Anyway, I have better uses of my time than to waste another minute with you.
What is Creativity?
Is it like that haiku comment
"To be creative - you must resist common sense
at the TFA at the TR page ?
The dude who invented the round wheel didn't invent the wheel by "resist common sense", or did he?
Does one really have to resist common sense in order to "get out of the box"?
The _actual_ infectivity rate of ebola strongly suggests that it isn't airborne at all, and even droplet spread is not a very significant factor
While you are correct that the airborne vector isn't significant need I remind you that Ebola is not a disease whereby the person infected with it gets a mild fever and minor headache and the cure is two aspirin tablets?
The droplet spread may not be significant but when we consider the outcome --- in the case of Ebola, even something that is NOT supposed to be significant must be accounted for - or people die
We knew what was going on when you ran your anti-IBM campaign, sometimes even positioning yourself as arguing on behalf of our community. It was a way to lend credence to IBM and MS arguments during the SCO issue. To state otherwise is deceptive, perhaps even self-deceptive.
Florian, you would not be devoting all of this text to explaining yourself if you didn't feel the need to paint your actions in a positive light. That comes from guilt, whether you admit it to yourself or not.
Go write your app, and if you actually get to make any money with it you can give thanks, because it will happen despite what you worked for previously. Keep a low profile otherwise because your credibility is well and truly blown and you can only make things worse. And maybe someday you can really move past this part of your life. But I am not holding out much hope.
TFA is right. Ebola requires not an "Ebola Czar" but a team of people who are well trained with comprehensive strategy to tackle / combat / defeat Ebola
Right now, as it is, the fight against Ebola has been a sham --- this disease was not a new phenomenon, Ebola has been known since the 1970's, but because it had always been confined in the African continent, the continent in which the "low class people lives" (to the uninitiated that ain't my opinion but it has been the opinion of the colonial elites) nobody takes Ebola seriously other than very few cases of vaccine experimentation sponsored by military of various countries
The fact that WHO has to resort to collect the blood of those who survived Ebola to make a "serum" trying to cure Ebola tells us how unprepared the world is against this disease
Until now the establishment still insists that Ebola is not airborne but at least one experiment in Canada has indicated that Ebola could spread through air ( see these links --- http://www.bbc.com/news/scienc...
If the establishment until now still does not want to tell us the truth, who can we trust ?
Berkeley scientists say that the Earth’s magnetic field can weaken and dip within just 100 years, before flipping so that compasses point south – an event they admit could wreck the entire world’s power grid and expose the world to deadly cosmic rays.
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Bah, none in my areas.
No matter how many "bah..." you utter ain't gonna change the matter for the better if you don't pick yourself up from your fat ass and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT !
What I am saying may sound harsh, but the thing that you are expressing is exactly the one thing that is retarding the cities / communities from progressing forward --- When everybody is waiting for someone else to do it there ain't gonna be anything done
If you are 29 years or older you may remember what Coca Cola did back in 1985, with its "New Coke" campaign
It is touted to be a better than ever but unfortunately, like "New Coke" of yore, it gonna flopped
So, I see this as rationalization.
The fact is, you took a leadership position, and later turned your coat for reasons that perhaps made sense to you. But they don't really make sense to anyone else. So, yes, everyone who supported you then is going to feel burned.
You also made yourself a paid voice that was often hostile to Free Software, all the way back to the SCO issue. Anyone could have told you that was bound to be a losing side and you would be forever tarred with their brush.
So nobody is going to believe you had any reason but cash, whatever rationalization you cook up after the fact. So, the bottom line is that you joined a list of people who we're never going to be able to trust or put the slightest amount of credibility in.
And ultimately it was for nothing. I've consistently tried to take the high road and it's led to a pretty good income, I would hazard a guess better than yours, not just being able to feel good about myself.
Meh, it's easy to find people with skill. With values, OTOH...
You have a point.