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Comment: Re:The WHO (Score 2) 301

by avgjoe62 (#47968393) Attached to: Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"
My Dad suffered from Lewy Body Dementia at the end of his life. Early on with the disease he had days he was OK, other days he would see and talk to people that weren't there.

On one of the days when he was doing OK I told him that he was suffering from dementia and that he was talking to people that weren't really there. He was surprised and asked me to repeat that. When I confirmed that on his bad days he was talking to people that weren't really there his response was, "Well, at least I'll never have no one to talk to."

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 183

by avgjoe62 (#47958975) Attached to: NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook
Just a question out of curiosity - how were they able to prove "...she was actively using her facebook account day-to-day." I agree that yes, the account was active, but how could they prove that the ex-wife was the person using the account?

I'd think that proving the person behind the curtain was the wizard would require rather more proof than just seeing the shoes beneath the curtain move...

Comment: Re:Gotten? (Score 1) 770

by avgjoe62 (#47855559) Attached to: How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation
Shouldn't that be "He had been sick, be he has gotten well"? I think with what you wrote it implies he is still sick ("He has been sick") which would disagree with the second part ("he has gotten well"), whereas "He had been sick, but he has gotten well" seems to me to reflect the sequence more directly.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 230

by avgjoe62 (#47820377) Attached to: Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

...Linux source is readily available while Windows source is not?

To the general public that is true, but don't forget this leak and more recently this disgruntled employee. And remember - these are only the leaks of source code that we know about. I am sure that a lot more of the source is available to those with fewer scruples than you or I.

Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 1) 215

by avgjoe62 (#47817393) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones
I really, really miss our doorman. When the last guy retired, the building did not replace him. Now we get keys to the package drop box in our mailbox if USPS delivers, or notes if there is no free drop box or the delivery is handled by UPS/FedEx otherwise. There are a whole host of other reasons why I miss the doorman and would bring one back in a heartbeat, but not every building in Manhattan has a doorman. Management seems to believe a doorman can be replaced with a web site and a security monitoring company, but that's very shortsighted from my experience.

Comment: Re:Do not want (Score 1) 215

by avgjoe62 (#47804043) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones
And how exactly is a drone supposed to make a delivery to my apartment on the 56th floor in the middle of Manhattan? Drone delivery may be good for a farm out in the country where we don't want to waste time sending a truck and driver to the only order in fifty miles. But densely populated cities? A truck and driver will be much more efficient for that environment.

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer. -- Dean Acheson