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Comment: Re:uhh (Score 1) 498

by DigiShaman (#48036775) Attached to: Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

It's Mars; a planet with no native atmosphere, climate, and landscape like Earth. That means everything. You may think it's a non-issue, but in fact is. People don't want to be holed up in geodesic dome glass domes and living underground like insects. Livable habitable space would be a commodity. Resources would be scarce. The chance for war/conflict and epidemics would be great (no escaping it). And unlike Earth where you can simply reboot society via going outside and farming a little plot of land, you can't do that on Mars!!! A Martian civilization starts and is maintained on the highest rung of the technological tree. Once you slip down from that, society is doomed!

Comment: Re:Don't freak out. (Score 2) 449

by DigiShaman (#48033081) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Symptoms may become increasingly severe over time, the Mayo Clinic said, with additional symptoms present, including:

Nausea and vomiting
Diarrhea (may be bloody)
Red eyes
Raised rash
Chest pain and cough
Stomach pain
Severe weight loss
Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)
Internal bleeding

Ask your doctor if Ebola is right for you!

Comment: Re:Contagiousness (Score 1) 449

by DigiShaman (#48033047) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States

I've said it and I will say it again: Prepare you and your family as though a hurricane could blow your way. Now imagine three hurricanes about to slam your home in a row. That's how much food and water you should have locked away for you and your family. If this becomes airborne, shit will hit the fan. Assuming you're a survivor, there might not be much of a functional nation to return too, let alone the modern world.

Good God, I really pray China, India, and Mexico don't get hit with this; the most populated places on Earth. I don't think they can handle such an outbreak!

Comment: Re:Firechat app in Hong Kong. Now. (Score 1) 150

by DigiShaman (#48027575) Attached to: LTE Upgrade Will Let Phones Connect To Nearby Devices Without Towers

Tanks will roll in regardless. The CCP has no choice in the matter or the uprising will spread to the mainland! And it would. So yeah, get ready for international condemnation followed by a short bout of amnesia. Yeah, they're the global factory of the world and THEY KNOW IT! So nobody is in any bargaining position anyways.

The CCP rules with an iron fist in a velvet glove.

Comment: Re:Lightning Rod (Score 2) 191

by DigiShaman (#48012257) Attached to: The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

EMP. Lightning struck a few houses down from me. Instantly I lost WiFi connectivity when the bolt stuck while everything else was fully functional except for the router which still had power. Both my computer and router are connected to a SmartUPS with a valid grounded connection. Basically, the WiFi antennas picked up the EMP and passed it down to the chipset; effectively "fried".

Comment: Re:I wasn't fundamentally altered by it. (Score 1) 191

by DigiShaman (#48012225) Attached to: The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

Scary stuff. You said he was holding an umbrella at the time. What is in use at made of metal? FYI, lightning starts from the ground and forms filaments reaching out, at which point the bolt comes down from the sky and meets up with it. The connection is made and the discharge is completed to it's final destination. You're father (like many others) was in its path along the way. I suspect that umbrella made for a nice pathway for the filament to form.

Comment: Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (Score 1) 212

by DigiShaman (#48001899) Attached to: Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

So far, I've read all the previous rants about Australia from other posters. For a moment, I could be convinced they were talking about either the US or UK. Is the entire "West" just fucked? The running theme out of all this, is nations that are falling on the sword for immigrants whom are ungrateful at that. It's a mindset that's not sustainable for any prosperous nation state!

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.