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Comment Re:Medical (Score 5, Insightful) 161

Medical software is a medical device and subject to regulation as such. I am in the business of writing that software, and while I as a developer can and would be happy to make things easy and awesome, risk management often determines that "easy" can also be "dangerous". Make the default route too easy and you risk a user accidentally skipping the correct route.

Comment Re:Isn't that a bad estimate? (Score 1) 142

Not really. if current measures are accurate, and there is a 99.9999 chance of a miss, more measures are 99.9999% likely to support that miss and only 0.0001% likely to contradict it.

Its not quite as simple as that, but its not anywhere near 50/50 like you suggest.

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"