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21) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1588573)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Makes me wonder what ever happend to common sense in the US.
The Mistakes made are inexcusable. Right from the hospital to the CDC.
From now on any one who treats an Ebola patient should be on lock down right at the hosiptal. They do not go home thet stay in the isolation ward. If the patient lives, The staff who treated him stays in isolation for 21 days. NO exceptions.
An Ebola czar with no medical knowledge at all, Is a joke. It sounds like a feel good measure by an idiot president who has no clue what is going on.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : New PSU blows my mind. (Message 1588564)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Indeed. With a single rail PSU you can't mess up which socket group to use.

That is true. When I did my first build It was recommended that I use a single rail. Yes cable management is harder. (And I stink at it, But my second build is a tad better) But it is safer for the novice builder in opinion. And to tell the truth, I was more afraid of screwing something up on my second build.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My bum's itchy. (Message 1588205)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
OMG. Silly Season is getting near its maximum possible intensity. Sometimes a commercial break is nothing but political ads. Senate candidate A blasts candidate B. Governor candidate C blasts candidate D, invoking the names of the previous governor and two members of the legislature. House candidate E blasts candidate F. Then candidate D blasts back at C and B blasts back at A. F tries to fool you into thinking he's just like E, while some national group not directly affiliated with F blasts at E. And by the way, at least three House races are playing out in the ads on TV and I'm not in the district of any of them. And now back to your program.

All this is also happening on the radio. The blasts are incredibly nasty, too, accusing each other of horrible, sometimes criminal, things.

I agree with that. I think all adds should come from the canadate him or her them selfeves. No national polictical party BS adds at all.
24) Message boards : Politics : Is it time for a repeat of Tiananmen Square? (Message 1588201)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Will China do a repeat in Hong Kong?

http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/what-will-china-do-about-hong-kong-protests-chinese-president-xi-jinping-facing-major-dilemma/story-fnh81fz8-1227076757945

What is the world coming to lately?

Will they repeat? Yes. If they have to.

What is The World coming to? Normalcy.

This artificial world of International Trade and International Law, imposed by the Brute Force of The American Military, and Supremacy of its Economy since 1945, is coming to an end. The Empire is fading.

Good luck to Asia, and Western Europe. They will now be under the influence, possibly control, of Non-Lawful Country's: China and 'Greater' Russia.
You sure about that?

US v China?

YES. The USA will not have Economic Dominance, inside China's Sphere of Influence.

The USA, on purpose, is Greatly Reducing its Conventional International Military Power, and doesn't seem willing to Significantly Exert the Power that it has.

Those Country's within China's Future Military Power, and Economic Dominance, will have to take this into account.

What would you do if you were these Country's?

Maybe finanly grow a set. Thtas there neck off the woods. Most of those countries have been screwed over by China for thousands of years. China dosent have a lot of friends in that region.
So if some of those nations started to work together, Whos knows what might hapen.
25) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1588198)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
I see a comedy of errors unfolding.And It aint funny. Ive seen the pictures from Africa that showed the medical people in full decked out gear from head to toe and some of them still got Ebola. Then I read where the nurses in Texas had skin exposed. So Id say the CDC was being over optimistic in what was protective gear.

This was all predicted, but nobody did a damn thing to stop it.
All I heard and read was western medicine will stop it dead in its tracks as soon as it comes into our (Name your country)
Its to bad we have stupid humans who make bad choices to screw things up. As for the CDC letting Ebola Mary fly home was the most stupidest.
I would hope that from now on that if you had contact with some one who has Ebola you go into a 21 day lock down. But thats just common sense. The Politicians dont have any.
26) Message boards : Politics : Chimps... Are they people too? (Message 1587664)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
A 2% difference, between humans and chimpanzees, is probably a very large
difference. There's epigenetics, plus mitochondrial DNA, to factor in.
The spread between us could be astronomical. I'd be very surprised (as
would, probably, a lot of others), if -- in the future -- a change in a
handful of genes resulted in turning a chimp (offspring, of one, actually)
into a human (ethical obstacles, here, obviously).

Now there is a question that might be very relavent. What is the mitochondrial differance?
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : what's with this cafe? (Message 1587663)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Now if your looking for goodness,
we have nine grand children here......




