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Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?

El Puerco Loco Ra-di-a-tion (409 comments)

Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense!

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Discover an "Off Switch" For Pain In the Brain

El Puerco Loco Re:All or nothing (83 comments)

Opiates are ineffective for neuropathic pain. current treatment is usually with antidepressants like tricyclics.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Discover an "Off Switch" For Pain In the Brain

El Puerco Loco Re:All or nothing (83 comments)

RTFA, it says it selectively blocks neuropathic pain, not pain from all causes.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Discover an "Off Switch" For Pain In the Brain

El Puerco Loco Re:All or nothing (83 comments)

It means what it says it means, that it selectively alleviates neuropathic pain, not all causes of pain. Neuropathic pain originates form damaged nerves, is usually experienced as persistent burning, tingling, pins and needles sensation and doesn't respond well to opiates or nsaids.

about three weeks ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

El Puerco Loco Re:Prison time (275 comments)

Ever hear of Civil Forfeiture? They steal cars all the time. And cash. And houses.

about 2 months ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

El Puerco Loco Re:my thoughts (372 comments)

The nurses were working dedicated 8 hour shifts inside of his room. They were handling bedpans and puke buckets full of infectious material.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

El Puerco Loco Re:Politics (384 comments)

Droplet/aeresol transmission is not the same as airborne transmission. Airborne transmission occurs with suspended dried droplet nuclei. Colds spread more efficiently by fomite transmission.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

El Puerco Loco Re:Politics (384 comments)

The common cold isn't really airborne either, it's spread mainly by fomite transmission, direct contact and droplet transmission. I think the problem is that people confuse droplet transmission and airborne transmission.Ebola can be spread by droplet transmission but does not survive long enough outside the body to be spread by fomites or true airborne transmission.And the average ebola patient feels rather too sick to walk around spreading germs like a person with a cold might.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

El Puerco Loco Re:Politics (384 comments)

The U.S. system of medical education produces hypercompetitive egomaniacs, not good doctors.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

El Puerco Loco Re:Politics (384 comments)

The appointment of an ebola czar was a response to critics from the crazy party that demanded the appointment of an ebola czar. Of course, that demand was only made so they could then criticize the President's choice of ebola czar. Next I expect to see them on the TV demanding to know why the President won't say we're at war with ebola.

about 2 months ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

El Puerco Loco At least (164 comments)

they aren't trying to teach kids screenwriting.

about 2 months ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

El Puerco Loco Re: a quick search (334 comments)

The sustained rate of fire of an automatic rifle like an M-4 or Kalashnikov is no higher than with a bolt action. You get a higher initial rate of fire, but the barrel heats up fast if you try to keep that up. That's the reason modern infantry platoons field several light machine guns.

about 2 months ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

El Puerco Loco Re:Yes yes yes (405 comments)

bullshit. it's the needs, particularly food, shelter, and healthcare that are skyrocketing in price.

about 2 months ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

El Puerco Loco Re:Yes yes yes (405 comments)

people still spend good money for 1960s cars. And the seatbelt was the single biggest safety improvement for automobiles, those that followed offer only incremental benefits. And all those fancy medical machines that go ding have had a far bigger effect on the health of their manufacturers' bottom lines than on the health of the population in general.

about 2 months ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

El Puerco Loco Re:Yes yes yes (405 comments)

Small businesses fail at such a high rate because most of the people that start them are idiots with "great ideas". If you stick to things that there's actually a market for, like a plumbing shop or small accounting firm, or a daycare, you have a much better chance of success.

about 2 months ago
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Satellites Reveal Hidden Features At the Bottom of Earth's Seas

El Puerco Loco Are there other kinds? (54 comments)

Seems like all features of the sea floor qualify as "hidden".

about 2 months ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

El Puerco Loco Re:Oh look, more monetized education schemes (182 comments)

Unfortunately as an educator, nobody gives a shit about your opinions. Especially your opinions on education. Now just stfu and parrot what the school board wants you to parrot.

about 3 months ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

El Puerco Loco Re:Lets begin at the top (267 comments)

Thomas Jefferson was a dangerous fool, this country would do well to forget him.

about 3 months ago
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Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

El Puerco Loco Re:Government doesn't get it. (184 comments)

Yeah, there's a reason why 99.99% of Canadians live within like 12 feet of the U.S. border. Canadian culture is crap and Canadians know it. The entire national identity revolves around Tim Horton's, poutine, and like the 2 or 3 hockey teams they still have left.

about 3 months ago

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Seismologist manslaughter trial begins next week

El Puerco Loco El Puerco Loco writes  |  more than 3 years ago

El Puerco Loco (31491) writes "As seen on Slashdot back in May, leading Italian seismologists have been charged with manslaughter for essentially failing to predict an earthquake. It looks like the trial is going ahead and begins next week. If found guilty, will they be sentenced to Monday Night Rehabilitation?"
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