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My resting heart rate:

tigersha Re:Lower, if ... (168 comments)

Correct, beta blockers will reduce your heart rate!

yesterday
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

tigersha Re:Unified Kernel (352 comments)

Why is it dumb? A modern phone has a better CPU than the first CPUs that was running Windows NT Kernel. an iPad 4 is faster than a Cray X/MP!

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

tigersha 6x6 Film (635 comments)

Still have a Minolta Autocord with Agfa Scala (you can still develop it in Germany) Medium format Roll Film.

I shoot Digital too, but occasionally break out one of the old commiecameras.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

tigersha Re:Morse code straight key (635 comments)

My mom has one of those. She hates cellphones, she hates computers do not use tech but she can Morse at 15 WPM. Even has her Ham license.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

tigersha Re: Forget the Purple Hearts (359 comments)

Most 'arab' science (and a lot of hellenistic culture) came from the Persians. The Persians civilization had a very large reach.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

tigersha The canonical best household router is (427 comments)

One example of too-much-integration I have. My edge router (Deutsche Telekom, Germany, some Fritzbox variant) has integrated modem, WAP and switch. Despite the fact that my entire house is wired with CAT6 and I have a patch panel and rack in the cellar my WAP/Router/Switch box is physically constrained by the point the phone line comes into the house, and by the room's geometry. The problem is that, from there, the WiFi reception is very spotty in some places, most notably my favourite bench in the kitchen where I like to browse the days news on my iPad early in the morning with coffee before the kids wake up.

Since I can't split the devices I had to buy another WAP to get reasonable reception in the kitchen cause that is a major use-case for me.

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about a month and a half ago
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Lionsgate Sues Limetorrents, Played.to, and Others Over Expendables 3 Leak

tigersha Re:Copyresponsibility (207 comments)

The Expendables is hardly art and definitely not science

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

tigersha Seldomly happens (246 comments)

After 20 years in the business I find that very few people will leave sensitive documents open on their screens when they know you are going to be there so it seldomly happens.

about a month and a half ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:It's not NIMBY, it's VECTOR (409 comments)

A biocontainment ward in a hospital DOES have a special toilet, and they DO disinfect basically everything the whole time, up to incinerating things.

One of the prime reasons medical care is so expensive is that you can't re-use lots of things, you have to destroy them.

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:Thanks for the pointless scaremongering (409 comments)

They haven't SEEN Ebola, they are actively developing a vaccine WITH Ebola. Which is good.

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:Of COURSE it's a good idea. (409 comments)

The US already is studying Ebola and Marburg in properly equipped research labs, and have been for many years. Where do you think the vaccine comes from? A lab in the Congo?

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:Nothing to panic over (409 comments)

The fact that there are already Ebola Viruses in several labs in the US for research purposes and that nobody has died is not mentioned here but...hey this is /.

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:Ebola Cross with Rabies (409 comments)

The really scary thing is that the Soviet Biopweapons program did exactly this with Marburg, a close cousin of Ebola.

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:What a bunch of pansies (409 comments)

Did you consider getting psychiatric treatment for your paranoia?

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:What a bunch of pansies (409 comments)

There was a Ebola epidemic in the US once. Right in the middle of Washington. No-one died.

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:What a bunch of pansies (409 comments)

"Exterrnalize bodily fluids". I like that. Like calling explosive bombs "Entropy Enhancing Devices"

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:Vaccine is coming (409 comments)

> do not trust doctors and hospitals (for a good reason I think)\

Ehm, what good reasons do people have not to trust doctors and hospitals??!!

I lived in South Africa for many years and know a lot of doctors there. One of them said that lots of blacks die because they go to the doctors and hospitals too late because they do not trust them. By the time they arrive they are half dead already because of what the which doctors told them to do. Not very helpful.

And then their families do not trust the hospitals either because all their relatives die there!

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

tigersha Re:Vaccine is coming (409 comments)

That is like saying the Russians only have 1MT Warheads now as opposed to the 20MT monster bombs they deployed in the 80s.
I feel much safer now.

about 1 month ago

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tigersha (151319) writes "I am the boss of a young lad who worked for me for a few years as an intern. He is about to graduate with a degree in computer science and I would like to give him a book as present. Does not have to be CS. Any suggestions?"

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