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Comment: Re:It's time to fine. (Score 2) 240

by jayhawk88 (#48039817) Attached to: Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

It has nothing to do with the cloud. The problem here is that Vendor X really has no incentive to create interfaces to communicate with Vendor Y, beyond a customer willing to pay them to create said interface. And even then, the customer is only paying Vendor X, and not Vendor Y, so any assistance Vendor X gets from Y will be spotty at best.

And nothing about that is going to change until the federal government steps in and forces these vendors to play nice using a set of standards. It's a slow, messy, ugly, wasteful, and frustrating process, but it is the only way this problem is getting solved.

Comment: In other news... (Score 2) 134

by jayhawk88 (#47824747) Attached to: After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

Kappa Beta Phi has announced that it has a under-aged drinking policy, which it expects it's members to respect.

The NSA has a policy against eavesdropping on phone calls, which it pinky promises it will observe.

And finally, Slashdot is instituting a "No Trolls" policy, which First Post, Natalie Portman Naked and Petrified.

Comment: You all don't understand the magnitude of this (Score 1) 521

by jayhawk88 (#45795757) Attached to: Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

This is going to play in the midwest about as well as if the government suddenly decided to outlaw beef. F-150's/Silverado's/Sierra's/Ram's are basically standard issue for men aged 18-55 in the midwest, and the commercials are right, F-150's dominate. Chevy/GMC/Dodge are going to have a field day with this.

The fact that Ford is jumping into this with the F-150 too, and not testing it out on a lesser model first, is just staggering.

Comment: Re:What a nonsense post... (Score 1) 1030

by finkployd (#45496713) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

I'm all for nuclear, I guess the part I don't get is why solar has no part. Maybe not from an industrial power grid scenario but I know two people who are supplying most (in one case all) of their home's power via solar. Are they doing something wrong? Is this hurting the chance for nuclear somehow?

Comment: Re:What a nonsense post... (Score 1) 1030

by finkployd (#45496459) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

> But because of people like yourself--who are too lazy to figure this out for yourself

Ok, did I miss a declaration of a douchbag contest? Did I accidentally click on youtube instead of facebook? Get over yourself and participate in the conversation like an adult, all I did was ask some questions I'm not out on the street marching against your views.

Interesting information, a bit overshadowed by unnecessary dickishness.

The tree of research must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of bean counters. -- Alan Kay