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Comment Re:Same thing at federal facilities. (Score 1) 284

If inside doesn't have an ambulance, you need to call 911 first. Then, when 911 is called, and the "real" response is on the way, call the security and let them know 911 is on the way for a medical emergency. They can send something too, or not. But delaying an ambulance response to satisfy security's power trip is a bad decision.

Its clear from the this post that you've had absolutely no first aid training whatsoever. Even someone trained in basic first aid getting there a couple of seconds faster can save lives, security will call the emergency services and guide them to the correct location. If they are remotely competent they will do this faster then you can, whilst allowing you to provide first aid to the person.
If you have three other people with you that is the only time you should consider calling security and an ambulance, and you should call security as the first priority. (One person for first aid - priority one, one person to get better trained people, AEDs, etc and also allow the ambulance access to the site -- priority two, one person to call emergency services directly - probably unneeded but better safe then sorry)

Comment Re:About that 911 thing.... (Score 1) 284

And to amplify this, there is no way a call to 911 is going to only be 30 seconds long.

Either you panic a lot or you have never called 911. Just the other day, I had some bozo pull a knife on me so I was forced to Mace and thumbcuff him. I then called 911 for a police dispatch. I calmly told them what happened, where I was and 20 seconds later they had a unit heading out my way.

And I bet you continued to talk with them whilst they dispatched the unit? This delays first responders from getting to the scene. In a case like this CPR or AED is the most important thing even if it is applied inexpertly. You want the first aid trained people there as soon as possible and that's going to be security.

Security are also going to be able to remove bollards, open gates, etc to give the ambulance access to the building. They will know if there are special teams need for this response (i.e are dangerous chemicals involved) and be able to tell the emergency opperator to dispatch those teams. They will have procedures in place with the ambulance service for how to get access to the campus, etc.

Comment Re:Really bad idea (Score 1) 85

Yep, Telstra is notorious for losing customer data. I give it 12months from when they actually get it working until someone publishes the whole thing, the biggest technical difficulty would be finding somewhere to host the dump.
That being said the law does require the data to be 'encrypted', which seems kinda stupid if they have thousands of systems writing to this database (which I assume they will if they are logging this amount of data). Just shows how the people who wrote the legislation had no understanding of what they where legislating.

Comment Re:Sexist? (Score 1) 125

Who the hell is saying that? I certainly haven't been. Women and men are different, and women by and large do not like to code. Why should we force women to do something they clearly don't enjoy doing? To try and balance out a meaningless diversity pie chart?

If you want an example of real sexism, this part of your post is. It is also incorrect in my experience, some of the best programmers I know are female.

In regard to you point about targeting one particular gender group as being sexist, unfortunately society divides us at a very young age and you need to appeal to kids interests to get them involved. I'm sure there is equally as many (probably more) male targeted programming courses.

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.