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Comment: Re:1st or 2nd transmission within the US? (Score 2) 421

by rkww (#48124389) Attached to: Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Was the diagnosis of Sgt. Monning ever confirmed? Did the Boston Globe just forget to count him?

"Monnig was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian inside an ambulance protected with plastic on the inside. Once there, his blood was drawn. He was cleared of the Ebola virus the next day."

Comment: Re:I don't see what good unlocking does (Score 1) 77

by rkww (#47537601) Attached to: Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill

If phones were portable between networks, then multi-network compatible phones are actually worth selling and will show up in stores

That's already the case in the UK. Note the 'unlocked' option in the Network dropdown and the premium it brings to the price.

An unlocked GSM phone can be used with a local SIM card (so no roaming charges) anywhere in Europe, and, in the UK at least, you can buy a pay-as-you-go SIM card for less than a dollar.

Or a month's unlimited data for $25. And interestingly (for this topic) a 3UK SIM can be used in a handful of countries without roaming charges - including the USA (but data's limited to 25 gigabytes per month and you're not allowed to tether.)

Comment: Re: ANOTHER DEAD BODY! SWEET JUSTICE! (Score 1) 450

by rkww (#47033565) Attached to: Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

It's the Daily Mail, but... "one of the images shows Adebowale raising his gun at the officers even after he had been shot in the leg and stomach, forcing the officers to shoot him in the hand - blowing off his thumb.

"Once both the terror suspects posed no further threat, E48 used a first aid kit from the police car to treat Adebowale.

"He added: 'Once the threat is neutralised we have a duty of care to all persons to save life, no matter who they are.'"

Optimism is the content of small men in high places. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack Up"