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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

kruach aum Re:What good is aid going to do (157 comments)

Can you link me to anything about this airborne ebola? It sounds interesting.

6 hours ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

kruach aum Re:What good is aid going to do (157 comments)

The disparagement is all in your mind. Ignorance is usually used disparagingly, but I didn't do so here. I simply used the word that was most appropriate to the situation: these people are ignorant of certain information about the world, and that informs their behavior. To stop that behavior, they should be educated, not invaded by soldiers.

Here is something that is meant disparagingly: stop projecting your insecurities and personal biases onto the world and try to--actually--consider the idea that not everyone is like you. If your use of empathy was genuine you would be able to do that, but instead you just seek to stir shit by going after anything that could be interpreted as "not empathetic enough".

6 hours ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

kruach aum Re:What good is aid going to do (157 comments)

I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Considering the situation from the perspective of someone who is ignorant doesn't remove the ignorance from their point of view. In fact, it makes it more obvious. Their ignorance explains their behavior, and it also explains why this effort to stem the tide will probably be ineffective.

6 hours ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

kruach aum Re:What good is aid going to do (157 comments)

Not to ebola, because of the type of virus it is. Not all viruses are created equal.

6 hours ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

kruach aum Re:Assault? (157 comments)

In my experience its a lack of love that's the most powerful antiviral. Can't get HIV from your hand.

6 hours ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

kruach aum What good is aid going to do (157 comments)

When the populace actively attack medical workers, violently disrupt quarantines, and engage in ebola spreading funerary customs? 3000 soldiers seems hardly enough to combat that level of ignorance of how disease transmission works.

7 hours ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

kruach aum Simplification into irrelevance (158 comments)

Leaving aside that Asimov's laws of robotics are not sufficiently robust to deal with non-fictional situations, everything about this is way too simplified to draw conclusions from that could ever be relevant to other contexts. Robots are not human beings, nor are they harmed by falling into a hole. What happened here is a guy programmed a robot to stop other moving objects from completing a certain trajectory. Then, when a second moving object entered the picture, in 14 out of 33 trials his code was not up to the task of dealing with the situation. If he'd just been a little more flexible as a programmer (or not an academic trying to make a "point") there would have been no "hesitation" on the part of the robot. It would just do what it had been programmed to do.

yesterday
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AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

kruach aum This is not a compromise (234 comments)

If the consumer can call for some content to be provided faster, the beginning state has to be that all traffic is slowed down; you can't go faster than "fastest". If all traffic is slowed down, you're already violating net neutrality. In other words, this proposal assumes a state in which net neutrality advocates have already lost and gotten nothing.

yesterday
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

kruach aum Mochol Jordon (87 comments)

So hackfrustrated, very hype, much wow

2 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

kruach aum Re:Time for new terminology (595 comments)

If seasonal ice is increasing, it has to counterbalance sea level rise. Ice doesn't just appear from nowhere; it comes from sea water becoming solid. Its ultimate effect is lessened compared to perma-ice by exactly how seasonal it is (i.e., for how many months out of the year it is solid), but that doesn't mean there is no change.

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

kruach aum Locked doors (417 comments)

People with doors that can be locked are often engaged in activities that are not, so-to-speak "legal". As a result we will no longer mortgage houses that have locks.

2 days ago
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

kruach aum It is possible (195 comments)

but then, many things are possible. What if one of these hypothesized aliens derives a higher reward from blasting signals into space than from any other method? What if it sees that as the ultimate fulfillment of its being? We don't know what their psychology is like, or even if they have a psychology. They're hypothetical aliens hypothetically doing something. We have no relevant facts to constrain our speculation.

4 days ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

kruach aum So did Orwell (163 comments)

In 1948. That's why his name became an adjective. I fail to understand why Sotomayor's opinions are news when they are not fundamentally different from high school book reports written all over the US.

4 days ago
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Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

kruach aum Re:more a reflection of what Harvard decides (131 comments)

In the sense that they had access to all relevant information, yes, the lights were on. In the sense that that information influenced their decision, the lights could have been off. The facts that predict future enrollment in intro to computer science are not necessarily the facts that weighed in the decision concerning admittance. Some of those facts probably were considered, others probably weren't.

5 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

kruach aum Re:reviews (275 comments)

Everybody has one?

about a week ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

kruach aum Re:Good luck (78 comments)

Get it, their names are not Indo-European in nature.

about a week ago
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Scientists Regenerate Rat Muscle Tissue

kruach aum Big deal (26 comments)

I've been regenerating my own muscle tissue for years. Don't skip leg day, son

about two weeks ago
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How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector

kruach aum By that logic (74 comments)

Your mom is a visible light detector every time anyone looks at her.

Put differently, the moon is not being turned into a detector of anything, but "astronomers are building a telescope" is not a very catchy headline.

about two weeks ago

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