And I have a rock that protects me from tiger attacks...
Rest assured, if you should ever contract it, I'll be personally doing my best to take out double page ads in the Sun to announce it to the world.
Because people are stupid.
HIV is pretty much non-contagious as long as you don't exchange some sort of body fluid. Now, I don't know how you go about in your everyday life, but I don't routinely have people spill blood, semen or other stuff coming out of their body into mine.
But people are stupid.
Remember the H1N1 craze? Swine flu? Or any other of the sky-is-falling pandemics? SARS anyone? Yes, they are contagious. How many cases did we have around the US and Europe? Was it more than a dozen combined? People went apeshit over that crap. Mostly because they didn't have the first clue about it other than "oh it's killing people, watch out!"
And now imagine these people should interact with people who actually carry a deadly disease. No matter that there is no sensible way they could get infected, they WILL go bananas over it.
HIV is already a disease that puts a terrible weight on your psyche. Making these people outcasts for no reason whatsoever doesn't really help it.
Yeah, 'cause anyone without HIV is terribly interested in a newsletter concerning its treatment.
I can't wait to get my next Alzheimer newsletter. Or
(shamelessly copied from the jargon file)
Tom Knight and the Lisp Machine
A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.
Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: “You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong.”
Knight turned the machine off and on.
The machine worked.
For reference, see your CEO at his next speech.
Sorry, but the line "or it has been done by someone else" alone is enough to dismiss what is said as rubbish.
There is a lot of things this world needs desperately. Another batch of cargo cult programmers is not among them. You needn't invent the wheel twice but you should know what makes it turn so you don't install it sideways. If you do not understand WHY you do the things you do, at the very least you will end up with very inefficient code. At worst with very insecure code.
Why bother? I'm pretty sure there's plenty of people who are so desperate to be noticed that there's a page for them to post such videos themselves.
You see people vote and still believe this?
People can't be assed to care. There is exactly two kinds of answers you'll get. "Oh, it can't be THAT bad or they'd outlaw that" and "But why should that happen to ME?"
Here's a phone, call someone who cares.
Legal or illegal means jack if there is no way to even detect it.
"I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations.'" -- Robert G. Ingersoll