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Comment: Re:Spoiler Alert (Score 1) 196

by copec (#33037350) Attached to: Behind the Special Effects of <em>Inception</em>

If everything in the movie really is a part of a dream and we never really saw reality then you can't trust the facts presented by the movie, they are at best completely inconsistent, and more likely completely imaginary. Cobb in reality could really not have a wife or kids--He could be a middle aged woman in Baltimore. The only thing we can take away from the last sequence is "What is imaginary and what is real?" as the movie emphasizes over and over again.

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Federal Deadline Hobbling eHealth IT Rollout 99

Posted by Soulskill
from the you-can't-hold-servers-together-with-red-tape dept.
Lucas123 writes "A federal deadline that begins next year and requires hospitals to prove they're meaningfully using electronic health records will lead to technical problems and data errors affecting patient care, say politicians and top IT professionals responsible for the deployments. Physicians and hospitals have until the end of 2011 to receive the maximum federal incentive monies to deploy the technology. If not deployed by 2015, they face penalties through cuts in Medicare reimbursements. 'I think we have nontechnology people making decisions about technology,' said Gregg Veltri, CIO at Denver Health. 'I wonder if anybody understands the reality of IT systems and how complex they are, especially when they're integrated together. You're going to sacrifice quality if you increase the speed [of the rollout].'"

Comment: Re:Been tried, and they saw it was *not* good (Score 1) 122

by copec (#28678247) Attached to: New Router Manages Flows, Not Packets

As soon as a flow-based router services more than 1000 machines (in either direction, ie. 100 clients communicating with 900 internet hosts = 1000 machines serviced), it's performance will fail to keep up with a packet-based router. That's not a lot. If a single client torrents or p2p's you will hit this limit easily, resulting in slower performance. 2000 machines and packet-based switching is double as efficient.

Where did you get these numbers from? In the article they claim their device can do a whole lot more then that.

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