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Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

rs79 I know why it does't work (99 comments)

And when you're sick of people dying. Call me. Remember this.

2 days ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Obama's October Surprise (279 comments)

I know schizophrenia when I see it.

You need to get some help buddy. People will want to talk to you again if you do it. When you're tired of this, go.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Constitution is plenty fine. (279 comments)

"Damn liberals, wanting waste money on Ebola research that only black people get."

I don't think you understand public health policy. And this is your job? Wow.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re: "crisis"? Hardly! (279 comments)

They say now it's on the skin and fluids don't matter, also it lived for several hours. Bleach kills it.

Now about all those touch screens in lobbies and elevators and...

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re: The President... (279 comments)

Somebody on Fox is *asking* for Fema camps now.

I am not making this up.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Who, you ask? (279 comments)

No. It's a virus so old it predate all dinosaurs. It mutated to encode for a molecule that messes up humans in fairly recent times, sometimes in the past million or two years in a certain place for a certain reason. It's old old old.

You don't need to weaponize Ebola, nature did that for you.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Who, you ask? (279 comments)

Nailed it.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:No the constitution is fine.. (279 comments)

70% is optimistic, the CDC knows it's higher. That's a sanitized WHO number. That ends with a zero? Unlikely.

In some parts of Africa it's 98%.

That's more than 3X the rate of the Spanish flu of 1918 that killed... a third of the western world or some damn thing.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Hear Hear (279 comments)

16 people outside of Africa, every continent except antarctica. at least 2 are unreported as well as of monday midnight.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Obvious (279 comments)

Guns will spray the virus everywhere. In all directions. Guns are suicide now.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Dr. ANgela Hwelett, calls Ebola "highly infecti (279 comments)

The R-naught of two only applies in the terra typica where roads don't exist. We knoe know it's on the skin and can live for hours on say, a touch screen. Like apartment buildings have. Like the one I'm in. Where health care workers live. Across the road from a suspect Ebola Zaise case in Ontario whowalked in from Sierre Leone and DID NOT BRING ME A KILLIFISH.

I'm gonna pretend I"m in charges cause I think I figured this out. Do you lke puzzles? Let's find out:

http://www.documentation.ird.f...

What do fruit bats and man have in common? It says right in the paper, bone up, there'll be a quiz.

about a week ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

rs79 Re:please no (423 comments)

"we've known this for a while"

How do you tell the difference between that and "we made it up when our models fell to bits".

I'd guess a reference in archive.org to this idea prevous to 1998 would prove it. Do you have that by chance?

Climate guys learn so much. In 2010 they learned CO2 is consumed by plants and now they're learning hydrology 101. AND IT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING. Oh help.

At this rate they'll be able to make an accurate prediction by about 2637.

about two weeks ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

rs79 The clearest picture yet of global warming (232 comments)

Because this is clearly inferior. Play with it a bit. Play spot the warming.

https://www.climate.gov/news-f...

Note:

1) 1998 - 2015
2) 1880 - 2015
3) 1978 - 1998
4) 1947 - 1957 - this is when all that sea ice grew.[1]

Odd is was so cold at a time of peak smog.[2]

[1]"In the early 1920s and 1930s, temperatures were high, similar to that of the present, and this affected the glacial melt. At the time many glaciers underwent a melt similar or even higher than what we have seen in the last ten years. When it became colder again in the 1950s and 1960s, glaciers actually started growing," says Dr. Kurt H. Kjær - in http://www.nature.com/ngeo/jou...

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

rs79 That's silly. (549 comments)

It was done in one trip.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

rs79 Re:~/.cshrc (208 comments)

Has anyone confirmed sh and csh (et al) don't have this problem? In all versions?

Am I crazy in thinking that a CGI program, say, written in C, that gets environment variables from Apache should not have any local environment variables tossed to any program it wants to run. Those are in appropriate and are from a CLI context and do not apply here. They should be nulled as soon as the program realizes its running in a web context and not from a CLI.

Actually even better would be to replace system() with a function that blew up that workstation to weed out the lazy programmers.

about three weeks ago
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How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

rs79 Re:Are we really that confused? (107 comments)

No.

Again, when the virus stips your cells to make more of its own offspring - this is normal viral activity - it does something other viruses don't do, it also strips out selenium.

So they tried supplementing with just selenium and that helped but did not reverse the disease.

So they looked at what other essential (the body can't make them) molecules it took from the body and ignored non-essential (the body can make more of those molecules and doesn't have to ingest them) molecules the virus stripped from the host cells.

Low and behold, Tryptophan, Cysteine and Glutamine.

