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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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 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 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a month ago
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Lionsgate Sues Limetorrents, Played.to, and Others Over Expendables 3 Leak

tigersha Re:A good, and proper, use of our Federal tax doll (207 comments)

Do you think spending Federal Dollars on law enforcement to make sure you keep the stuff in your home from criminal gangs is a good idea? Because they are preventing you from profiting from your work too.

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

tigersha Re:Methinks the maiden protesteth too much (207 comments)

Or maybe someone should tell you that if they spend millions of dollars on something it is their right to sit on it as long as they want to. Since when is it your right to tell them what to do? Do you think you will be happy if Lionsgate takes your personal documents with the argument that you should not be sitting on it for so long?

about a month ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

tigersha No, he used a regular expression (739 comments)

He said multiple things. /sh*t/ matches sht, shht, shhht, shhhht, shhhhhhhhhhhhhhht

and an infinity of variants on the theme.

No cussing here.

about a month ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

tigersha Re:Better question... (228 comments)

Rumours were that Bill pushed him out at Microsoft because he was spending too much time with his gourmet hobby than actually doing his job.

Despite the knee-jerk anti-anything-that-ever-came-out-of-MS bullshit of slashdot Nathan Myrvhold is actually a better cook than 99% of the people here. He knows his stuff.

about 2 months ago

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tigersha tigersha writes  |  more than 7 years ago

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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