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Comment: Well duh - they can't cover this up. (Score 1) 78

by modi123 (#48450137) Attached to: Study: Space Rock Impacts Not Random

contrary to what they thought, such events are not random,

Random? Ask the good people on the Rodger Young who were attacked by a lobbed meteor from the Klendathu system, or the near 10 million lives lost in Buenos Aires when that rock landed. Good people. Innocent people. The SkyMarshal is gathering for an all out retaliatory strike to avenge the deaths. It would be an excellent time to step up and serve and become a citizen! Do your part now!

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Comment: Will you walk into my parlour? (Score 1) 186

by modi123 (#47334201) Attached to: Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

.... said the Spider to the Fly.

Seriously - once this genie is out of the bottle there is no way to bottle it back up. The fear of employment repercussions, insurance, etc all become a concern.

“For me, I’m so excited about the possibilities to improve things for people, my worry would be the opposite," he told the New York Times's Farhad Manjoo. "We get so worried about these things that we don’t get the benefits Right now we don’t data-mine healthcare data. If we did we’d probably save 100,000 lives next year."

Eeesh.. I heard this same logic, earlier this year, being applied to the pooling of all NHS records for pharmacons and researches to peel through in the UK. "Think of all the causality linking and better and better benefits".. Eeep! What?

"Life, loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it." -- Marvin the paranoid android