Tuesday, August 21, 2012

IPv6 Is Back!!!

You know how I've been warning you about how IPv6 will give governments nearly complete information on what and where you're doing what you're doing and now some of the other industry bigwigs and big thinkers are finally agreeing with me that this is all a bad idea and probably really coming from the same friendly folks who bring you black helicopters and try to regulate the amount of aluminum foil an unlicensed individual can buy without a prescription and all that sort of Big Brother-y kind of stuff; and I don't mean that crappy pseudo-reality TV stuff either, I'm talking full on 1984 George Orwell newspeak and everything.

Check this out, people - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/21/verity_stob_ipv6/ - here's a real-life adventure in the near future that will give you a sniff of what's to come if we don't find our way to actually just get IPv5. Whatever happened to IPv5, anyway? Why doesn't anyone know about that, I wonder - and you should too, Bub, if you know what's good for you anyway, since it's probably our best shot at getting more address space without all the extras that the tinhorn dictators and strong-man wannabes are working so hard to shove down our bandwidth.

Wake up before it's too late, world!

Posted by Gyro Gearloose

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rabies Resistant Peruvian Mutants?

  • Six Peruvians have survived - without treatment - the bite of rabid vampire bats.
  • They live in remote villages far from civilization along the Amazon, where locals endure frequent, typically deadly, vampire attacks.
  • Medical researchers agree that an untreated rabies infection in a human would be invariably fatal, that "nearly everyone who is found to be experiencing clinical symptoms of rabies dies"
While those in the know realize that vampire bats don't kill by draining the blood of their victims - they're far too small for that - they represent an important vector in the spread of rabies. In fact, the bats manage to lap up as much blood as they do by use of a factor in their saliva known as draculin which prevents the clotting and coagulation of the blood.

Until now, all medical experts were in agreement that rabies if left untreated is uniformly fatal. Were they wrong? Were they misleading us? Or ... has something different arisen in the Peruvian jungle?
Why has the Peruvian government not released DNA analyses of the survivors?
When will the Centers for Disease Control admit that the Peruvian Six carry a rabies-resistant mutation?
Which of the world's military organizations will be first to genetically enhance its soldiers with resistance to rabies - and then to develop similar mutations to protect against anthrax and other bio-weaponry?

We will report back here as we receive more information.

Posted by Listener 43

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