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Concern trolling 101

I've thus far avoided commenting beyond a small amount of twitter snark about the woes of Catalyst - once regarded as the ABC's flagship science program, but today I really feel like I have to join the chorus of condemnation. In October 2013, Catalyst broadcast a two-part episode, entitled "Heart 
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We are all terrible

You've probably heard that the word "doctor" comes from the Latin docere - "to teach".  The original Hippocratic Oath talked about teaching the art: I will reverence my master who taught me the art. Equally with my parents, will I allow him things necessary for his support, and will consider his 
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Law of Unintended Consequences

You've probably all heard of the Law of Unintended Consequences.  It even has a page on Wikipedia. In short, it says that things that you do may have results that you did not intend.  Of course these can be unexpected windfalls as well as other, more unfortunate side-effects.  There is 
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Professor Timestamp and the doctor

Before starting here, read this excellent article about NBN "analysis" from Renai LeMai over at Delimiter. I'd had a bit of a row about this article with sortius (twitter) yesterday.  The article itself was an almost meaningless bit of fluff - someone from a pensioner's association is pro-NBN because it 
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Telehealth Gloves are Off Again

Hat tip to Geordie Guy for alerting me to Nick Ross' latest foray into Telehealth.  I hadn't heard it myself, of course, because Nick has blocked me on Twitter following my last rant.  In the fallout from said rant, I also contributed to a discussion on Whirlpool about Nick's massive 
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Nick Ross does it again

See my previous posts on this subject here, here and here. First, my standard disclaimer:  I am in favour of the NBN and rather despair that Malcolm Turnbull - who really should know better continues to promote what he must know to be an inferior policy for either party-political or purely budgetary 
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Follicular Flood Furphies

Brisbane is flooded again, although thankfully not as badly as in 2011.  It is always worth a shout-out to the awesome work our emergency services to - particularly the volunteers in the State Emergency Service who get out and about to help out while the disasters are ongoing and without 
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Let's Talk about Telemedicine

So... I may have lost it a bit on twitter yesterday. Lots of potential excuses... our son isn't sleeping well, staying up too late, ongoing uncertainty about job security. But here is the main one: xkcd: Duty Calls - CC-BY-NC 2.5 - Original Link   Brief disclaimer first.   I'll happily 
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