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Comment Excel spreadsheets of codes found... (Score 1) 532 532

You can download an excel spreadsheet with ALL codes and descriptions/explanations:

http://www.cms.gov/medicare-co...

Current LCDs
and
Current and retired LCDs (57.2MB zip file)

By using the spreadsheet, the codes referenced in this story are:

87481 - INFECTIOUS AGENT DETECT BY DNA/RNA; CANDIDA, AMP PROBE

87491 - INFECTIOUS AGENT DETECT BY DNA/RNA; CHLAMYDIA T, AMP PROBE

87798 - INFECTIOUS AGENT DETECTION BY NUCLEIC ACID (DNA OR RNA), NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED; AMPLIFIED PROBE TECHNIQUE, EACH ORGANISM

Comment Re:Expectation of privacy? (Score 1) 216 216

I know I'm going up against many years of case law here, but... the Fourth Amendment doesn't say anything about privacy. It says no searches and seizures without a warrant.

So the question is: Is it legal for MetroPCS to hand over the data, presumably in violation of their privacy policy and CPNI laws? Or did they do it because they were threatened and intimidated?

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Comment Re:Another load of Federal B.S. (Score 3, Informative) 271 271

Just last week I read about a psycho woman in Oregon who bashed a guy's skull in with an aluminum baseball bat on their first date, when he went out there to finally visit her in person after a 2 year long online relationship. They only gave her a sentence of a few MONTHS in jail for the incident, despite her planning the whole thing and getting another woman to assist her with it - AND saying she got the idea from something she read or saw that said it only takes 7 pounds of pressure to snap someone's neck. Which person are you more concerned will do people physical harm in the future??

If you're going to cite something like this, you really should provide a link to back up your claims.

http://www.statesmanjournal.co...

She didn't "bash his skull in", she hit him and fractured his skull and caused two lacerations. He was treated and released released from hospital. No mention of a sentence of "a few months" in that article, or any other I could find. The woman in question is being held on $100,000 bail, and appears for an arraignment on April 20.

Comment I write EMS/Police/Fire 911 Software (Score 3, Interesting) 100 100

I have my own company, with 1 business partner. We write software for 911 dispatch systems. Some of our clients require us to carry "Errors and Omissions" liability insurance, which costs us upwards of $15k a year. Along with with the insurance, we have a pretty detailed EULA agreement covering bugs, etc.

If you're writing any kind of software that could directly affect the safety of others, insurance is a must.

Frog

Comment Realism in T:L (Score 1) 429 429

Someone earlier here pointed out what he/she thought was ridiculous. The fact that the Recognizers burned "simulated" rocket fuel, threw up dust clouds when they landed, etc. His/her objections was why would a computer program/simulation need to burn fuel and throw up dust clouds?

What I got from T:L is that CLU was TRYING to emulate the "real world" because he wanted to be a "real person". As to the question of how a computer program (CLU/Flynn) even knew about dust clouds (for example) I think it was clear that CLU had access to a lot of digital information (pictures/videos/text) that allowed him to "see" how the outside/real world functioned, and he emulated it (all while trying to perfect it).

Yes, I saw the original TRON in theaters, I'm 44. TRON, War Games and Sneakers were 3 of the movie influences that made me pursue a career in computers/programming.

Hell, I even have an original TRON arcade machine. Want to see it? Look here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX-4BG6z9ao

Frog

Comment Re:"awesomely bad 80s graphics" (Score 1) 384 384

I just watched my 20th Anniversary Edition of the TRON DVD 2 nights ago (already got tickets for TRON Legacy this Friday!).

On the second DVD they had special features, and said that the name TRON came to them because he was an ElecTRONic Man. Nothing in the special features said anything about it relating to the BASIC TRace ON command.

FYI.

Frog

Comment Re:Claim fair-use (Score 1) 213 213

The video actually has no information, it's all in the description of the video. Cut/pasted here:

Got Your Audio disabled by Youtube? Fix That by doing this.

Copyright resolve how to not get your videos copyrighted

This is the step-by-step process to get your audio back:

1) Go to "My Videos".
2) Select "Resolve Copyright" on the video you are having copyright issues with. OR, go to the video itself and choose "resolve copyright" from there.
3) Scroll down and pick the option "I want to learn more about this dispute process".
4) Scroll down and pick the option "Take me to the dispute form".
5) Pick option #2 and PASTE the following statement into the text bar next to it;

"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

6) Fill out the rest of the info on the page. Use your REAL name where it asks for it. Choose "Continue" when all information has been filled out.
7) Scroll down on the next page and select "Submit dispute".

Within 2-3 minutes your video's audio should be back!

Occasionally this will not work. Like I said in the video, this copyright covers 99% of copyrighted entertainment (From what I found out at least). Also, this will ONLY apply if you are not making any profit off your videos. If you intend to become a youtube partner, I would not suggest doing this.

("video" where I got the description here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXIWvpZ8SqE)

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