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Comment Re: Patience, my pretty... (Score 1) 120

Wouldn't that make it that much harder to track down the source in the event of an outbreak? If, say, a janitor or janitrix at Acme Carwash and Research Centre is among the first people to succumb to the disease, that would be a fairly obvious clue. If he or she is inoculated, however, and merely acts as a spore carrier and infects a random stranger on the bus, the source will be that much harder to track.

Comment Is this really news? (Score 1) 231

Not intended as a jibe at the contributor of this article, of course, but rather a jibe at the world at large. When camera phones became common enough to get thrown away, I remember doing the exact same thing with dumpster-dived mobile phones. (I was a teenager at the time, with a customary deficiency of both moral scruples and better things to do.) Surely, anyone who has ever salvaged or otherwise second-handed any form of storage device already knows that people are notoriously bad at wiping. Now and again this resurfaces in the public eye in the form of a news article or similar. Despite this, it continues to be a problem. Why? Why aren't people learning? Why does this news topic refuse to age?

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