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Comment: Re:If Ebola cross-mutates with the (Score 1) 310

by angel'o'sphere (#48031789) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Enola can not be transmitted by touching someone.
You need contact/exchange of body fluids.
That is the main reason we have this pandemic. Relatives treat ill relatives and because nothing is happening they believe the Ebola thread is an invention of the west ... 3 weeks after their relative died they start showing symptomes ...

Comment: Re:Contagiousness (Score 0) 310

by angel'o'sphere (#48031765) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States

There is no 'airborn' Ebola strain.
It is completely impossible that a virus based on Enola or related to it will ever be airborn.
Nice try, though.

Hint: read at least wikipedia and get a basic understanding about "Filoviridae" ...

WTF, the world has a serious problem and idiots like you spread utter nonsense. Frankly I hope karma takes care of you.

Comment: Re:They need to lock this down now! (Score -1, Troll) 310

by angel'o'sphere (#48031733) Attached to: Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Contact != transmission of an illness, aka infection.

Go back to school, or if you are that paranoid consult a psychologist. That is much more helpfull than being vaccined ... imho.

Or eat a brain to gain some IQ ... yes that was low, but people tell me I should stop insulting compltete idiots on /. ... seems it is not good for my reputation in RL.

Comment: Re:net metering != solar and 10% needs new physics (Score 1) 450

by angel'o'sphere (#48031689) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

As far as I undestood your posts, you repeated the myth, we have not enough lead to make lead batteries.
Claiming that they where "rare earth" and such either rare and also of a pretty delicate chemical composition.

Lithium btw, is a rare earth metal.

Now you are attacking me, for what exactly?

If you believe that lead acid is a good solution for going 'off grid' I suggest you ask around your friends. There certainly is one who has a sailing ship with solar/wind or simply generator/on shore loaded batteries. And they certainly are not lead/acid (that is more than 20 years off topic, but what do you expect from people who live in a country with a first world army and a third world infrastructure ... wow, lead acid is so cool ... (* facepalm *) )

Comment: Re:Wrong on two counts (Score 1) 153

by angel'o'sphere (#48030877) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

The difference is that with OSS, they all will eventually get found and fixed. The same can't be said of closed source software.

That is nonsense. As soon as closed source software has a bug professionals are looking for the source of the bug and hence it gets finally fixed.
There is bottom line no difference ... as long as the bug is unknown, no one will find it. Or is it your hobby to read OOS C code and "grasp it" and figure potential and true bugs, and on top of that: fix them?

Which makes a perfect farce of the notion that many eyes make all bugs shallow.

That always was a myth invented be ERS.

Comment: Re:Why isn't this auto-update? (Score 1) 153

by angel'o'sphere (#48030777) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

Erm, you talk about Macs? No?
Yes, they are distributed with an Apache web server and SSH.
If you consider "manually enabling" similar to clicking the check box in the "sharing" section of "system preferences" then it is indeed a hard job for the typical Mac user! (* facepalm *)
And you are an admin for macs and don't know they come with Apache httpd and SSH preinstalled?

Comment: The patch is irrelevant (Score 1) 153

by angel'o'sphere (#48030705) Attached to: Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

Did anyone try to understand how this "bug" works?

Unless you have any service running, connected to the internet, that starts "bash scripts", nothing can happen to your computer.

Or how exactly do you think angel'o'sphere has any way (not chance! WAY!) at all to start a bash script on your computer, exploit the weakness and on top of that gain "super user" privileges?

That is not going to happen for any private mac user who has not running an Apache etc. and has not activated CGI scripts (and a router configured to route port 80 traffic to your Mac).

Sorry, this "Apple is late" mantras are simply bullshit.

Comment: Re:net metering != solar and 10% needs new physics (Score 1) 450

by angel'o'sphere (#48030651) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

I don't care what you want to do or not want to do with lead.

And I have no opinion about lead batteries.

However regarding industrial scale usage of typical resources, lead is one of the most abundant materials.

I doubt if the "lead battery industry" starts increasing sales, abundance of lead will be any problem.

You rather will take the opposite stance and proclaim: please no lead! For environmental reasons.

For large scale usage people would use the so called "flow batteries" ... no one is going for lead anyway, so the thread about that is mood.

Comment: Re:So? (Score 1) 450

by angel'o'sphere (#48030503) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Germany pays about 240 billion per year for education, science and research. That is roughly 11% of the GPD.

Not really sure what is insightful if you point out that USA barely manages to pay 4.2% of the GPD for education and related areas ...

You sound so upset ... as if you would prefer to save some "tax money" ... hm ... there come quite a few things to mind where you could safe a lot of money.

Comment: Re:Then Remove All Subsidies (Score 1) 450

by angel'o'sphere (#48030453) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Yeah ... an article reports/suggests ...
Wow, another thing of american common sense: if something is so retarded it _can not_ be true THEN we conclude it _must_ be true.

Why, should coal have a more negative influence on health than oil? Oh, you have more coal mining accidents than oil rigging accidents? Could it be that your 'safety measures' for workers simply suck and that certain works are inherently dangerous? No one is comparing gold mining with oil rigging. Why? Because one of those topics has nothing to do with energy ...

Why should natural gas have _any influence at all_?

Care to explain the physical and chemical laws behind such nonsense?

Comment: Re:net metering != solar and 10% needs new physics (Score 1) 450

by angel'o'sphere (#48030271) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

So: 30kWh * $0.02 /kWh/day = $0.60 per day just for the power buffering, or $18 per month. Not nothing, but an eminently survivable expense.

I don't know if your fine math is correct.
But your conclusion certainly is not.
The $18 is not for the "power buffering" but for the power you actually have buffered ... otherwise you had to BUY that power.
What of both is cheaper, I don't now ... to lazy to dig such numbers up for you.
You behave as if the actual buffer is dead meat and not used at all ... the numbers look different if you use the power you store in that buffer!

Comment: Re:net metering != solar and 10% needs new physics (Score 1) 450

by angel'o'sphere (#48030227) Attached to: Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Neither is lead a "rare earth" nor are -rare earthes- rare.

The term "rare earth" is a chemical notation for a family of elements, like the family of "roman languages".

They are not rare at all, and lead does not belong to that family. (And most important: lead is not rare in any sense humans use the word rare.)

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