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Comment: Re:At least tap water is chlorinated (Score 1) 279

by quenda (#47990755) Attached to: CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Chloride? Fortunately not everywhere. In western Europe most countries use hydrogen peroxide, because afterward you can still drink the water and don't need expensive water in bottles.

No, chlorine, not -ide. Widely used for municipal water supplies. Not sure what you are talking about.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile (Score 2) 279

by quenda (#47980755) Attached to: CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

Rampant corruption and poverty is only part of the problem.

Botswana is widely considered the least corrupt country in Africa, and the most prosperous sub-Saharan country.
But they have been completely unable to control the AIDS epidemic, with up to a quarter of the country infected.
Botswana has gone from having one of the highest sub-Saharan life expectancies to one of the lowest.
Unhealthy habits can be very hard to change, even in a relatively prosperous and well-governed country.

Given the sad history of AIDS in Africa, it is hard to be optimistic about ebola control.

Comment: Re:Not until Apple includes it in their iPhone (Score 1) 75

by quenda (#47950923) Attached to: Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

The whole point is that Apple won't include it unless it has a worthwhile use. Other companies play spec wars where there is no practical use of a technology for users. Apple doesn't.

Too right. Before Apple added support for copy-and-paste, MMS, multi-tasking, high-res or bluetooth, they were just useless gimmicks on other platforms.

Comment: Re:lets pump the brakes here and analyze. (Score 1) 165

Furthermore, one of their stated goals is that they want to destroy the US.

You have that backwards. The US wants to destroy ISIS. Even if some ISIS spokesman was accurately translated as aiming to destroy the US, how could anyone possibly take it seriously? Similar absurd claims were made about Al Qaeda, when bin Laden just wanted Americans out of Saudi Arabia, and the middle east generally.

Comment: Re:Thought crime (Score 1) 165

Just planning or speaking about heinous crimes is enough to get you nickes, again, as it should be.

No it will not. One person planning a crime, even bragging about it, is not conspiracy. It could just be a fantasy. Lots of people imagine ways of killing someone, but never do it. The crime is conspiracy, which means more than one person planning it together. To charge one person acting alone, he would have to have gone beyond planning, e.g. purchasing bomb ingredients.

If Machiavelli were a hacker, he'd have worked for the CSSG. -- Phil Lapsley