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Comment: Re:The WHAT industry? (Score 1) 142

by anjrober (#47371017) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

Did you just make up that answer? really, not being snarky...
insurance companies, large AMCs and IHNs, and CMS make up standard fees
ACOs are driving the industry to care teams and they make up treatment plans
you know a "few healthcare workers" quaint
tablets (not in healthcare design industry, i have no idea what that is) in healthcare absolutely make healthcare more efficient when used correctly.
follow a complex order from floor to pharmacy and back and you will immediately see the need for automation
if the slashdot crowd had any idea how inefficient many hospitals are they would be screaming for automation.

all of that said, i really do have no idea what healthcare design industry means. i work in healthcare software. that means what it sounds like.

Comment: No jet lag, weekly flights (Score 1) 163

by anjrober (#47307907) Attached to: I suffer from jet lag ...

I fly every week, mostly in the states but with still frequent trips to europe, canada, various islands, etc.
i sleep very easily on all flights. frequently asleep before taking off. and in contrast to what others say i find a nice couple glasses of red wine will get me a good solid sleep. the vast majority of the time i'm fine. no jet lag, back at 'em.
15 solid years of full travel though have sure trained me well.
i also find a solid couple hour work out in morning after a flight will get me back on any timezone.

Comment: Re:Not a watch (Score 1) 97

by anjrober (#46622497) Attached to: What Apple's iWatch Can Learn From Pebble

"After all, with current technology an always on LCD display on a wrist watch isn't possible. And without always on, it's at a disadvantage to real watches for telling the time. And any touch UI on a watch small enough to look good would be terrible."

This is just wrong. I am currently wearing my third Garmin watch. It includes an always on LCD, the UI is very usable and touch sensitive. Not only is it usable sitting around, its even usable at a full out run. I can navigate the UI while running a reasonably fast marathon. Plus it includes a full GPS and is waterproof. Over the years the watches have shrunk in size, gotten better touch sensitive screens, added wireless connectivity, improved GPS performance, and added color screens.

Comment: Re:Apple made the same mistake (Score 2) 390

by anjrober (#45299545) Attached to: Smartphone Sales: Apple Squeezed, Blackberry Squashed, Android 81.3%

the DB25 SCSI connection was a disaster. I knew so many people who mixed up non SCSI db25 devices (e.g. iomega zip drives) and killed their chain.
the standard SCSI1 and SCSI2 interfaces used on many unix boxes were much better and were clear that it was SCSI
ahh the bad old days. SCSI was fast but not being able to plug it in/out hot was such a mess.

Comment: My neighbor made a mess of it (Score 1) 217

by anjrober (#43736437) Attached to: I typically receive X pieces of misdelivered (postal) mail ...

My neighbor has a jack assed house number. He is on the even side of the street and has created his own odd number. It is out of order and somehow between my next door neighbor and myself, even though he is down the block a few houses. Its ridiculous. So i get his mail. i open it at will and throw large portions of it away. Important stuff i deliver to him. When he first built his house, it was many pieces a day. Now it's probably 5-10 pieces a week. i can always tell when the normal delivery guy is away.
PS. Can we please kill the post office faster?

Comment: (Score 1) 1109

usually the military hikers are not officially bibbed runners.
so they don't start with the runners and aren't timed.
at the boston marathon this week for instance, i started with the first wave, 3rd corral (so very up front, 3 of 27 corrals) and i passed many military already long hiking. so they must have started long before the official start.
they usually finish far, far, far behind the elite, far behind the serious amateurs, far behind the casual runners, well into the charity runners.

Comment: (Score 5, Interesting) 1109

there are military at nearly every marathon with backpacks.
especially the big ones
they hike the course alongside the runners.
i've run 8 marathons (including this years boston marathon) and at 6 of them there were various military hikers. they are always very supportive of the runners and vice versa
this has nothing to do with the bombings.

Comment: the symphony does not require 100% attention (Score 1) 166

by anjrober (#43158481) Attached to: Live Tweeting the Symphony?

I don't see how tweeting about the symphony while watching the symphony is a bad thing. you are reflecting on/discussing what is going on around you.
how many people here have regularly attending the symphony? My wife went to IU music, played in symphonies for years, and we have been BSO season ticket holders for years so i speak with some knowledge here.
The symphony does not require full attention.
why do they give you the huge program full of info on the works, the performers, the hall, etc? to give you something to do. check out how many people are flipping thru it during the performance.
we usually zoom out immediately at intermission to grab a few drinks (clearly not a help to sustained attention), after having a few before the show as well.
i can easily listen to a work and pound out a few emails/tweets if i wanted to.
that said, i'm not a fan of many of the contemporary works (legend of zelda, etc). sorry, just not my thing. imho. if it brings others though, no nuts.

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