豬流感,請閱讀

願最好的會來臨。

from bbc news

Mexico flu: Your experiences

Readers in Mexico have been emailing the BBC describing the sense of fear gripping the country as a result of a flu virus outbreak, which has so far claimed more than 80 lives.

The World Health Organization says the virus has the potential to become a pandemic.

Read a selection of BBC readers’ comments below.

I’m a specialist doctor in respiratory diseases and intensive care at the Mexican National Institute of Health. There is a severe emergency over the swine flu here. More and more patients are being admitted to the intensive care unit. Despite the heroic efforts of all staff (doctors, nurses, specialists, etc) patients continue to inevitably die. The truth is that anti-viral treatments and vaccines are not expected to have any effect, even at high doses. It is a great fear among the staff. The infection risk is very high among the doctors and health staff.

There is a sense of chaos in the other hospitals and we do not know what to do. Staff are starting to leave and many are opting to retire or apply for holidays. The truth is that mortality is even higher than what is being reported by the authorities, at least in the hospital where I work it. It is killing three to four patients daily, and it has been going on for more than three weeks. It is a shame and there is great fear here. Increasingly younger patients aged 20 to 30 years are dying before our helpless eyes and there is great sadness among health professionals here.
Antonio Chavez, Mexico City


高達獨角獸

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富野悠由悠季+安彥良和+大河原邦男的高達,是否大家熟識的高達呢?高達獨角獸Gundam Unicorn,UC年代,到時會追看。Gundam 00贏盡口碑,當時看了兩集便沒耐性看,人設太難看了。


高橋留美子《命運之鳥》新連載!!!!


Piratebay抗戰到底

下午才在學校看到Piratebay上庭的新聞,下班回到家已變成piratebay found guilty。

沒有時間去認真寫一篇回應文章,然而看到報導其中一個回應是這樣︰

“There has been a perception that piracy is OK and that the music industry should just have to accept it. This verdict will change that,” he said.(the chairman of industry body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) John Kennedy)

via bbcnews

簡直是bullshit,其實當【Free Culture】一書出現又或是眾多學者的支持又或是當這個新的網絡時代的降臨,舊的copyright law 已經不合時已經是眾所周知的事實。還用什麼保護正版保護正版音樂的口吻說話的,還是那些既有利益者,就是那些唱片公司。

保護音樂其實到頭來只是「保護從音樂業賺取大量金錢」的掩飾,我替瑞典感到失望。


Black Cab Sessions的士上的浪漫

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當本人一直目光只投放在幾個請各bands/musicians來演唱的網上平台時候,原來英國在2007年時也有一個叫Black Cab Sessions的網頁了,以英國的名產黑色的士來做舞台,讓Spoon, Peter Bjorn and John, Lykke Li, The National, Lambchop, Jens Lekman, Badly Drawn Boy, Calexico…睇了一個朝早。