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Comment: Re:Justice (Score 1) 445

by sharkette66 (#46733007) Attached to: Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

Yes, it was Condi's unpopular views that caused her to miss so many things, like the forged documents saying Iraq was trying to get weapons grade uranium from Africa. If she was more popular, rather than more competent, perhaps this would have shed light on the lies that led to the Iraq war.

It was just the most colossal screw up in modern history, sure, give Condi a pass, bro! Let her rehab her torture and war stained reputation on corporate boards!

Comment: Re:So.... (Score 3, Interesting) 231

by sharkette66 (#45897897) Attached to: The Other Exam Room: When Doctors 'Google' Their Patients

Uh, no. This is a feeble understanding of HIPAA. HIPAA would only be involved with the information in the medical record, and violations occur when information in the medical record is shared in a way that HIPAA does not allow. There are many exemptions.

Googles records of a person's search, even a doctor's search, would not constitute sharing a patient's personal medical information(PMO) in a way prohibited by HIPAA.

The idea that google knows something has been searched, then by extension 'the government knows it', therefore an inference can be made about the subject matter of the search, therefore something was illegally shared in violation of HIPAA? No way....

The google searches occur because the PMI in the record doesn't match the physical evidence in front of the health care professional. If a doctor learns something about a patient's medical condition on the internet, the privacy afforded by HIPAA should apply, of course.


+ - Hybrid battery-supercapacitor design targets grid storage->

Submitted by cylonlover
cylonlover (1921924) writes "While batteries can store large amounts of energy, they cannot dispense it quickly and they can only survive about one thousand charge-discharge cycles. Conversely, supercapacitors can release energy in quick bursts and last for hundreds of thousands of cycles, but they can't store quite as much energy. Recent advances in both battery and capacitor technology have been working toward a perfect marriage of the two. Researchers at Drexel University are developing an electrochemical flow capacitor (EFC) that combines the storage capabilities of batteries with the much longer cycle life and power output of supercapacitors. The team's goal is to improve the stability of the energy grid and ease the integration of renewable energy sources."
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+ - Ask Slashdot: Easy way to do interactive ebook development? 1

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BevanFindlay writes "My wife and I have started self-publishing children's ebooks, but are looking at ways to make and sell interactive ebooks. Does anyone have any suggestions on ways to do this that don't involve significant cash outlays, or someone else's branding stuck on it, and is easier than developing Java from the ground up? At the moment, raw code seems to be the best option, but also the most time-consuming (especially as it's been a while since I've done any coding!) Also, how easy to then get it on to iOS as well?"

+ - European Operators Stockpiling nano-SIMs ahead of iPhone 5 Launch->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "European telecom operators are seemingly confident that iPhone5 is going to come with the nano-SIM slot and for this reason they are stockpiling such SIM cards, as noted by Financial Times, indicating that the iPhone 4S successor’s launch is more or less round the corner. “Since Apple has succeeded in getting a newer, smaller nano-SIM standard passed, Europeans carriers are now reportedly placing orders for the tiny new chips in anticipation of the launch.” Read the report. The nano-SIM design is 40% smaller compared to current designs of micro SIM found in many smartphones."
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+ - Judge in Dotcom Case Steps Down->

Submitted by Kalriath
Kalriath (849904) writes "After calling the United States "the enemy" at the NetHui conference last week (reported on Slashdot), Judge David Harvey has stepped down from the Dotcom case citing beliefs that the comments could reflect on his impartiality. From the New Zealand Herald:

An internet law expert, Judge Harvey had been considered the perfect choice to hear arguments on whether Dotcom and his Megaupload colleagues should be extradited by the United States to face charges of criminal copyright violation. The district court's chief judge Jan-Marie Doogue said Judge Harvey had made the decision to step down from hearing the case. "He recognises that remarks made in the context of a paper he delivered on copyright law at a recent internet conference could reflect on his impartiality and that the appropriate response is for him to step down from the case.

No word on what this means for the extradition hearing, but it probably isn't good news for Dotcom."
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+ - Digital noise in photos gives away edits->

Submitted by ClarkMills
ClarkMills (515300) writes "Here's a neat paper outlining the detection of digital photographs by detecting and comparing the noise across the image. There's more information at (the humorously named site) It will be interesting to run this tech across previous "winner" images. :)"
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+ - Remote root exploit in Kindle Touch->

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tero writes "Developers at MobileRead forums have discovered a rather strange "feature" in Kindle Touch browser. It seems the browser includes a scriptable plugin which allows websites to execute code on the device. Naturally someone has found a way to execute shell commands — and by the looks of it everything is running with root privileges.
This opens potential for "drive-by" jailbreaking — or turning the devices into a global 3G botnet.
According to the thread Amazon is working on a fix."

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