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Comment Re:the world was supposed to end years ago (Score 1) 637

Of course it's getting warmer. The earth is in the upswing part of a climate cycle that's repeated many time before, way before any man made c02. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... Interestingly there is no consensus on what causes the cycles.

Comment Re:Only concerns ISP-specific models (Score 1) 66

FTA: ASUS AC68U ASUS RTN56U & ASUS RTN10P & ASUS-RTN66U & ASUS-RT56-66-10-12 ASUS-RTG32 BELK-PHILIPS (?) BELKIN F5D7230-4 BELKIN F5D8236-4V2 BELKIN F9k1105V2 BELKIN-F5D7231-4 BELKIN-F5D7234-4 D'LINK DIR-600 D'LINK DIR-604 D'LINK DIR-645 D'LINK DIR-810L & DIR-826L & DIR-615 & DIR-651 & DIR-601 & WBR1310 & D2760 D'LINK DSLG604T D'LINK-DIR-2740R EDIMAX BR6208AC LINKSYS BEFW11S4 V4 LINKSYS L120 LINKSYS WRT54GSV7 LINKSYS-BEFW11S4 V4 LINKSYS-LWRT54GLV4 LINKSYS-WRT54GV8 LINKSYS-X3000 LINSYS L000 Medialink WAPR300N Microsoft MN-500 NETGEAR DGN1000B & DG834v3 & DGN2200 NETGEAR WNDR3400 NETGEAR-DGN1000 & NETGEAR-DGN2200 NETGEAR-WNR834Bv2 NETGEAR-WPN824v3 NETIS WF2414 Netis WF2414 TENDA 11N TPLI ALL TPLI-WR940N & WR941ND & WR700 TRENDNET E300-150 TRIP-TM01 TRIP-TM04 Trendnet TW100S4W1CA ZYXEL MVR102 ZYXEL NBG416 ZYXEL-NBG334W

Comment Re:The US gets back what it seeded (Score 4, Interesting) 241

Islamic history that they don't teach at Harvard: When American colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776, American merchant ships lost British Royal Navy protection. With no American Navy for protection, American ships were attacked and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the "Dey of Algiers"--an Islamist warlord ruling Algeria. In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the "Dey of Algiers" ambassador to Britain. During the meeting Jefferson and Adams asked the Dey's ambassador why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts. The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam: "was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise." In 1805, American Marines marched across the desert from Egypt into Tripolitania, forcing the surrender of Tripoli and the freeing of all American slaves.

Comment Re:"which had 12 people killed." WTF? (Score 1) 512

The question was "Can Suicide Bombing of Civilian Targets to Defend Islam be Justified?" Note the word "Civilian". If Americans were asked if they approved of drone strikes against civilian non combatants the number would most likely be close to 0.

Comment Re:Oh fark off (Score 1) 554

Transit—including light rail, trolleys, and buses—marks the largest diversion from the HTF (highway trust fund). In 2010 alone, it received 17 percent, or $6 billion, of federal highway user fees, even though it accounted for only about 1 percent of the nation’s surface travel. Despite receiving a portion of federal user fees for decades, transit has failed to reduce traffic congestion or even maintain its share of urban travel. For example, between 1983 and 2010, traffic volumes in the nation’s 51 major metropolitan areas increased by 87 percent, peak travel times in those areas increased by 125 percent, and transit’s share of passenger miles fell by one-fourth.

Comment Re:If only that were enough... (Score 1) 236

As a civilian Iranian Airbus took off on July 3, it was immediately spotted by the radar operators aboard the Vincennes as an unidentified aircraft leaving an airfield used jointly by military and civilian airplanes, the American officials said. Within minutes, the ship's system for breaking the identifying code had received two signals. One signal was appropriate to both civilian and military planes. The second signal could only have been sent by a military transmitter and appeared to have come from an F-14, the officials said. But while Captain Rogers knew what had apparently been transmitted by the plane on coded military frequencies, he was not aware that the aircraft had been exchanging routine flight instructions with the civilian control tower that were broadcast on open radio channels, officials said.

Comment Re: New York (Score 1) 372

Fauci said he wasn’t sure how nurse Nina Pham became infected, but it was “likely” because “she was not completely covered.” Fauci also announced revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients, which will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," Fauci said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were left vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on revisions to safety protocols.

Comment Re:Completely Contained? (Score 1) 475

This patient was sick for 4 days before checking into the hospital. "The patient began developing symptoms, which can include high fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, as well as internal and external bleeding, on 24 September. He sought treatment for the first time on 26 September but was not admitted to hospital until two days later."

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