Not surprisingly the scientists that work on weather models care very much about their accuracy. The GFS model's peformance is constantly reviewed: http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/G...
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).
HRRR means they just run WRF very frequently (http://ruc.noaa.gov/hrrr/). I think it's to help with short range forecasts specifically. As far as I know, they still use GFS primarily (http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/index.php?branch=GFS).
Link to Original Source
It seems incredibly stupid to me not to just use the web. Why limit it to people who just have a device of a certain OS? Oh right, making money.
Or, hospitals don't have the billions of dollars of profit at their disposal that financial companies do. I think this is a sad reflection of our society's priorities, not on hospitals' planning efforts.
That list has 121 items on it and you took issue with thirty of them. Assuming you are 100 percent right, that still leaves 75 percent of what the OP said on the table...
Agreed. I had a Windows Mobile phone way back in the day and I trashed it for only two shortcomings:
1. The scroll bar on the contact list would get messed up, so that you could not scroll to the top anymore, so your top 5 contacts were inaccessible.
2. The phone would appear to have signal and be working properly, but it actually had fallen off the network.
Rebooting fixed both these issues in standard fashion
Note this does not include the vast majority of what the government currently does, which falls well outside the limits of the constitution.
Please read this post as sung, thanks.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The preamble, at the very least, sets the tone of what the founders expected government to do.
I don't go to any particular news site, I go to aggregators like slashdot and google news. I read news from 10s of different sources a day and then perhaps 10s of different sources the next day. I don't think the subscription model works well for this usage pattern and I think my usage pattern is probably fairly common.
Every e-mail client I've used in recent times doesn't load images by default. I generally assume that I am being tracked if I choose to load the images.
I used to work in IT at a medical school and your characterization of HIPAA is not accurate. HIPAA is not strict at all unless you've intentionally divulged protected health information. Your employer is going to a lot worse things to you (i.e. fire you) than any federal prosecutor.
I feel your pain and I was also quite disappointed by this thread, though this reaction is not uncommon. I get similar, but less juvenile reactions in real life when I try to talk to people about anime. Illustrated books and animation have been pretty much exclusively been marketed to children in the US (as well as many other parts of the world) and lots of people can't get past that.
I started to watch anime because it happened to be on after Futurama during the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network. I was impressed with what I saw in some series (Full Metal Alchemist and Paranoia Agent) and started seeking out more of it on my own. Some anime is as good or better than any independent cinema you can find. There's some really unique stuff and just a lot of really good and interesting storytelling. You can develop a lot more depth in ten hours of content than you can in two hours and some anime takes advantage of this fact.
Anime is shown during primetime on major television networks in Japan. Manga is read by just about everyone in Japan. Forty percent of the books published in Japan are manga. There are tons of educational manga like the one reviewed in this post. Given the wide viewership and readership in Japan, a considerable range of manga and anime are created.
Illustrated books and animation are just two other art forms. Most Americans can't get past their limited use in the US. Too bad for them.