ProblemI've gotta figure how can I use the Intertubes to infect people with my flu before it's over
      – BorgClown, 2009-08-10 at 22:12:19   (8 comments)

On 2009-08-10 at 22:19:41, BorgClown wrote...
The facts: I got infected no earlier than last Wednesday, most likely past Thursday. I'm already past my peak infectious potential, but will continue to be infectious until next weekend. The infection vector are the mucous membranes, but sneezing on every internaut is unrealistical. The virus can survive outside mt body from 15 minutes (dry paper) to two days (hard, non-porous surfaces). The postage costs would be prohibitive for me though.
On 2009-08-11 at 13:27:23, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Ideally you should go to a public place like a big shopping centre, and sneeze directly into the air. That way you'll help the most people to get the first wav... oh, wait. You didn't say swine 'flu. Oh, never mind then.
On 2009-08-11 at 14:20:33, Thelevellers wrote...
Sneeze into as many AC units as you can find! :D
On 2009-08-12 at 00:42:26, BorgClown wrote...
Holy shit, I went to work today and about half of the workers also have the flu! After the sterile madness of swine flu it seems that most of us became careless and spread the infection. Serves us well. Swine flu is no more lethal than traditional influenza, so now only the strong cases are sent to the lab, in order not to clog the analysis queue. Everyone seems to be recovering an two or three days, although it takes a normal immune system 7-10 days to nuke the virus.
On 2009-08-12 at 00:47:38, BorgClown wrote...
Oh, and about infecting everyone, I need technology from the FUTURE! I imagine myself sending an email to some friends: <tt>"Check out this new RNA I got today, if used as nasal drops it increases your olfaction 10-fold for one hour AGTA-CTGA..."
On 2009-08-12 at 08:50:31, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Supposedly swine 'flu is more lethal for those who wouldn't be susceptible to normal 'flu?
On 2009-08-13 at 03:26:54, BorgClown wrote...
It causes stronger symptoms, i.e. higher fever, acute pain. It's dumb to get a flu so severe and sit on it a couple of days while it gets worse. Most swine flu deaths were caused by apathy.
On 2009-08-13 at 03:27:36, BorgClown wrote...
Or should I say "are"? It seems it's going strong, although my work epidemic was a common flu.