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Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India

Saishuuheiki Additional Note: 1 patient ran away (346 comments)

It was also mentioned on NPR that one of the patients with the drug-immune TB in India actually checked themselves out of the hospital and they can't find them.

Here's to you our new "Patient Zero"

more than 2 years ago

Video Games As Propaganda

Saishuuheiki He told them he was a soldier... (251 comments)

They actually discussed this on NPR earlier. When applying to enter the country, he told them about his military history and asked if it would be ok. Telling Iran that you were formerly in the US army is not the kind of thing you would do if you were an actual spy.

Not to say entering Iran and telling them you used to be in the military is a good idea.

more than 2 years ago

Google Accused of Interfering With South Korean FTC Investigation

Saishuuheiki The proof is in the possibility (186 comments)

"Google denies that its employees deleted documents or that it instructed them to work from home in order to impede the investigation."

Only evil corporations have their employees work from home...

And everyone knows the damning evidence wasn't there because they deleted it.

If there were real consequences this might matter

more than 2 years ago

How Doctors Die

Saishuuheiki Re:Regenerate? (646 comments)

You're thinking of Doctor Who

Sadly, Doctor Who was not a documentary. Despite him being referred to as "the doctor" he is not representative of other doctors

more than 2 years ago

Inside Obama's Twitter Blitz On the Payroll Tax

Saishuuheiki What Twitter trending means (294 comments)

I think it's worth mentioning that on twitter "trending" isn't just a measure of numbers. It's also a large part a measure of proportional increase. This means it's easier to get a trending topic on something that hasn't been talked about much before with a wierd hashtag.

This is a blog discussing how a tag for a gaming tournament became a trending topic.

more than 2 years ago

India To Cut Out Animal Dissection

Saishuuheiki Relevant to Career (145 comments)

While I do believe that some careers should probably dissect animals (surgeons, veterinarians) I don't see the point in requiring this for everyone. I am just fine with my pharmacist not having cut open dead animals.

more than 2 years ago

IBM Tracks Pork Chops From Pig To Plate

Saishuuheiki Re:More people turning vegetarian? (216 comments)

While I agree with the first post, having a picture isn't quite the same as hearing its death-scream. Now if opening its package let out a recording of its death-squeal, that might turn some people off from pork... ...or just attract dogs.

more than 2 years ago

Earth's Core Made In Miniature

Saishuuheiki Now work can begin... (175 comments)

...on our doomsday device to stop the earth's core from spinning.

Small scale tests first before we build the full-size model.

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?

Saishuuheiki Re:Al Franken (343 comments)

I would second this, but for the reason that I believe he is one of the few politicians that actually seem to follow what's going on in the world of computers and software

about 3 years ago

Next-Gen Game Consoles Still Years Off

Saishuuheiki Why make a new system... (386 comments)

...when you can add a stick / camera for more money?

Personally, if I want to play tennis or go bowling, I go out and play tennis or go bowling

more than 3 years ago

Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?

Saishuuheiki Another type of zombie (515 comments)

If you meant the zombie-apocalypse where zombie-computers take down the internet then I choose

H) Woefully unprepared

For the undead kind I'm primarily enlightened by World War Z

more than 3 years ago

FCC To Test Opening White Spaces Up To Public

Saishuuheiki Clarification (68 comments)

I think summary need to be clarified.

The FCC is beginning a test Monday that will give public access to a database to be used to identify frequency bands available. This database will be used to determine what frequencies are available when the 'white spaces' go public.

more than 3 years ago

"Wi-Fi Refugees" Shelter in West Virginia Mountains

Saishuuheiki Victim herself shows it's psychological (627 comments)

It was most obvious at the end of the BBC article when she mentions how she could cause/cease the pain by turning the TV on and off....

It doesn't take a genius to realize the TV doesn't *broadcast* EM waves...except for light. And if you're allergic to light...you have bigger things to worry about than cell phones.

more than 3 years ago

Paralyzed Patients Control Robot With Brain Waves

Saishuuheiki Cowboy Bebop reference (49 comments)

Sounds like episode 23 of Cowboy Bebop "Brain Scratch"

more than 3 years ago

Sports Bars Changing Channels For Video Gamers

Saishuuheiki Some Locations (351 comments)

For those interested in where this is actually happening, here's a forum thread which has locations (with map) and descriptions for a tournament this weekend
Barcraft Thread
Barcraft Location Map

Some locations: Seattle WA, Toronto, San Diego CA, Washington DC, New York City, Portland OR, Tampa FL, Gainesville FL, Edmonton (Canada), Honolulu, Waterloo (Canada), Chicago, Boston, Dallas TX

more than 3 years ago

Spiderman's Politically Correct Replacement

Saishuuheiki Spider man killed and replaced (608 comments)

Am I the only that can't get the thought out of his head that the new spider-man was bitten by a radioactive spider-man?

Otherwise he'd turn into a spider after all.

more than 3 years ago

WiFi 802.22 Can Cover 12,000 Square Miles

Saishuuheiki Re:Nationwide broadband (216 comments)

While I'm sure not that many people could go onto each tower, this could still be useful for getting broadband to areas where homes are very spread out.

more than 3 years ago

Tracking Bracelets for Autistic Kids and Senior Citizens

Saishuuheiki Law & Order (92 comments)

Wasn't there a Law & Order episode with an autistic kid that had a tracking bracelet but took it off?

While the idea of putting it on those willing with autism or alzheimer's, if it can be taken off the problem still exists

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Scrub Pirated Music From My Collection?

Saishuuheiki Re:Ripped music (758 comments)

The method they *could* use to tell would be to take a hash of the file. When you rip the cd, you will get a different hash each time. With file sharing services most likely there are only 3 or 4 rips that are shared among thousands of people. Consequently, if you see someone with a copy of a particular song that has a hash of one of these commonly shared files, chances are miniscule that it isn't a pirated copy.

more than 3 years ago



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