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Comment Re:If you can't trust the authenticity of the sign (Score 1) 218

Not true at all. I-81 in Virginia has these signs.

I was once driving north on it late at night. All of a sudden, my car lit up with a bright spotlight from above surrounding it. I about shit myself.

The spotlight then moved to the car and front of me, and so on.

It was either aliens or the VSP. I'd say, the VSP.

Comment The US has been at war for over 60 (Score 4, Interesting) 835

Years - and people wonder why the police are militarized, why violence is prevelant, why mass shootings happen, why bombings happen. It is because our culture is one of death and destruction, because 'merica. Endless war has done this, the value of life is nonexistent in our government.

Comment Microsoft doesn't know what it wants to be (Score 1) 442

They are caught in the mix of trying to be several things. Their bread and butter is enterprise and desktop. Why are they pushing into hardware? They really don't have the expertise to get into it - and with the Surface mess, it really shows. They need to pick their path and shed the silly ideas. Want to be a software company? Be the best you can. Don't half ass hardware - where you will get schooled by older venders.

Comment They are in such demand (Score 4, Insightful) 330

That microsoft has to slash the price to fight off people wanting to buy them?

Is that the correct spin?

Lets face it. Microsoft has tried to push the "Convertible laptop / tablet" on the market since 2000 (even before maybe?) - and no one wants it. They simply cannot grasp that it isn't what the consumer (even enterprise wants). People want tablets to consume content, not create it.

Comment Re:More proof the entire trial (Score 1) 569

No, it is more disturbing that dozens of black men in cities all across the country are murdered and no one gives a shit. Where is the President on this? Oh, he and the media only interject when the race baiters find something to dig their teeth into.

This trial is a stupid show put on for idiots while real tragedies occur every day.

Comment Re:Too bad someone didn't figure this all out (Score 3, Insightful) 146

Good idea, but in reality it should be all revolved around creating true standards and interoperability. Systems communicating together should have been the single desirable element in all of it. Instead, it was an afterthought. Now we get garbage like Commonwell (From the 5 largest EHR vendors) that will create more proprietary garbage.

The people that created the mess we are in want to fix it? Please.

Comment Too bad someone didn't figure this all out (Score 5, Insightful) 146

Before the govt started handing out $44k for docs to adopt shitty EHR systems and collect free money. We now have a plethora of shitty EHR systems in hospitals that don't solve any issues at all.

So, the government created this incentive (Which made a few companies insanely rich, like Epic, Cerner, and Athena) - and created this massive siloed data mess. Anyone who has worked in HIT knows what a complete failure this EHR rollout has been on every front.

Even better are the CHIIT "certification" standards (aka, a complete pile of shit) which were to ensure that EHR software met a bunch of standards to get that $44k. One of the hallmarks was "Interoperability" - which to CHIIT meant "systems can communicate with themselves" - derp.

The EHR rollout was a complete failure, mainly due to the govt pushing shit out on the marketplace with their stupid incentives. It is going to take over a decade to untangle the mess of complete crap.

Comment Good (Score 5, Insightful) 387

Most of the posts are hate, but good for Microsoft. It is a step in the right direction. Anyone who works/worked there will tell you the organization is very segregated. Business units fight one another and things aren't done in a cohesive manner.

But, Apple is very segregated as well and they seem to do alright. Perhaps it is just the culture at Microsoft that is the issue.

Perhaps they will finally end their silly employee review process as well - as people I know at MS absolutely hate it.

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