180 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
amount area depth extent...
3 are different and one is poorly defined.
illegal abroad surely
Isn't the FBI claiming they can do abroad things which would be illegal for thrmvto do in their own country, and which are rather likely to be illegal - criminal - in the country where the server is?
unmemorable numeric string as foreign key
asked of people and typed in to recall records.
The new NHS Number is a 9 digit string + modulo 11 check digit.
It isn't very useful for quick selection from a list. Feel free to work on that.
Most of my patients can have their record called up with 2 letters of surname and 2 of forename.
The NHS number has some odd rules baked in - gender is locked for instance so have a gender change and your identity fails. Clearly this is a business rule somewhere since the number doesn't encode the gender of indeed anything else - unlike the CHI string.
Neither is even slightly useful for effective pseudonymisation.
But one of the more obvious reasons it lsaks in slowly is that these systems are not mostly new ones.
NPfIT failed for other reasons mainly
Including being not very good.
This was partly because it was run by managers who had limited understanding of IT and less of the business; and specified by clueless people from clueless firms.
Talking about medical re odd (what is one of those BTW) rather than automation is tending to be an index of being behind; and a major failure mode is seeing computers as devices with which people can be programmed.
GPs inventented this stuff, put it into operation in their Practices, in several cases actually wrote it, and have now lost control of it to the elements above.
I did play golf, once, in 1974 IIRC which by coincidence was about the time The London Hospital implemented a computer system that was useful on the wards. I have a picture somewhere of the 10 MByte hard drive being craned from its lorry into the building.
The example of the bankers may not be entirely good, but consider the idea that if you want to help someone clever, knowledgeable and hard working to do something they are good at a bit better faster or cheaper you should probably be sitting near them watching and listening, and building software in conversations which occasionally include "make this script work fast and reliably"
You'd better also reflect that much of medicine is nonlinear.
No it isn't...
"Copyright is a basic property right."
It isn't basic.
It isn't applied to property here, but to information, which is different.
Copyright is supported and enforced by States for benefits to the commonwealth. Where States get captured by companies the commonwealth gets a disbenefit from their extension of copyright.
This thought is CC attribute, modify, commercial.
Quite how open source makes support more expensive eludes me.
has something to be said for it.
What actually do PDFs usually have in them that improves on that?
criticism of everything except PGP/GPG is it not?
All his criticisms do not seem to me to be of PGP, or the GnuPG implementation of it, they seem to be statements that email clients that incorporate it don't do it very well.
I'm not convinced that having it built into a complex other piece of software is entirely a good thing, but if someone is going to do that then it is them building it in, not PGP itself that is to be judged.
On the command line it is no more or less unfriendly than various other very precise programs, and the files or pasteable text that result are no harder to email than any other text file.
And for other
In the presence of the directive.
In the face of the directive.
Not in its absence.
It would mean a criminal offence had probably been committed though.
models of the world are made from
Some of them suggest places to look and things to look for.
Some of those suggest ways to make the model a bit better.
Ever made a model of something?
Re: Fume cupboard?
If you see it on a screen you have downloaded it to a local machine.
Interstellar economics is the core
plot element in one of his rather good novels, actually.
I tend to the Metric fucktonne which is quite a lot.
Yes, gnupg of course.
Factcheck: please name 2 of those scientists and refer to the prediction you claim
"I've seen scientists in those groups you mention claim, not that long ago, that we were entering an ice age."
new insights in measuring temperature?
You'd be the first person to think of that then?
Thermometers got started about the time the Royal Society did, and people have been thinking about them, and about measuring devices in general and about measuring in general ever since then, at least.
Perhaps you should read about it.
Release of records of rural sites
My impression is that substnatially all this data is available. It isn't easy to use, I suspect becuase it is difficult stuff.
Here is a reference to the CRUTEM4 data with an interface to pick out sites by rural/urban status and geographically display them.
Re: So in wrong...
Your given is false.
Therefore your suggested conclusion is not to be relied upoin.
So leave the goalposts where they are.
(Survival, IIRC, is the current location)
Re: Gross incompetence on many levels
The numbers given above are not "over a third".