If you look up what has glutamine an in what amounts, nothing come close to beef[1] and it also has a fair amount of Tryptophan.

Cysteine is in cheese, the more aged the better. Parrnasian probabky has more than more other common ones I'd guess.

Because acidic rains for millions of years leached minerals form the Amazonian clay soils those minerals all ended up someplace an that's where brazil nut trees grow. They have so much selenium, that if you eat a handful a day you'll have selenosis in a week - a, um, disruption in the alimentary canal shall we say.

From both ends. But they're utterly essential for heart, brain and immune system.

In fact if you look you'll notice Senegal, like Brazil, has natural deposits of selenium in the soil everywhere and it was this that accounted for the reduced rate of incidence of HIV in Senegal - the HIV rate there is as low as it is in the US despite the fact the Senegalese have the same sub saharan cultural practices (and by that I mean fucking a lot) as the rest of the Sub Saharan Africa that has a 5-10X higher rate of HIV infection . This stands out, as does Finland where they put a lot of selenium in the soil to try to slow down heart diseases - the aids rate is lower than normal there too.

So "eating a lot of protein" per se won't do it. You'd have to use beef, cheese and a brazil nut or two.

Note also this works on all selenoviruses - which includes all the Coxsackie viruses which includes Hep C and others.

Most commercial medical training is strictly for acute care and they're the best in the world. But for chronic conditions they're less than useless an haven't fond anything useful since penicillin.

I hate t say it but there is literally no money in finding cures, there's only money for developing pills that are patentable that come close to what some other pill does. Some do better, some do worse. But if they're patented, they're funded.

They has the same problem with vitamin C, too. Jacques Cartier got stuck in Canada in Montreal in the Winter of 1580 (and you KNOW what a bitch that can be) and when his crew was near death the were saved from scurvy with some pine bark tea. When they told the medical profession back home they's fond a cure for scurvy they were told "we have nothing to learn from savages" and took another 300 years to discover vitamin C, an essential nutrient to every living plant and animal and until then scurvy was known to be caused by Foul humors and more people died needlessly.

So here's what happens when you try to tell people you have a treatment: the guy that discovered this raises money tests this where it's most needed, Uganda, at the Mengo clinic. It goes well and the guy then goes to the next village over and talks to the clinic there and says hey we have this treatment and we can cure your patients now.

The doctor there is horrified. "We can't cure these people! We get paid by pharmaceutical companies to test antiretrovirals on AIDS patients and if they get better they can't test and the whole clinic shuts down and it's alll the village has and I'm out of a job as there's no money for a doctor here." This is what actually happened.

So whaddya do? You write a book and move on. Not the first time this happened, there's at least a half dozen similar stories suppressed medicine in the form of biochemical understanding, but without commercial backing that makes treatments actually available.

Look at Pellagra for example, it killed 20,000 Americans a year for a decade or so until an obscure 1850's German biochemistry paper was unearthed that pointed out this was simply a Niacin deficiency. White flour became "enriched white flour" and to this day still is, and people stopped sying of pellagra (they shoot each other in stead, sub-clinical pellagra is almost certainly responsible for the current killing spree*

Noam Chomsky points out there's a hundred year gap between the way business works and the way education works. There's also a seriously long biochemical lead the medical profession will take decades to catch up to. Doctors are basically surgeons who has a poor rate of reversal in chronic disease cases being able to do little more than keep them calm whole they die. Which is utterly barbaric in a world where many of these conditions now are reversible.

Molecular medicine is the future as we correct and not mark problems. But the commercial medical profession is taking to this as well as the foul humor medical establishment did when Germ Theory came along in the mid nineteenth century.

*http://hartkeisonline.com/2012/08/24/is-pellagra-the-root-cause-of-violent-shooting-rampages/

about three weeks ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

rs79 Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (185 comments)

If this is a serious request for a protocol without flaws - didn't Bernstein fail to get any takers to find a flaw in djbdns?

I realize that's not a flawless protocol per se, but rather is a flawless implementation of an inherently flawed protocol. If you know of a better example I'd like to hear it.

about three weeks ago
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How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

rs79 Are we really that confused? (107 comments)

Check pre and post levels of selenium, glutamine, tryptophan and cysteine. You'll find your answer,

People who are serious can find Harold Foster's write up of the biochemistry; also this train of thought was first mentioned in sci.med.aids in 1991 leading to hypotheses of a reversal mechanism in 2007 that seems to work. In a nutshell the virus strips the body of those four molecules because of it's unique (to selenovirii) selenoprotein coat. The catch is these fouls are required for the production of an enzyme that makes the molecule that the immune system uses to kill the virus. That's how it broke the human immune system.

