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Calling all Nihilists, Misanthropes, Librarians and People Who Like Quiet

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stoicfaux
#1 - 2011-11-29 01:38:57 UTC
"A Dutch researcher has created a virus with the potential to kill half of the planet's population."

http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/11/29/0015216/paper-on-super-flu-strain-may-be-banned-from-publication

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Pulgy
Doomheim
#2 - 2011-11-29 01:56:47 UTC
meh
I bet someone somewhere deep underground keeps watch over much, much deadly strains.
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stoicfaux
#3 - 2011-11-29 02:02:45 UTC
Pulgy wrote:
meh
I bet someone somewhere deep underground keeps watch over much, much deadly strains.


Yeah, but this is a civilian institution and not some deep pockets, super-top-secret, cold war-esque, military project by a large nation-state.

It also means *civilian* security is guarding this potential WMD.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Zions Child
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#4 - 2011-11-29 02:14:23 UTC
Potential and actual losses tend to be different. In this case, influenza, no matter how contagious, is usually pretty easy to make a vaccine for. Unless it infected everyone on the planet within a month, actual losses would be much smaller, on the order of perhaps 0.1-0.2 kilohitlers.

Also, yes, humans are pretty vulnerable to viruses. We're also getting really good at figuring out ways to use HIV to make designer viruses.
Myxx
The Scope
#5 - 2011-11-29 02:35:07 UTC
Except this one is airborne. Meaning all you have to do is litterally breath it in and you're ******. Meaning... just letting it out of the lab is a pretty ****** idea.
Caldari Citizen20090217
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#6 - 2011-11-29 03:37:01 UTC
Madagascar has probably closed it's port already just to be sure.
Citizen20100211442
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2011-11-29 23:35:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Citizen20100211442
And sudently this will get in hands of "terrorists" , who actualy base excatly in Syria. United States going to do "rescue world" military operation, while people instead going in anti-war protest will keep their fingers crossed. And in aftermath civilised countries will get even more security cameras spying us, with reason to "prevent terrorism".

To be, or not to be, that's the question.

Pulgy
Doomheim
#8 - 2011-11-30 03:21:21 UTC
Caldari Citizen20090217 wrote:
Madagascar has probably closed it's port already just to be sure.


I laughed more than I should have.
Well played.
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Roosterton
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2011-11-30 05:31:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Roosterton
Caldari Citizen20090217 wrote:
Madagascar has probably closed it's port already just to be sure.


WIN Lol

You are now my favorite poster.
Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#10 - 2011-11-30 05:45:21 UTC
HALF of the world's population ?
Amateurs...

P.S. And you should START it in Madagascar, obviously.
stoicfaux
#11 - 2011-11-30 07:13:18 UTC
Caldari Citizen20090217 wrote:
Madagascar has probably closed it's port already just to be sure.


What was the name of that game/sim? I never could reliably infect Madagascar.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Zions Child
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#12 - 2011-11-30 07:44:47 UTC
stoicfaux wrote:
Caldari Citizen20090217 wrote:
Madagascar has probably closed it's port already just to be sure.


What was the name of that game/sim? I never could reliably infect Madagascar.


Pandemic 2
Roosterton
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2011-11-30 23:43:43 UTC
Yeah, Madascar was nigh impossible unless you were lucky enough to start there. Sad
Barakkus
#14 - 2011-12-01 15:44:24 UTC
It was created during studies to determine how H1N1 could potentially mutate to something more transmittable and virulent and how quickly that mutation is likely to occur, then to deal with it, they do that all the time with most viruses they discover.

http://youtu.be/yytbDZrw1jc

Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#15 - 2011-12-03 16:45:44 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
stoicfaux wrote:
"A Dutch researcher has created a virus with the potential to kill half of the planet's population."

http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/11/29/0015216/paper-on-super-flu-strain-may-be-banned-from-publication




There is already such a virus and it's called ignorance.

For example, while most of you and oohing and aahing at Tier 3 BCs and Skyrim:

1. The worlds biggest murder machine is getting ready to make it much easier to murder you.
2. They are coming up with a new conflict for you to possibly die in along with another one for those already there so that you are distracted from..
3.The fact that your future is being looted by the big banks


Edit: Discussions of politics removed, CCP Phantom.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Kurfin
Kippers and Jam Developments
#16 - 2011-12-04 20:54:14 UTC
Pah! It will take more than a case of the sniffles to finish me off.

Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#17 - 2011-12-07 00:12:02 UTC
Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
stoicfaux wrote:
"A Dutch researcher has created a virus with the potential to kill half of the planet's population."

http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/11/29/0015216/paper-on-super-flu-strain-may-be-banned-from-publication




There is already such a virus and it's called ignorance.


For example, while most of you and oohing and aahing at Tier 3 BCs and Skyrim:

1. The worlds biggest murder machine is getting ready to make it much easier to murder you.
2. They are coming up with a new conflict for you to possibly die in along with another one for those already there so that you are distracted from..
3.The fact that your future is being looted by the big banks


Edit: Discussions of politics removed, CCP Phantom.


The first line made me spill cranberry juice over my keyboard ... so much LOL on that .

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Telegram Sam
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2011-12-07 20:38:06 UTC
Librarians with WMDs? Smile