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Comment: Re:Drat! (Score 1) 46

by technomom (#48556307) Attached to: Asteroid Impacts May Have Formed Life's Building Blocks
Your using the term "Catholics" pretty liberally here. Catholics range, in fact, from pretty bible-thumping-believe-everything-the-Pope-tells-me to those who think the church hasn't been the same since Vatican 2, to cradle Catholics who attend mass mostly for the social aspects, from Steven Colbert to Bill O'Reilly. Hell you'll even find the same variety among priests and bishops. So, I'm fairly certain there are Catholics who believe in evolution and there are also those who don't. Same goes for abiogenesis.

Comment: If you think about it...it goes beyond wearables. (Score 4, Informative) 99

by technomom (#48548109) Attached to: Civil Case Uses Fitbit Data To Disprove Insurance Fraud
"Even if medical privacy laws did cover data recorded by a Fitbit band, it wouldn't matter, Reitman said, because there's an exception to HIPAA for law enforcement queries, national security and many other legal requests." To me, this sound like even X-rays, EKG results, MRI or CAT scan results or even just doctor's notes could be at risk. So, if an insurance company thinks you are lying about your disability claim, they could ask law enforcement to grab up the X-ray of that broken ankle you suffered playing in the beer softball league. You don't need a wearable for any of that.

Comment: Re:Or, just don't get married. (Score 2, Insightful) 447

by technomom (#48129587) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
Obtain visiting rights at hospital and for couples with widely different incomes, filing jointly is better. And then there's, of course, the lessening of the "When the hell are you guys going to get married?/Make an honest woman of her?" questions from rude relatives.

Comment: Re:Do people actually use Siri? (Score 1) 161

by technomom (#48055923) Attached to: Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?
Love Google Now on my Android devices and laptop, especially the Google Everywhere thing where I don't even have to touch the device. With my husband's MotoX, it can even be unplugged with screen off. The utility is quite amazing. But using Google Now on iOS kinda sucks because you have to get to the app to begin with, which kind of defeats the purpose. I wish Apple would let you change the voice rec engine from Siri to Google Now. I would probably consider replacing my Android stuff with iOS devices if I could do that.

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