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Philippines authorities are hoping technology will help save lives this rainy season, after announcing a plan to equip local disaster officials with tablets to access and upload key info to prevent flood-related deaths. The Monitoring and Operating System for Emergency Services (Moses) tablets will be handed out to local …


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  1. Mevi

    Take an umbrella

    Capacitive touchscreens don't work properly when wet, or at all if immersed in water.

    1. big_D Silver badge

      Re: Take an umbrella

      Who said they are capacitive?

      We've been making touch terminals for "wet areas" in food production for over a decade and that is one of the reasons why we don't use capacitive touch.

      A touch device doesn't have to be an iPad or Nexus clone, there are lots of specialised verticals out there.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Specialised verticals

        Looking around my room... Oh, yes... I have some holding the ceiling up

  2. frank ly

    NOAH then MOSES .....

    .... followed by the JESUS machine that enables rescue workers to travel safely across the surface of floodwaters.

    Any suggestions for the meaning of this acronym?

    1. Justicesays

      Re: NOAH then MOSES .....

      Jumbo Equipment for the Suspension of Underwater Submersion

      Hard to find a good J for that...

      1. Thecowking

        Re: NOAH then MOSES .....

        Joint Evacuation and Survival Unsinkable Submersible

        for some kind of rescue sub with... aerated crash foam which fills compartments in the event of a hull rupture or something and keeps the blighter floating?

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