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Comment: Re:IPv6 and Rust: overhyped and unwanted! (Score 3, Interesting) 196

by phantomfive (#49515323) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

They aren't being adopted because they try to solve problems that aren't really problems.

IPv6: not enough IP addresses. The problem is very real.
Rust: incompetent programmers who leak memory, which problem can be fixed at compile time (with tradeoffs that annoy some people but not others).

Both solve very real problems, you just don't see them because they are at a level deeper than you understand. Don't worry, the 'magic' will keep working, and you can keep posting, because other people will solve them.

Comment: Re:Accepting a story from Florian Meuller? (Score 2) 110

People can be skeptical to be skeptical, but, as you eluded to, this is not the Microsoft of old.

I remember the Microsoft of old singing, "developers, developers, developers......" Sounds like the same old song to me.

Microsoft has been giving stuff away free for a long time to get an edge on competition. There was a huge lawsuit about that with IE.

TBH I'm not sure exactly what you think has changed.

Comment: Re:Graphing the data would help a lot of the time (Score 1) 202

by phantomfive (#49496907) Attached to: Social Science Journal 'Bans' Use of p-values

They have no clue in the first place what their data really look like, and know good knowledge of how to properly analyse data and make graphs. Before they even teach stats to undergrads they should be making them learn to plot data and read graphs. It's obvious most of them can't even do that.


Explains why some people struggle horrifically in statistics, and others can sleep through class and still get an A.

Comment: Re:I Call BS! (Score 1) 46

Calling Bullshit here that it's as 'easy as a call to the Hospital Administrator'.

Please note, the summary says getting the rollout started only takes a couple days. I presume these are hospitals that are already getting plenty of money from the NFL (the NFL pays a lot for healthcare), so they're willing to spend some extra money on IT costs if that's what it takes to keep their biggest paying customer happy.

Comment: Re:Now if only he'd deal with blatant cheating (Score 1) 46

Now if only the NFL could use their amazing abilities to rapidly get EMR interoperability to actually punish a team that's been caught repeatedly cheating and fraudulently "won" this year's Superbowl...

Heh, you can always recognize the bitter Seahawks fans.

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 699

by phantomfive (#49478621) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status
What state organized employment discrimination is there against Scientology in Germany?

I looked into Scientology a few years back. It has weird mythology, which I can deal with, but I was struck by the lack of any real, non-trivial falsifiable predictions.

Comment: Re:Hate to tell them, but... (Score 1) 101

by phantomfive (#49476057) Attached to: Fifty Years of Moore's Law

Well within 5 years (try 2 years), both Google and Uber will be running low speed taxi services in dense city areas using their respective vehicles.

If they are lucky, within five years they will have the algorithms necessary to self-drive a car. From there, expect another 5-10 debugging the software and making it safe enough for the public.

Go look up how long it takes to build flight-safe airplane software, and then realize that car software is much more complicated.

"I've seen it. It's rubbish." -- Marvin the Paranoid Android