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Vaccine Developed Against Ebola

kusanagi374 Re:Followed by weaponization? (100 comments)

Of course they might contract it on the job! What about having someone else's blood splattered all over your face, when you have no idea of where he might've been before dying? You don't have to necessarily fuck someone up the ass to get HIV.

about 3 years ago
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Gene Therapy May Thwart HIV

kusanagi374 Re:No way! (171 comments)

Syphilis = kinda agreed
Herpes = it's annoying as fuck but agreed
HPV = vaccine is only for two types and they are not the ones that cause cancer... the other non-genital types? I don't care about 'em.
HIV = kinda biased, the country where I live in (Brazil) gives away the medication since they broke the patents and chug away low cost pills without paying royalties

I don't know, but it's my opinion that a bomb ticking that you never know if/when it'll hit and take you or someone you love is much worse than something YOU KNOW is there and can easily control it free of cost.

more than 3 years ago
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Gene Therapy May Thwart HIV

kusanagi374 No way! (171 comments)

Hold it right there!

As if HIV was the only STD and the others weren't dangerous or troublesome. Even today, HIV is the least of my concern. There is also HepB/C, HPV, Herpes, Syphilis... And unlike HIV, the infections usually come and go and you never know if you're still transmitting or if it'll get worse and cause cancer after a few decades (Hepatitis and HPV, specifically) either to you or your loved one.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Can Update PS3 Firmware Without Permission

kusanagi374 EULAs, again, disrespecting the customer. (700 comments)

This pretty much disgusts me as a customer, because most likely it means I won't be able to play newer games on my PS3 without worrying that they might be messing around with my system and removing functions I enjoy using on my system. The summary fails to add that Sony also says it's not their fault if they end up bricking your PS3. So, besides having a new flash pushed down your throat, if it fails you have to pay to have it fixed.

No, thanks. I'll stick to my DS Lite and Wii (which is still running System Menu 4.0 and had the IOS files updated using DopIOSMod), where I actually do have enough freedom of what I can or cannot do with my BOUGHT hardware.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Gets US Approval To Buy and Sell Energy

kusanagi374 Re:The Google A.I. will control its own on/off swi (218 comments)

Wait a second... if you disappeared, why did your comment get posted while on mid sentence? It doesn't make any sense! Who would click the submit button?? ... unless SOMEONE was trying to send a message... OH MY GOD NOW I KNOW TOO MUCH MUST GET OUT AND HURRY TO THE SAFE HO

more than 4 years ago
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The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

kusanagi374 Italo-Brazilian pizza = best pizza worldwide (920 comments)

To be "more precise", brazilian pizza made by italian descendants (be it in Sao Paulo or anywhere else in the South - Caxias do Sul, Bento Goncalves, etc) is in fact the best pizza you can get ANYWHERE.

I also had the chance to eat pizza in other places, and... north american pizza is simply some random toppings with cheese, while italian pizza in Europe (aren't they the ones that invented it?) is just... awful.

I'm not being sarcastic, just sincere when I say the following: every single one of you that voted ANYTHING but "South America" still haven't experienced much of what a real pizza actually can be.

And that coupled with a nice brazilian sparkling wine? Fantastic. Both are things that actually surpass most of what the rest of the world has to offer, yet nobody gives it enough credit.

about 5 years ago
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How Vulnerable Is Our Power Grid?

kusanagi374 Re:I wasn't affected, fortunately, and followed it (359 comments)

Actually my friend does use TIM, and although we had a couple of voice cut-offs here and there, everything was just fine. Also, she mentioned there were various cases of cars running over pedestrians, and random folks thought something even worse was happening (2012 anyone? :P).

more than 5 years ago
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How Vulnerable Is Our Power Grid?

kusanagi374 I wasn't affected, fortunately, and followed it RT (359 comments)

I live in Rio Grande do Sul, in a region where we have smaller power dams that supply more than enough energy for us to keep running without Itaipu, and I must say it was quite interesting to follow everything from here in real time. I was chatting with a friend of mine from Rio de Janeiro, and we were about to play some Mario Kart online, when suddently she sends me an SMS in 22:14 telling me "You're not gonna believe it, but the entire city of Rio de Janeiro has no energy. Even the Cristo Redentor doesn't have any light, and I've never seen that happen in my entire life!". A few minutes later she comes back online using her notebook and a 3G modem, retwitted the infos I sent her to her friends, and following my suggestion took a couple of pictures of what she was (un)able to see.

I then called her and she proceeded to tell me about how chaotic things were on the streets, that basically the traffic was jammed, all buildings nearby had people locked inside elevators and she could hear the cries for help, and until 5 minutes after the blackout all cellphone lines were jammed too. I then kept following the news on portal websites and Twitter and reported back to her in real time to let her know what was happening and how big things where, although she had already contacted friends throughout the country and kind of knew the places that were online and the ones that weren't.

