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Comment Re:Security? Thats for nerds. And Lawyers (Score 1) 75

When the first lawsuit comes for a patient injury due to poor security, every hospital in the country will do a crash security program! With consultants, expert recommendations, the whole nine yards.

When Security gets added to the Joint Commission reviews, that is when it will stick.

Comment Take the blinders off (Score 1) 345

Police are focused on terrorists and criminals.

To them we are all criminals who have not been caught yet.

I can see Doctors ordering iPhones to protect patient data (This a legal requirement)

Business executives wanting to protect merger talks.

The list goes on and on.

Very good marketing move by Apple!

Comment Only Darwin knows... (Score 1) 327

If the right people are involved, this could be great. If the wrong folks are there, a disaster. The fact that some chose to leave and some to stay shows the filtering for folks who may flourish in this environment. Interesting to see how well they compete for customers, capital and workers.

Comment Why are they not doing this already? (Score 1) 130

I was doing this 15 years ago. Your build document specifies the build computer (Brand, model, OS version, etc.), the tools needed to do the build (Compiler(s), Script to code translators, etc., with exact versions), and the source version, with instructions on how to pull that version from the repository. And all the steps in the build.

Our build package included copies of the OS install CD, install media for any tools needed, and the complete code set as text files.

You wipe the disk on the build machine, install the OS, install tools, run the build, and you get a known result.

This should be standard procedure for any software released to the public (Or purchaser). If not, you are open to chaos with releasing software. (Been there, as user. Not fun!)

Thomas, DeSoto, TX

Comment Starting with Model railroads. (Score 3, Interesting) 149

First tip:

In your area, look for model train shows. You can get lots of ideas, see what is available, and usually pick up old stuff at low prices.

Second tip:

Look up your chapter of the NMRA. They will have meetings, contacts, and activities where you can 'talk tains'. And fine new buddies.

Third tip:

Find a local train club. They can help you get started or show you what not to do.

Fourth tip:

Model railroading has something for everyone, but one person has trouble doing it all well. From automated train control and Loco management with computers (JMRI) to painting buildings to show soot and grime, there is something you can enjoy.

On the finance side, clubs unfortunately have experiences handling estates of former members. My Club has 3 estates for sale at this time. (Lots of old farts like me!)

Good luck and have fun.

Thomas Stephens, Superintendent, Texas Northern Model Railroad Club.

BTW, the local NMRA group is having an Arduino Clinic next month, showing how Arduinos can automate things on a layout, like Signals, crossing gates, etc. THAT is very /.

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