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curious2's most recent comments:
- On 13 Dec 2014
$303 Trillion for another bailout.,
Robert Sproul says
Wow, Time Magazine can't even spell Warren Buffett anymore. How the mighty have fallen! I hope someday they might yet recover from the AOL merger.
- On 12 Dec 2014
Teen takes antibiotic, burns 'from inside-out' - No, it's not from the Onion,
I guess it would be too much to ask of the press to name the actual antibiotic that was used in this case.
That would be irrelevant to their agenda, which is to promote the interests of their commercial sponsors and corporate owners. The article is meant to shout a scary warning to "ask your doctor" for permission to buy the latest and most expensive pills, "As Seen on TV!" If you fail to "ask your doctor", you will burn in hell, or in a hospital.
Meanwhile, back here in reality, literally every day a thousand Americans die from Rx errors, pharmacy errors, and hospital infections. Yet, because those happen all the time, they aren't "news" so they go usually unreported.
BTW, I wonder if shedding skin required surgery or if the surgery merely increased her risk of hospital-acquired infection. Sunburn causes shedding skin, for example; it can look horrifying, but it doesn't usually require surgery. But, if you walk onto a used car lot, they're going to sell you a used car, and if you walk into a hospital, they're going to sell you what they sell. An inexperienced teenage mother, and her own anxious mother, are ideal customers, because they'll pay anything and ask everyone they can find to raise more ransom; but, if you send them away, they might call you racist or negligent or whatever, so the staff are under tremendous pressure to do the lucrative thing, admit the patient and start scraping.
- On 11 Dec 2014
Memristors spell end of Big Software, Hardware,
It sounds like they've developed a new type of vaporware, by announcing non-existent software for hardware that doesn't exist yet either:
"Hewlett-Packard will take a big step toward shaking up its own troubled business and the entire computing industry next year when it releases an operating system for an exotic new computer... HP must still make significant progress in both software and hardware to make its new computer a reality. In particular, the company needs to perfect a new form of computer memory based on an electronic component called a memristor.... A working prototype of The Machine should be ready by 2016, says Bresniker. However, he wants researchers and programmers to get familiar with how it will work well before then."
It reminds me of a Beatles song: "I got no car and it's breaking my heart, but I've found a driver and that's a start." I hope it works out OK but meanwhile I'll stick with the Beatles version.