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Comment: Re: Dangerous virus (Score 4, Informative) 81

by HuguesT (#47792331) Attached to: Scientists Found the Origin of the Ebola Outbreak

It could be for complications. Influenza causes inflammation, which itself creates a happy medium for bacteria in the lungs. It is standard practice to give antibiotics in severe cases of influenza. This does not help against the virus but helps lowering the risk of reinfections. See there.

Comment: Re:Cut the Russians Off (Score 1) 825

by HuguesT (#47782557) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

That is like so easy, right? Putin did not enter into a treaty with a government, but with a country. The country is still standing. This Ukrainian government has dissolved the parliament and is holding elections. Putin does not want to wait for the outcome, he already knows they are not going to be favourable to the Russian side.

Comment: Re:The init system (Score 1) 810

by HuguesT (#47759615) Attached to: Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

I like your analogy but don't view it in the same way. Some people think Michael Jackson was weird, disturbing, all apparences and no substance. Yet there is no denying that he had a lot of talent and many loved his music. Some of his songs are classics. Also, he is 100% human.

In the same way, some people think that OSX is all apparences, no substance and not suited to anything serious. Yet many people love its polished interface and excellent hardware integration. Also it is 100% Unix and most open source software runs on it as well as under Linux.

Comment: Re:Watson is not AI (Score 1) 161

by HuguesT (#47685747) Attached to: New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

A symphony is hard work, but many people can compose a song, not a very good one, mind you. Anybody can learn chess and even become reasonably proficient. Not grandmaster or anything, but decent. Basic algebra is taught to everybody in middle school, so I think you are a bit pessimistic.

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