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Comment: My favorites (Score 1) 255

by jep77 (#49026197) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

My favorites are the ones with this type of warning at the bottom:

This message is intended only for the use of the addressee and may contain confidential, privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please delete all copies of the message and its attachments and notify us immediately.

Guess that didn't work out so well.
Not that those warnings have any teeth to begin with, but this doesn't help.

Comment: Crunch all you want... We'll make more! (Score 3, Interesting) 136

by jep77 (#48851923) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance

So is he saying that doctors should keep prescribing antibiotics for illness where they are unnecessary, and that prophylactic application of antibiotics in agriculture should continue? That is, the only thing that needs to be fixed is the manufacturing leakage?

Of course that's the only problem. Because, in India and China, those problems aren't likely to be fixed any time soon (perhaps if ever). If over-prescription isn't the problem, doctors and agricultural users can continue purchasing unnecessarily large quantities of the drugs, guilt free. That's a convenient stance for a drug company CEO to have.

I'm not saying that mishandled wastage at a drug plant isn't an issue. It appears that it is. The CEO said so. But I'd me more interested in seeing facts that back up his claim that overuse is not the issue causing antibacterial resistant bacteria. The overuse is probably more widespread than the factories, and probably more likely to be the cause of the superbugs in your area (unless, of course, your area is near these factories).

Comment: Re:"if someone says a curse word against my mother (Score 3, Insightful) 894

by jep77 (#48819459) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

Prophets DO exist. Their existence does not indicate their accuracy or sanity.
I can claim to be the son of FSM and speak as his interpreter.

I am the pirate Seamus McCrory, son of FSM, bearer of meatballs. May the Father embrace you with his noodly appendage. R'amen.

+ - Two Cities Ask the FCC to Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet 2

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "Two cities—Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina—have officially asked the federal government to help them bypass state laws banning them from expanding their community owned, gigabit fiber internet connections.
In states throughout the country, major cable and telecom companies have battled attempts to create community broadband networks, which they claim put them at a competitive disadvantage. The FCC will decide if its able to circumvent state laws that have been put in place restricting the practice."

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