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Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

JigJag Re:airborne (198 comments)

I know this is about the *vaccine*, not the disease itself, but nonetheless, they made airborne the signature of Ebola, which hopefully will stay at that, just a signature and not a payload.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Nose Spray Vaccine Protects Monkeys

JigJag airborne (198 comments)

funny that, when I think the biggest concern about Ebola was that it would become airborne, turns out we are *making* it so!

about three weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

JigJag Re:...and also not true (249 comments)

"Perfect means zero error"

Years ago, I used to think like you, but now I disagree with this statement. For me, perfect means meeting the requirements. Zero error is a requirement but not a reasonable one. My life got much more pleasant when I realized I should aim for meeting reasonable requirements instead of an elusive zero error target.

about three weeks ago
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New GCHQ Chief Says Social Media Aids Terrorists

JigJag question (228 comments)

Did Mr. Hannigan say "that smartphone and other mobile technologies increased the opportunities for terrorist activity to be concealed in the wake of the exposing of secret cables and documents collected by US and UK authorities by whistleblower Edward Snowden"?

I'm still not sure yet.

about three weeks ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

JigJag Re: Dumb is unprofitable (392 comments)

I want to believe you, but failed to find anything online about this. Citation please?

about a month ago
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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

JigJag new word! (95 comments)

I propose the word 'Puffoon' to mark the case, see Wikipedia for my inspiration.

about a month ago
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US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

JigJag double standards (335 comments)

Isn't this very action what the Congress decreed would be construed as an act of war?

about a month and a half ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

JigJag Re:RT.com? (540 comments)

Actually, it's the other way around: I acknowledge the horrible behaviours of communism, but don't ignore either the equally awful result of capitalism: both regimes are terrible to their citizens.

about 2 months ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

JigJag Re:RT.com? (540 comments)

I can't decide if you're being funny or trying to describe the current United States government...

about 2 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

JigJag Re:Propaganda, Lies and Bullshit (789 comments)

In war, truth is the first casualty

Aeschylus, Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC - 456 BC)

about 3 months ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

JigJag Re:How does it handle the unexpected? (506 comments)

if it can stop at a red light by _looking_ at the lights, then it has a level of 1) vision 2) rules, and 3) "understanding" (in quotes since it's just an algorithm).

So if the road is blocked, the car will see it and adjust appropriately. If it's not in this revision of the code, it will be in an upcoming one.

As for the best ever use, here it is: you tell your car to drop you at the restaurant and go park kilometres away where parking is free. When done dinner, you text your car and it comes get you.

about 2 months ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

JigJag Re:The world we live in. (595 comments)

The solution seems simple: have the bar/club put test strips on the counter like they put peanuts.
One step further, have it on mixing sticks or drinking straws so it can be put in every glass.

about 3 months ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

JigJag why STOP in telegrams? (144 comments)

Hey Slashdot, does anyone knows why telegrams are peppered with the word 'STOP'? Was there no punctuation mark to use a period?

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

JigJag Re:Does it have Cold resistance level 2 (170 comments)

Note to people not having a clue of what the parent poster meant: this is a reference to the excellent game Plague Inc. available on Android and possible Apple. If you haven't tried it, give it a shot.

about 4 months ago
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Former FCC Head: "We Should Be Ashamed of Ourselves" For State of Broadband

JigJag Re:So close, and yet... (118 comments)

[...] it's the Internet of whomever builds it

If only! But the reality is much different when you look at those laws that forbid municipalities from laying their own fibers or operating their own network. How many stories on Slashdot have we had about this issue already?

No, rather, it's the Internet of whomever greases the palms of lawmakers the best, at least in North-America (Canada included of course).

about 5 months ago
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Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

JigJag Re:Git (387 comments)

Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)

        Torvalds, Linus (1996-07-20). Message. linux-kernel mailing list. IU. Retrieved on 2014-04-26.

I guess we should update that quote and replace ftp with git

about 5 months ago
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Anonymous' Airchat Aim: Communication Without Need For Phone Or Internet

JigJag Funny, mod parent up (180 comments)

n/t

about 7 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

JigJag free tax for Canadians (386 comments)

My taxes are very simple, so simple in fact, I was able to use TELEFILE (enter your taxes via telephone, it was amazing). For some unknown and probably stupid reason, the Canadian Revenue Agency decided to cancel this method, so I had to scramble to find a free alternative. Since I work on Linux, none of the software out there could help me out. Then I saw on the CRA website a list of certified NETFILE providers (enter your taxes online), and that's where I found simpletax.ca. A few questions, a few clicks, and done! Free to use regardless of income. They ask for donation at the end of the filing only if you have a return, so I ended up giving them $10 or so, since I really liked the simplicity. This year, they sent me ONE email, reminding me to do my taxes, with most of the relevant information pre-filled. Amazing!

about 7 months ago

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