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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:10 AM

Re: Quarantining troops


What's irrational is all the whining over 21 days at home, as if we are putting folks in prison and hard labor.


This infringement of liberty, even if limited to 21 days at home, is still out of all proportion to the danger it [more]

Wed Oct 29

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:39 PM

Re: Bad news for those who trust the CDC

Ya know, it could evolve legs and run after you. BTW, AIDS could potentially become an airborne contagion, too--be very afraid!!

Ebola is A LOT closer to being airborne than HIV.
The lung tissue of an Ebola victim is bursting with [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:55 PM

Re: Quarantining troops

So why the quarantine? Why keep a non-symptomatic soldier who hasn't been in contact with an Ebola patient away from his family and co-workers, if it's perfectly safe to let doctors and nurses who have been in contact with Ebola patients do [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Apple board. 8:17 AM

Re: Are retailers closing ranks on Apple?


Of course if a merchant thinks they can do better without having to pay that 4% they are free to do so; nobody requires that they accept credit cards. Makes you wonder why nobody does, does't it? (Think, think. Yes, there's really a
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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:24 AM

Re: 2nd Dallas nurse virus-free

Increasing viral loads while decreasing the symptoms. Just a simple little random mutation and bingo, a "more fit" virus.

Yeah but how would that work? The viral load increases because the virus enters cells, turns them into [more]

Tue Oct 28

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Political Asylum board. 11:17 PM

A defeat for freedom of expression in the EU

The EU prides itself on its protection of human rights, but if you look more closely you see the ugly face of oppression rear its head under the guise of "protecing the public".

Stephen Gough has spent years in English prisons, [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:06 AM

Re: Ebola Vs SARS: well written piece


Why I find that annoying is that the poster is too dumb to realize his POV is being handed to him for political reasons, not public safety reasons.


Twenty years ago, I read The Hot Zone.
I found the Ebola virus so [more]

Mon Oct 27

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:01 PM

Re: Ebola Vs SARS: well written piece

...the virus is now primarily spreading in the general population through everyday activities...

This is the scary part. The scarier part, the CDC says it is still hard to contract.


It can't be too easily transmissible via [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Apple board. 10:19 PM

Re: Battery Life - Z3 compact vs. Iphone 6

I haven't bumped into problems with a RAM shortage, ever. I've had problems, typically around iOS and OS rollouts and that one iWork update, among others, but not RAM.

We had a few threads recently discussing RAM problems with the [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 2:17 PM

Re: Ebola Screening/Quarantine Protocols

Influenza sufferer


Ebola victim (warning: graphic)


If you're dead, you're dead. Doesn't really matter to you what you look like.

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Apple board. 2:14 PM

Re: Battery Life - Z3 compact vs. Iphone 6

Still, considering how the testing was done, I'm not convinced that the battery life of the Z3 is any better.

(It might be — but there isn't sufficient quality data to draw a conclusion.)


Well, if you read the user reviews [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:59 PM

Re: 2nd Dallas nurse virus-free


Two, ebola is mutating. Originally the average start of symptoms 6 days, it is now 12.


Is that REALLY the case? In an interview, Peter Jahrling stated that this strain produces much higher viral loads and very [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1:54 PM

Re: Ebola Screening/Quarantine Protocols

That's what they're SAYING, but they followed Craig Spencer's actual route and wiped down everything in sight. Hard to catch. Riiiight.

How do you account for the fact that none of the household of the Duncan Ebola patient got [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:53 PM

Re: OT: Medical Question

Varicose veins.

That's another thing - there's no visible varicose veins.

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:49 PM

Re: Ebola Screening/Quarantine Protocols

IMO, you have to be an actual, not play time, idiot to believe a flu that most people ignore and sleep off, and a virus that kills you without extraordinary intervention should be similarly treated and somehow compatible.

Ok let's put [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:26 PM

Re: Ebola Screening/Quarantine Protocols

Librul: It is estimated that in the United States, each year on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:13 PM

Re: Ebola Screening/Quarantine Protocols

Queston: Ebola = 70% mortality. Why are we so successful at treating it.

Mostly because you're not a third-world country, and because treatment was started early, and because antibody serum treatment was [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Apple board. 3:37 AM

Re: Battery Life - Z3 compact vs. Iphone 6

One offers a better experience. The other offers longer battery life.

One might offer a slightly better experience, if not for the problems with the battery life.

I own both Android and iOS devices. By now, the [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Apple board. 2:15 AM

Re: Battery Life - Z3 compact vs. Iphone 6

But you get the point.

Yes. But I don't think it applies. I didn't post a "feature list" for the its own sake, the technical details were all intended to relate to the battery life. RAM, pixel number, screen size, brightness [more]

Sun Oct 26

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:56 PM

Re: Plutocrats Against Democracy

If money is speech, then that implies that wealthy people are Constitutionally granted more/freer speech than the rest of us, and I don't think Thomas Paine (or Thomas Jefferson, et al) would agree to that.

Pretty sure about Benjamin [more]

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