Only nine? 13 here.
28) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1587658)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Lynn you stated on the first post that this is out of science fiction movie. Well guess what its turning into a 3 stooges film fest.
Clyde has a valid point why are they not put on a no fly list? Hell the put non terrorists names on it.
Every one of those people should have been in isolation.
And screw that 100.4 temp. If you start having a temp rise you go to isolation pronto.
And why in gods green acres would you go visit family knowing you might have been exposed????
I have told you that you aint seen nothing yet. And you aint!

Ebola can live in a mans sperm for 80 days. Which if what I read is true even though you lived thru the virus, Its still alive in your sperm. Think about that! I also read it can survive on its own for days on a hard surface.

The rest of the world take note on how the US is screwing up on Ebola. DONT DO THIS.
29) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1587001)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
They should have had no exposed skin anywhere. seams should have been taped. and they should be decontaiminated when they left his room.
The urge to wipe your eyes or scratch a part of your body is instinctive. I know. I work with machine oil every day. And when your hands are oily thats the time when that itch happens. And I will have you know thats a hard habit to break.
So My guess is that the training for infectious diseases leaves a lot to be desired in this country.

And the news in those affected countrys in Africa. Is very bad.
30) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586700)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
update on a story in this thread.


Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s incinerated belongings in Louisiana

The incinerated belongings of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan were bound for a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill — until the state's attorney general, Buddy Caldwell, raised concerns that the ashes could pose a danger to Louisiana's population.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/13/attorney-general-fights-disposal-of-ebola-victims-incinerated-belongings-in-louisiana/

OMG ashes are deadly, Film at 11:00! Someone should incinerate that politician for stupidity and require his ashes to be shot into the sun because of the risk of contamination.

I read that and could not believe it. But Gary do you really want to shoot him into the sun so his stupid DNA can fly back to earth on the solar wind:)
31) Message boards : Number crunching : a mystery (to me): why aren't larger MB's more popular? (Message 1586695)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Thats why NewEgg sells a whole host of different cases and the gear that goes in them.
My two Antec 920 cases are twice as big as my HP store bought Vista machine. With more fans to boot.
But it also comes down to how much diehards want to stuff as much crap in them as they can.
My problem is cable management. I seem to suck at that. But with my store bought HP they didnt do any netter.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : AP v7 Credit Impact (Message 1586141)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Its called parity.
I remenber when nobody wanted to run an AP work unit. Then when MBv7 came out and RAC dropped everyone said, Screw MB I want AP.
Well initial reports say APv7 pays less then MBv7.
If that turns out to be true guess what will happen?
Dont get on lionel's case because he reports what he is seeing.

And yes I know that blanking and angle range has a lot to do with credit granted, But so does DR. A.

And NO, Im not leaving the project over stinking credit.
33) Message boards : Politics : Chimps... Are they people too? (Message 1586122)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Why ridiculous?

Is the concept of 'people' going to be always and forever a 'Homo sapiens' only club? Or is it possible that at least certain members of other species might attain that status at some point?


If we are not going to be guilty of 'species-ism', what qualities would a non-human have to possess to be a 'person' under the law?

No, I would reserve person hood to anyone who is capable of asking for it or who is member of a species that as a species is capable of asking for it. So, for now that only includes humans. In the future it could include smart robots or intelligent alien species. A chimpanzee however, is normally incapable of asking for personhood. It needs to be done through his owners.

If you open it up to chimpanzees and basically say they are of equal standing in the eyes of the law as a human being, you are going to give them the same rights as human beings. So, that means that since they don't have a job, they have a right to welfare benefits. They have the right to medicare, they have the right for legal representation, you can't put them in zoos anymore, etc. More importantly if they get defined as person, you open up the gates to expand person hood to pretty much include pretty much all species on this planet. Which is a silly idea. Can you imagine it? A chimp getting welfare benefits?

Tarzan's Cheetah paying taxes on his movie residuals .....

I bet his owner did pay taxes.

Owner, is that anything like "Master?"

Id would say yes. And ES makes a valid point. If they can learn sign language and communicate raises some very good questions. Just because they dont know what questions to ask is another question that needs to be taken into consideration.
34) Message boards : Politics : Chimps... Are they people too? (Message 1586107)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Why ridiculous?

