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Comment: Re:Easy solution (Score 2, Informative) 572

by tprime (#32445816) Attached to: Doctor Slams Hospital's "Please" Policy
I work with physicians every day and can agree that they can sometimes be challenging with their social skills. HOWEVER, the main point behind them writing in the chart is care for the PATIENT. There is a reason why orders are called "orders" and not "requests." At any job we all have our roles and a tech's or nurse's or any other non decision making clinician role happens to be to carry out the physician's orders. If this is to make them be nicer and less demanding, it is the most annoying piece of passive aggressive garbage I have seen in a hospital.

Also, the patient's chart is designed to be a concise list of actions ordered, tests done, results and diagnoses, not a social commentary. Adding ANY extra word that does not directly affect patient care just makes it more difficult to read.

There are far more impacting ways to deal with difficult physicians, most of them revolve around a hospital's medical staff dept. To the Parent poster, perhaps you should reevaluate your job if you do not like the environment in which you work. As far as I have seen, the same issues appear, in some ways, at every company where a clearly defined caste system exists.
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Seinfeld's Good Samaritan Law Now Reality? 735 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the not-that-there-is-anything-wrong-with-that dept.
e3m4n writes "The fictitious 'good samaritan' law from the final episode of Seinfeld (the one that landed them in jail for a year) appears to be headed toward reality for California residents after the house passed this bill. There are some differences, such as direct action is not required, but the concept of guilt by association for not doing the right thing is still on the face of the bill."
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Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters 203

Posted by Soulskill
from the be-careful-they-cheat dept.
Faithbleed writes "IW's Robert Bowling reports on his twitter account that Infinity Ward is giving 2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters the boot. The news comes as the war between IW and MW2's fans rages over the decision to go with IWnet hosting instead of dedicated servers. Unhappy players were quick to come up with hacks that would allow their own servers and various other changes." Despite the dedicated-server complaints, Modern Warfare 2 has sold ridiculously well.

Comment: Making things up??? (Score 1) 581

by tprime (#29685031) Attached to: Microsoft Leaks Details of 128-bit Windows 8
I know it is more fun to speculate on what he MIGHT mean, but maybe this guy was just making up shit to get potential employers' attention... If they ask about any details, he could always hide behind the NDA he signed when working at MS... Sounds like a perfect plan.

I worked on developing synergies between IBM and Google to better facilitate the upcoming merger... When it never happens, whoops? it must have fallen through.

Comment: Why does everyone hate this? (Score 4, Insightful) 1006

by tprime (#29031265) Attached to: Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City
Why are there so many haters on this car? If anyone thinks that this is the end all be all solution to the problem, they are freaking idiots. This is just the first volley across the bow of the PRACTICAL electric car idea. With mass production brings decreased costs and better technology over time. If all car companies waited until the technology were perfect before producing it, it would be another full decade before anything hits the market. Yes, GM has screwed up in the past, but don't hold that against them with this car. THIS IS A GOOD START.

Comment: Re:don't want to sound elitist (Score 1) 466

by tprime (#27018389) Attached to: Which Distro For an Eee PC?
Thanks, I ended up ordering the 1000HE, which shipped today so I should have it Monday or Tuesday. I was really torn about whether to wait or not for the 1000HE since both models seemed to be pretty close from a +/- standpoint. I chose the 1000HE for the extra battery time, better touchpad and better tested wifi connection speeds, but I the battery time and wifi connection speeds were close. I thought about the NC10SE for the better battery life and better touchpad, but in that model they switched to a glossy screen and I wanted matte. It really was a tough decision.

Comment: Re:don't want to sound elitist (Score 3, Insightful) 466

by tprime (#26975045) Attached to: Which Distro For an Eee PC?
Why did you feed the troll??

I am a beginner to intermediate level desktop user of Linux who is getting ready to buy a Samsung NC10 netbook and plan on dual booting it with ubuntu. I am COUNTING on the linux community to help me along the way. From what I have seen, it isn't assholes like the AC who keep linux from getting any traction, it is the overwhelming amount of information out there about the 'alternative' free OS. The linux user community and their willingness to help others is the reason that it is UP to 1.2%

These cheap netbooks will keep the % going up.

Comment: Re:both blocking and unblocking - which wins? (Score 1) 399

by tprime (#26904663) Attached to: TrapCall Service To Bypass Caller ID Blocking
Let's try this..... You call your Dr.'s office after hours because you have a sniffle or something like that, it goes to their answering service so that your doctor gets paged with your name and phone number to call back. Dr who blocks their caller ID to keep nutjob patients from calling their house back, calls you back but gets a message that you aren't accepting calls from a blocked caller ID... Many doctors, not to mention many service people in general, block their CNID from their home number to keep people from using that number to call back instead of the correct, published, number.

Personally, I am OK with that.

Comment: Re:awww poor casinos (Score 1) 462

by tprime (#26903497) Attached to: Casinos Warn iPhone Card-Counting App is Illegal
You have got to be kidding me.... Either you are full of it or you do not have the full story from your friend. Up until a couple years back we visited Vegas a couple of times a year and hit the Michigan casinos a couple times as well. On numerous occasions I won an unusually high number of hands in a row at Blackjack (a few over 9 in a row) and was never visited by security or even looked at in a suspicious manner. In many cases those wins were followed by an unusually high number of losing hands which I just attributed to the probability gods reminding me that you can't beat the numbers at the end of the day.

You need to remember that the casinos NEED someone to occasionally win more than it appears like they should; it gives everyone else at the table a reason to keep betting and losing. The bottom line is the casinos are FAIR when it comes to winning and losing until you get up into the really big winnings. Then they start to question things. But for the little guy, like me, that may sometimes take them for a few hundred to a few thousand by winning honestly they call it marketing

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