Doctors are the best hospital managers, study reveals

By iftttbot

That report, by Sir Roy Griffiths, led to the introduction of general management of hospitals in place of decision-making by consensus and organisation by administrators. from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/jul/19/doctors-best-hospital-managers-new-research

NHS staff shortages put ‘cancer survival rates at risk’

By iftttbot

Progress on treating cancer has stalled in Scotland because of staff shortages and a lack of funding, according to a parliamentary report. The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer found that 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target. from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-50454018

Cecconoid’s Camera Setup

By iftttbot

Cecconoid’s an old school game, with an old school aesthetic, which means big fat chunky pixels on super high-resolution displays. Uh Oh. from https://triple-aye.com//2019/10/27/Cecconoid-Camera-Setup.html

High levels of two hormones in the blood raise prostate cancer risk

By iftttbot

Men with higher levels of ‘free’ testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. from https://www.ncri.org.uk/ncri-blog/high-levels-of-hormones-raise-prostate-cancer-risk/

Looping Music Seamlessly

By iftttbot

I wrote a Python script that lets you loop .mp3 files seamlessly, forever, based on a loop point determined automatically. This means that you can now listen to your favorite video game music on repeat, forever, sounding just like it does in the game! You can download the script here: from http://nolannicholson.com/looper.html

Boosting the Real Time Performance of Gnome Shell 3.34 in Ubuntu 19.10

By iftttbot

As you may have read many times, Gnome 3.34 brings much improved desktop performance. In this article we will describe some of the improvements contributed by Canonical, how the problems were surprising, how they were approached and what other performance work is coming in future. from https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/boosting-the-real-time-performance-of-gnome-shell-3-34-in-ubuntu-19-10/13095

Join GNOME in our fight against a patent troll

By iftttbot

A month ago, GNOME was hit by a patent troll for developing the Shotwell image management application. It’s the first time a free software project has been targeted in this way, but we worry it won’t be the last. from https://blogs.gnome.org/engagement/2019/10/22/join-gnome-in-our-fight-against-a-patent-troll/

ZX-VGA-JOY – A fabulous speccy hardware review

By iftttbot

Away from all the gaming reviews and articles, today I shall be looking at with an exclusive review of a new piece of hardware for our retro gaming systems called the ZX-VGA-JOY; a new peripheral for all ZX Spectrums, Sinclair and Amstrads alike which allows the user to connect any kind of VGA monit from…