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Comment: Re:HHS Asleep At The Switch (Score 1) 184

Idiocracy in action. It's scary how much reality is coming into focus from that movie. It's worth watching again soon and crying about the direction we are all headed...

"Put this one in your mouth and this one in your an*s"

*guy puts one in mouth*

"No wait, put this one in your mouth and this one in your an*s"

Comment: Re:HHS Asleep At The Switch (Score 1) 184

Which leader? McKesson, Epic, or Meditech? (I know there are others) but from my view of the world, it looks like Epic is taking over in the past 5-10 years.

Epic does have a crapton of clicks for staff to go through, but McKesson is just outrightly terrible, buying up programs and then trying to mash them together... These two applications must be on the same computer. App A needs Java 1.4 and ONLY Java 1.4 on the PC. App B needs 1.6 and ONLY 1.6 on the PC, Go make that work out. (there are solutions like ThinApp, but it isn't pretty)

Comment: Re:Usability metrics, anyone? (Score 2) 184

A big problem is most of these tried to duplicate the paper form that healthcare is used to.

Computer forms shouldn't mimic paper as the workflow changes by just putting it on a computer... Add to this some crappy other things, like a McKesson program that doesn't show you all the information if the monitor's resolution is under x900... it just cuts it off and doesn't bother to tell you that you can't see everything. Was a very happy day when that was discovered... replacing thousands and thousands of monitors with higher resolution ones because 1024x768 could cause huge problems.

Comment: Re:Holy Fuck (Score 3, Insightful) 304

by weszz (#49431593) Attached to: Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans' Health

When I read this... My first thought was he is planning to use this to tax everyone based on healthcare... Which isn't a tax unless you talk to the Supreme Court, then and only then it is a tax for not having health care that the IRS watches... (so it is constitutional)

So if you aren't doing your part for environmentalism, will the IRS tax you on that as a healthcare risk someday?

Sounds crazy I know, but just crazy enough for someone to try.

Comment: Re:2 weeks notice? Fuggedabouit (Score 1) 279

by weszz (#49381203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With User Resignation From an IT Perspective?

In my job they expect 4 weeks notice for IS.

Gives plenty of time to transfer responsibilities. The guy I took over for spent 2 weeks going over everything he did (so I could add most of it to what I do as well...)

Then hung around for 2 weeks more doing documentation and taking laps to talk to people. He planned on a year of do whatever time, which from what I hear has turned into 4 years of it...and a pissed off wife.

Comment: Re:is this good? (Score 1) 159

by weszz (#49348811) Attached to: Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say

My credit union does this... I had to go low security, because it couldn't be longer than something like 8 or 10 characters, and I think originally they told me I couldn't have special characters as well... Their argument was that you would be locked out long before you could try many passwords anyway, so it is moot.

I let him know my feelings because just before the whole new system for better security, I could use a 14+ character password with special characters and whatever else I wanted, now the more secure setup says my CU password is the shortest one I use... (I know this is only one part of the security, and I'm sure the backend is where the more important security updates happened)

Comment: Small things forgiven... (Score 3, Insightful) 256

by weszz (#49277453) Attached to: SimCity's Empire Has Fallen and Skylines Is Picking Up the Pieces

I've sunk a bunch of time into it and gotten to 7 tiles so far, feels like a big city and a number of highway entrances, subways, trains etc... feels spacious and i don't have to destroy my early area to keep moving forwards...

But yea, there are some annoyances like the traffic backups here and there and finding ways that shouldn't be needed around them, but they aren't EA, they set the price lower and have been open about what they are doing. They've built up goodwill so I cut them a lot of slack. It's a good game and worth the time and money.

Now they start doing stuff like EA has over the years with madden exclusivity, the sim city stuff and everything else, then I won't even look at games they release.

I didn't know they were coming out with a different Europa Universalis, which is a game I enjoyed many years ago and totally forgot about...