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Submission + - AI can predict when patients will die from heart failure 'with 80% accuracy' (

drunkdrone writes: Scientists say they have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) programme that is capable of predicting when patients with a serious heart disorder will die with an 80% accuracy rate.

Researchers from the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) believe the software will allow doctors to better treat patients with pulmonary hypertension by determining how aggressive their treatment needs to be.

Comment Re:Better to spend on education than salaries (Score 4, Insightful) 195

There ARE enough. They just don't want to hire, pay, or train (as in standard practices or specific house standards for full pro projects, NOT base coding abilities/knowledge we actually DO know) us. Instead, they hire false credentialed jargon spouters (who don't even own their own computers prior, much less are remotely computer geeks ever) from body shops called consultancies (an inserted, ironically costly layer to setup a racket), pay them less (paying through the consultancy has little to no rules, paying "consultants" junior level for intermediate or beyond level work is never prevented, captive labor doesn't want to get thrown back for rocking the boat), and half-assedly train them (Hell, have a local, with years of experience, train their own inexperienced replacements for his own higher level position in a few WEEKS) because they think it's a bargain to get shitty code on the cheap and don't comprehend how net costs actual work over time in the software industry, much less care about quality or security.

Submission + - Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient, utterly hackable website (

mask.of.sanity writes: US president-elect Donald Trump's freshly minted cyber tsar Rudy Giuliani runs a website so insecure that its content management system is five years out of date, unpatched and is utterly hackable. the website for Giuliani's eponymous infosec consultancy firm, runs Joomla! version 3.0, released in 2012, and since found to carry 15 separate vulnerabilities. More bugs and poor secure controls abound.

Submission + - SPAM: Dart is fastest growing language at Google, 2nd fastest in TIOBE

An anonymous reader writes: Google's Dart language is growing quickly according to Google and TIOBE, where it reached 17th place for January 2017. Growth outside Google is likely driven by web apps in Angular 2, and worth watching this year is Flutter for Android and iOS apps. Inside Google, the rewrite of AdWords in Dart is a huge bet on Dart.

Japan Researchers Warn of Fingerprint Theft From 'Peace' Sign ( 119

Tulsa_Time quotes a report from Phys.Org: Could flashing the "peace" sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen? Research by a team at Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose. Fingerprint recognition technology is becoming widely available to verify identities, such as when logging on to smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. But the proliferation of mobile devices with high-quality cameras and social media sites where photographs can be easily posted is raising the risk of personal information being leaked, reports said. The NII researchers were able to copy fingerprints based on photos taken by a digital camera three meters (nine feet) away from the subject.

Submission + - Scientists can now grow a beating human heart from stem cells (

schwit1 writes: A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have used adult skin cells to regenerate functional human heart tissue.

The study, published in the journal Circulation Research , detailed that the team took adult skin cells, using a technique called messenger RNA to turn them into pluripotent stem cells, before inducing them to become two different types of cardiac cells.

Comment Re: Deep recursion (Score 1) 69

Overall, I agree, but I do disagree with a few of your statements.

1. UIs today are far less productive than they used to be. They mirror the reduced functionality of the software that implements them. The focus is on aesthetics rather than sane layouts. The 'experience' you speak of is fraught with frustration of 'feature-hunt', coupled with a passive aggressive struggle with the developers who pretend they don't understand why you wanted that feature they removed from the latest forced update.

2. Slack is not better than IRC. Slack IS IRC, with the negatives of 'mobile style' UI grafted on top of it. There's nothing about it that's really better than IRC. It's just someone's money grab. Discord is of similar ilk vs IRC/teamspeak/ventrilo/mumble.

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