The Munich account seems a fairly steady transition.
Vested interest? I don't see it, they are not selling something.
seems somewhat fanciful, not least since Munich give other figures.
Re: Worst case for you...
Nice for you. Trouble for some.
Still run on the same hardware.
the SF novel of which this is the plot
Or a prodromal element of the plot and piece of worlD-buil ding is Necromancer by William Gibson.
The previous version was better and still runs
It was built on Exim...
The BBC quote is exactly
BBC says more storms reported.
Quote from paper says increase due to better detection.
Now, if you were to comment on Darius Jedburgh's Plutonium device in the edge of darkness, then I'd be more interested.
watched for it, got Domino's menu but not
I'm one of the doctors who thought some aspects of the idea and its implementation were suboptimal.
I'm a GP
I didn't get a leaflet.
I'm opted out.
I'm rather keen on IT in medicine and healthcare.
But not this instance of this class of scheme operated this way.
NHS England is quite ... new.
Similar schemes were pushed in 1990-2002 IIRC and we rejected them.
At that time the idea of effective end to end encryption was resisted - successfully - for reasons unclear to us then.
This is presented as the first effort and only way to achieve various goods.
It is neither.
Re: How about
No actually. Centralised.
You might want to be more precise in naming there.
Hominid, hominid, home sap etc.
Munich experience indicates savings and
I'd expect a steady improvement here as well.
The BBC is part of what holds society together.
The cheapest way to fund it is through direct taxation.
The disadvantage of that is that it makes politicians intermediaries.
Capita are well-worth losing.
NHS England incorrect on General Practices as quoted
Some years ago the NHS declined to fund GP IT any more via Practices, but made a set of deals with suppliers on our behalf, and set up area IT teams to supply and maintain hardware and operating systems, etc.
They were really keen to do that and declared it would be better and cheaper.
NHS England is a bit new, and actually doesn't know a lot about how things are running or have run or why or what went wrong last time idea X was tried. In their role that sort of knowledge may seem a handicap, it being far more fun to start as if from scratch.
XP alas. All the Practice's own stuff hangs off a Debian box in a rack, but the NHS stuff is scattered Windroids.
Colour copies of passports
are illegal, IIRC.
had a go at that a while ago.
His conclusion was that not fixing it is more expensive than fixing it and the longer we wait the bigger the difference.
Call it a first approximation.
major yes volcano no
The latter is already known, and the trope is a denialist sham.
Major is a term of art, I regard the rise in CO2 as a major change, and once you realise it is larger than the change from a major volcanic eruption you should as well.
Re: @rcorrect cyclists have tgeir own paths/roads
And after they got them nice and smooth last but one century a few people put cars on them and then a lot last century.
That is all.
Re: Not Terminator
Aggressive hegemonising swarm.
but you don't really make tgat point
with your argument.
The point you make is that even when one has the source code (including the source code for the compiler) one cannot absolutely trust the resulting binary.
You argue that therefore one should trust binaries for which source code us concealed. This is not logical.
Better to argue that the concealment of the source code is an easy marker for something to distrust, and if possible eschew, but that even those programs where source is provided are not absolutely to be trusted only because of that.
and no, figures since 1990 don't show
Microsoft adopts standard!
Good on Palm
and the device just dropped in. I also miss it, although not with an iPhone now.
Isle of Won't now?
I think we have overflowed Zanzibar now. As noted in the eponymous book.
Re: fixed this for: but there is no alternative offer and
it is far from obvious that it would be more sensible to build one bedroom dwellings rather than two even if building them had been permitted since Thatcher.
simpler to move to FLOSS?
Bite the bullet. Escape. Reimplement on Linux.
"Good cannot exist without evil"
nexus 4: working very well
WiFi Bluetooth to Mercedes after the Merc had its service, all fine and stable.
Skype is Microsoft now, nobody should be surprised if other companies' operating systems and applications encounter new faults in successive editions of it.
thuggery isnt it?
We don't like what you do so your property will be broken.
Re: darn, i missed that one.
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