The way hospitals respond to a cyber attack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients.

The problem is a lackadaisical approach to IT and IT security, often brought on by a lack of proper funding, be it for necessary equipment and software or qualified personnel. A good start would be a multi-domain system in which critical systems are isolated from general-usage systems, with limited Internet access for both.

Even this is not entirely fool-proof, but a start nonetheless. Environments must employ more automated detection and prevention as surveys indicate every year over 80% of users do not consider themselves responsible for over-all security.

Users have to be made responsible for security and use of hospital equipment and be held accountable. Hospital computers must be locked down to only hospital services and a limited set of accessible outside systems, and internal access controls must be strict. A system of audits, controls, and increased IT support must be implemented in parallel.

A secondary domain should be set up for more general usage, like hospital social media, etc. and no more personal devices allowed on hospital networks (personal phones have data plans, etc.) Vendors have to take up this mantle, as well, and provide better information and insight into how their black boxes work and communicate, and stop requiring flat networks and firewall obstructions.

In the current year technology is at a point where security and accessibility can be balanced without onerous conflict. IT security used to be a point of annoyance, but for far too long the real risk to lives has been ignored.

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Florida State fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season.

"The team Taggart inherited from Fisher had talent deficiencies, especially along the offensive line, and academic issues, but it also showed little improvement on the field over the course of 21 games. Florida State [...] has played sloppily and undisciplined throughout Taggart's tenure."

100% absolutely true. The team is also lacking humility. Not all of the team, but the ones who truly care and want to play the game are put upon by those who have terrible attitudes. No, a "sloppy W" is not a worthwhile W. So much talent out there going to waste by not having their arrogance tempered and focused.

It saddens me to say that only under Taggart have I left a game early and more recently skipped a game -- why should I show up if the team does not? Like many others, I had a lot of hope for Taggart but he has failed to reinstate what was a winning formula for the 'Noles. No stadium steps. No tests. No accountability.

I did not want him to get fired. I wanted him and our boys to get better and reconstruct our winning culture. I fear becoming one of those schools who cannot keep a head coach and cannot survive a set-back.

There was a time when smaller schools from all over the country came to Tallahassee to play the Seminoles -- they would get slaughtered, but they wanted and relished the experience of playing a top-notch team. Now, all the schools from around the country want to come to Tallahassee to take a turn on us.

I am not only disappointed in his approach to leading not just our team but also the coaching staff, and that he was sent out the door alone.

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Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

I never liked those Competition Pro joysticks and never understood why anyone does. To each his own, but I prefer either the good-old Atari CX-40 types or the Epyx 500XJ.

This looks like a fun product, but I am not certain it will fit into my repertoire of Commodore 64s, as I already have a 64Reloaded MK2 using real chips, an Ultimate 64, as well as real 64s. I do have the mini, which is nice for portability and quick build-up and tear-down.

There will be an audience for the THEC64 full-size, for sure. Heck, I might have to get one irrespective of my reservations. But I would much rather see two features added to the Mini: in-game disk image switching (for multi-disk games) and the ability to use a real CBM or compatible disk drive via the XU1541.

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Clemson Tigers coach Dabo Swinney made cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. take the 438-mile trip back home on the bus after he was ejected from a game against Louisville on Saturday.

Championship mentality. Too bad so many teams have lost this approach. Players run rough-shod on the field and get pats on the back when benched, players mouth off to coaches, and far too many are neither embarrassed nor humbled by poor performance.

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Yahoo (owned by Engadget's parent company Verizon) is phasing out one its longest-standing features. The internet pioneer is closing the Yahoo Groups website in...

"Yahoo launched Groups in 2001 as a sort of forum and mailing list hybrid, and it quickly became a home for specialist communities."

Convenient rewrite of history erasing the fact that Yahoo Groups was borne of the eGroups acquisition.

"Yahoo (owned by Engadget's parent company Verizon)"

Oh, now I understand. No argument from me that Yahoo! was not an Internet pioneer. It was certainly on the fore-front in the early days, but to pretend it invented something it bought is a bit far.

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It's just business!

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MOTORISTS drive faster and more erratically when listening to fast music, experts say. Drivers should keep music below 120 beats per minute, they add. Volunteers in a simulator changed lanes about …

Listening to Green Day is dangerous no matter what the activity.

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Ah, yes. The good old, "why replace a system that works fine, even if it is 20 years old?" faces "why should it cost so much to repair a 20 year old system?"

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"Reminder: The cloud is just a computer in Reston with a bad power supply."

Beautifully put. In the early years as "The Cloud" gained in prominence I explained to customers, "in any marketing material, replace the term 'the cloud' with 'someone else's server which you hope they are properly maintaining and over which you have no control.'"

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I am disappointed to see the Cool Ranch and Fiery Doritos tacos going away. I really like them but I understand they are probably not high-seller and contribute to waste.

The mini-quesadillas are too sloppy, and I would be happy to see the chipotle chicken go away in favor of the original grilled chicken. Chips and salsa has always been a staple menu item, but has not been the same since Taco Bell went away from corn chips.

Meximelts are also gone, at least in our market, and replaced with the cheesy roll-up with beef, but without a proper wrapper to handle the moisture.

Bring back chili cheese burritos and the 59/79/99 menu!


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2019-29-Sa 01:29:53 pm

I am disappointed to see the Cool Ranch and Fiery Doritos tacos going away. I really like them but I understand they are probably not high-seller and contribute to waste.

The mini-quesadillas are too sloppy, and I would be happy to see the chipotle chicken go away in favor of the original grilled chicken. Chips and salsa have always been a staple menu item, but they have not been the same since Taco Bell went away from corn chips.

Meximelts are also gone, at least in our market, and replaced with the cheesy roll-up with beef, but without a proper wrapper to handle the moisture.

Bring back chili cheese burritos and the 59/79/99 menu!

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