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great socialization

The Healthcare Marketer

It has been fascinating to me, as a former student of American Government and political science instructor, to witness the rise of social media within our society. For some time now I’ve wanted to write a blog post about how the Founding Fathers would have viewed this dramatic change in the way people communicate. An understanding of American politics and the political philosophy of the Founders makes the popularization of social media that much more amazing. This is particularly interesting to me given the Founding Father’s distrust of the masses. Below is a quote from Alexander Hamilton, one of the leading political thinkers of the time:

“The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge or determine right. Give therefore to the first class a distinct, permanent share in the government. They will check the unsteadiness of the second, and as they cannot receive any advantage by a change, they…

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Doc patient

Medical Mind

This is in response to the article that came out in My Repubilca Daily yesterday; junior doctors see patients referred by seniors. 

It is said that the ailing patients, who travel from different parts of Nepal are completely ignored by specialized doctors and henceforth the junior doctors are treating them. Here’s what I think:

First of all, let’s talk about the junior doctors. Most of the doctors that handle such patients are “specialized to be” individuals and they are under the guidance of specialized doctors. If they follow the treatment protocol of the senior doctors and proceed accordingly, I do not see why people would judge their credibility?

Secondly, why is there a shortage of treatment modalities outside Kathmandu? a)  Lack of coordination of the tertiary hospitals with the central hospitals, b) Patients decision: as most patients think that getting treated in the capital city will cure their aliment.  c) Lack…

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automation assignment algorithm

Karussell

Update: Was reblogged at dzone.com

Last two days I’ve read the old Java code of a board game. Although the game still compiles and works (it even works on a Zaurus device) the code itself is horrible: no unit tests, thread issues, a lot of static usages and mixed responsibilities. But then I ‘rediscovered’ my old TimeFinder project, which is a lot better – at least it has several unit tests! Then I saw that I even wanted to publish a paper regarding a nice finding I made 3 years ago. But I never published it as the results were too disappointing to me at that time.

Nevertheless I think the idea is still worth to be spread around (you are free to avoid usage ;)). BTW: now you know why my blog starts with “Find Time …” and why my twitter nick name is called timetabling – its…

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wowow

CYBER ARMS - Computer Security

Interesting news yesterday from Digital Bond and Rapid 7, PLC exploits have been added to the Metasploit security testing platform. HD Moore developer of the Metasploit project had this to say on Twitter:

According to the Rapid 7 Blog the following exploits that target General Electric’s D20 PLCs have been added to Metasploit:

  • d20pass : This module leverages a pretty major information disclosure for the device — turns out, anyone who connects to the TFTP server on the D20 can snag the complete configuration for the device, which includes plaintext usernames and passwords. This module does just that — downloads the configuration file, parses out the credentials, and stores them in Metasploit’s database for reuse.
  • d20tftpdb : This module demonstrates an asynchronous backdoor functionality in the D20 via the TFTP interface. Again, in an unauthenticated way, anyone can connect to the TFTP server, and issue command by writing to a…

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great article on Document based web death

Gigaom

There has been an interesting debate going on about the future of the web. Forrester CEO George Colony gave a speech at LeWeb where he proclaimed three thunderstorms are coming. The first one of these is the death of the web and the emergence of a new kind of Internet called the “App Internet.”

This is not the first time someone has declared the death (or the dying of) the web. In fact, there have been countless debates on the subject and most people involved are, in my opinion, both right but also wrong.

At this point in the debate our main problem is that we are lacking proper definitions when we talk about the Web, the changes that are happening to it and what it really means for users and developers.

Moving Away From The Document Web

Mark Suster wrote a great response about the death of the Web…

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