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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

xylo36 Re:Vaccine is coming (409 comments)

I listened to an interview with Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, and he indicated a vaccine won't be available for a year in the best case scenario.

about 3 months ago

Oregon Extends Push To Track, Tax Drivers Per Mile

xylo36 Re:Can someone please explain ... (658 comments)

I was under the assumption that the gas tax also helped reduce negative externalities such as air and ground pollution.

about a year ago

Oregon Extends Push To Track, Tax Drivers Per Mile

xylo36 Re:Can someone please explain ... (658 comments)

Because why should I be taxed for driving on privately maintained roads?

about a year ago

Qualcomm Says Eight-Core Processors Are Dumb

xylo36 Apparently Qualcomm is Evil (526 comments)

"Dark Helmet: So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb."

about a year ago

What To Do With an Old G5 Tower?

xylo36 Try Gentoo (417 comments)

I recently installed Gentoo on my old G5 and wrote a walk-through. Ultimately, it seems most practical to leave OS X on it, and compile Linux software for OS X as needed.

more than 4 years ago

'Best' Fake Blog of 2006 Awarded

xylo36 Re:so what (74 comments)

I think you are giving people too much credit. Most people are conditioned to think of blogs as a personal opinion. It is not part of their thought process to assume that a blog might be an advertisement. If an average person sees a personal testimony ranting and raving about a product in some sort of banner ad, he probably wouldn't give it a second thought. But when seeing it in a medium that usually has little or no direct advertising, he will see it differently. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with this advertising tactic, but I like the exposure it is getting with the fake awards. Hopefully it will help people think a little bit out side of their normal thought process.

more than 7 years ago


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