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Comment Re:I would try it. (Score 1) 113

You mean Toradol or Tramadol? Both are pain meds the first is stronger then the second, both can be delivered by IV, oral or suppository and both have a short-term and long-term dosing version(12hr). Those are the only two I know of that come close to that spelling and I've been on my fair share of pain meds after I broke my back, from oxycontin and hydromorphone to buprenorphine.

Comment Re:Bigger problem (Score 1) 112

Yeah, you have no idea of what you're talking about. They're not kept on reserves, they can leave whenever they wish and keep their traditions or not. Join society or not. The most vocal about the entire thing are...well...actual natives. Racism isn't keeping them poor, their own choices are keeping them poor. If a native has the choice between going to university, or even working or living the easy life on the reserve with everything provided, while they pound back booze and their kids are huffing. Which do you think they're going to take? It's not the first option, it's the second.

Corruption is a secondary problem, that the previous government(Harper/Conservatives) tried to fix by requiring mandatory and public disclosures. The current government(Trudeau/Liberals), revoked that law claiming it was racist.

Earth

Study: Earth Is At Its Warmest In 120,000 Years (washingtonpost.com) 152

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Washington Post: As part of her doctoral dissertation at Stanford University, Carolyn Snyder, now a climate policy official at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, created a continuous 2 million year temperature record, much longer than a previous 22,000 year record. Snyder's temperature reconstruction, published Monday in the journal Nature, doesn't estimate temperature for a single year, but averages 5,000-year time periods going back a couple million years. Snyder based her reconstruction on 61 different sea surface temperature proxies from across the globe, such as ratios between magnesium and calcium, species makeup and acidity. But the further the study goes back in time, especially after half a million years, the fewer of those proxies are available, making the estimates less certain, she said. These are rough estimates with large margins of errors, she said. But she also found that the temperature changes correlated well to carbon dioxide levels. Temperatures averaged out over the most recent 5,000 years -- which includes the last 125 years or so of industrial emissions of heat-trapping gases -- are generally warmer than they have been since about 120,000 years ago or so, Snyder found. And two interglacial time periods, the one 120,000 years ago and another just about 2 million years ago, were the warmest Snyder tracked. They were about 3.6 degrees (2 degrees Celsius) warmer than the current 5,000-year average. Snyder said if climate factors are the same as in the past -- and that's a big if -- Earth is already committed to another 7 degrees or so (about 4 degrees Celsius) of warming over the next few thousand years. "This is based on what happened in the past, Snyder noted. "In the past it wasn't humans messing with the atmosphere."

Comment Re:Bandiwidth is *free* fallacy.. (Score 1) 196

Bandwidth isn't free. However technology makes it cheaper to produce every day.

My cable internet has the same cables it always had for decades. As the companies course of business where they replace their technogy it gets faster and faster. So for your current price you should expect increased bandwidth.

When I was a kid I use to run a BBS. It was first at 2400bps. Then after the modem died I went to 14.4k my users liked the extra speed and there was no way I could find a 2400bps at the store anymore. Then after that died I went 56k modem.

Having a modem die was part of the risk running a BBS replacing it cost money but it was mostly the same amount each time and we get faster speed.

Comment Re: Comment (Score 2) 289

You don't need the DOB for Age discrimination in tech.
If you meet the job experience requirements, then you are too old to work there.

Also even if you are young and like to learn Old Technology and Languages as a hobby better not put them on your resume, because then you will be pinned as an old timer.

Comment Re:Privacy Concerns. (Score 1) 52

The difference is that they know you are in a vehicle and which vehicle. To get that data from your phone, there will be a lot more statistical correlation on the data. So if your phone is going 100mph in a 45mph zone. How do they know it is you, or your just left your phone in a car that went at that speed.

If it is a car that is registered to you, you hold responsibility for infractions of that car.

Also being that we know it is automobile data. if we want to catch speeders it is a much smaller data sets with less big computation.

Select Distinct C.Name, C.Address, Cast(D.DatapointDT as date) InfractionDate from Customer C left join DrivingData D on C.CustomerID = D.CustomerID where D.SpeedSegment >= 75

Comment Reduced OS for short term gains. (Score 1, Insightful) 55

I would focus on getting such devices to run on full desktop OS's or we will get in the trouble that we had with windows 3.1-ME

Where DOS and Windows Up to ME. Were designed for Low End Desktops while Unix/VMS/NT were designed for real computing. By the time 95 came out Desktop PC's were powerful enough to run the Big Boy OS's however we were stuck on the legacy systems for compatibility for over a decade.

What really did the trick was the move to 64bit. And the rise of Web Applications, allowing a much smoother transition.

But these OS's designed for mobile, will only get us in trouble once mobile devices are on par with our desktop systems.

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