Is the concept of 'people' going to be always and forever a 'Homo sapiens' only club? Or is it possible that at least certain members of other species might attain that status at some point?


If we are not going to be guilty of 'species-ism', what qualities would a non-human have to possess to be a 'person' under the law?

No, I would reserve person hood to anyone who is capable of asking for it or who is member of a species that as a species is capable of asking for it. So, for now that only includes humans. In the future it could include smart robots or intelligent alien species. A chimpanzee however, is normally incapable of asking for personhood. It needs to be done through his owners.

If you open it up to chimpanzees and basically say they are of equal standing in the eyes of the law as a human being, you are going to give them the same rights as human beings. So, that means that since they don't have a job, they have a right to welfare benefits. They have the right to medicare, they have the right for legal representation, you can't put them in zoos anymore, etc. More importantly if they get defined as person, you open up the gates to expand person hood to pretty much include pretty much all species on this planet. Which is a silly idea. Can you imagine it? A chimp getting welfare benefits?

Tarzan's Cheetah paying taxes on his movie residuals .....

I bet his owner did pay taxes.
35) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586099)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
From I have read they employed tyvec gowns, gloves and face sheilds. Which is stupid. Face shields? Im betting she had an itch and unconsciously wiped her eyes, nose or what ever. You need level 4 hazmet gear not level 2.

And Gary Im sorry, but if you can touch a person while they are showing symptoms of Ebola and you get it then it contagious. The flu virus can live up to two hours on a hard surface such as a doorknob or railing, faucet. I would suspect Ebola can also. So its contagious.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : air cooled vs. liquid cooled cpu's re. NOISE (Message 1586080)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
My old P4 had fans. and they were quiete compared to my Antec 920 cases. But has i suffer from tinnitus I like the white noise they produce. I actually wake up when I dont hear them, such as a power outage.

If fan noise drives you crazy then make the switch.
37) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1585665)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Hidden agenda by the Turks?

Kobane

Turkey has stated that they will not let Kobane fall. They have their forces at the border, but still no action. However, we see this: -

"Turkey has ranged its military forces on the border but has so far ruled out any ground operation on its own, and has refused to allow Kurds in Turkey to cross the border to fight."

Hidden Agenda. Possibly.

Have heard from those, whose job is to 'study' this part of the world, this postulation:

Turkey, who consider The Kurds a threat to Turkey (Kurdistan), will allow ISIS to destroy the Kurdish population within Iraq. Then Turkey will launch a massive Military Operation to destroy The Islamic State. Turkey does have this capability.

With the destruction of The Kurds: Any move to create a Kurdish State, will be blunted.

Interesting.


Same tactics the Russians/Soviet used during the Warsaw Uprising 1 August – 2 October 1944. The Russians did not want the Polish Resistance to develop to an opposition against their coming rule, after WWII was won. So, they stayed just outside of the city, and allowed the Nazis to kill all resistance fighters.

After that had been done, the Russians/Soviet moved into Warsaw, and defeated the Nazis.

Turkey hates the kurds, and have always done. They would just love it if ISIS kills all the kurdish fighters in Kobane. Then, and only then will they move against ISIS.

You are correct. I hadnt put those two things together in the current conflict. It makes a lot of sense. Its not right. But it is politcaly sensible for Turkey.
Let one group solve a problem and then you solve the other one.
38) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1585663)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
A non contagious disease would be most if not all cancers. I consider anything you can get from someone else in any manner is contagious.

Quite correct. I never caught cancer by touching two of my grandparents who died from it. Nor did I get parkinsons from my father who died from it.
But If some one has Ebola you will not find me being anywhere near them with out the required CDC approved bio gear. And then I would still be scared witless. Not contagious my ass.
39) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1585613)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Anybody ever thought of the reverse of that?

TBH, I've never come across a correct politician yet.

We have many examples of corrupt ones though. Amazing what changeing two letters can do.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : some kind of external 2.5" device?? (Message 1585609)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile James Sotherden
Heh. The other day I was looking for enclosure for ide cd/dvd drive (5.25"). Could not find one on newegg.

If you have a empty bay in your case you could get a ide to sata converter. Just plugs into the back of the drive.

NewEgg sells the IDE to Sata converters. I had to get one when my IDE hard drive failed on my old P4 XP machine. I think it was $30.00 US.
Worked great.


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