157 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
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.
Michael Valentine Smith.
A(nother) pedant writes
That'd be "the state's procurement..."
A wonderful place to visit. I suspect that asking people to decide what they have earned and draw that against an eventual reconciliation would have been cheaper, more accurate, and made people happier, but that may be too much radical anarchism.
Tell it to jet pilots and IIRC some BMW drivers.
A head up display puts the image out where your focus should already be.
In principle an improvement on screens stuck tothe windscreen for navigation is possible.
Pick a surgeon and team who have just had 2 days rest.
I think exists.
can demonstrate warming with thermometers
How did you miss that?
i saw this in 1999
But it was store and forward as it needs to be. The US VA separately has it working in their many hospitals and the WorldVista project has been making a product with support of an open source version of it for some years
In the UK VistA is well known by enough people to put in a Free system known to work over a population in millions.
I suspect something else had been sold though.
Re: The IRS...
Re: Soon you will be required to wear "Googles" all the time as part of the Surveillance Society
Charles Stress in Halting State goes toward there. And further in 314? The sort of sequel to it.
oddly not made useful.
The general mucking about with utility bills and passports for financial things could have been eased by the state declaring it had checked identities and it was illegal to demand any other form of identification if presented with a matching ID card.
Bingo, a useful device and service to the citizen.
not according to Flanders and Swann
Heat is not only that which is transferred.
Re: Cold winters, Wet summers
You'll have been told the co2 drives the water, so it is an amplifier rather than a disregard able independent variable.
The less the better.
nothing to stop MS and Nokia distributing Android
or any other Linux is there?
With their own setup of search etc on it.
Who'd authorise a state to launch a spaceship?
Re: And this is why...
Odd use of restrictive there. All licences permit something, and the point of the CC licences is that they are permissive in advance.
the assumption that power is continuously available from combustion
is not fully justified.
Given that, intermittent power from renewables may be more useful than Mr Page's pages suggest.
A changeover switch may become a useful gadget to sell.
FLOSS offers protection against outsourced failure
To some degree. Outsourced production and running of closed licenced software provides opportunities for barrel straddles.
Alas, the common expectation of NHS software is failure and managers may prefer to have that outsourced rather than in-house.
This would be closed source proprietary code, yes?
Another reason for the academic examples being good is that they have been peer reviewed .
an excellent novel, contains discussion of this.
I fancy a wireless mesh.
When Apple concentrated on making great stylish gadgets
using the state of the art they were interesting and useful.
There;d be a reason for IE no longer being a monopoly
and this useful action is to maintain that reason.
breast feeding opposes ovulation, but that is not
a good description of it:-
"acts as a contraceptive, in order to prevent"
It isn't designed.
It has the effect, which is selected becuase it confers a benefit.
For an article on evolution, best leave out design.
Re: Inquiring minds...
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