But last week it was reported that Sgt. Michael Monning contracted ebola while trying to get the quarantine order signed.
No, it says a possible second Ebola victim. He didn't actually have the symptoms of Ebola, but felt sick, and since he had been in Thomas Duncan's apartment, he went to get checked out just in case. But his test for Ebola was negative.
There are New York Times and CNN and Texas local media outlets that carried the story. I just picked the first two google results.
I knew that, but did you? If you did, why didn't you link them instead of some random Google results? Results that contradict the BS you wrote.
The Dallas News says that he went in unprotected and that he was accompanied by people in protective gear.
Does it say that he was offered protective gear, but refused it? Because that's what you claimed: "When offered protective gear, he declined, and entered the man's apartment without gloves, or even a facemask." The Dallas Morning News article you linked just says, "Dyer said that the deputy and four other deputies accompanied Dallas County health director Zachary Thompson into the apartment, most without protective gear." It does not say that he was offered, but refused protective gear. Also, the Dallas Morning News blog post contradicts this WFAA report that says, "No one who entered the apartment that day wore protective gear." And a different Dallas Morning News article also says, "Monnig was one of several deputies who went to serve the warrant. None wore protective gear." In any case, none say that Monnig refused protective gear.
The second person you're referring to does not have Ebola.
Well, you can understand the confusion, since Texas TV stations national news sites and newspapers were reporting exactly the story I relayed.
I think you need to work on your reading comprehension there... for one thing, wcnc.com isn't a Texas TV station, national news site, or a newspaper. It's a local Charlotte, North Carolina TV station. While just about every TV station has a web site these days, accessible from around the world, WCNC still a local station, with news geared for a local audience--it's no CNN or New York Times. And secondly, neither site reported "exactly the story [you] relayed". You claimed that there was a "second Ebola patient"--one of the sheriff's deputies. However, neither site says that the deputy contracted Ebola--just that he was feeling sick to his stomach/having stomach issues, and since he had been in the Ebola victim's apartment, the hospital wanted to observe him "out of an abundance of caution." FYI, the test results are back, and he doesn't have Ebola. You also said, "When offered protective gear, he declined." However, the articles never say that he was offered protective gear, or that he declined it. One simply states, "No one who went inside the unit that day wore protective gear."
Are you kidding me? You are saying that it won't spread in your very fucking post. Look below at what you fucking wrote. And yes, it has spread, due to exposure to the first guy.
I'm an official? And no, it hasn't. Netcraft confirms it, the guy doesn't have Ebola. You're uninformed and ignorant.
This deputy walked into the apartment after the patient had left
Yeah, 4 days after.
And he caught it.
Nobody knows if he caught it or not, especially not you. But he's not showing the classic symptoms of Ebola at the moment; he's just being monitored.
Well, ten days ago, these guys were saying it could never spread beyond the original source patient, because this is America.
Who said that? And it hasn't spread beyond the original source patient, so if anyone actually did say that (which is unlikely), they're correct for now.
Ten days before *that*, these guys were the ones saying it could never even reach America, because... I don't know.
Who said that? I never heard anyone in an official position say that. In fact, I heard some say that it could, and probably would reach America, but that it would be contained. E.g., this article from back in July 29: "Why Deadly Ebola Virus Is Likely to Hit the U.S. But Not Spread"
Says the guy in the Slashdot thread about the LEO who go infected just by walking inside the house.
What? The only infected person in the US died earlier today--that's what this Slashdot article is about. Where does anything say that the LEO is infected? He doesn't even have the classic symptoms of Ebola, and neither do any of the people who the Ebola victim was staying with. The LEO just felt a bit sick, so he decided to go to the hospital just in case, but it's extremely unlikely that he caught Ebola--he was in the apartment 4 days after the Ebola victim was taken to the hospital, and he didn't touch anything in there. The linked news article sucks--why link to some place in North Carolina when the situation is going on in Dallas, TX? It's a heavily-edited version of the original WFAA article, which says, among other things, "'He's doing exactly basically what we told him to do: If at any time you don't feel well, go seek some medical attention,' Dyer said. 'I'm being told that he's not exhibiting classic signs of the Ebola virus. It's just a matter that he doesn't feel well, and because he had contact with Mr. Duncan's apartment, they're taking every precaution.'" And, "Denton County Health Department director Dr. Matt Richardson said Monnig is not currently classified as having had 'contact' with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. 'Because of the absence of contact to the Ebola patient or anyone symptomatic with Ebola, we see no threat to the public's health regarding this individual,'"
That is only via some Java API, which does exactly what I said above, which is turn the actual internal version into some higher-level OS name.
So what do you think that Java API would return on Windows 9? Don't you think Oracle would have it return the string "Windows 9"?
Trust me, MS doesn't give the slightest concern about any broken Java apps.
Perhaps you should read some of the stories on The Old New Thing about the hoops MS jumps through to maintain compatibility. Here's one (of many). In that one, we find that MS changed the internal implementation of critical sections in Vista, but found that some programs were looking directly at the internals instead of using the API. So in order to not break those programs, MS made sure the value in the internal struct people were peeking at had the value those programs were expecting. Keep looking back through the archives and you'll find dozens of examples of MS doing crazy stuff just to keep programs working in newer versions of the OS. And with many Java apps being big and enterprisey, you can be sure that MS is going to do whatever it can to keep them from breaking on Windows 9^H10.
While that code exists in the wild (with modifications), none of it is remotely modern. They're using JDK6/7 internal test tools and code from a 13 year old version of jEdit as an example as to why "Windows 9" was skipped."
How do you figure the jEdit code is 13 years old? It may have been written 13 years ago, but if it's still doing the same bogus check today, that still counts. As of the time of this post, the current version of that file was last modified September 29, 2013 -- only a year ago -- and it's still doing the if(osName.contains("Windows 9")) check.
MS already basically did that... In Windows 8.1 and later, GetVersionEx() lies about the version number (it returns Windows NT 6.2, aka. Windows 8.0) unless the developer has specifically marked the EXE as compatible with Win8.1: Operating system version changes in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
But this probably won't help with broken Java code though, since I'm sure Oracle will mark java.exe as compatible with Windows 9/10, and had MS not decided to jump to Win10, it would've returned "Windows 9" for os.name.
Which is pretty cool for scripting; I write pretty much all of my Windows scripts in PowerShell these days, instead of
ls -lt or ls -lS
But with PowerShell?
ls | sort -property LastWriteTime or ls | sort -property Length
Not something quick and easy to type. Which is too bad--I was hoping for an interactive shell a bit more modern than CMD.
"krueng therm" (literally "engine fillup")
While "engine" is one possible translation of "khrueang", that's not the sense that's being used in "khrueang toem". There, "khreuang" means "ingredient" or "item" (sense 2 at this dictionary)--you wouldn't literally translate "khrueang duem" (beverage) as "engine drink", right?