35 posts • joined Monday 27th October 2008 22:17 GMT
Novovirus is no laughing matter.
As Nigel11 points out, the elderly are particularly vulnerable to Novovirus, and it spreads very, very quickly through vulnerable populations in hospital or aged care facilities. I've seen hospital wards have to be strictly quarantined over a Novovirus outbreak. That means that people who need care have to wait while all available resources go into fighting the outbreak and looking after the sick before they get too dehydrated. And it's not glamorous work.
One time Hieseberg was cruising down the highway in his Cadillac Eldorado when a patrolman pulls him over. The cop says "Dr. Heisenberg, do you have any idea how fast you were going?" He replies, "No, but I know exactly where I am!"
Basic Computer Games
Oh how I loved Basic Computer Games on my TRS-80 Model 1. My first TRS-80 came with 4k of RAM. Yes, that's 4x1024 bytes. When we upgraded to 16k, we thought was more RAM than anyone could ever need.
These polls are highly skewed by what kind of viewer responds. For example, I saw 'The Room' with a bunch of rabid fans and even tho it's the worst movie I've ever seen, I laughed until I cried. What a great experience! I wish I'd dressed in red cocktail outfit and brought an American football to toss around between scenes. On the other hand, wild horses could not drag me into a cinema to see Twilight: Waking Dawn or any film by Michael Bey.
The bartender says, "Sorry, but faster than light travel is not allowed in here."
A neutrino walks into a bar.
In the immortal words of Mork from Ork,
Don't go there: It's a Mickey Mouse planet.
I guess they forgot to include any NURSING graduates in their survey. Not smart enough to do a "hard discipline"? Come do some nursing work with me. I'll show you a hard discipline. Psychologists don't get paid less because their discipline is "soft". They get paid less because the people who they help are easiest to forget.
Along with the above posters, I vote for Elric's infamous black blade, Stormbringer. Elric and Stormbringer were created by the great British fantasy writer, Michael Moorecock. And after going on 30 years, where is my Elric movie?
So this blonde college student answers an add for part time work. She shows up at the house and the old guy there offers her $50 to paint his porch. She agrees and goes off with her big paint can and brush. The old guy's wife says, "That was a bit unfair. Our porch goes all the way around the house. It's a big job and you only offered her $50." He replies, "Well, I'm not forcing her to do it." A few minutes later the girl comes back and says, "OK, Mister, it's done, but I'm a bit confused. I'm pretty sure that's not a Porshe. I think it's a Ferrari."
no one ever got fired
Scoff if you want at the un-coolness of these Steve Balmer efforts when compared to Apple and their shiny iOS, but at Walmart and the other kinds of companies that he wants to sell to, no one ever got fired for buying Microsoft.
The good thing about Opium for Afghanistan is there is no tariff on it when they export it to the EU and USA. I bet they'd love to export other crops but subsidies and tariffs make them noncompetitive.
Makes me mad too.
So people who are already some of the most vulnerable people in society, who are are already afraid to seek help because of the stigmatization that might lead to, now they have to worry that their medical records might become public. How utterly horrid.
I'm afraid that when you need information on your patient, and your antiquated computers are all busy churning through their daily virus scan with their obviously outdated AV program, you cancel the virus scan. If the scan was scheduled for 0300 instead of 1730, it wouldn't get canceled quite so often. It astonishes me that most employees don't know how to send an email attachment, but they all know how to use ebay of facebook. I'm terrified that anyone can plug a usb drive into any computer in any department and upload or download anything they want. It revolts me that anyone who knows my name can search my medical admission history, blood results, etc from any computer in the system. We have an application that delivers blood test results that is obviously unix based. Lightning fast and it never crashes. We have a new system for tracking patients across hospitals in the local area based on.... wait for it... microsoft access. (I don't work for the NHS, I work in Australia.)
Holy sticker-shock, Batman!
I saw these at a camera show on the weekend. Full details are here, and yes, you can have an optical view finder:
But AUD $1499 for the body and a single focus lens?!
who wants to sell cheap netbooks?
<quote> We can certainly see companies like Acer releasing Android netbooks to test the level of demand, but we're not convinced they're going to be hugely successful unless they manage to offer a battery life well in excess of what Atom-based XP machines offer today.
But that demand will come in spite of Android, not because of it. Ditto if it sells by the bucketload because it's cheap, which was why the original 7in, Linux-only Eee PC did so well. </quote>
But which company wants to sell at the cheap end of the netbook market? All the netbooks that I see in stores now are AUD $100 more than what I payed for my pre-Atom Eeepc 900. I guess the profit margins are higher on the more expensive netbooks.
This is a wonderful development. Not only can local craftspeople make a living by forging rather than searching for whatever is left to loot, they can replace their own real antiquities (all the good stuff was nicked long ago) with high quality fakes at a reasonable price. Alas, it won't help to patch up all the butchered statues that I saw in Cambodia. [http://www.autoriteapsara.org/en/apsara/about_apsara/police/looting.html]
too big too heavy
I'll keep my 990g Eeepc 900, thanks. 7 hour battery life? Who wants to spend 7 hours at a time working on a netbook anyway?
Yes that is an Eeepc in my pocket and as a matter of fact I am happy to see you.
Da Nile: Biggest river in da world.
@ Peter Kay>
"However, there's a difference between a one off act of stupidity and repeated occurences over an extended period of time involving multiple people where not one of you questions what's going on. At some point these people must have been fully awake and sober. I mean, why?"
Never underestimate the power of denial. With every step, you dig yourself a deeper hole and the awful truth you have to face gets worse. By the end you'll do anything to keep your fantasy alive. C'mon. We've all fallen for that one, haven't we?
@Big_Boomer: Non standard tech
It's not just in IT that individual departments insist on using idiosyncratic non company standard tech. All across the hospital where I work we use the same needle free connector for central venous lines. All except for the Intensive Care unit, where they have to use their own. So whenever patients get transfered out of the ICU, not only are they complicated and difficult (or they wouldn't have gone to the ICU in the first place), but they need the fiddly sterile procedure of changing the claves over to the ward standard.
I love my 8.9" Eee PC 900. At 990g I can carry it around all day and not even notice, and at AUD $500, the price was right. Of course I wiped XP off it and replaced it with Linux. Who needs XP, or an Atom processor, or a 10" screen? A little more battery power would be good, but I can live without it.
Paris, because I love her too.
Hey, this is no fun!
Who censored all the bad words out of my Failandyou?
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- 'Catastrophic failure' of 3D-printed gun in Oz Police test
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- Peak Facebook: British users lose their Liking for Zuck's ad empire