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Comment Re: I'm gonna go out on a limb. (Score 1) 291

Do you really want your pediatrician diagnosing your childs illness based on google searches?

Your Dr *IS* looking up your condition on-line; it's not Google, but something very similar w/ a medical twist.
The span of knowledge in medicine is far too great to hold in one's mind. (Which is why there are so many specialists).
There are too many Differential Diagnoses.

Submission + - Android KitKat Released (

taxtropel writes: Google officially released the Kit Kat version of android.

Today we are announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, a new version of Android that brings great new features for users and developers. The very first device to run Android 4.4 is the new Nexus 5, available today on Google Play, and coming soon to other retail outlets. We’ll also be rolling out the Android 4.4 update worldwide in the next few weeks to all Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition devices.

Submission + - Russias "Space Troops" Not quite prepared for Alien Invasion. (

taxtropel writes: In a story posted on Russia Today We find that Russia is not yet ready to take on the galactic task of fighting an alien civilization . Quote:

“So far we are not capable of that. We are unfortunately not ready to fight extraterrestrial civilizations,” the center’s deputy chief Sergey Berezhnoy explained.

I wonder what the Russians know that we don't...

Comment Rescue Potential (Score 0) 90

It's not always about spying and surveillance. It's not always about privacy and big brother. This technology would be endlessly useful in a search and rescue situation! Imagine pinpointing an unconscious person's breathing and directing rescue personnel to that location, or locating the cries of a small trapped / lost child. Or a victim stuck in a structure fire! Do you have any idea how LOUD structure fires are!?! Not to mention that unlike the Hollywood portrayal, fires are pitch black! Finding people and the potential of leaving people behind are some of the hardest things that firefighters do. I can think of countless uses for such a device as this for fire and rescue.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.