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Comment Mandate reporting when antibiotics are prescribed. (Score 3, Insightful) 75

Let's be completely honest here: overprescribing of antibiotics by physicians, especially when a patient obviously has a virus for which an antibiotic is useless, is partially to blame for the widespread prevalence of MR bugs. Use of specialized, last-resort antibiotics for routine infection is common.
The other factor is the unconscionable "prophylactic" use of antibiotics in farm animals to sustain flocks in overcrowded conditions and stimulate weight gain in cattle.
You, or someone you love, *will* develop an opportunistic, difficult to treat infection as a result of trying to keep beef and chicken prices low.

Comment Cavitation-induced Ignition (Score 2) 266

This paper has a pretty thorough analysis of igniting cryogenic fuels by the force of cavitation, that is, collapsing of bubbles that could, for example, form from the interaction of super-chilled LOx and LOx condensed from the atmosphere.
You don't need a bullet, or a ray gun, or even a rock to ignite cryo fuels under the right circumstances.
The shockwave from the failure of a pipe or weld could be enough to ignite the fuel.

Comment Re:Missing something from the so called 'summary'. (Score 1) 146

That must be a pretty nice rock you just crawled out from under.
For someone with such a low slashdot ID, you must not check in very often; just searching Slashdot for "theranos" returned 10 articles since 2013.
Holmes' spectacular rise and fall was the punchline of a joke in the season finale of HBO's Silicon Valley, so even Hollywood writers know who she is/was.

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