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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re: Is it still October 9? (239 comments)

Anyone aware of a site publishing current and accurate infection rate info?

What we desperately need is a worldwide network of computing devices so that information can be disseminated digitally at light speed instead of the current laborious printing and physical distribution process.

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re:Burial customs? (239 comments)

It's not like they have a choice between a diseased monkey and the finest filet steak, and out of stupidity choose the former.

You probably find it odd that in a lot of places in the world people "choose" to drink filthy contaminated water out of a mud hole instead of opening a clean bottle from their fridge.

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re:Burial customs? (239 comments)

look at places like Ferguson, MO, where culture just decided to burn down local shops in a tantrum over reality disagreeing with an instantly concocted bogus media mythology

Without a long history of white police treating black people badly, a single incident would not have sparked such protests.

The truth or otherwise of that single incident is not the real issue, as of course you know.

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re:Burial customs? (239 comments)

You're assuming that because some random person on slashdot says they saw a documentary about questionable burial customs somewhere in Africa, that all Africans are like dogs scratching and scratching at a wound until it gets infected, and are therefore responsible for their own suffering.

At the risk of repeating the obvious, there is no such thing as an homogenous "African culture".

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re:Burial customs? (239 comments)

What did he say that is even the slightest bit racist? It is actually what the WHO and many other organisations are saying. The burial customs involve in many cases, touching, kissing and washing the body, these are massive problems and have been one of the primary vectors of infection. Their culture is killing them, for the time being they need education that they must restrain from those customs, which if I understand correctly is actually happening.

How would you like it if I referred to "American culture" as being inbred, illiterate, murderous halfwits with no teeth and a shitty banjo, because I've seen Deliverance?

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re:Idea (239 comments)

I'm not sure that's true. I've known too many people who were content doing absolutely nothing. They tend to be the disability types, always long on excuses and short on anything useful. Making people work for their wages makes sense. That's why I support a universal bonus income for people who work (coupled with a minimum wage to make sure that the bonus doesn't become a new way for the 0.1% to screw over the rest of us). The other half of making work people work is always having something for them to do. That's why I support the notion of work centers where people can show up and work is always available. It's the answer to the situation of telling someone to get a job when jobs aren't available.

You're then talking about "work centres" which just dole out busy work. When we had National Service in the UK there were people who spent a couple of years painting coal white one week then cleaning off the paint the next.

The ideal would be not to make everyone work x hours a week regardless, but to divide the work up so that everyone does y hours each, which hopefully with increasing automation would be about 20 hours a week.

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re:Idea (239 comments)

This would apply to individuals, whether they were employed or self-employed, and taxation would only get more complex with bigger businesses.

It is not feasible to separate businesses and individuals, since high earners use business arrangements to reduce their tax burden.

Those billionaire business owners who pay themselves (through the company they control) an annual salary of $1 salary a year are doing so for tax reasons.

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

tehcyder Re:Idea (239 comments)

No because the niggers will spread the nigger disease far beyond themselves.

And still the pox infested wankers in government here in the UK will not SHUT the borders cus they are shit scared of the shirt lifters in the EU .
Raving faggots the lot of them

We need to shut the doors tight no one in at all plenty out only thou one way jobs back to Somalia Nigeria Pakistan India China Japan and on and on and on ..

You appear to have forgotten to preface your interesting remarks with the customary "I am not a racist/homophobe but..."

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

tehcyder Re:Need automatic "loser pays" in jurisprudence (219 comments)

To further elaborate, plea bargaining is forbidden many places because of exactly the problem we are debating here. Rather than making it illegal, you're proposing that money exchange hands to provide an economic incentive to be "more fair".

There is a large libertarian element on slashdot, who think that "the market" solves all problems optimally.

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

tehcyder Re:Duh ... (219 comments)

The US's problems really started with the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.

Having seen your only genuine enemy vanish almost overnight, the Military-Industrial Complex had to go about finding a new one.
9/11 gave the perfect excuse to invent the War on Terror, which is the permanent war the MIC always dreamed of, as you can literally never win it.

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

tehcyder Re:Expatriate woes (219 comments)

In the UK, you benefit from the socialist high taxes by such things as free health and dental care and sane employment law, but if you're in the "paying a tax specialist" income bracket you can get away with paying not that much tax quite easily. Petrol is expensive, but then again you won't be driving as far. VAT is only sales tax for a consumer.

Also, why would you care about US tax-related downsides? You're not exactly going to be extradited for tax fraud.

The bottom line is that, apart from ideological objections to paying it at all, tax is not really as much of an issue as you make out.

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

tehcyder Re:He still plead guilty to something ... (219 comments)

As regards reputation and future employability, there's no real difference between pleading guilty to a lesser crime and being found guilty of a more serious crime after a trial. So other things being equal you might as well go to trial.

A criminal record is a criminal record, even if it's only a few months for shoplifting or something..

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

tehcyder Re:He still plead guilty to something ... (219 comments)

A year later they pulled the father including his car from a river, which didn't quite mesh with being brutally murdered and fed to his pigs

Maybe he got better?

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

tehcyder Re:He still plead guilty to something ... (219 comments)

maybe it's time to consider alternatives to majority rule

"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." (Churchill).

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor

tehcyder Re:He still plead guilty to something ... (219 comments)

I'm not sure whether Nyder is quite a subtle troll, or else just a complete arse biscuit.

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How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

tehcyder Re:Ross Perot is awesome! (125 comments)

I believe he called Maya Lin "eggroll" or "wonton" or something. That is not really that bad. Old Texans talk like that.

"Hitler wasn't really that bad. There were plenty of other anti-semites in Old Germany."

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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

tehcyder Re:Be Gentle With Him (449 comments)

That's one of the few sensible libertarian comments I have ever seen here.

But you'll probably spoil it by saying that true freedom lies only in unfettered capitalism.

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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

tehcyder Re:Be Gentle With Him (449 comments)

And I find it equally ironic that you have used italics when the luminescence of anglerfish is caused by symbiotic bacteria which dwell around the esca.

In the immortal words of Viz magazine, that is totally hatstand.

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