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Comment Re:Tablet? (Score 1) 328

"A hospital is perhaps the most hostile work environment." It is indeed one of the most hostile work environments in existence. Doctors are actually some of the easier personalities to deal with unless they've got the God complex. If one dare cross a nurse there will be hell to pay. Managers in healthcare are very turf-happy and territorial.

Comment Re:And is there a real problem? (Score 3, Insightful) 225

Yes ageism is quite alive and well in IT and other areas of the job market. To answer the previous poster's question of "Where's the problem?" the problem is the original article is talking about the supposedly best and the brightest of IT, the top grads of high-ranking IT schools not your run of the mill community college/generic state U or Kaplan/Devry/ITT Tech grad. The former are seen as leaders of their profession. When many of the leaders are simply out to make as much $$$$ as fast as they can many others adopt the same mentality. There is little movement of working to help for the greater good of society. It's how much can I get and how quickly can I get it?

Comment There is no competition in this area. (Score 0) 479

It's a very rural area although about 30 min. from the closest city of any size, that being Waterloo. Cell service is spotty when one ventures off Hwy 20 with any carrier other than U.S. Cellular. I have to laugh at AT&T's and Verizon's coverage maps because having used both carriers in that area. That's simply not happening. Back to the point of discussion I know companies in that region such as Oran Mutual that are truly the only game in town. I think this issues goes beyond bandwidth and pipelines. Small-town telephone cooperatives really operate in a world and a kingdom of their own. They really are in their own little world in more ways than one.

Comment Re:But not to give them a chance to correct it fir (Score 0) 404

" why the guy does not let MS know about the bug" The entire point of all this to me is that MS should know about the bug and all the others. It's their job to know. Who is ultimately responsible at MS for mistakes such as this? No one? How many people must that company have who test their products for security vulnerabilities?

Comment 1st solution, community college for 2 years (Score 0) 668

and then finish at a state school. Making sure it's a state CC with lower tuition get all the Gen Ed out of the way there. Not everyone has to or will go or has the study skills to go to a four-year school right out of high school. If you're God's next gift to medicine, science, engineering, etc.......the scholly $$$ will be there. But for the mortals there's nothing wrong with a solid two years of study at a good community college.

Submission + - New device can extract DNA with full genetic data in minutes (

vinces99 writes: Imagine taking a swab of saliva from your mouth and, within minutes, having your DNA ready for genome sequencing. A new device from University of Washington engineers and a company called NanoFacture can extract human DNA from fluid samples in a simpler, more efficient and environmentally friendly way than conventional methods. It will give hospitals and labs a much easier way to separate DNA from human fluid samples, which will help with genome sequencing, disease diagnosis and forensic investigations.

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