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Comment: Once infected, always infected. (Score 0) 126

by drew_92123 (#47432383) Attached to: Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

There is no cure, and likely never will be.

The only thing that people who are already infected have to look forward to are better and easier treatments, bi-weekly or monthly dosing may soon be possible instead of the daily dosing now required. Maybe somebody they'll come up with a implant that provides constant meds for 5 years... but a cure? Not likely...

Comment: Re:Preventing Stingray from working (Score 1) 272

Signal strength is an unreliable measurement of how far you are from a transmitter in many circumstances, sometimes walking from one room to the next in a building cuts your signal strength in half...

Instead you might focus on the the delay between the phone and the tower to get your distance and compare that to a list of know tower locations and the phones current location using the built in gps receiver leaving a fudge factor of maybe two hundred feet.

But then you also have to take into account all the femtocells out there in poor reception areas as well as the cells they sometimes temporarily put in place for special events...

Comment: Re:so? (Score -1, Troll) 1198

by drew_92123 (#46878487) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

While I think your use of that word is deplorable, I have to agree, who gives a shit.

Giving criminals decades on death row with three meals a day and a promise of a painless death isn't exactly a deterrent to criminal behavior.

Feed the scum the cheapest dog food you can find and make the executions as long and as painful as possible, perhaps that will give these criminals a reason to rethink their lives?

Comment: Re:Wasn't allocation always the problem? (Score 1) 306

by drew_92123 (#46823745) Attached to: ARIN Is Down To the Last<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/8 of IPv4 Addresses

I used to work for an ISP, we had a few class Bs and a bunch of class Cs, I remember the first time we were running low and decided to check what our customer that had been assigned blocks of addresses were actually using... maybe 10% were actually in use.

We started assigning smaller blocks to companies that couldn't justify keeping their existing blocks but soon gave up. People are greedy, even with something as seemingly simple as reclaiming unneeded addresses. It was like trying to pry a steak out of a starving dogs mouth... just not a good idea.

Comment: Re:Nuke it from orbit... (Score 0) 112

by drew_92123 (#46735001) Attached to: Racing To Contain Ebola

Prissy little "save everybody" b!tches like you are the reason the world is overpopulated and filled with misery. Got a country of people starving to death? Nuke em... no more pain or hunger! Got a disease spreading that kills most who catch it and no cure or treatment? Nuke em... No more disease! See... it all makes perfect sense.

Comment: Re:Fuck the FAA (Score 2) 218

by drew_92123 (#46734509) Attached to: FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Somehow I don't think the local police or sheriff are going to turn down the help regardless of what the FAA says. Seems to me the potential bad press due a a fatality should he not be allowed to help would be enough to keep them away... Of course everybody seems to be going crazy these days so who knows.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken

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