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Comment: You will never make it in Hollywood (Score 1) 381

by Huge_UID (#48158379) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

even after Ebola entered the country in the most terrifying way possible â" via a visibly sick passenger on a commercial flight

The most terrifying way possible? Not even close.

My first script idea is a planeload of weaponized Ebola patients blasted to smithereens over New York City, raining bodily fluids down on the terrified populace. I'm sure a real creative type could come up with something better.

Comment: Re:Worldwide reach (Score 1) 233

by Huge_UID (#47759309) Attached to: California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch
Yes. For details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_emission_standards#Motor_vehicles

Due to its preexisting standards and particularly severe motor vehicle air pollution problems in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the U.S. state of California has special dispensation from the federal government to promulgate its own automobile emissions standards. Other states may choose to follow either the national standard or the stricter California standards. States adopting the California standards include Arizona (2012 model year),[1] Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico (2011 model year), New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia.[2][3] Such states are frequently referred to as "CARB states" in automotive discussions because the regulations are defined by the California Air Resources Board. The EPA has adopted the California emissions standards as a national standard by the 2016 model year[4] and is collaborating with California regulators on stricter national emissions standards for model years 2017â"2025.[5]

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