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Comment Re:The fate of the fibers (Score 2) 435

Mostly the ultrasound causes nodes of pressure and vacuum to form in the air; the vacuum reduces the boiling point of water in the fabric and boil off the water, which is then vented outside. Ultrasonic cleaners work by causing steam filled cavitions pockets in the working fluid, they literally steam clean things at room temperature.

Comment Re: Simulation (Score 1) 176

So you're the one that controls the roomba and is responsible

Do not, under any circumstances, let your Roomba run over dog poop. If the unthinkable does happen, and your Roomba runs over dog poop, stop it immediately and do not let it continue the cleaning cycle. Because if that happens, it will spread the dog poop over every conceivable surface within its reach, resulting in a home that closely resembles a Jackson Pollock poop painting.

It will be on your floorboards. It will be on your furniture legs. It will be on your carpets. It will be on your rugs. It will be on your kids' toy boxes. If it's near the floor, it will have poop on it. Those awesome wheels, which have a checkered surface for better traction, left 25-foot poop trails all over the house. Our lovable Roomba, who gets a careful cleaning every night, looked like it had been mudding. Yes, mudding - like what you do with a Jeep on a pipeline road. But in poop..


Then, when your four-year-old gets up at 3am to crawl into your bed, you'll wonder why he smells like dog poop. And you'll walk into the living room. And you'll wonder why the floor feels slightly gritty. And you'll see a brown-encrusted, vaguely Roomba-shaped thing sitting in the middle of the floor with a glowing green light, like everything's okay. Like it's proud of itself. You were still half-asleep until this point, but now you wake up pretty damn quickly..

And then the horror. Oh the horror..

Jesse Newton

Comment Re:When can we formally opt-out from AI use? (Score 1) 48

... have an order that legally prohibits the use of AI/AI-derived treatments in nearly all cases. For the rest, a statement accurately documenting how no medical personnel were reassigned or terminated due to AI implementation - whether by direct or indirect means.

You can't, that horse is out of the barn.
Your insurance will keep asking for more supporting data until the AI says "approved", "Alternate benefit will be reimbursed" or "treatment requested not indicated." Then your Doctor says "your insurance will not cover the gold standard treatment, but you can pay out of pocket; or we can use the standard treatment that is covered, what do you want to do?'

Comment Re:Different != more accurate (Score 2) 74

I think you're on the right track....I have not RTFA, but the synopsis raises some concern about interpreting the conclusion. The data was taken from "General Internal Medicine Division", which are, typically, first line or Primary Care Physicians (PCPs). Often they will make a diagnosis based on their generalized knowledge of a medical problem and often refer them to a sub-specialist (i.e. you have trouble breathing with exertion, you find you need to sleep on multiple pillows, your ankles are swollen and you physical exam and office EKG lead me to refer you to a cardiologist (sub-specialist)) - so yes, the opinion will be different a lot of the time....the generalist can't know everything that a specialist can, but the generalist often triages the problem to someone who does know more.

This could explain the "Among those with updated diagnoses, 66% received a refined or redefined diagnosis, while 21% were diagnosed with something completely different". It'd be interesting to see how they correlated this.

Comment Re:A-Fucking-Men (Score 1) 300

COBOL sucks donkey dicks for writing user interfaces, it excels at business logic; whereas C sucks donkey dick for writing business logic, but excels at low-level crap like UIs. I don't understand the problem, some COBOL is spaghetti code but not as much as you would think.

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