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Comment: Re:Medical (Score 5, Insightful) 161 161

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) 142 142

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.

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.