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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

ericloewe Re:clinical trials. (124 comments)

It's easier to digest than potentially wasting money and resources (that could be used for alternative vaccines) and giving people false hope with something that ends up the same as a placebo.

about a week ago
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6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine

ericloewe Re:Oh, come on, who are we kidding? (109 comments)

"- Look my Liege!
  - Kiev!
  - Kiev!
  - Kiev!
  - It's only a model..."

 

about a week ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

ericloewe Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (555 comments)

I disagree. Having Linus yelling expletives at your average PC user would go along way towards educating them or scaring them away from computers.
The end result is the same in either case.

about two weeks ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

ericloewe Re:Closer to market (218 comments)

You have to be kidding.

The process goes like this:

NIMBYer complains and gets others to complain along.
Politician goes along in populist idea, arranges for additional costs.
Result is fed back into NIMBYers, who feel vindicated and grow louder.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

ericloewe Re:hosting for parody (115 comments)

"...
Maybe you'll find someone else to help you...
Maybe Black Mesa.

That was a joke, HA HA, fat chance. ..."

about two weeks ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

ericloewe Re:I don't follow (370 comments)

Yeah, it's an euphemism for "change for change's sake".

about two weeks ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

ericloewe Re:Closer to market (218 comments)

NIMBYism drives up costs. You can't completely dismiss something just because it's not a direct contributor to the problem.

about two weeks ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

ericloewe Re:Fission = bad, but not super-bad (218 comments)

Count all those and nuclear power is still safer by at least an order of magnitude, as repeatedly stated by numerous studies.

about two weeks ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

ericloewe Re:Fission is Dead (218 comments)

Is that the study from the other day that was summarily dismissed because it made up bogus costs for nuclear power, to make wind look better?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

ericloewe Re:Funniest bit (355 comments)

Yes, the operation could be described like this:

(a, b) -> (b, a)

about two weeks ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

ericloewe Re:hubris (421 comments)

Don't let facts get in the way of your rant.

This latest case arose because of a man who arrived in the US like any normal person would. He was not flown under quarantine for treatment, he developed the disease already in the US.

Considering the record so far, it's far safer to fly people back to the US for treatment than to let them arrive on their own even if they show no signs of the disease. This allows us to reach a single conclusion and no other: that Dallas hospital has some explainin' to do.

If your advice had been followed, that man would still have died in the US, infecting this other person, and those who were successfully treated in the US may have died due to not having access to the same level of care.

about three weeks ago
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Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday

ericloewe Re:IE 6? (63 comments)

Yes, all points of sale are pieces of shit.

about three weeks ago
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Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday

ericloewe Re:IE 6? (63 comments)

Noy unless it's running Windows XP embedded or PoS or Server 2003.

about three weeks ago
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Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)

ericloewe Re:Exact mathematical value isn't the ideal (239 comments)

So, manually subtract a more accurate value of pi from the argument and pass that to fsin()? Sounds trivial enough for anyone really concerned about accuracy and speed.

about three weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

ericloewe Re:21 day incubation period... (487 comments)

I certainly believe you should shift your right index finger approximately two centimeters to the left.

about three weeks ago

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