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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/busi ... d=29846093
Epic Systems is a health care services provider with $2.7 billion in annual revenue. Its mathematician chief executive, Judy Faulkner, is a billionaire recluse who hosts P.T. Barnum-esque gatherings for clients. Those clients — big hospitals and health systems around the United States and more than a dozen overseas markets — are served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. Every month, employees are compelled to gather in a subterranean chamber for two-and-a-half-hour staff meetings that have been likened to a megachurch experience. Workers are discouraged from ordering business materials on Amazon or living more than 45 minutes away from the office, in order to shorten commutes and keep Epic’s wealth in the local economy.

Epic’s software is ubiquitous in doctors’ offices and operating rooms, and companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet regularly hoover up its young engineers. Yet most people outside of the Madison environs, I’d be confident to say, have never heard of the company.
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Epic has destroyed modern medicine. The CEO is delusional about the "many, many, many lives" Epic has saved. What Epic has done is burn out "many many many" health care providers, making us hate the practice of medicine and our sacred calling.

Your reporter should have talked to a doc when she went to that clinic. This article glosses over the fact that those of us with medical training who have been forced to become overpaid data entry clerks by Epic utterly despise Epic, despise the company, and want to vomit when we hear about the huge stacks of money Epic has made monetizing our personal time when we work nights and weekend, not to save lives, but to "catch up on our Epic".

It surprises me not one bit that the founder learned Fortran in a week in the 70s, since she and her company have clearly learned nothing about usability or well-designed computer interfaces.

Well, back to Epic. I'm 30 notes behind.
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Sounds like he's back-sassing.
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Ain't got his mind right.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm
... served by customer-service representatives known as BFFs. ...
Big fat fucks? :?
BFF was something the kids were using a few years ago. "Best Friend Forever".

"Cindy is my BFF" :roll:

Cute for Teh Kids, not so cute for a company. Or perhaps I should say "too cute".
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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WHAT IF THE HYDROGEN OF THE ADENOSINE IS ENTANGLED WITH THE HYDROXIDE OF THE TYROSINE PYRRHO?!!1!!!

YOU HAVE NO ANSWER?!!!

I WIN!

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Someone's on it:

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"And waiter, bring some round water this time. Not that square shit you brought last time."
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Water is weird stuff.

Pure water has a neutral chage, so it shouldn't be influenced by static electricity. Have you ever run a comb through your hair and held it close to a thin steam of water from the faucet? The stream will move toward the comb.

That shouldn't happen.

Unexplained, therefore comb fairies are real.
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Don't you dare hate on comb fairies, or else I'll build a giant comb and divert a river toward your house!
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Bruce wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:32 pm Water is weird stuff.

Pure water has a neutral chage, so it shouldn't be influenced by static electricity. Have you ever run a comb through your hair and held it close to a thin steam of water from the faucet? The stream will move toward the comb.

That shouldn't happen.

Unexplained, therefore comb fairies are real.
Bullshit chemist! Water is a dipolar molecule you asswipe.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm Who here remembers "polywater"? :oldman:

It was supposed to change everything. :notsure:
Vaguely. Late seventies, early eighties? I remember some Russians "polymerized" water in capillary tubes, it's that? :?
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sparks wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:05 am
Bruce wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:32 pm Water is weird stuff.

Pure water has a neutral chage, so it shouldn't be influenced by static electricity. Have you ever run a comb through your hair and held it close to a thin steam of water from the faucet? The stream will move toward the comb.

That shouldn't happen.

Unexplained, therefore comb fairies are real.
Bullshit chemist! Water is a dipolar molecule you asswipe.
It has a dipolar moment, but the overall charge is neutral.

Were talking 100% pure water though, which us nearly impossible in reality. Very easy for water to lose or gain a proton once something dissolves into it. Lots of water soluble rocks on this planet.
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Witness wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:24 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm Who here remembers "polywater"? :oldman:

It was supposed to change everything. :notsure:
Vaguely. Late seventies, early eighties? I remember some Russians "polymerized" water in capillary tubes, it's that? :?
Russians have lots of polymerized water. It's called ice, and you don't need capillary tubes to make it, but it won't hurt.
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Bruce wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 am Russians have lots of polymerized water. It's called ice, and you don't need capillary tubes to make it, but it won't hurt.
See, comrade, if we can polymerize vodka, the little water, then we can make real popsicles. ☭
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I should send you some if my well water. Makes brown ice.
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Pyrrho wrote: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:37 am I should send you some if my well water. Makes brown ice.
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Impurities are the spice of life. If it weren't for impurities, all alcoholic beverages would taste the same. :wink:
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Bruce wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:35 am Impurities are the spice of life. If it weren't for impurities, all alcoholic beverages would taste the same. :wink:
I'd say it's even true for life in general. :wink:
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Bruce wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:35 am Impurities are the spice of life. If it weren't for impurities, all alcoholic beverages would taste the same. :wink:
As a chemist, I assume you have access to pure water. How does it taste, generally? Would you recommend it over tap water?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:45 am
Bruce wrote: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:35 am Impurities are the spice of life. If it weren't for impurities, all alcoholic beverages would taste the same. :wink:
As a chemist, I assume you have access to pure water. How does it taste, generally? Would you recommend it over tap water?
About a decade or so ago we were preparing for a hurricane. My wife went to the store to get a few gallons of bottled water. By mistake, she bought four gallons of distilled water. After the storm, we decided to drink it instead of letting it go to waste. We didn't drink much of it. It has a 'bland' taste with an odd mouth-feel. I suspect that is because it is pulling the minerals out of your body. I don't think it is good for you.
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I kinda figured it wasn't ideal. Water should have a few minerals dissolved in it, for drinking. Not too many though. I've had water with too much minerals and that's not good either.
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