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Comment Re:Just a small correction (Score 0) 58

"Sierra Nevada Corporation Will Launch Its First Space Mission In 2021. UN Will Bicker About it and Do Nothing."


I dunno. I envision a balsa wood glider flown in a Peruvian Target parking lot sometime around 2027. A large crowd of UN 'officials' will witness it and call it a success. It will only cost about 2 trillion $US.

Comment Re:Rules for thee, not for me (Score 1) 216

While true, they could still sell access to their copy in that case. You can still profit off of collecting and distributing public domain materials.

If by 'access' you mean charging people to come to their office and look at the picture, sure you are correct. Making copies of their copy is the very definition of copyright infringement in letter, spirit, moral, and natural law. Forgive the slight hyperbole, the point is the pictures are free to the public, but not public domain.

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

Modern practice of medicine absolutely does make doctors into data entry clerks. Big data is telling them what works, what doesn't, improving diagnosis and treatment, the volume of data and pace of discovery are such that no human being could possibly keep up with it in the traditional med school + residency + practice & annual CE fashion.

This is handled by increased specialization, not surfing medical google for wth is wrong with you.

The big data of which you speak is not on the diagnostic side of things, it is mostly dealing with billing and metrics of clinicians work.

Evidence based medicine is founded on clinical studies, not SQL queries for sore throats.

Comment Re:Sign 'I don't agree' on all HR paperwork (Score 1) 223

How should I know that writing clearly 'I don't agree' is not sufficient.

I believe it is quite sufficient. You clearly intimated, in writing, your disagreement. It is presumed the person doing the exit has agency for the company. If they let it slide, it is on them, not you.

If it were not sufficient, then hand red-lining clauses and sentences in the body of a contract would not be 'legal' either.

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