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Comment Re:21 day incubation period... (Score 1) 487

A little perspective? Ok.

Last I checked, every person infected infects 1.7 more.
But lets say 2 for worst case, then it's easier to grasp for geeks.

October 5, 8,011 cases, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

2^1-12 = exponential
2^13 = 8192, October
2^14 = 16384, November
2^15, 32768, December
2^16, 65536, January 2015
2^17, 131072, February 2015
2^18, 262144, March 2015
2^19, 524288, April 2015
2^20, 1M, May 2015
2^21, 2M, June 2015
2^22, 4M, July 2015
2^23, 8M, August 2015
2^24, 16M, September 2015
2^25, 32M,
2^26, 64M,
2^27, 128M,
2^28, 256M,
2^29, 512M
2^30, 1B
2^31, 2B
2^32, 4B
2^33, 8B
2^34, 16B, July 2016

All data so far indicates exponential growth.

Next time you're at a hospital might be.. July 2016? Probably no waiting time then.

Comment I think I saw that in Austin Powers... (Score 0) 201

Johnson:Colonel, you better take a look at this radar.
Colonel: What is it, son?
Johnson: I don't know, sir, but it looks like a giant--
Jet Pilot: Dick!
Dick: Yeah?
Pilot: Take a look outta starboard.
Dick: Oh, my God! It looks like a huge--
Bird-Watching Woman: Pecker!
Bird-Watching Man: Oh, where?
Bird-Watching Woman: Wait! that's not a woodpecker. It looks like someone's--
Army Sergeant: PRIVATES! We have reports of an unidentified flying object! It is a long, smooth shaft, complete with--
Umpire: 2 balls! What is that? That looks just like an enormous--
Teacher: Wang! Pay attention!
Wang: I was distracted by that enormous flying--
Musician: Willie.
Willie: Yeah?
Musician: What's that?
Willie: Well, it looks like a giant--
Colonel: Johnson!
Johnson: Yes, sir!
Colonel: Get on the horn to British Intelligence and let them know about this!

Submission + - Telia launches 4G network in Stockholm/Oslo (google.com) 1

digithed writes: Earlier than expected Telia have today opened the World's first commercial 4G network in Stockholm (with infrastructure provided by Ericsson) and in Oslo (with infrastructure provided by Huawei).
The link is a Google translation of a Swedish article at www.mobil.se. Ignore the references to Vodafone in the translation this is definitely Telia and nothing at all to do with Vodafone. For some reason Google translate Telia to Vodafone in their Swedish to English translation...I wonder how much Vodafone paid for that :-)

The Internet

Submission + - The Pirate Bay Taken Offline By Swedish Authoritie

pirate writes: The Swedish authorities have now ordered The Pirate Bay to be disconnected from the Internet. The site's bandwidth suppliers have been threatened with a large fine. The site is completely offline. The court ordered the site's major bandwidth supplier, Black Internet, to disconnect TPB from the Internet or face penalties of 500,000 kroner ($70,600). The ISP complied, saying that it had no choice but to uphold the law.

The Universe As Hologram 532

Several readers sent in news of theoretical work bolstering the proposition that the universe may be a hologram. The story begins at the German experiment GEO600, a laser inteferometer looking for gravity waves. For years, researchers there have been locating and eliminating sources of interference and noise from the experiment (they have not yet seen a gravity wave). For months they have been puzzling over a source of noise they could not explain. Then Craig Hogan, a Fermilab physicist, approached them with a possible answer: that GEO600 may have stumbled upon a fundamental limit where space-time stops behaving like a smooth continuum and instead dissolves into "grains." The "holographic principle" suggests that the universe at small scales would be "blurry," its smallest features far larger than Planck scale, and possibly accessible to current technology such as the GEO600. The holographic principle, if borne out, could help distinguish among competing theories of quantum gravity, but "We think it's at least a year too early to get excited," the lead GEO600 scientist said.

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