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"When are you going to join the 21st century and get a cellphone, bfv?"

    "What's that? All your .tifs are now giant black squares? Well, you shouldn't be using .tifs. It's an ancient yukky format and it was either patch our shitty operating system against 'malicious tifs' or fuckin' rewrite your shit so that your data is gone and we all know how you'll fare in that discussion."

That has been my favorite Apple fuckup in recent history, because I still see a lot of tifs from designers, photographers and other artsy types, who have traditionally been the folks keeping Apple alive. It's kind of Apple since the iPhone in a single poorly thought out patch.

I skipped a week, but the last was 246th and I haven't repeated any titles for at least a year.

    He did manage to go bankrupt in the casino business, you know. That's really hard to do.

The house always wins if it knows the game or listens to people who do.

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    Had the data been anonymized by an entity capable of separating the hospital from the liability, there probably would have been a lot less drama.

That is where experiments conducted by the doctors get more difficult than experiments conducted by the techies; I'm not collecting any data, I just have to show I'm not taking indecent liberties with the data on servers I have root on. But I think you're getting more directly at the same point I was trying to, that HIPAA shouldn't be that much of an obstacle so long as you're respecting the patients' privacy.

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I don't think I couldn't, but they were the unsexy "there's tedious work to be done and I can probably write a script that figures out how to do it faster than my users could do it themselves" kind of ML project and I don't have anything interesting to say about them.

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