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+ - CDC stops reporting Ebola numbers 2

Submitted by symbolset
symbolset (646467) writes "After reporting reported suspected and confirmed infections and deaths from Ebola every two days for some time, the US CDC has let a week lapse without an update to their figures. Cases and deaths had previously been increasing at a logarithmic rate so frequent updates are essential to discover if current medical efforts are effective."

Comment: Re:For Win9, MS should go back to Service Packs... (Score 0) 303

This is an example of why Microsoft's software ought not even be considered by a serious professional. It ticks all the boxes. Denial of service without user interaction. Security vulnerability with remote root potential. Workaround requires disclosed remote root potential. Recovery requires hands on the device.

It is only going to get worse.

Comment: Re:The phone monopolies will never go for it! (Score 2) 93

by symbolset (#47682787) Attached to: Groundwork Laid For Superfast Broadband Over Copper

You will be thrilled to know that way out in Ephrata, WA they have had gigabit fiber to the home for 14 years, and in gritty Tacoma just south Click! Network sells 100mbps Internet - both through the power utility. But in Seattle, no. Not you. Those power utilities were grandfathered in from before the Qwest/Comcast Protection Act was made a stare law. That is why internet technology in Washington is almost exactly backward: high speed in rural areas, dialup in Seattle and the capital.

Incidentally, I caught a guy pulling underground fiber in my neighborhood recently and grilled him. Apparently we are finally scheduled for fiber to the home Real Soon Now. The guy said the company "wanted it done yesterday" and that they were definitely bringing fiber to the homes where my home is. Hopefully it will be with a decent company. I didn't recognize the name of the company but apparently they are going to lease it out anyway.

We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.