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Comment Re:The only fascinating thing about this story... (Score 2) 78

Try the linked
Will the copyrights and patents be valid or will fair use win? The wider court role of a "four-factor "fair use" test"?
The way APIs could be/is/will be/can be copyrighted.
The news and summary is all in the linked recap.
If its a win, its fair use for all.
Not a win, then some "fair use" test for US code? Doing programming in the USA just got more interesting. Code has to work and pass a final court test every time per product cycle?
Another type of win and its all copyrighted. Doing programming well away from the USA just got traction.

Comment Re:The only fascinating thing about this story... (Score 0) 78

Re 'is going to find out they've made a huge mistake."
It could get even more epic. Open source is found to be incompatible with the US legal system.
A rush to the exit by brands to their more friendly tax shelters to keep selling globally and revised products back into the USA.

Comment Re:We can date the jump into the U.S. in about 197 (Score 1) 350

The world had the skills to track the eradication globally of smallpox. So some skill to track the more interesting medical issues had to exist at that time per city, state, within the USA federally.
I was really hoping for autopsy policy, costs per state, city, ability to request different lab work if any. Did a medical autopsy get requested if the hospital paperwork covered for the reporting?
Was an autopsy reserved for mostly police and court work as policy and not medical research as it would question treatment issues?
If outsiders don't look for issues, a teaching hospital never mades mistakes and the self signed paperwork is all that is needed?
So I was hoping for some insights into the lack of lab work. A no autopsy policy? Lack of lab funding? Lack of staff skills? Has the policy changed?

Comment Re:More condoms less climate change (Score 1, Troll) 171

I am sick and tired of climate change being mentioned in every story with no evidence to back it up?

To me the solution to most problems is simple ... Less people!

What about the fact that species die out all the time? Like before we were here? Actually, some of them dying out are the reason we are here now! It happens. It will happen to us. It will suck when it is our turn, but it will still happen.

Comment Re:We can date the jump into the U.S. in about 197 (Score 1) 350

Re 'Oh it was a weird time."
Thats what I am trying to get someone with some 1970's insider medical knowledge to expand on. Was it a lack of reporting? Test got no funding so nobody could request more lab work? Was it an issue with autopsy skill, lack of funding for more tests or lack of any clear heath related autopsy reporting policy? What where the top teaching hospitals doing and their experts who should have been open to something new. New things make great book chapters and ensure more funding.
Was any testing and academic ability blocked due to funding or policy? Have US public health professionals actually learned as institutions from such restrictive policy issues?
Or has bureaucracy and politics made US public health research even more weird internally?

Comment Re:Why didn't it blow up in the heteros? (Score 0) 350

Let see how many -1 down votes per second this will get:
In the early 1970's most people still liked been middle class or liked to keep good values. Good old values from the past still carried some hold on good people in the wider population on average.
People got married and had mortgages or saved for a home, faced economic down turns, the Vietnam war, draft issues and work was a worry. Jet transport was not for all. Not many got a passport. University needed real skills, money. A full scholarship based on tested merit over a good academic life ensured poor gifted students stayed good. The wealthy stayed with the wealthy and poor would not risk a scholarship with actions that would remove that limited funding. University was for study and only for the very, very best or as a given rite of passage for the wealthy.
To get good work you had to present well and have no local issues. If better work was found a background investigation would show any issues and uncover local gossip or police reports. Reputation in a middle class community was everything and the pathway to much better pay.
Happy more local, isolated, productive people who stayed together. Life and fun stayed in the same local area and with people of the same social strata and wealth. Been seen with a wealthy or very poor person risked gossip.
The WW2 values still had a hold on culture decades later, people had faith and enjoyed been part of their nice, clean, happy local communities. Most of that can be seen in data collected over the decades. Movies and music would have presented a wild, counter culture side to sell but that took time to really change everything.
Over later years norms changed and the results can be seen in universities and places of work around the USA in later decades.

Re "and the media has never reported it that way? "
Big national media in the US reported to a few well controlled brands with a lot of local media staying very local. Ad revenue was everything. Who wanted a respected brand worth decades of ads next to a story about health? If the national media did not report it, a science or health issue did not get much traction.
Science was positive, good, happy and productive. Getting a cancer cure was the health news. Massive new US gov funding was going to finally help after decades of limited charity work. Space or military was the tech news. Escapist fantasy the fiction.
Local media, talk back radio stayed local and fun. Vietnam war reporting was the big test early in the 1970's and did change things, but that was political/war/funding/upper middle class draft, not health.
No vast internet to share with, some smarter local reporters with good medical contacts would have picked up on something, but with small readerships.

Comment Re:We can date the jump into the U.S. in about 197 (Score 2) 350

Not everyone is on average so healthy and would get that easy 10 years. So some early cases should have presented given the average spread of the wider population. Poverty, work conditions, poor nutrition could all play a part not having above average health.
Re "and so on and so on looking for the needle in the haystack." thats the idea of having great public health experts.
Any local Dr can work with what they see all day everyday.
The curiosity and follow up is what sets the really smart experts apart from the average. So what was holding them back from doing their jobs and reporting?

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