spectrum. Just buy the 2.4 wireless N model.

http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti...

I have 2 of those (1 per floor of my house) and the ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite (in my basement). Everything connected to a cheap switch. Every inch of my house has perfect signal and the product is rock solid. I also have a PicoStation ( http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti... ) on my deck to provide great coverage in my back yard.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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