Taking money from the stupid and passing it to the intelligent - isn't that a bit unfair?
1914 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016
>It doesn't require machine learning to early detect cancers. It requires repeated high resolution scans of the areas of concern, and diff analysis of the scans over time to detect change.
At some dosage the radiation will cause more cancers than it saves. Moreover, it'd also pick up tumours that wouldn't cause the patient any bother in their lifetimes.
One can assume the tome now resides in storage, misfiled for eternity. I'm rather glad I don't (fingers crossed) have any issues for this to be fatal, others in this situation may be playing russian roulette on emergency admission.
As I mentioned above, I temped in a hospital records library for a while; there was a double-sided shelving unit, maybe 8m long, 2.5m high with individual bits of paper that had not been labeled properly. As temps we were also sent to look for notes which had been put in the wrong place, for example for #10020 you'd check #10200, #10002 etc.
We also spent a long time (two of us for a week) searching for a deceased baby's notes which was the subject for an inquiry. I have no idea if these notes were they'd been "accidentally" mislaid or not.
My records however are probably in a big brown folder, stored miles away, if you've been in hospital you'll know it takes bloody ages anytime these need referred to. If you're (un)lucky they may be electronic and again take ages to refer to.
After graduating I worked in a "library" as you describe. This particular library was on a different site to the A&E unit, so from time to time an urgent request came through which would be found ASAP and then transferred by taxi. They were just about to start digitising the records when I moved onto a graduate level role.
They operated a reasonably sane way of protecting "famous"* records, they kept them in the locked when empty supervisors' office and were then fetched by senior people when needed.
*Famous = the odd minor celeb, the local football team and an (in)famous criminal** living at Her Majesty's pleasure
**You'd have heard of him if you're British; but for obvious reasons I won't name him
>I think in most countries there are legal requirements for the ratio of staff to toilets
In my work it's someone's job to do the audit. A couple of years ago they realised there weren't enough toilets for the men (this is an IT group). This really upset the ladies in the office (as you'd expect)...
The client even learned something – Matt said “additional protocols were put into place by the client to prevent this from occurring again.”
Matt’s company learned something too. “We only install our software on dedicated systems for production environments,” Matt told us. “Oh, and I still have a job - as the senior tech engineer.”
This sounds like quite a grown up company. They didn't hang the techie out to dry for a mistake (which was probably worsened by the Company's procedures) and they change their way of working to lower the chance of it happening again. That sounds good to me.
A few years ago in the last(?) Fire Fighter strike I was working in a lab in Cambridge. We were informed that if there was a fire then we really ought to get ourselves out as the soldiers on cover wouldn't enter the building...
Interestingly, the old LMB next door had specially trained some of their staff to go in with the Fire Brigade as the building was such a maze that they'd never be able to find their way around.
The joke was then that the university couldn't "afford" to have a fire on a Monday.
Having said that, LG are terrified that in the UK and elsewhere, other telecoms players will be able to deliver fast internet without a cable network. Already happening in some markets (Switzerland, IIRC),
Correct. The fastest “UPC” (owned by LG) offer is 500/50. One of the mobile phone providers, Salt, is currently offering 10Gb!!! Most of the other vendors are offering up to a symmetric 1Gbs now. Of course if you live halfway up a mountain then you’re on an ADSL variant of some kind.
For true personalisation you could go to one of the many handwashes dotted around the UK these days. The guys* there will get to know you over time if you're a repeat customer. If they know you then you might even get free stuff over time or even know things like where your cars gets the most mucky.
*I've never seen a female working at one
The most important network function people want in the UK – and we gave them a long list – is making voice calls. 69 per cent of people want that. Texting is important for 53 per cent of people, and the web third, with 43 per cent.
In the days of Skype, WhatApp etc. aren't people forgetting that the "web" is the most important criterion for reliability for many people?
>OK so with the iPad Pro, keyboard and pencil I dropped as much as I did on my Pro but it’s much faster (yes really) editing photos using LightRoom mobile
If the photos are in Adobe's cloud then I think you just edit the preview, it's noticeably slower to use RAW files that you've loaded onto the iPad.
I agree the Lightroom on a iPad is a good example showing how you can do real work on a tablet though.
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