I'm from Massachusetts and we call those things sand fleas as we'll. the ones we have are pretty small though, maybe pinkie nail size.
Self assembling alien nano-robots. I did a book report on it in middle school in 1989.
but for fucks sake the other kid IS FUCKING TWO YEARS OLD and the other one is FIVE - . and they go on an ultra ban on everything because they can't put the ipad on the top shelf - hell, I'd be proud if they could operate them, even iOS involves quite a bit of reading and even with familiar icons I bet the dad had to start the angry birds for the two year old one. they could have just bought them a ball.
You are severely underestimating 2 year olds. My daughter figured out how to unlock the iPad, page around until she found netflicks, open it, find Curios George in the recently watched list, and start it playing. And this was when she was 18 months old. And yes we had to sharply curtail her iPad time. She's supposed to be learning to explore her world physically at this age, not zone out in front of a screen.
We do still let her play for a few minutes a day because it is good for her to learn the tech, but too much screen time is IMHO counterproductive at her age. Besides after an iPad session she's always a huge grump.
The first vehicle (daily commuter) of almost every household could easily be electric with current tech (with range less than a Tesla). Single vehicle households can supplement with rental vehicles on rare occasions where long distance travel is necessary.
That's great if you live in the suburbs and have a garage where you can plug the car in in overnight. Until municipalities start installing metered outlets in on-street overnight parking spaces, electric is unfortunately impractical for millions of people.
That and the fact that the model S was 4x the price of my bottom-of-the-line Hyundai made it a non-starter for me.
YOU YOUNG HOOLIGANS, WITH YOUR JUNGLE MUSIC!
(Yes, Mr. Filter, I know that using too many caps is like yelling.)
They call it dub step now, gramps.
" If they have been charged with committing a crime that warrants limiting their travel
... If they haven't be charged with a crime in a open court of law then there is nothing to discuss and they are free to travel however they choose."
Please tell me that you keep using the word charged when you mean convicted.
People charged with a crime often have a their movements restricted as a condition of their bail.
Paramedics are first responders. They are indeed bound by HIPAA. There is no assumption about it.
Are all firefighters paramedics? This is a legitimate question, I really don't know, but we were discussing videos made by a firefighter, not a paramedic per se.
Regardless, does the video of a guy kicking down your front door and dragging you out of a burning building constitute PHI? Is removing you from immediate proximity to physical danger a medical encounter?
IANAL, but I did work work as an SE in the medical world for 15 years at organizations that both acted as PHI clearinghouses for claims and clinical records as well as creating practice management software. In my experience the scope of HIPAA's privacy protections are a lot narrower than what slashdotters like to think.
This is one of those corner cases that raises some interesting questions, but like I said it's making a lot of assumptions to claim unequivocally that such a video would automatically run afoul of HIPAA. If there is anyone with first hand institutional experience in this arena, I'd be curious to hear of any similar cases. For example, where do security tapes recorded by hospital security land?
Under HIPPA, such video recording is not illegal. However it must be treated as protected patient information if the patient can be identified from the video. It is what happens to that video that can land the person responsible in legal hot water.
You are making the assumption that the firefighter is a HIPAA covered entity, and that the video of them performing their duty constitutes a medical record. Both of those are pretty big assumptions.
nailguns aren't firearms.
It depends. Some nail guns for use on concrete use an explosive cartridge to drive the fastener. I think that might qualify them under (a) above.
Off the top of my head, the sort of thing you don't get with Oracle:
select * from table limit 10 offset 20;
select a.* from table a where rownum >= 20 and rownum < 30
It's a little more complex in practice, but not too difficult once you know the idiom.
It's already well underway: http://openehealth.org/
Been trying to warn folks for years that the smokers were the canaries in the coal mine but nobody listened. Look at your history folks, government ALWAYS gets bigger, NEVER smaller. Look at places like NYC telling you how big of a soda you are allowed to have and talks of sugar taxes and fat taxes, all under the "its because of healthcare" bullshit excuse.
This isn't unique to the government. When I was at my previous fortune-100 employer, they penalized smokers as well (actually what they did was raise the rates for everyone, but gave non-smokers a "discount"). It's not that uncommon. Additionally some places will hand out "fitness incentives" (i.e. penalize overweight people).
How about "high value individual"? That make you feel better?
They managed because the kids weren't confined to child seats until they're 13yo (or whatever the new ridiculous age is). On long trips, we'd climb over seats, make faces from the rear-facing trundle seat, read books, play with toys, and sleep laying fully down with only a lap belt (the rear seats had only lap belts).
...and on occasion, die needlessly in what would have otherwise been a completely survivable crash. As is often the case, the good old days weren't that good.
That's not the point. No one is arguing that better safety is not an improvement over the past. The point is that when you confine a kid they act out more because there is less they can do.
My 20 month old goes stir crazy because she is still stuck in a rear facing car seat. Maybe when she was an infant she could entertain herself staring at the seat upholstery for an hour, but now she sure can't. So after she gets board of her books, toys, and dolls, we'll pass back an iPhone playing Finding Nemo in guided access mode.
So if they ever start putting a device in my car that disables the phone, I'll find out where it's located and take a hammer to it.
I think this is the most fair method of enacting justice in such a situation -- the companies (or individuals) involved are penalized shortly after the actual accident occurs, so there is financial incentive to prevent it in the future, and no possibility of them profiting from it later, but at the same time recognizing that we may not know for a very long time who was actually harmed, or to what degree.
Knowing that the responsible party had a fine levied against them 30 years ago is scant comfort to the individual who ends up with cancer and the family that it bankrupts.