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Comment Re:"Blocked". What does "blocked" mean in this cas (Score 1) 109

From the article:
"Telefonica Brasil SA" - Land (fiber/dsl) and Mobile lines, check.
"America Movil SAB's Claro - Land (cable) and Mobile lines, check
"TIM Participacoes SA" - Land (dsl/fiber) and Mobile lines, check.
"Oi SA" - Land (dsl/fiber) and Mobile lines, check
"Nextel Participacoes SA" - mobile only

That probably covers over 95% of residential and a little less of commercial connections in Brazil.

So there is no point in trying to use 3G/4G or your land/wifi connection, you'll have close to no one to talk to.

Comment Lastpass (Score 1) 60

Or just start using Lastpass...

TBH i didn't get how this software works. You type the password and it checks it against a few sites? Thats it? That would be incredibly ineffective...

I have over 100 sites and passwords on my Lastpass Vault and it can tell me where and what passwords are currently being reused.

Comment Re:Shouldn't others have a say? (Score 1) 147

In about 3 months Rio had 25 000 cases of Zika virus. Thats 278 cases a day.
278 is 0.0017% of a population of 16 millions.
Add 500k tourists and your chance of getting Zika is even lower... the chance of a international visitor getting Zika must be infinitesimal.

Zika is only a topic in Rio among people planning on having kids or pregnant woman, i don't see any other group of people taking any extra precautions because of Zika.

Temperatures are already going down, and although it will not go much lower during the winter it is enough to significantly lower the number of mosquitos. It has always been like this with dengue fever, big numbers during the summer, MUCH lower during winter, and since its the same mosquito it will also happen with Zika.

Comment Re:I wouldn't want to row (Score 1) 400

It is still much cleaner, the marine outfall takes the water miles into the ocean.
Its been raining heavily this week and most beaches are safe: http://www.inea.rj.gov.br/cs/g...

Check the article yourself:
Luiz Lima, a two-time Brazilian Olympic swim team member, trains off Copacabana daily with a club called the Gladiatores and says he feels perfectly safe. "The problem is the trash," he says, standing near the water's edge. "People in Brazil don't put trash in the trash."

Steven Munatones, longtime international open-water event organizer and founder of the World Open Water Swimming Association, has made several prior trips to Rio and says the water quality -- judged by taste, smell, visibility and his own lack of symptoms afterward -- is usually very good. Out of roughly 60 times he's swum at Copacabana, he can recall only one day when conditions were, as he says, "gross."

This gross days are usually the day after heavy rains, trash around the city ends up on the coast and depending on winds and currents end up on the beaches.

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