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Comment: Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (Score 4, Insightful) 258

Actually, I'd look to fire somebody higher-up. Communication issues like these are cultural and systemic -- organizational problems. I feel it is always a bit too easy to punish the front line folks without holding responsible higher-ups to any account.

Comment: Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (Score 5, Insightful) 258

'But "regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team," '

My experience from working in ICU and ER years ago:

  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia"
  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia!"
  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia!!"
  • Intern to Resident: "This guy has a fever."
  • Charge Nurse to Orderly: "Hey, can you put that guy in a chair so we can free up exam room four?"
  • Resident to Intern: "What do you suggest?"
  • Intern: "Ummmm, fluids and antibiotics?"
  • Resident: "Check."

Can't know, but when I hear phrases like "full team", that's what I am reminded of. Very very unfortunate. Beyond all of the additional exposure, the guy didn't get the care he likely needed to have a chance at survival.

Comment: Re:Apple proves once again... (Score 1) 711

by Geste (#47155741) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

....Only apple could repackage a stale turd, sell it as a "better life experience," ....

I wouldn't argue your point, but he didn't merely promise "a better life experience", rather:

"They had bought an Android phone by mistake, and then had sought a better experience and a better life."

Small difference, but Tim looks to be promising a flat-out better life. Amazing. All from a little phone. Oh, thank-you Tim! Your are THE BEST!"

Comment: Re:Osteopath cred? (Score 1) 200

by Geste (#47101641) Attached to: Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

I conflate nothing you twit. Try this:

"As with all forms of complementary and alternative medicine, the practice of osteopathy does not always adhere to evidence-based medicine (EBM). There are few high-quality research studies demonstrating that osteopathy is effective in treating any medical condition other than lower back pain."

Of course, that quote is from...Wikipedia

Comment: Bunny makes a Novena (Score 1) 88

by Geste (#46649639) Attached to: Bunnie Huang's Novena Open Source Laptop Launches Via Crowd Supply

Bunny: "Bless me father, for it has been 3 years since my last confession. I confess that I have not been attending Mass regularly and have had impure thoughts about proprietary technologies!"

Father O'Reilly: "Why that is fairly serious. I suggest you say a Hail Mary twice a day for two months."

Bunny: "OK, Father."

Father O'Reilly: "Oh, and can you make a Novena?"

Bunny: "Why sure, Father! Give me the schematic and I can make anything!"

What's the difference between a computer salesman and a used car salesman? A used car salesman knows when he's lying.