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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

pkinetics Re:as the birds go (608 comments)

Depends on if it is a European or African swallow

about a week ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

pkinetics Re:He didn't deny them in the hospital. (478 comments)

Oh never mind link to news article

RTFM - in a computerized system, the nurses enter some information about the patient, but that information is not relayed back to the screen that the doctor sees.

Brilliant.

That also explains why we have to repeat to the doctor(s) everything we just repeated to all the attending nurses.

about two weeks ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

pkinetics Re:He didn't deny them in the hospital. (478 comments)

I'm really wondering how this information would get recorded in a patient's notes.

I mean its not the usual check box run of the mill question.

The attending nurse was smart enough to ask it.

How was it logged on the patient records?

There is a big difference in a sticky note attached, illegible chicken scratch, or the big giant red text that says TEST FOR EBOLA

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

pkinetics Re:weev (716 comments)

put him in Club Fed, but make misleading and completely false statements about his crime.

I don't know whether he was or wasn't a pedophile, but he sure molested a lot of little kids...

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

pkinetics Re:The Conservative Option (480 comments)

From what I can tell, one of the big reasons this has become much larger than past situations is the constant shuffling of dead bodies back and forth, especially across borders. All this to allow bodies to be buried in their home countries and families. I get the emotional connection. Everything from trucks to taxi cabs are being used. None of them are being decontaminated. The end result random hot spots keep cropping up with absolutely no containment.

If this gets to a big city down there, it will reach pandemic levels.

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

pkinetics Re:The Conservative Option (480 comments)

on top of the "you probably shouldn't touch those person's liquid wastes including anything that might have sweated on without a bio haz mat suit that is properly sealed and has a proper decontimantion process so you can get out of it"

this is kind of overwhelming in relation to just about every norm form of influenza

about two weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

pkinetics Re:The Conservative Option (480 comments)

That question I'd really prefer to ask to the people on the ground and in the trenches of this thing are recommending. Not the people thousands of miles removed. While they may have the "big picture". They are the ones who were so far removed, they took months to realize the magnitude of the problem.

Is isolating the realistic? Probably not.

Is it part of the tools available. Yes.

Should it be used? Debatable. It is ineffective if not everyone does it for all people, regardless of "declared point of origin". You have to assume the person trying to gain access is lying.

On top of it, every point of entry has to be capable of handling the ones that fall through the cracks.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

pkinetics Re:You Forgot One (425 comments)

Because it will work this time!

Insanity, do the same things over and over and over again, and expecting different results.

The other point is: Those that don't study history are doomed to repeat it.

Unfortunately, those decision makers are taking lives and resources away to do it, guns vs butter.

And the on the other hand, the not doing of anything will only lead to big mess. We can't unmake the disaster, so now we must figure out how to minimize the danger of it.

Damned if we do, and damned if we don't.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's "RoomAlive" Transforms Any Room Into a Giant Xbox Game

pkinetics XBox One - Play Kama Sutra (66 comments)

Game keeps track of all positions utilized.

Achievements can be awesome

Could also backfire if achievement includes count of different partners. I guess that would be a different game....

about two weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

pkinetics Suspicious law firm? (225 comments)

Claim to be filling on behalf of "celebs" in hopes of actually drawing celebs to actually sign up. Throw a number so large out there the celebs will think "Hey, I can benefit from this."

Law firm may not have even a single client yet. Threatening to sue is not the same as actually filling.

about three weeks ago
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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

pkinetics Re:Contacts (258 comments)

commando is the only way to go

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

pkinetics Re:Quarantine? (475 comments)

TSA too busy frisking old people, and groping young people and molesting children.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

pkinetics Re:Completely Contained? (475 comments)

Or the person traveled there on vacation and came back with it.

about three weeks ago
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

pkinetics Re:Moron (103 comments)

I think the implied assertion was that people who think spicy = flavor are morons.

In other words, just cause it burns more doesn't mean it tastes better.

about three weeks ago
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

pkinetics Re:Misread (103 comments)

A taste bud to nowhere boondoggle

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

pkinetics Re:Walked past Security Theatre (217 comments)

I prefer the Pitfall Harry model. Must leap across the alligators

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

pkinetics On the one hand (427 comments)

Yeah, cause I hate downloading all the bloody apps.

On the other hand, doesn't this get close to bundling like the whole Windows and IE issue

On the foot, I usually root and load custom rom on my phone anyway, so this is less of a concern

On the other foot though, that just bloats up the ROM.

On the knee, how many of these apps do I really want? I'd rather be able to pick and choose at time of install.

On the other knee, i want i want i want...

Awww Hells bells...

about three weeks ago
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Facebook's Atlas: the Platform For Advertisers To Track Your Movements

pkinetics Re:And this ... (92 comments)

Sell your demographic info to the highest Nigerian Scam bidder

about three weeks ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

pkinetics Re:Ecch ... (74 comments)

I think the only reason I have HTC Sync Manager on my computer is so that it installed the appropriate USB driver doohickey thingymajingys so that ADB and Fastboot would work correctly. Other than that, I only used it long enough to be confused as to what its purpose is. Software to solve problems that don't exist?

about a month ago

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