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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

El Puerco Loco Re:Politics (362 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.

yesterday
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

El Puerco Loco Re:Politics (362 comments)

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

yesterday
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

El Puerco Loco Re:Politics (362 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.

yesterday
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

El Puerco Loco At least (157 comments)

they aren't trying to teach kids screenwriting.

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

El Puerco Loco Re: a quick search (299 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.

2 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

El Puerco Loco Not surprising (391 comments)

Is being Irish still considered a terrorist offense (or offence, in their crazy moon language) there?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Tech Help Monitor or Mitigate a Mine-Flooded Ecosystem?

El Puerco Loco Re:Knee Jerk (123 comments)

Hmm, well I want to win the lottery. Even though I never play the lottery, I expect that the odds of that happening are a good deal more favorable than of a mining company being a "good corporate citizen." The road to hell and all that.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Tech Help Monitor or Mitigate a Mine-Flooded Ecosystem?

El Puerco Loco Re:Tech solutions. Why tech? (123 comments)

However,toxins can only be produced by biological systems and thus are irrelevant to the discussion of toxic mining tailings.

about 2 months ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

El Puerco Loco Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (377 comments)

I live one block away from the Niagara river. Out of curiosity I compared the rate that I pay for water with the residential rates for Phoenix and L.A. My rates are the highest. No wonder the west is running out of water.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

El Puerco Loco Re:Simple (509 comments)

Hmm, I get a couple of free airplane tickets a year from my credit card and have yet to pay a dime in interest. Guess I'm totally getting shafted.

Also, the interest on my home loan doesn't even come close to the standard deduction. It doesn't for most people.
At current rates, your home loan would need to be around $250000.00 for the interest deduction to be more than the standard deduction for a married couple.

about 3 months ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

El Puerco Loco Re:Can someone explain... (64 comments)

Worse than useless as a HUD. Downright dangerous. A proper HUD is features a collimated display, so you don't have to take focus off your environment to look at it.

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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