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Configuring Ubuntu to Dual-Boot with WIN2kPro using WUBI

February 19, 2009

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….ohmygodhasbeenanightmare. As it turns out (after much gnashing of teeth), it doesn’t see the second hard drive during the boot, and thus hangs at the GRUB prompt. To address this issue, I had to uninstall from the second hard drive and reinstall onto C: using WUBI. (Be aware that this is all taking place on […]

More on the globalized market for provision of health services

February 18, 2009

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…otherwise known as “medical tourism;” from Bob Wachter’s blog: available at http://www.the-hospitalist.org/blogs/wachters_world/archive/2009/01/12/as-insurers-begin-to-offer-deals-for-overseas-surgery-the-battle-is-joined.aspx. He writes: Of course, sensitive to the politics, it is unlikely that any of them will flat-out force their customers/employees to travel to Thailand or Singapore. The pressure will be more subtle: with savings of tens-of-thousands of dollars per case at stake, there […]

The Fear of Transparency

February 18, 2009

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From Paul Levy’s blog: http://runningahospital.blogspot.com/2009/01/fear-of-transparency-clouds-all.html http://www.nber.org/papers/w14619.pdf One response: Anonymous said… Paul; But that’s why our healthcare system is so fundamentally messed up – when these smaller hospitals in Boston of which you speak are desperately trying to compete with Partners, they read an article about amenities increasing demand by over 1/3 (but not mortality) and […]

E.O. Wilson

February 12, 2009

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i was lucky enough to get the chance to see his talk at the UI tonight. if i find a link to an online source of the lecture or a transcript, i’ll post it here. to paraphrase in great, abstract, and potentially misleading swaths (sorry, i’m human and it’s 11:58 pm, which is clearly not […]

Perspective

February 8, 2009

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…submitting your income tax returns wasn’t always so easy. Welcome to 1963: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2006/10/12/big-brother-7074-is-watching-you/