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Comment Re: What "minimal functionality" for a browser gam (Score 1) 117

It seems to be a NES emulator. So, I actually meant "ROMs currently being played." Similar lack of concern about people hacking their own clients. And it is in JS, so it's totally modifiable already, but probably with minimized JS.

I'm big on the "web applications should die in a fire." line of thinking. I've never been keen on running arbitrary code on my computer, even if it is sandboxed (build a perfect sandbox, and then, maybe). Also, it's pretty high cost in terms of overhead, downloading, ability to parse via computer, etc. Maybe if they didn't try to turn a bunch of web content into web apps, I wouldn't hate all web apps reflexively.

There's also the SaaS, forced upgrades, inability to own your own software problem I have with it, so it's possible that even if used well, I wouldn't like them.

Comment Re: What "minimal functionality" for a browser gam (Score 1) 117

Readable source, developer blog, bug tracker and notes on same, lists of currently played games. There's a lot you can provide. I suppose for a minimal version, I would expect a static image, an auto refresh, and a link for every button in the new controller, talking to a node.js backend. Slow and unplayable, sure. But you could actually knock it out in a week or so. But, more realistically,new can distinguish between a web page, and a web application.

Comment Re: Encryption (Score 1) 285

They're argue net isn't "the constitution doesn't apply". It's that there is a very low expectation of privacy, and a very real reasonable reason to search all people crossing a border. The fourth amendment forbids unreasonable searches. While most people are aware that a warrant (legal overview) or exigent circumstances (hearing cries for help) constitute a reasonable reason for a search, so the courts have ruled does entering the United States.

Comment Re:Jurisdiction (Score 1) 105

(1) Copyright laws are governed by treaties, extradition and otherwise.

(2, and more importantly) He took $300 in the US. That payment was the "doing business in the US" required for extradition. That's also how those FIFA officials got picked up.

(3) Yes, US companies are usually subject to laws in countries where they have offices or do business. See also, the EU's right to be forgotten/Google; India's net neutrality/FaceBook; The great firewall payments/Apple; Irish Tax laws/All.

Comment Re:My PCP has a "scribe!" (Score 1) 322

Surgery requires making decisions (duh). It also involves a lot of physical manipulations, image recognition, tactile input, difficulty in human review, and other reasons why automation on surgery is likely to far trail behind diagnostics.

Expert systems need humans to do the evaluation, sure. But nurses can do 90%+ of the observations, quantitize them, and feed them into an expert system. And in fact, this article was about how doctors, more and more, are being relegated to this role.

Comment Re:My PCP has a "scribe!" (Score 1) 322

My doctor does have onsite labs, and they do do exactly that. Rarer labs I assume they send out, and I have to comeback.

You're correct that the cost savings of outsourcing labs are really partially costs externalized to patients by forcing them to come back. I imagine that there would be some way to solve for that.

Comment Re:My PCP has a "scribe!" (Score 1) 322

Good. A doctor (not a surgeon) is mostly making technical decisions. Expert systems tend to be better at that kind of thing. I don't see much value in onsite labs (immediacy, I suppose). Why not make it all standardized, auditable, and cheaper by eliminated glorified, failure-prone human symptom lookup tables?

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