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I called the local department of public works yesterday about the malfunctioning stop signal, wanting to suggest that since the outage was in its third day, they might want to consider putting a traffic cop there during rush hour, or something prudent like that. Oddly, the guy I spoke with made it sound like they were unaware the traffic light was broken (even though I presume they were the ones to set it to blink when it went on the blink, so to speak), acting as though I was reporting it, rather than complaining about something that was already reported. I can't believe this went so long with them being unaware of it, but supporting that theory is the fact that it was repaired by the evening rush hour. Weird.

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 20:32 Sepharo
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 15:55:
btw does it strike any USians as odd that Russia Today seems to be the best source for US news?

Citation: http://rt.com/usa/news/tsa-shirt-arijit-delta-308/

Haha I have that shirt. I still wear it every now and then too.
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 20:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 15:55:
btw does it strike any USians as odd that Russia Today seems to be the best source for US news?

Citation: http://rt.com/usa/news/tsa-shirt-arijit-delta-308/
It's not, the best source are blogs, but like anything else it is a source. Blogs though can be time consuming, and can be very hit or miss. The major networks have an agenda and anyone who doesn't think so needs to get their rectal inversion syndrome checked out. Two or three different groups broke it all at the same time, a couple of citizen journal blogs, I think infowars(which was linked on drudge), and a local conservative talk radio show 620? 580? something like that I can't remember where it was or the frequency who got tipped by someone who was on the flight.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 19:22 nin
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 19:17:
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 19:01:
Why look, it's KOTOR2 on steam...

Cool, I lost my physical copy at some point and wanted another playthrough. And in a nice coincidence it's come out less than a month after the Sith Lords Restored Content Mod was finished.


Yeah, I'll be grabbing both of those soon...not sure where my discs are, either, and it always bugged me we had the first one on steam and not the second.

Maybe I'll actually finish 2 this time...

 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 19:17 NegaDeath
 
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 19:01:
Why look, it's KOTOR2 on steam...

Cool, I lost my physical copy at some point and wanted another playthrough. And in a nice coincidence it's come out less than a month after the Sith Lords Restored Content Mod was finished.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 19:01 nin
 

Why look, it's KOTOR2 on steam...
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 15:55 RailWizard
 
btw does it strike any USians as odd that Russia Today seems to be the best source for US news?

Citation: http://rt.com/usa/news/tsa-shirt-arijit-delta-308/

This comment was edited on Aug 23, 2012, 17:15.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 15:11 RailWizard
 
Matshock wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:10:

Technology doesn't replace due diligence. Nature is not tamed yet.


Maybe it's just that my tinfoil hat is on too tight, but I think it's inevitable that we are headed to some kind of anti-antibiotic apocalypse. The idea is nothing new of course...it just disturbs me how the medical industry only says this once in a while. Meanwhile the shit is put into everything just to make a few bucks.

I am a dirty bastard. My immune system is like Superman. I can't even remember the last time I was sick.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 15:06 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:42:
Reality is, they live in all hospitals, and these bacteria KILL because hospital staff allows them to by their own negligence
This isn't anything to be surprised about, my grandmother was a nurse for nearly 40 years(she loved the job), and worked from Canada to the US in hospitals and nursing homes with them asking for her to come to them to fix whatever problems they had with the nursing staff. Her biggest problem when she walked in the doors? Usually to start cracking peoples heads and getting them to wash their hands. The second, was to not scratch their ass while on the job.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 15:03 RailWizard
 
dardin wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:01:
The blinking function happens automatically on stop lights when they malfunction or lose power. I know where I live all the lights are monitored remotely these days so if there is a malfunction or a problem no one needs to call it in. Ours even have traffic monitoring cameras on pretty much every light here in town. They use these cameras to monitor the traffic flow and adjust the timing of the lights based on it. Apparently this is not the case with that light where you live.

There are some near me that blink(go offline) after a certain hour. As for traffic cams....if the day comes when those are on every light, that is the day I become a vandal and maybe start selling those bitches.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 11:42 eRe4s3r
 
Even more Interesting is the fact that this bacteria spread started because of extremely sloppy Hygiene (remember, it's an intestinal bacteria, spreads by touch, does not survive decontamination procedures..), so not only is it not stopped but it only even started because of VERY bad hygiene procedures, sloppy hospital staff and negligence. That these bacteria are drug resistant is a fact of life, especially in Hospitals where patients are pumped full of Antibiotica, that they can spread IS NOT.

Reality is, they live in all hospitals, and these bacteria KILL because hospital staff allows them to by their own negligence
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 11:10 Matshock
 
How Scientists Stopped Klebsiella Pneumoniae:

I read the story twice- they didn't stop it. The disease ran its course after spreading around the hospital for months. They had to run hundreds of tests on patients that would have been unnecessary otherwise. They managed to contain it to a degree with a massive conventional effort.

All the tales of KPC being able to spread in ways they couldn't account for before DNA sequencing is a lie. It's a bacteria- when you don't succeed in a fully sterile isolation it spreads so this:

The woman went into strict isolation: Everyone entering her room donned a protective gown and gloves and rigorously washed their hands. Her medical equipment got special decontamination. All other patients in the ICU had their throats and groins tested regularly to see if the bug was spreading.

...contains some kind of lie. The patient was obviously not received in isolation so someone upstream screwed up big-time at a minimum.

All the DNA sequencer did was confirm what they should have already known- and perhaps got those digi-dependent technocrats to move and do the right thing after the fact.

Technology doesn't replace due diligence. Nature is not tamed yet.

 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 11:05 SimplyMonk
 
After 32,000 Years, an Ice Age Flower Blooms Again.

When I originally heard this story, it was surrounded with health problems regarding the lead researchers into the project.

Update: The lead author, David Gilichinsky passed away on 18 February, just two days before his final paper was published.

If he has since risen as a zombie, I'm blaming this flower. Isn't this how Umbrella Corp started?
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 11:01 dardin
 
The blinking function happens automatically on stop lights when they malfunction or lose power. I know where I live all the lights are monitored remotely these days so if there is a malfunction or a problem no one needs to call it in. Ours even have traffic monitoring cameras on pretty much every light here in town. They use these cameras to monitor the traffic flow and adjust the timing of the lights based on it. Apparently this is not the case with that light where you live.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 10:31 InBlack
 
Just think of the lives you saved Blue!! They fixed that traffic light because YOU called!  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2012, 10:01 nin
 

OK, I'm not clicking on any link that contains the word "tubesteak" especially at work...

 
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