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16 posts • joined 3 Dec 2010

Facebook strips away a bit more of your privacy – but won't say why

Sir Crispalot

Re: Presumably

You realise that functionality is optional - you don't have to give Facebook your email credentials. I don't know why anyone would voluntarily do that ...

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The Old Reader drops Google refugee eviction plan

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Re: Feedly

Feedly + gReader seems to be a good solution. I hated Feedly at first, but since they simplified the web UI for us Google Reader refugees, it is spot on.

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The Reg puts Vulture inside the Large Hadron Collider

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Paris Hilton

"In case of alarm do not go down"

It's alright Paris, I'll be really quick.

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Review: Asus PadFone 2 phone-tablet combo

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Meh

Shelf life

The only reservation I have is that my phone tends to be replaced every 18 months - two years. I wouldn't intend to do the same with a tablet and see it as a more long term purchase.

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Why hacking and platforms are the future of NHS IT

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Re: @AC 21:00

I have to disagree with your general sentiment - I actually think ITK is a good thing, and they've got it largely right. Yes it's very complex, but it needs to be to support the endless healthcare scenarios you and I deal with on a daily basis.

They have made some mistakes, and the web transport specification (including the WS-* standards you mention) is somewhat bonkers. However in my experience the team behind it have been fairly responsive, and were willing to make changes to the specification to accommodate reasonable suggestions we put forward.

I dread to think how much money CfH could have invested in ITK had they not based it on an existing standard.

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Re: HL7

I agree, it's all about interoperability.

Another huge omission from this article is the Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) which is largely an NHS interpretation of HL7v3. It's complex, but worth investing in as many of our suppliers are starting to support it, particularly for correspondence (e.g. letters, discharge summaries, etc.)

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Ethernet at 40: Its daddy reveals its turbulent youth

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IBM NHBR

I joined IBM in 2000 and they were still using token ring at North Harbour. It wasn't until a year or two later that the whole site was converted to ethernet. Pretty shocking!

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Pong creator turns nose up at Nintendo Wii U

Sir Crispalot

Putting a D-pad and buttons on their phone ...

... has already failed spectacularly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N-Gage_(device)

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A history of personal computing in 20 objects part 2

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Headmaster

*its* own

Before someone else tells me off.

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Sir Crispalot
FAIL

Reg can't count

I know El Reg has it's own unique measures, but surely they're not trying to redefine the natural number sequence as 16, 18, 17, 19 and 20?

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RIM shot at Android: Free PlayBooks for devs

Sir Crispalot

Hello World!

Will that do?!

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HTC knocks out the Beats

Sir Crispalot
Headmaster

Shure-ly some mishtake

So recognised that you spelled it wrong!

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Brazilian fingers wife in venomous vagina murder plot

Sir Crispalot
Heart

Proposal

Marry me, Lester.

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The 64-bit question

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FAIL

Maybe Dell should read this article ...

Our company recently took delivery of a handful of Dell laptops which have in them 64-bit processors and 4GB of RAM. They came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

Am I missing something, or are they completely mis-selling these machines?

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Portsmouth redefines the Olympic-sized swimming pool

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FAIL

Disgruntled of Portsmouth

As an unfortunate resident (NOT native) of the aforementioned city, I wouldn't recommend anyone use the facilities at the Mountbatten Centre regardless of whether they meet the requirements.

The staff there are largely useless dullards. How they can double-book a squash court with their new all-singing, all-dancing computer booking system is beyond me. Maybe the council designed that too ...

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Ten... dirt-cheap voice phones

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Heart

Practicing on the pink oboe

Alun Taylor is my new favourite Reg Hardware writer!

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