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Comment Re:Nice propaganda piece (Score 2) 472

Without regard to the rest of your comment - US universities, and specifically California schools (like Berkeley) go out of their way to take foreign students before US kids because tuition is so much higher for them. Follow the money.

Comment Not That Simple (Score 1) 530

I, too, am looking towards a future without fossil fuels and the problems and associated healthcare costs. But realize that when we do, and oil companies lose their economies of scale - that lubricant in the wind turbine and the one in the machine that makes PVs is going to be exponentially more expensive. As is your parent's IV tubing when they need medical care. The non-zero sum game cuts both ways. And that is OK, just don't overlook that.

Comment I Know This One! (Score 1) 266

Never thought I would get to say that on /.! I work in a hospital and set up PCs for Cath-lab, surgical anesthesia monitors and stuff all the time. As far as this goes the hospital usually just buy the seats (or whatever) for the software and you install it. All the software like this comes with explicit and unambiguous instructions for directory and file type exclusions. Right or wrong, the software will run fine if this is done correctly - it will crash if it is not. First, all the posters are right, windows is crap and shouldn't be used. But it is chicken and egg - the hospitals buy it because that is what all the vendors write their apps for, and the vendors code for Windows because that is what hospitals buy. I am stuck with it. There are a few vendors that run Linux end-to-end, but it is rare.

Submission + - Court troubled by FBI, NSA surveillance excesses (

davesays writes: Paraphrased: In a just-released court opinion, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Judge Thomas Hogan said he was "extremely concerned" about incidents in which the FBI and NSA deviated from court-approved limits on Snooping.

He sharply criticized the agencies over the "compliance incidents." He raised concerns that the government had taken years to bring the NSA-related issues to the court's attention and he said that delay might have run afoul of the government's duty of candor to the court.

Comment This is a TRULY False premise (Score 1) 431

Never use your money to save a company you don't have an investment stake in. Companies that are so myopic as to have those sorts of issues will NEVER praise you for saving the day; the fact is they will most likely fire you for profiteering. Never, ever, work for a place like this. No good will ever come of it. My director says the same thing. I use my personal accounts for my convenience - that is all. on the rare occasion I use a personal account to get something, I am asked why - and I tell him I wanted it NEXT DAY. If the system ever goes down due to Company planning it is the Companies problem. Find a boss that backs you on that and get behind them - they will likely look out for you in many other ways.

Comment Society fails as humans unable to think for selves (Score 1) 387

Who the hell has to ask their boss what they should do? I am told what to do in the course of my work. If it is not immoral I do it. If I don't like it I can work elsewhere. I sure as shit don't need corporate input about politics or anything else in my private life.

Comment Prequalification Screening? (Score 1) 406

For almost everything I can think of, a home loan, Insurance, you have to prove you're up to it first. I don't just mean health insurance; if I buy a car, my insurance has to see it or receive pictures to validate the condition to make sure I am not buying a wreck and asking the insurance to fix it. I am not saying forgiving the debt is inappropriate. But if it is going to be a standard practice I want to be indemnified as much as possible by before the loan is made having the students certified as not disabled and unlikely to become so. Again, not necessarily against it but everything needs balance. Without this it is a gift not a loan. Maybe also OK, but we need to be honest about what is being done.

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