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Comment First learn English... (Score 1) 188

Like the difference between "bear" and "bare". Or maybe how to not keep the smart quotes from Word in the article so it doesn't barf on the screen under /.'s retarded lack of unicode.

I don't see a lack of professionalism - just standard lack of experience and youthful hubris. And only more projects and time fix those.

Comment Re:How do you Store a 5gb MRI image (Score 5, Informative) 70

And what do you do when you need medical data expunged from the record? It's difficult enough as is today, but still doable in cases like wrong diagnoses or a doctor or nurse logging to the wrong journal. But you can't modify a signed chain without breaking it - that's the entire point.

Yes. It is the entire point. But you don't remove data from an EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Working with them on a daily basis, I can tell you the "removed" bits and "reason for removal" fields in their databases have a reason. You always add to the record, even if it is a removal. That is, you do if you and your customers value their legal skins.

Comment Re:oh no my hugbox (Score -1, Flamebait) 183

First of all, it's a private company doing it, so it's not censorship - you don't like Twitland, go back over to Faceplace - it's not like there aren't other alternatives. Same with the second comment - people who like the service will keep using it. Those who don't will find another platform for their trolling - I'm sure 2chan or something like that is still available. Free market in action, baby...

Comment Re:trying (Score 2) 491

Are there other jobs available for them if they do move and you decide you don't need them? Comparable jobs?

Moving is a large investment. And usually a long-term one, given the cost and the hassle factor. If the conditions aren't good for long-term in your area, don't complain if you can't get folks to move there.

Comment Re:Tribal conflict (Score 0) 399

Curiously, as a group Republicans give more to charity than Democrats. Apparently Republicans are more caring and giving than Democrats in general on that score, so long as the giving is voluntary and not mandated.

Most of this "charity" consists of donations to religious institutions, most of which funnel more funds to their preachers and building funds than any social goods. Adjust for religious giving and I'd expect you'd get a different outcome.

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