But a (voting) poll
is also a counting of heads.
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is also a counting of heads.
a sex change.
I don't want someone else either passing off a website as my Practices (NHS "Choices" has come rather close to that for many years actually, have you not seen it?) nor do I wish anyone to declare that I have to use a specific platform provided by someone else for my business website.
Back when GPs started adding themselves and their practices to the Web, last century, most of the Web was "amateur". The professional bit tends to be shiny twinkly bits, active code that executes on other people's computers, and links to as many paying services as can be squeezed in, with a dash of bait and switch aka search engine optimisation.
Now if you meant proper metadata, design according to user metrics and usability testing rather than marketing and graphics people, perhaps professionalism would be good.
Prescription requests come through services provided centrally by suppliers of GP software - all clsoed source stuff alas - are not email (although were you to choose to email us and ask, should we refuse on the grounds that you are not applying to yourself the level of security that we would apply to you?) and are available widely. Same for appointments, although most of our patients ring us up or walk round the corner and ask.
Surely other people are allowed to stand for your parliaments?
seems a clear mission statement.
better MS fix it, or if it is really of no consequence stop complaining it isn't secret.
not on the engine cooling water intakes, and not dipped into buckets from the time of the Royal Society founding onward (one of the early exercises of the R. Soc was to make thermometers, and one of the early uses was to put them on HM ships, and write the readings in the logs which sit in the Admiralty.
ZThomm, were you drunk when you wrote that, or what?
If drunk, then tomorrow you may be sober and enlightened or appalled, if not drunk then is it money, or sheer appalling stupidity?
Really? There's a ring of flags at the South Pole, and the thermometers are outside them, is that what you mean?
That the base at (where at means within actual walking distance of) the South Pole, where people stay in large numbers all summer, and small numebrs all winter doesn't have a thermometer - everyone agreed perhaps to stick a hand outside and say "we scientists don't nbeed a thermometer to tell us that is COLD, and we don't care how cold it is"?
They are actually on the Internet these days.
I'm amazed you can type.
it has, actually.
Still - facts - science- if you want to believe something else you will.
Just remember that Gandalf and the headmaster are actually us, nowadays.
For certain very small values of surprise.
So not the only one.
to a FOI Act request on the grounds they are due for publication
Overdue I think.
The najor failing was the appearance of dishonesty and not listening to people who Di have a clue and/or entirely legitimate views.
The business of sending things - usually a bit late - for mandatory or statutory checking for publucation and at the same time publishing them is pretty standard. I suspect it correlates with a criminal mind, even if the mind involved has not actually committed any overt detectable crimes.
Very very small drops of water, projected against the junk.
you use MS Word etc and keep a horde of unconnected documents.
Building an information system or knowledge system would have been a good first step.
But MS looked to people buying things as thoguh they understood it, and Word docs look to the administrata as though they are useful pictures of documents...
The coffee machine cleaning probably isn't management information, and won't be collected never mind collating. Cleaning costs for the canteen, possibly, cleaning costs overall certainly, in whatever degree of detail the management of the hospital and their outsourced cleaner management company find useful in setting and paying bills, certainly is, and it seems likely it would be better managed if this is information kept in an organised form and thus trivially available.
Is it more or less than other hospitals? Is the result cleaner or dirtier? THat sounds like interesting tuff to know.
you refactor it.
Nobody can stop you from doing that.
Now try that with closed soruce.
is what he means.
So if they (or even we) share some of it, we must do so under some power, or for obvious benefit to him (as doctors have from time to time done in the last few millenia) and cannot say "you have allowed us to do whatever we like" in response to a question.
run a company doing useful things for a profit?
So the ISS is flying?
The essence of flying is that it uses aerodynamic forces to control direction.
Hence the altitude at which spaceflight (as NASA seem to call it) supplants atmospheric flight (at that altitude the speed required to fly on aerodynamic lift exceeds the orbital speed).
on anyone, anywhere?
on nucleic acids, for instance.
as you say.
So unlikely things are likely to happen.
Positing instead that something impossible happened is not, Watson, an improvement.
at least once.
this is the observed data, presented...
We were working on it then, but the Blair Microsoft Project intervened. Now NPfIT has mutated to CfH and ruthlessly faded out in standard fashion the work is picking up again.
And as noted, FLODS replacements for proprietary systems are happening.
Yes crime I think in UK.
3 are different and one is poorly defined.
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?
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.
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.
"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?
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.
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.
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?
If you see it on a screen you have downloaded it to a local machine.
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.
"I've seen scientists in those groups you mention claim, not that long ago, that we were entering an ice age."
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.
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.
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)
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.
Nice for you. Trouble for some.
Still run on the same hardware.
Or a prodromal element of the plot and piece of worlD-buil ding is Necromancer by William Gibson.