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Comment: Obligatory Exploration? (Score 5, Insightful) 514

by Geste (#49174431) Attached to: Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial

On some level, I feel like Snowden has to explore the option to return, if only to make clear his long-stated desire to do so, look for avenues to negotiate, and keep his supporters engaged.

I am very doubtful, however, that he will be treated fairly given that he committed the unpardonable crime of embarrassing the U.S. government. Obama is clearly petty and pig-headed enough to resist any cries for justice. His mind is made up about a lot of things, this just being one.

If I were him, though, I'd have to be very nervous anxious about being the guest of such a calculating thug during a time of such geopolitical aggression and uncertainty. I mean Vlad could just order him killed by unknown assailants and then blame the U.S. for the purposes of some minor PR points. He's that kind of guy.

Dear Edward Snowden. There has been one person telling the truth and that has been you. You have lost pretty much everything and gained nothing. I hope the day comes when you can walk the streets of our misguided country as a free man. Thank you.

Comment: Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (Score 4, Insightful) 258

Actually, I'd look to fire somebody higher-up. Communication issues like these are cultural and systemic -- organizational problems. I feel it is always a bit too easy to punish the front line folks without holding responsible higher-ups to any account.

Comment: Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (Score 5, Insightful) 258

'But "regretfully, that information was not fully communicated throughout the full team," '

My experience from working in ICU and ER years ago:

  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia"
  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia!"
  • Nurse to Intern: "This guy has been in Liberia!!"
  • Intern to Resident: "This guy has a fever."
  • Charge Nurse to Orderly: "Hey, can you put that guy in a chair so we can free up exam room four?"
  • Resident to Intern: "What do you suggest?"
  • Intern: "Ummmm, fluids and antibiotics?"
  • Resident: "Check."

Can't know, but when I hear phrases like "full team", that's what I am reminded of. Very very unfortunate. Beyond all of the additional exposure, the guy didn't get the care he likely needed to have a chance at survival.

Comment: Re:Apple proves once again... (Score 1) 711

by Geste (#47155741) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

....Only apple could repackage a stale turd, sell it as a "better life experience," ....

I wouldn't argue your point, but he didn't merely promise "a better life experience", rather:

"They had bought an Android phone by mistake, and then had sought a better experience and a better life."

Small difference, but Tim looks to be promising a flat-out better life. Amazing. All from a little phone. Oh, thank-you Tim! Your are THE BEST!"

Comment: Re:Osteopath cred? (Score 1) 200

by Geste (#47101641) Attached to: Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

I conflate nothing you twit. Try this:

"As with all forms of complementary and alternative medicine, the practice of osteopathy does not always adhere to evidence-based medicine (EBM). There are few high-quality research studies demonstrating that osteopathy is effective in treating any medical condition other than lower back pain."

Of course, that quote is from...Wikipedia

Comment: Bunny makes a Novena (Score 1) 88

by Geste (#46649639) Attached to: Bunnie Huang's Novena Open Source Laptop Launches Via Crowd Supply

Bunny: "Bless me father, for it has been 3 years since my last confession. I confess that I have not been attending Mass regularly and have had impure thoughts about proprietary technologies!"

Father O'Reilly: "Why that is fairly serious. I suggest you say a Hail Mary twice a day for two months."

Bunny: "OK, Father."

Father O'Reilly: "Oh, and can you make a Novena?"

Bunny: "Why sure, Father! Give me the schematic and I can make anything!"

The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.