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Comment Re:For the love of God... (Score 2, Interesting) 502

I decided to read a couple of articles about the situation after reading the parent post. That's led me to believe that IT admins everywhere should be supporting this guy wholeheartedly. When you get down to the point of it, this is a guy getting shafted as a result of sticking to the documented policy.

I realize that it's a long-running joke around here that people don't RTFA. RTFA.

Comment If you're going to "bar" someone... (Score 1) 2

...you've got to make sure it sticks. Don't be a sucker.

Otherwise, you just end up with the same series of events again and again, and all it does is make you angry. There's no reasoning with some people, your forgiveness has no worth.

If you're not serious about being done with the lady, and you're not willing to go all the way with it, then you're just doing the song and dance, and she knows it. Good luck.

Comment Re:HIPAA - SHMIPAA (Score 1) 319

A decently competent IT department should be able to come up with several different ideas that would, if implemented, be a tenable solution to this issue without impacting the medical staff's workflow. The response you got from the grandparent post is probably the result of a mind that has been blown by the story. There are a number of things fundamentally wrong with whatever process that allowed the situation to even be possible.

Comment Best wishes in your continued search (Score 1) 11

One test for a certain type of woman to avoid: if they become argumentative, act hurt or upset, or fly off the handle whenever you express your core needs or expectations (in a controlled manner - arguments don't count), run away; they care nothing for you as an individual. Possibly, they are incapable of it. My dear fellow, you seem to be surrounded by sociopaths.

Comment Re:Thanks for the tale... (Score 1) 8

Trivia note: the writer of that song has said on many occasions that the song has, in fact, absolutely nothing to do with the year 1969. It's about a really, really good summer he had in his late teens.

Programming

An Experiment In BlackBerry Development 207

ballwall writes "We've all read the stories about how lucrative selling apps on the iPhone can be (or not), but what about other platforms? BlackBerry accounts for twice as many handsets shipped as Apple, according to Gartner, so I decided to find out. I wrote about my experiences developing my first BlackBerry application including sales, platform issues, and a bunch of other things I thought new mobile developers might want to know about."
Games

A Brief History of Downloadable Console Games 53

Ant sends in a story at CNet about the evolution of downloadable console games, ranging from Intellivision's PlayCable in 1981 to the modern systems we see today. Quoting: "Intellivision was the first home console to let users download games via a coaxial cable line. Subscribers rented a special cartridge that hooked up to local cable and would be able to download single games that could be played until users decided to download new titles. The service's downfall was a result of innovations to Mattel's Intellivision game system, which began using cartridges with ever-increasing amounts of memory. The PlayCable service could no longer keep up, since the special cartridge could hold only a fourth of the total space that newer games required."

Comment Re:Fans are disconnected (Score 1) 544

"Moms and dads and people who don't normally care" probably *still* don't care. Trek is a brand. If you're not into the brand, the fact that someone retooled it isn't going to matter.

How many people are going to see this film, just because it's titled "Star Trek"? Plenty.

Conversely, there are a bunch of people who won't see it because it's "Star Trek".

If you didn't care before, you probably still don't.

If you were averse before, you probably still are.

Comment Re:He lives! (Score 1) 9

No, not joking. I have been known to check the newspapers for people once in a while (got a couple of awful shocks doing that). As for mcgrew, I recall him once bragging about being nigh-impossible to get info for online. It's still true (kudos).

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