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Comment Better Cameras (Score 4, Informative) 34

My daughter is a Shriners' patient. I've taken her to the Tampa hospital for telemedicine visits on numerous occasions. I've discussed telemedicine with the doctors and other staff because i was interested.

For security, they aren't using internet - they're using ISDN lines and direct dial connections. Obviously this means the bandwidth requirements are tiny since it can work over ISDN.

Even the high end videoconferencing system they bought was insufficient in video quality. The camera just didn't draw enough light and have sufficient optical zoom for high quality zoomed in video. They had to buy an external video camera and cable it to an aux input port on the system. You could probably do what was needed using a modern DSLR with a good lens.

Further, we went to a hospital. This not only ensured the right camera equipment was available to the patient. It also allowed the specialist doctor to instruct local non specialists on how/what to do for minor procedures.

The whole thing worked out great, but it was slightly more involved than I thought it would be. Judging by other comments on this post, most people don't understand this.

. is the system that has been augmented with a better camera. The photo does not show the better camera.

Comment Re:Data data everywhere and not a drop to think (Score 2) 366

It still boggles my mind how we live in the Information Age and this data was not automatically uploaded and calculated. I'm not saying it dosent require a human to sign off on, but it's mildly insane it isn't all automatically calculated and simply checked.

Is there some reason they shouldn't just use 100% thrust at takeoff and make sure the cargo being carried was less than the maximum capacity?

Comment Re:Duh! (Score 4, Funny) 108

I'm looking for two things: clarification of his sentence structure, and more detailed documentation on the birth defects he's talking about - exposure values, developmental windows during exposure, type of defects, as much data as he can cite.

I have a wife who is seven months pregnant and a 3D printer that mostly runs ABS. You do the math about why I'm digging for detailed info.

Keep your parts away from that woman!

Comment Re:Using your advertised space != Abuse (Score 2, Insightful) 330

First, it was 75TB, not 75GB. Very big difference. Second, they aren't saying 75TB is >= unlimited. They're saying they've decided unlimited isn't feasible and are discontinuing it as an option. Completely different.

They're also calling the upload of 75TB abuse, which it isn't.

Comment Re:Using your advertised space != Abuse (Score 0) 330

I dunno, it's hardly false advertising to say "this policy isn't working for us, we're changing it going forward, but you can keep that extra storage for 12 months as compensation". Because that's what they're doing. Is it false advertising to ever change what plans you choose to offer?

Changing the offering is fine, of course you've got to offer your customers a refund. I guess it's not really false advertising to call the 70TB upload abuse, but it might be slanderous?

Comment Re:Using your advertised space != Abuse (Score 1) 330

Don't advertise as unlimited if uploading 70TB of data is too much.

Exactly. The whole incident did give me a good laugh. They offered a service, then complain and call it "abuse" when a customer uses the service as it was advertised.

Hopefully the "offenders" go to the trouble to get a refund from Microsoft.

I've got a bad feeling about this.