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Comment: Re:Copper and alcohol (Score 1) 76

by Carewolf (#49382793) Attached to: Thousand-Year-Old Eye Salve Kills MRSA

Idiot, "resistant to antibiotics" does not mean "immune to all antibiotics."

It is immune to some classes of antibiotics, yes. Other classes of antibiotics continue to be effective. Vancomycin, for example, is effective on most MRSA infections. So no, homeopathic remedies are NOT going to be "as effective as any modern medicine."

Go try to sound smart somewhere else.

It was a joke, which is why I used mentioned something as funny as homepathics medicine. I agree with some of the other posters that they probably didn't test against the best modern medicine, which is why the description is vague, and if they tested against something not effective. Well, then something equally effective is not very effective.

Comment: Re:Copper and alcohol (Score 1) 76

by Carewolf (#49382565) Attached to: Thousand-Year-Old Eye Salve Kills MRSA

A couple of pretty toxic ingredients there. I suppose as a topical remedy you could use it. But saying it's as effective as any modern remedy sounds like a bit of a stretch.

Considering the MRSA is resistant to modern antibiotics I would assume pretty much anything is as effective as any modern medicine on it. Hell homeopathics might work as well.

Comment: Re: Astroturfing (Score 1) 261

by Carewolf (#49359271) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate

I thought astroturf was in contrast to a organic, "grassroots" effort.

Derailing discussion forums in itself is not really astroturfing. Maybe I misread and that's not all of it.

Astroturfing is just pretending to be a grassroot, that is pretending to be a non-sponsored individual supporting a certain point of view. Any paid commentator not explicitly stating they are paid, is an astroturfer.

Comment: Re:here its just media. (Score 1) 261

by Carewolf (#49359265) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate

I have a simple question - Why do liberals only acknowledge the bias of Fox news or other such outlets, and never the more extreme bias of MSNBC or CNN?

Because CNN is very right-wing, but not as extremely as Fox? MSNBC I see get a lot of flak for being generally shit, including its weird attempt at counterbalancing Fox.

Comment: Re:And on Slashdot? (Score 1) 261

by Carewolf (#49359249) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate

Certain news stories come up, and people make the most twisted arguments imaginable to deflect, downplay, or show shades of grey. Sometimes it's from long-term users with varied post histories - are these well-crafted astroturfers, carefully building up a false history to deflect suspicion?

No, they are likely smarter or just as as you. You should listen to them.

My last remembered example was the one about home solar installations: The panels give unused power to the grid during the day, and the users take power from the grid at night.

Exactly. Briliant example. The naive point of view is to let them abuse the net as storage, but any person thinking it through can tell you that will not work in the long run.

Comment: Re:Parent Post Semantic Content: Null (Score 1) 261

by Carewolf (#49359231) Attached to: How Professional Russian Trolls Operate

Every major government does it. It's still evil, and only by educating the public about the foreign agents subverting public discourse can we avoid the consequences of a malign deception. Education without which democracy fails.

No, they don't. You are again implying a falsehood to make someone you like look better.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 1) 485

by Carewolf (#49343513) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

Even if you wrote this in C in the style in which they did it the program would be slow. Since there's no way to "extend" a C string, it would require determining the length of the current string (which involves scanning the string for a null byte), malloc'ing a new buffer with one more byte,

There is. It is called realloc. If you are unlucky, it will just divide the number of times the system actually performs by 16 or whatever the malloc implementation uses as an alignment, but once the allocation gets big enough you get a pages directly from the system, and it just maps in more pages on the end.

Comment: Re:Coating causes growth of superfluous genitalia (Score 1) 172

Brace yourself, but most people who consume packaged food products have little concern over any chemicals in them.

The corollary to this is most people who consume packges chemicals have very little concern if there is any actual food products in them.

I recently saw "imitation American-style cheese food slices". Now, "American" "cheese" isn't legally cheese in most of the world. So what the fsck is imitation artificial cheese?

I'm not even sure it had any dairy in it.

Reminds of McDonalds in the 90s when they were forced to changed the description of their burgers from containing beef to containing meat in the EU (the meat didn't contain enough beef to qualify as beef, but the pink goo did qualify as "meat") . Always beware of too generic food descriptions.

Comment: Re:It depends (Score 3, Insightful) 485

by Carewolf (#49336441) Attached to: No, It's Not Always Quicker To Do Things In Memory

on the speed of your memory, and the speed of your disk, SSD's are getting more common.

No, it doesn't. Memory is faster. If they get a result saying otherwise, they are doing it wrong, and are actually just measuring the performance of the in-memory cache speeding up the simplest implementation vs the performance of their own crappy implementation.

Be sociable. Speak to the person next to you in the unemployment line tomorrow.

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