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Comment Re:Strange (Score 2) 20

Now, all of a sudden Koreans are worrying about their elites paying each other off for favours? It's hardly a new thing and no-one important has been prosecuted over these sorts of deals before.

I wonder what has changed?

Actually, the Samsung CEO was prosecuted and sentenced to prison for a similar scandal years ago. IIRC, he spent very little time in prison after receiving a presidential pardon, but he was prosecuted.

Comment Re:My PCP has a "scribe!" (Score 1) 326

Specialists have figured this out because their time is more valuable (as judged by what the pseudo-market is willing to pay them), so the marginal benefit of scribes is much greater. The cost of a scribe is a much higher percentage of an average PCP's hourly earnings than a plastic surgeon's. That makes the cost-benefit analysis a bit different.

Comment Re:And the problem is? (Score 1) 174

I'm not seeing anything suggesting that their service is unreasonably error prone

Jean-Louis Gassee posted his experience with the service. He found that his results for something as simple as a hematocrit varied considerably from one day to the next with Theranos' tests, but stayed consistent when using a traditional lab service. If they can't get something as simple as a hematocrit right, then I have serious doubts about the accuracy of anything they do.

This matches up with my potential concerns about the service when I first read about it. The volumes of blood they use are so small, that it takes only very tiny mistakes and variances to wildly change the test results.

Comment Re:Resale value is worthless when outdated (Score 1) 435

That's gotta be bullshit unless you're running a 64-bit Mac. Lion killed off 32-bit support in 2011. Model, please?

Not the parent poster, but my 6 year old mid-2009 15" MBP is currently running the latest public El Capitán beta with no problems. My 2008 Mac Pro is on the current Yosemite release, as I don't run beta OSs on that machine.

Comment Re:.36? (Score 3, Interesting) 128

I was surprised by the .36. When Lexus first came out c. 1990 they advertised the LS400 heavily as having a .28 and later models got down to .24. .36 is 50% worse than a 1990's sedan and surprising since range has always been an issue.

I guess it looks cool, though (hard to argue with the company's success).

You're missing the part about where this is a roadster. Convertibles have considerably more drag than cars with roofs. Also, you're only looking at Cd. Cd is used in the drag equation to calculate total drag, and the part that isn't part of Cd is surface area. The lexus vehicles have much higher total drag because they're all much bigger cross-sectionally. The Tesla Roadster is tiny.

Comment Re:Retarded and wrong comment (Score 1) 99

Oh dear. I guess your browser doesn't render the humor or sarcasm tags properly. The parent comment was intended to be snarky humor poking fun at those of us who think the gpl is a good idea. Whether or not it was actually funny is debatable of course.

With a user number about the same as mine, you have spent enough time on the internet to realize that sarcasm generally doesn't communicate well through plain text. No matter how outlandish and stupid you think your sarcasm sounds, I guarantee you that there is a significantly non-zero number of people on the same forum who are actually stupid enough to post in earnest what you posted sarcastically. So you shouldn't be surprised when people take your sarcasm as stupidity in earnest.

Comment Re:Fitness pretty much covers it (Score 1) 427

Fitness sensors and apps seem to be a common thing to put into phone/watch these days, but how useful are they actually? I do plenty of sport (jogging, cycling, playing hockey) and have done so over the last 20 years, but at no point in my life have I ever thought "Wow, I wish I knew what my pulse-rate was right-now!". It may be of use to professional athletes, but to the normal person who does exercise to keep fit or for fun, knowing your pulserate etc is pointless. To me, cramming these fitness sensors into phones and watches is a solution in search of a problem.

Having a portable device track your heart rhythm as well as your heart rate could be of great importance. My aunt suffered a massive right middle cerebral artery stroke, caused by a previously unrecognized atrial fibrillation. If she had some device that could have warned her that her heart rate was irregular, she could have avoided this crippling, life-altering event that has left her unable to walk normally or speak more than one or two words at a time.

Comment Re:What? Bad interpretations (Score 4, Funny) 44

the expert believes iPhones, iPads, OS X, other RADIUS servers besides freeradius, VoIP phones, printers, and various commercial managed wireless solutions could be affected

Nowhere on his page does the researcher say anything remotely like this. It's a really bad interpretation as he does not list any VoIP or printers or Apple products. Specifically to be vulnerable to this attack, the product must use a vulnerable version of OpenSSL. Certainly Apple does not use OpenSSL and there are other products that do not.

If you post about a vulnerability and forget to mention the word "Apple" (whether or not it's even relevant), you just gave up tens of thousands of clicks.

Comment Re:which could impact patient care (Score 2) 329

Unfortunately, non-profit hospitals are, in many cases, a sham. Yes, the "hospital" is losing money, while all the doctors working there are pulling in substantial incomes at the same time.

Are you suggesting that those doctors, nurses, technicians should all work for free?

Regardless, what the physicians make has little to do with how the hospital fares. In the US, hospitals rarely employ physicians. Hospitals are just one of the places where doctors go to take care of patients. There's usually little financial linkage between the two.

Comment Re:Amazing Insight (Score 2) 161

Actually, it's in direct contrast to other research that said most people with iPhones had a lower income than most people with Android phones: those who can afford it the least sometimes tend to buy the most expensive stuff based. But that was a few years ago - perhaps it has changed in the mean time.

Gonna have call BS on this one. I need to see a link for this assertion.

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