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Friday Links – January 20, 2012

Digitizing Health Records, Before It Was Cool

Nearly 40 percent of American primary care doctors and about 25 percent of hospitals use electronic patient records. Thousands more are expected to adopt them this year to qualify for financial help under the 2009 federal stimulus package.

Good article on the state of EMR that focuses on Epic Systems. Didn’t expect to see EMR adoption numbers to be as low as they are it’s easy to just to think everybody was using them.

The Assclownification Of The MPAA

Let’s say that both SOPA and PIPA are passed — does piracy stop? Of course not. It will find a way. No matter what happens, it will always find a way.

The best way to combat piracy is to remove barriers, not to put up new ones.

Truth. I would also add I’ve always felt pricing on almost all media feels high. If pricing was more competitive more people would buy. Just look at Steam. Their sales are insane and they have only been growing and growing in the face of PC game piracy.

Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films of 2011

This time it is an official Top 11 (12 to be exact, it includes one tie), and there are some goodies attached below! This is now a full awards show ladies and gents, there are some other categories, some best director and writer awards in there as well.

Didn’t see many 2011 movies and none of his top 12.

→ Irrational Would Love it if You’d Party With BioShock Infinite’s New ’1999 Mode’

We want to give our oldest and most committed fans an option to go back to our roots,” said Levine. “In 1999 Mode, gamers face more of the permanent consequences of their gameplay decisions. In BioShock Infinite, gamers will have to sweat out the results of their actions. In addition, 1999 Mode will demand that players pick specializations, and focus on them.

Bioshock Infinite will probably be my next day one. Giving players a reason to revisit your campaign is always a good move. I wish Call of Duty would do something like this with their campaigns. Always though a “realism” mode where you don’t practically have unlimited ammo, include meaningful weapon management and the enemies don’t hit you every three seconds but where those hits mean something in return.

Bit Brigade – Live @ MAGFEST X – Megaband full show

Programmer beats Mega Man 2 while live band plays the soundtrack in time with his playthrough.

Another reminder of how good live performance can be.

Dish to shut more Blockbuster stores than planned

“We are committed to keeping the profitable stores open that are generating positive cash flow, but there are ones that aren’t going to make it,” Clayton said in an interview. “We will close unprofitable stores. We will close additional stores.”

Related: Firm quote from Dish’s CEO. I know they are closing additional GR BB’s.

Companies who Spam Their Best Customers

Getting junk mail and advertisements from companies I don’t do business with is annoying enough. But getting it from the companies which I have been a long-time and deeply invested customer is quite annoying.

The above is really completely true. AT&T almost weekly send me garbage in the mail trying to sell me cell phones. Comcast, weekly sends me crap for Xfinity. I’ve had a Fifth Third account for practically half my life and they consistently for a time they were calling my personal phone and selling additional services.  It’s a thin line between acceptable and just tacky.

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2 Responses

  1. chouse says:

    Gg epic

  2. burgetta says:

    that bit brigade video is just awesome

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