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Comment Re:Not a fan of Odroid (Score 1) 78

I had an odroid C1. Though it has nice specs, the software is incredibly flaky. I would routinely get software updates from hard kernel that would corrupt the boot loader, disable networking, etc. There was a period where they shipped a wifi driver for their *own* branded wifi adapter that could not reliably connect to name brand access points if there were more than a few visible to the device. When I complained that hard kernel was routinely hosing my productivity for pushing untested software into its release channel, I was told by hard kernel employees on its discussion boards that I shouldn't expect stability from a 'development board'. I ended up getting a rPI 2 and have been *much* happier with its general stability, as well as it's better community support. I recommend you stay *far* away from odroid products.

Comment Re:A link (Score 5, Informative) 55

http://arstechnica.com/science... "The results of the analysis so far suggest that four drug combinations—including the combination of the common antibiotic, ceftriaxone, with the over-the-counter heartburn medication, Prevacid (lansoprazole)—may cause a potentially fatal heart rhythm." "The other problematic drug combinations that the data flagged as possibly producing the same heart problem are: cefazolin, an antibiotic, and meperidine, a pain medicine; meperidine and vancomycin, another antibiotic; and metoprolol, a blood pressure medication, and fosphenytoin, a seizure medication." Paywalled original story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

Comment stop electing anti science politicians (Score 5, Insightful) 416

If you care about our future, and especially if you live in a red state where these charlatans seem to originate, please stop voting for anti intellectual and anti science politicians. They are only doing what they perceive the electorate has sent them to Washington to do, which seems to be to put their heads in the sand and 'pray' for a 'savior'.

Submission + - US Going The Way Of Denmark: Women Substituting Dogs For Children (nypost.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: The NY Post reports, "If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny pooches owned by young US women, reports the business-news site Quartz. ... The federal data behind the report show that over the past seven years, the number of live births per 1,000 women between ages 15 and 29 in America has plunged 9 percent." — Denmark, like most of Europe, has a similar if worse problem in regard to plunging birthrates which put the viability of the welfare state in question. A creative solution is the Do it for Denmark campaign, featuring this commercial. More on Denmark's challenge at the Washington Post.

Submission + - Yes. The NSA did know about, exploit Heartbleed (bloomberg.com) 1

squiggleslash writes: One question arose almost immediately upon the exposure of Heartbleed (Original Slashdot story), the infamous OpenSSL exploit that can leak confidential information and even private keys to the Internet: Did the NSA know about it, and did they exploit if so? The answer is "Yes". Bloomberg reports that "The agency found the Heartbeat glitch shortly after its introduction, according to one of the people familiar with the matter, and it became a basic part of the agency’s toolkit for stealing account passwords and other common tasks." Some National Security experts are upset about this, given the same flaw could just as easily be used by foreign governments against Americans as vice versa.

Comment Overreach? (Score 1) 130

I can certainly understand wanting to qualify a mobile app that controls an insulin pump or something like that (Appendix C), but Appendix B indicates the FDA intends to regulate applications that "are intended for individuals to log, record, track, evaluate, or make decisions or behavioral suggestions related to developing or maintaining general fitness, health or wellness" such as meal logs, calorie counters, exercise activity, brain games, etc. Sounds like you can kiss a whole bunch of useful apps goodbye as they get regulated out of existence.

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