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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

BadDreamer Re:In Massachusetts... (1039 comments)

That is a *horrible* compromise, because what will *cause* an outbreak is compromised herd immunity. And this compromise allows for compromise of herd immunity.

When the outbreak happens, cause by this excemption system, the damage is already done and children are probably already dying. And worse, this lets the disease get a foothold and provides it with a breeding ground to mutate from, which allows it to improve its ability to overcome vaccination.

There is NOTHING good about this "compromise". It's horrible. The only way to conclude it is anything but atrocious is to be completely clueless about how disease and vaccinations work.

5 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

BadDreamer Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (1039 comments)

[citation needed]

Seriously. Really needed. Your arguments are extremely controversial. Who told you this?

5 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

BadDreamer Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (1039 comments)

And if you no-one around you had the vaccine you'd be dead now, since that means you're very sensitive to pertussis.

Adjuvants are an excellent tool. What about them do you want us to look at? How well they do their job?

Doctors get MORE money from letting you and all the kids around you get pertussis and treat it. Lots more. We're talking magnitudes here. Vaccines are a horribly bad deal from a business perspective; there is a lot more money in letting people get sick. So much more that a comparison is nuts. Trying to argue doctors provide vaccinations to pad their wallets is a complete and utter disconnect from any scientific evidence and reality.

No scientific objections here, just pure ignorance and prejudice.

5 days ago
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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

BadDreamer Re:Censorship (183 comments)

Europe. Right. Because this is what happens in each and every European country. For example the ones that see broadband as a basic human right. They're thinking in another era too.

Of course, that era is ahead of the US, but the point still holds, right?

about a week ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

BadDreamer Re:Idea (244 comments)

We have 100% marginal rates and people keep working.

about three weeks ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

BadDreamer Re:Burial customs? (244 comments)

Actually the computer was invented in Germany, and my CPU was developed in Israel. Most of the rest of the parts were developed and manufactured in Asia.

In fact, I can't find a single component in my computer which is from the US. Nor in my network solution, or the network of my house.

about three weeks ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

BadDreamer Re:To be expected (473 comments)

But that isn't the comparison. It's dropping usage by 99% *period*, and increasing the paid portion of the *remaining* use by 10%. Because that is what happens if your game isn't already in a hit series, with very few exceptions.

Plus. games which have a Minecraft model just keep selling. At GoG you can buy games which were made over 20 years ago, and they still sell. Very few games which charge by server use keep selling.

about a month ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

BadDreamer Re: The rest of the country needs to face reality (554 comments)

So you are taking as reference a bad implementation of a mass transit system and from that interpolating that even the mass transit systems which work can not work, because yours doesn't.

You have a future as a GOP representative. Don't try your hand at science though.

about a month ago
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There's No Such Thing As a General-Purpose Processor

BadDreamer Re:Hyperbolic headlines strike again (181 comments)

This is why we at one time had Lisp Machines with specialized hardware optimized for running Lisp efficiently. Message based machines were tried for Smalltalk.

But people do not use these kinds of languages enough. Operating systems and applications are largely written in C and its derivatives. That is why processors optimized for C won out.

So yes, it is in a way a vicious circle. Most of our software is C, so most of our hardware is optimized for C, so writing software in C makes the most efficient use of it.

about a month ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

BadDreamer Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

So to answer how systemd KNOWS that apache actually has started and is serving pages you enter into a page long rant about how init will get SIGCHILD when a process dies.

You are not a very clever man.

about 1 month ago
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Apple A8X IPad Air 2 Processor Packs Triple-Core CPU, Hefty Graphics Punch

BadDreamer Re:I don't really see the point. (130 comments)

Cubasis with a number of software synthesizers and some filters on recorded tracks is heavy number crunching, and something the tablet format is excellent for. More computing power means more filters and synthesizers, meaning less limitations on what can be done right away.

Many synthesizers and trackers can be used for realtime performances, and there the limiting factor is raw CPU power. This move is excellent news for those using iPads to perform.

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

BadDreamer Re:it solves some unicode issues (774 comments)

And how many of those binaries can you replace with previously existing alternatives to do the same thing? Can you unplug journald and instead run a previous logging daemon? Remove 20-30 of those binaries and instead use the older solutions for the same problems?

Unless you can, it's monolithic.

about 2 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

BadDreamer Re:Every new employee (554 comments)

Mainly because it was touted as an intuitive interface, but it wasn't. It made use of non-obvious gestures and key presses to do everyday tasks. This made it a power user interface, excellent for people who love spending time in the OS instead of in their applications.

Unfortunately that is hardly any people at all. And therefore hardly any people at all liked it.

about 2 months ago
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Hacking USB Firmware

BadDreamer Re:Locking USB... (97 comments)

You can lock the flash memory as much as you like. The PRAM on the Phison chip is unaffected.

What is being reprogrammed is the Phison control chip. There is no write enable pin on the Phison chip. It has a pin to control the write lock of the flash memory, but that has no effect on the Phison PRAM where the firmware resides.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

BadDreamer Re:Fine! (365 comments)

You learn the meaning of the columns by the teacher saying "this is the 1s column, this is the 10s column" etc.. The whole thing with boxes is a run-around, not getting to the point but doing something else.

Or are you saying you don't think kids can understand that? They need it dumbed down to grok it? You're selling humanity way short, if so.

about 3 months ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

BadDreamer Re:No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (937 comments)

That is not more accurate; it is incorrect. The stance of the agnostic is that we CAN NOT know. We also DO NOT know, of course, because we can not.

There is no contradiction. The agnostic believes it is impossible to KNOW, but the agnostic can still BELIEVE.

You are equating belief and knowledge, a common misconception. They are not the same. I can believe I can not know, yet still believe, or I can believe I can not know and not believe. No contradiction.

about 3 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

BadDreamer Re:Debian GNOME needs some attention (403 comments)

I am not speaking for the OC, but I have need of software which will not run on the glibc in stable. For example Scrivener, which still has no viable competitor.

about 3 months ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

BadDreamer Re:Me too. (408 comments)

Except they are not "copying". The Braun designs are different in shape and size, and only look similar from specific angles or when cutting out parts of a photo.

They're about as similar as any two brands of sports cars. If you search for just the right angle you'll be able to dupe people who do not know better than sports car manufacturers only copy each other, but anyone actually seeing them next to each other would wonder what the heck you're on about. The same goes for Braun's products and Apple products.

about 3 months ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

BadDreamer Re:Science vs Faith (795 comments)

Proof is not in the domain of science. You will only find proof in formal systems. Therefore your whole post contains no meaning, and you put nothing at stake even though you clearly feel that you do.

Reality is that which exists whether you believe in it or not. Man is an animal. Life has only the value we place on it. And this life is all you get, then it ends. Belief is a coping mechanism, nothing more.

about 3 months ago

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