This will save money, and improve healthcare outcomes. No upside to waiting 3 days for test results. Next stop - subdermal monitors!
Oracles (in)ability to ensure interoperability within its own software stacks should be evidence enough that they can be trusted for large scale integraion. As long as they stick with DB performance, OK... Redhat has more experience managing an ecosystem of technology,,, these are the guys and gals we need to have behind it.
Apparently, there are two problems with the deployment process (not the health care logic behind it)... First was that the code didn't scale, second is that it was not tested in a meaningful way to show it. Let me guess, it was built by the cheapest contractor and we assumed their leadership and subject matter expertise would guarantee success? Sounds like the contract clause that says payment is based on performance should be exercised. There is one right? WHy should we pay CGI for their work? Time for them to shoulder the pain.
As we age, the myriad systems that regulate blood and tissue function seem to be slowly degrading in a
...well... death spiral. Metabolic syndrome is such a process. Blood sugar levels pitch up/down like the deck on s ship in a storm, dragging the body along for a unsettling ride towards diabetes, hypertension and overall degradation. This would be a great collection of symptoms to start with. Telomeres seem like another good place to start looking as cells can lose ability to self repair their DNA.... Nothing good can come from these!
So...we are warming the deeper waters, so they will tend to rise more? Ok...so there may be some local benefit. Say we put 20 of these in place in 100 square miles. Would this aggregate affect the larger currents that have developed over millions of years? We are not back to Pangea, but these currents have been there for a long time. Interrupting
/short-circuiting them seems like tapping your blood pressure to make energy... at some point....it would change the balance. Are you saying there would be no change, or no change if we keep the scale in check?
Does Airplay and iCloud make the user dependant on outside services, or a protocol being ubiquitous? Taking something that already exists and making it seem new is sad. Sorta like when compressed music files became iTunes and sending them over an interweb connection became a podcast... decommoditizing -> Monetization - the new genius. Seems Aapl users are guided into a dependant role whereas connectors (predictable ones like HDMI and USB) guide a user into a more adaptable usage. Did they really need to change the base connector? How did that make everyone feel? Sure the predictability of the iOS experience is tightly controlled, and perhaps is more stable, but, co-opetition is better for an evolving ecosystem. Having replaced the earphone jack on iPhone 4s, I've not been impressed by the Design-for-manufacture. Modularity could be much better. Might Android be buggier? Shame on Googles development process. Is seems like another Cathedral vs. Bazaar story...
Lets not forget hiding in the shadows to avoid taxes too! Lets be sure to look at the loopholes. I am all for industry that provides some service or societal benefit, but not just siphoning off anothers cash stream.
Might be easier to just load Linux flavor du jour and be done with it. Or is that now illegal?
I took an iphone 4s apart the other day.. It was a study in how difficult it can be made to assemble. the entire phone had to come apart o replace the phone jack. With a circuit board shaped like an "l", why would connectors/cables have to be run on top and under and around and over
... Some one needs to get some DFM going on.
Yes... I did get it back together. Yes, it did work!
Thats so the parts can break off deeper inside the phone.. Anyone out there ever replace a phone jack on a 4s?
Has Aapple forgotten they just changed this port, and again we all have to buy -another- set of device-lets to leverage the wonderfull ness of what is really a commodity device? Surely there are better places to show off their innovation skills.
While I am not a tin-foil hat afficitionado, I can see both sides of this one. I don't want to pay for this data to be observed, evaluated, stored and
... of course backed up and so on... I am not too concerned about others knowing what I am doing or thinking... in fact, I'd be proud if someone cared about what i though!
Just like I don't want to pay for the health insurance for someone who doesn't wear a helmet, I don't care to pay for someone to monitor every utterence of everybody....
Given a list of suspicious people... it seems to be within (existing) legal boundaries to monitor what that small subset says.. Lets stick with that. Oh.. and keep the costs down, OK?
Anyone who feels like a single entity needs to consider that much of what we are is a distributed system. Very small parts have tasks, such as shown on this movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWUmXx5V_wE . THis is a white blood cell (Neutrophil type) chasing down a little bad thing.. and gobbling it up. Sure, this can be attributed to Chemotaxis, but, the Neutrophil has intent. This seems unbeleivable. To get even crazier.. look into molecular motors.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7AQVbrmzFw ! Each of us is an amalgam, a colony of amazing things all going on at one time! The smart part of us - the brain, is the same part that does stupid things like smoking that takes its toll on so many little parts of us.. but.. the brain decides that its in its own best interest to buy the WHOLE CARTON because its cheaper that way. Oh, the humanities!
Put a good sound card in a basic small form factor PC, and run Amarok on it (or some other Music Front end) and figure out how to make it web friendly... That way, you can screw the MID to the coffee table hardwire it in to 120VAC and make that your effective music console. Am assuming the MID can DHCP into your home network? Not really a tablet, but it becomes a quasi-dedicated device as you seek.
We have grown to expect free stuff like alternate browsers, and Acrobat and Flash and Java (etc). We all are part of the new diorama of the Interweb, which is increasingly mined to extract information for commercial purposes. Its business. We'll have to get used to it. The consideration paid to the folks that build and maintain that diorama-space (TM) is the sale of the information that you push into it. The growing fear for me is how often its -extracted- vs -provided-. I am aware of everything that I type in, but have NO idea why facebook needs read/write access to my camera, address book or phone number list, or my surfing history or the
.... (Whatever ...)... As the a prior /. poster put it.... I can imagine the wringing pedipalps that must accompany any new data mining vector of personal and private data from anyone that has a cell phone, or smart phone or laptop or tablet (ie: all of us!! ) That said, who will negotiate for fair data-access on the side of the user? On the way home from dinner, (wife was driving!), I checked on NJ Devils hockey ticket offer that came via email. Once home, I opened a browser and all of a sudden, there were NJ Devils images all over the periphery of my experience. I felt sorta violated. On the other hand, I would rather see those I guess than meal deals from Moscow, or Brisbane or Kolkata. I guess another way we could address this is by making that data we maintain fairly unrepresentative. Imagine a script that visits 20 websites in a row, Opens a connection, pauses, closes opens another and output > /dev/null. Is that how we mask our nakedness?