Re: Its largely irrelevant
When did Whitby move to Scotland?
2292 posts • joined 3 Jan 2014
Keep shouting this very loudly.
Your patient data is not anonymous. Each of us has a unique transaction history. You only need to know a few of those transactions to identify a patient.
I did some work for a company that does scans for the NHS. This was around the time that David Beckham was being scanned for his metatarsal. Wouldn't have taken much to find that in the data. If that had been part of his NHS data, it would have been trivial to have his entire medical history.
The right tool for the right job. Look how hard 'codeless' development keeps being pushed. VB wasn't that far off the mark, just plumb all the events and off you go.
For small applications fronting a simple database it was ideal.
The problem was when people tried to write stuff that should have been considered beyond the scope of VB.
Not for business use in the UK. The new 'super deduction' against corporation tax only applies to new equipment. My accountant tells me that to qualify I need to buy a complete computer, not components. That changes my normal calculations significantly.
Current plan is top of range but in a cheapo case, cheapo PSU and small HDD. Then use the internals to upgrade my 'proper' PC.
Looks like my old bits will fetch a good price on ebay!
17 years olds drinking with their teachers has much to commend it. Less likely to get bladdered and the kids see that drinking sensibly can be fun.
I used to drink at a sailing club. Barman was a teacher who knew how old we all were. Never any problems and much better than cider in the car park.
I did a fair bit of work for MS about 20 years ago at their UK HQ. At the time, it was always said that 'you never meet ex-Microsoft employees'. Mostly true at the time - it was a great place to work so nobody left.
Not quite so true now due to layoffs but still one of the very few companies I'd consider working for (I freelance, so enjoy the freedom).
Already easier ways to do this. York City Council are very pleased that their free WiFi network allows them to track everyone using the MAC address of their phones. They talk about it all being cuddly and anonymous but if you start from the same place each day, it's not exactly anonymous.
Needless to say, they claim the benefits such as tracking traffic.
I'm sure they're not the only council using such technology.
I now turn off WiFi when I'm out and about.
Just finished a refreshing read of 3 articles; what a joy without the clutter. I remember I originally started to use Google vs. Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, and other search engines was Google was clean and fast-loading. Not so much now. We need some alternatives. Clearly Microsoft doesn't get it, as evidenced by MSN and it's click-bait.
You'll come back to the same problem that Microsoft and BB OS faced - a lack of apps. Android itself is open source, but the App Store can only be installed with Google's permission. You may be able to sideload it, but how viable is that for the mass market?
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