I must say it was quite an experience to follow things in real time and inform someone right there about it, and I guess she was "thrilled" about it too, even though she's afraid of the dark. :(

Here are the photos she managed to take:
  - http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1382/foto1jm.jpg
  - http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5272/foto2b.jpg

more than 5 years ago
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Brazilian Court Bans P2P Software

kusanagi374 Re:Correct "translation" of facts (216 comments)

No, because there are legal movie download services. If the ads mentioned "YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FREE MOVIES FASTER", then yes, because that's what the banners in question did.

more than 5 years ago
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Brazilian Court Bans P2P Software

kusanagi374 Correct "translation" of facts (216 comments)

I'm brazilian and I've read Internet Legal's press release about this (which is a bit like EFF), and what the judge actually prohibits is showing ads FOR THE SOFTWARE. The website in question (www.iplay.com.br) displayed ads which, according to the judge, implied that the software was meant for illegal file sharing.

Also, what happened here is that a second judge REVERSED the decision made by the first one, that said P2P applications are like knifes: you can use it for good OR evil, and there's nothing the maker can do about it. The second judge compared the P2P software to an establishment that sells both drugs (illegal) and soda pop (legal): even if legal products are available, the correct thing to do is to shut everything down.

in pt-br: http://www.internetlegal.com.br/2009/09/tjpr-decide-que-e-ilicito-o-uso-de-software-p2p-para-baixar-musicas-pela-internet/

in english (courtesy of google): http://translate.google.com.br/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.internetlegal.com.br%2F2009%2F09%2Ftjpr-decide-que-e-ilicito-o-uso-de-software-p2p-para-baixar-musicas-pela-internet%2F&sl=pt&tl=en&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8

more than 5 years ago
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How Wired's Hiding Writer Was Found

kusanagi374 Re:Fembot?!? (83 comments)

A female /r9k/ user perhaps. I guess Evan was a bit depressed about everything and created an advice thread on 4chan.

more than 5 years ago
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What Accounts For Most Of Your Computer Time?

kusanagi374 Which one of the options... (237 comments)

is the equivalent for "trolls trolling trolls"? It seems like both "Reading News/Blogs/Forums/Comments" and "Arguing With Idiots" could work. The question is, why does this pool have such ambiguity right there? ...

Oh, I see what you did there. 7/10

more than 5 years ago
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CentOS Project Administrator Goes AWOL

kusanagi374 Let's just hope for the best (492 comments)

This kind of thing really scares me, because this is exactly what it happens when someone dies, for example: the data/information stream coming from them on the web simply ceases to exist. Also, this is one of the main reasons why important projects should have their main assets handled by a group of people, and not have things centralized. If the worst has happened, CentOS will be forced to fork their project and start over.

But let's just hope I'm spewing bullshit and he's just pissed off.

more than 5 years ago
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Finally, a True Green Laser

kusanagi374 Re:Robustness, too! (274 comments)

Oh, come on! I was just joking about the way that sentence was written. I didn't expect some sort of spanish inquisition!

more than 5 years ago
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Finally, a True Green Laser

kusanagi374 Re:Robustness, too! (274 comments)

A laser diode is much more robust than a laser diode

 

*head explodes*

more than 5 years ago
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Iran Moves To End "Facebook Revolution"

kusanagi374 Re:The Ugly Side of Truth (838 comments)

Absolutely not. The real context of my comment is that parent said the iranians had no say over the kind of government they are being subjected to, as an answer to "The Iranians bear 100% of the blame for the existence of a tyrannical government in Iran" by grandparent (which I guess has been modded down as a flamebait).

What I can see from most answers to my post is that I've been misinterpreted when I said that they already had a chance. What I really mean isn't that they "already had their one chance and must now suffer the consequences until the end of times", but that they actually did have a chance to end tyranny without anyone else's help and installed their own government, their choice being what we see today.

This new generation is free to fix what their parents did and have their voices heard (and they should), but it doesn't automatically mean that by helping them (or not) we are admitting (or not) guilt to something that did not actually happen in this specific case - a regime installed by the western world.

more than 5 years ago
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Iran Moves To End "Facebook Revolution"

kusanagi374 Re:The Ugly Side of Truth (838 comments)

Except with the fact that the Iranians did actually overthrow the brutal despot that the US helped establish, and replaced him with what we see today?

AFAIK, the Iranians already had their chance to end tyranny and establish a democracy... but instead, they chose tyranny by different hands.

more than 5 years ago
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Left 4 Dead 2 Announced For November

kusanagi374 Re:This sucks (231 comments)

Basically Valve broke their promise from last year and is now officially a greedy developer. If they intended to have Left4Dead be a technology preview all along, they should've gone and called this paid beta-testing as the Prologue version, like Gran Turismo 5.

"Valve intends to support hotly anticipated zombie survival shooter Left 4 Dead post-release with new characters, new maps, new achievements and new weapons in order to grow the community, Gabe Newell has revealed.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com at Leipzig Games Convention, the Valve co-founder and managing director said the developer intended to follow a similar downloadable content policy as it has with Team Fortress 2.

Newell said that Valve's support of the game post-launch will be essential for growing the community.

He said: "One of the things that we're doing is we seem to be in a transition between games as a package product and games more of a service. So if you look at Team Fortress 2, one of things that's really helped grow the community is the continuous updates, where we release new maps, new character classes, new unlockables, new weapons. And we tell the stories about the characters, like the meet the sniper, or meet the sandwich. And that ongoing delivery of content really seems to grow the community."
 
 

source: http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/left_4_dead/news/valve_details_post_left_4_dead_launch_plans.html

more than 5 years ago

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