Actually, you’re in the hospital. You had surgery a few hours ago, for a broken hip. You used to be able to walk before you broke it, so it was important to fix it as soon as it was safe to.
The user interface for electronic medical records is so disappointing. I’ve always said the the interface to our EMR should look like the web sites we use everyday. Way back in 2001 I made of mockup of what that would look like using Yahoo Finance as my model. Here’s the result:
The single biggest thing I find missing is the ability to customize my view.
Word of wisdom from James Rickards:
Gold is not digital, cannot be wiped out by hackers, and is immune to crashing stock markets and bank failures. Russia has increased its gold reserves 70% in the past five years. China has increased its gold reserves over 200% in the same time period. Do they know something you don’t?
p>Have you pre-ordered his new book, Death of Money, yet?
““Climate change is a fact.” Really?
A recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report concluded that vaccine effectiveness is between 52%-68%. The caveat here is the term ‘medically attended’. I interpret this to mean that ‘of those people that sought medical attention.’
Of all the coverage of events in the Ukraine over the last few days, I’ve seen ~~precious little~~ no explanation of the backstory. WikiPedia has excellent background on Yulia Tymoshenko, who has a Ph.D. in Economics. What does she believe? Would the overthrow of the current president be an improvement for the people of Ukraine?
Here’s a quick summary of what I can piece together:
- She favors Ukraine joining the EU
- She favors Ukraine joining NATO
- She favors and has fought for the sale of natural gas between Russia and Ukraine be done without middlemen
- She is doing all this while trying no to antagonize Russia
James Rickards’ 2011 book Currency Wars includes a significant explanation of how Russia uses ‘blue fuel’ as a weapon in chapter 8.
This week we learned Forbes and Kickstarter experience security breaches. Forbes makes no mention of it on their site. Kickstarter contacted all members and helpfully suggested using software to create and store passwords (like my favorite, 1Password). My son asked me last night why all this is happening now. Good question. And I don’t know the answer.
If you’re wondering if your information is already ‘out there’, go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/. Here’s a summary of who has been pwned so far:
I personally am using cash in many transactions rather than a credit or debit card. When I do use a card, I use a Debit card that is independent form my bank, like Simple. And of course I use 1Password to create and store my passwords.
If you’re looking for more information on these topics, head on over to Krebs On Security. Brian Krebs is an independent security researcher and journalist. What you read there is not simple reprints of what other have done. Brian is a primary source for me.