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by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134832

On reflection, I think right now might be a good time to stock up on dried foods and sterilising chemicals, gloves, masks etc. Unless Africa is fully quarantined, this will get out into the rest of the world sooner or later. There's just been a fatality in Saudi Arabia - they had been in Liberia. W...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134832

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http://www.geert.io/exponential-growth-of-ebola.html

At least we PowerSwitchers understand the exponential function...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134832

Piot, who has worked for the UN and World Health Organisation, said the US and UK efforts were good, but not good enough. "It's all going far too slow; I think there's still no sense that this is an absolute emergency and catastrophe," he said. Describing the "formidable management ch...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: 22 After
Replies: 5
Views: 3091

Anything to do with Guy McPherson?
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134832

I know someone who did get a BSc (Hons) in epidemiology. And he was a disaster planner too. And when the 2009 bird flu came along, producing exponential and sigmoid curve projections, the lot, he knew his former ignorant employer would disregard all that and give him a Good Stiff Ignoring. They got ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ebola outbreak, and other potential epidemics
Replies: 876
Views: 134832

Hi Steve You look like you are very well versed here. Have you studied epidemiology? Not entirely sure about your distinction between societies and populations, unless you mean someone like this here Western type 1 diabetic, (who, through being born at the right place and time - (forty years before ...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Pay for oil in rubles
Replies: 10
Views: 2657

"Nearly three billion hunks of well-done steak."

Fifties tune, wasn't it? How dated...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: The Day The Icecap Died
Replies: 4
Views: 3820

RenewableCandy wrote:But...but...it includes the word "Diamondoid" :D What's not to like?
It's lacking the word Outwith?
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: The Day The Icecap Died
Replies: 4
Views: 3820

Stairstep catabolic collapse...? Just like reading the news reports today. Each item in apparent isolation, no direct connections made. Move along now, nothing to see here.
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iraq falling apart
Replies: 151
Views: 29388

And a comment from a Graun reader... You can just imagine one of these Isis lads phoning his boss yesterday asking what shifts he was on this week. "Eh, I've got you down Monday to Wednesday as a terrorist in Iraq but might have to send you to Syria as a rebel Thursday & Friday. Mustafa wan...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue May 27, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: George gets Infinite Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 956

George gets Infinite Growth

It's simple. If we can't change our economic system, our number's up It's the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity's undoing http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up T...
by Mean Mr Mustard
Tue May 27, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mini EU referendum
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

RenewableCandy wrote:"Outwith" is a splendid word and we should use it more often.
The tabloid celeb reporters use it all the time, reporting latest nightclub tittle tattle rumour and scuttlebutt. "X is going outwith Y..."
by Mean Mr Mustard
Wed May 21, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Win a prize...
Replies: 21
Views: 4549

I do have to wonder how they picked these questions in the first place, large lunch (on expenses) then a 30 minute meeting -> done? I think a group of high schoolers could have done better. Yup. To me, curing blindness beats continued short-haul flying any day. The thing that bothers me was the und...