Some great factoids about Glasnevin Cemetery
local landmark and significant chunk of Dublin history. I like this one:
Another odd thing was that people from Dublin had to be buried before noon. This was due to the fact that many funerals stopping at the gate would end up so late in the pub the gates would be closed. A number of times the sextant would open up in the morning to find a coffin or two aganst the gates. For years I thought this was made up but it turns out to be true. A friend had a copy of the cemetary bye laws from (I think) around 1908 and it was in there. I think the rule was if you lived within 7 miles of the GPO you had to be buried before 12 noon.
(tags: death burial graveyards glasnevin dublin history d11)
Public preferences for electronic health data storage, access, and sharing – evidence from a pan-European survey | Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Results: We obtained 20?882 survey responses (94?606 preferences) from 27 EU member countries. Respondents recognized the benefits of storing electronic health information, with 75.5%, 63.9%, and 58.9% agreeing that storage was important for improving treatment quality, preventing epidemics, and reducing delays, respectively. Concerns about different levels of access by third parties were expressed by 48.9% to 60.6% of respondents. On average, compared to devices or systems that only store basic health status information, respondents preferred devices that also store identification data (coefficient/relative preference 95% CI?=?0.04 [0.00-0.08], P?=?0.034) and information on lifelong health conditions (coefficient?=?0.13 [0.08 to 0.18], P?0.001), but there was no evidence of this for devices with information on sensitive health conditions such as mental and sexual health and addictions (coefficient?=??0.03 [?0.09 to 0.02], P?=?0.24). Respondents were averse to their immediate family (coefficient?=??0.05 [?0.05 to ?0.01], P?=?0.011) and home care nurses (coefficient?=??0.06 [?0.11 to ?0.02], P?=?0.004) viewing this data, and strongly averse to health insurance companies (coefficient?=??0.43 [?0.52 to 0.34], P?0.001), private sector pharmaceutical companies (coefficient?=??0.82 [?0.99 to ?0.64], P?0.001), and academic researchers (coefficient?=??0.53 [?0.66 to ?0.40], P?0.001) viewing the data. Conclusions: Storing more detailed electronic health data was generally preferred, but respondents were averse to wider access to and sharing of this information. When developing frameworks for the use of electronic health data, policy makers should consider approaches that both highlight the benefits to the individual and minimize the perception of privacy risks.Via Antoin.
(tags: privacy data medicine health healthcare papers via:antoin)
Inside “Emojigeddon”: The Fight Over The Future Of The Unicode Consortium
Michael “evertype” Everson in the news!
(tags: unicode typography michael-everson emoji eggplant)
The Make: Weekend Projects Thumbnail Guide To Soldering
man, I wish I had this 30 years ago. now I know what stuff I need to get to make my occasional solders less of a PITA