But, these are not uncommon molecules and a cheeseburger and two brazil nuts (they have bear toxic levels of selenium, more than anything else) every day will remediate it according to the BBC interview with the scientist who discovered it although one can obviously be more scientific about it. Point is, some people got HIV and never got AIDS. Why? Blood levels of these three amino acids and one mineral, if sufficiently high, will prevent HIV from progressing into AIDS

Theor wild assed guess sound like snakes and rattles.

There's clinical reports too. Seems to work. It's not really patentable so it may take a while to get into commercial medicine.

about three weeks ago

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A trip around Africa

rs79 rs79 writes  |  about 3 years ago

rs79 writes "A couple in Calgary Alberta said goodbye to their kids and grandkids and took off for a trip around the African continent in a Toyota Land Cruiser, filming as they went.

It's a fascinating and compelling series of videos, some parts of Africa are better than we think, but the bad parts, they're as bad as we've heard if not worse.

Either way it's a nice slice of what a handful of African countries are really like in a day to day basis. Much great footage including feeding African Cichlids in Lake Malawi and the legendary red ochre painted semi naked nomads, The Himba in Angola and Namibia.

I spent a few days pulling stills out of the video so you can in one glance have a look at the best scenes from all the videos at once."

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Elephant control in Zimbabwe

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rs79 writes "By now everyone in the domain industry has seen Godaddy's CEO Bob Parsons home movie hunting elephants, but an analysis of the tape suggests that getting elephants out of a field of sorghum might not require a rifle and the death of the CITES listed endangered animal and that a flashlight itself might suffice."
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Hippocratic oath should apply to animal welfare

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

rs79 writes "Reports come out than some animals or another is endangered, so it goes on a list of endangered animals and you'd think this would help. But, listings like this make it difficult if not impossible for anyone less than a large institution to captive breed the animal, and in the case of material already breeding in captivity, you're now a criminal. Consider the case of the flame sided garter..."
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Physical teather for Andoid G1/Dream phone

rs79 rs79 writes  |  about 5 years ago

rs79 writes "Cel phones have usually had a hole in them you can attach a lanyard to. I use a coil or glow in the dark urethane cord with a backup coil of back attached to my belt loop with one of those triangular mountain climbing attachment thingamajigs. This has stopped my all too frequent loss of cel phones — I'm embarrassed to say how many just slid out of my pocket and just went away in the past two years.

I have a new HTC Dream phone and it is a dream. But it's got no hole. I can't physically attach it to anything. A case isn't the answer, I want to attach my glow coil of urethane to it it for no other reason it makes it really easy to find in the dark, plus its for all intents and purposes, unbreakable.

But how am I supposed to attach the tether cord to it? Is there somewhere I can in theory drill a hole?

The best idea I have so far is to use liquid urethane glue, very carefully, but a) this will looked like half baked ass and b) I'm not sure it'll stick to the Teflon like exterior. Some plastics react better to adhesives than others.

What would you do?"
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Broadband stimulus package

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rs79 writes "Will the broadband stimulus package serve those who need it or enhance entrenched providers through horribly flawed policy at NTIA. Feld argues the latter."
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Clinton answers calls for Firefox in State Dept

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rs79 writes "At the 26:33 mark of a State Department question and answer session Hillary Clinton answers calls from an employee requesting to use the Firefox web browser. Hilarity ensues. Citing costs, to which the audience cheers "it's free", an explanation is given by a state dept staffer about the cost of free software followed by an appeal by Ms. Clinton to let the government know whenever something is done in a very cost ineffective manner at the 29:10 mark."
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What a Texas town can teach us about health care.

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

rs79 writes "From The New Yorker: The greatest threat to Americas fiscal health is not Social Security, President Barack Obama said in a March speech at the White House. Its not the investments that weve made to rescue our economy during this crisis. By a wide margin, the biggest threat to our nations balance sheet is the skyrocketing cost of health care. Its not even close. "Our countrys health care is by far the most expensive in the world."

"McAllen (texas) calls itself the Square Dance Capital of the World. Lonesome Dove was set around here.

"McAllen has another distinction, too: it is one of the most expensive health-care markets in the country. Only Miamiwhich has much higher labor and living costsspends more per person on health care. In 2006, Medicare spent fifteen thousand dollars per enrollee here, almost twice the national average. The income per capita is twelve thousand dollars. In other words, Medicare spends three thousand dollars more per person here than the average person earns.""

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