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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

NeoMorphy Re:freedom 2 b a moron (1050 comments)

Some people can't get vaccinated because of medical reasons. Also vaccinations do not have a 100% effectiveness. If too many people decide to not get vaccinated then an outbreak could spread through all of those people and the ones where the vaccination didn't take as well as the people who could not get a vaccination. If the percentage of people who were successfully vaccinated is high enough then you will have individual cases here and there.

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

NeoMorphy Re:No (1050 comments)

If your body is part of a society that is using vaccines to reduce or even eradicate a harmful disease then you need to realize that your "natural right" is violating the rights and safety of that society. Even if you become a hermit, unless you can guarantee that you will never physically interact with other humans, you are a risk.

If someone is against being vaccinated are they thinking "You will not expose me to weakened or dead microorganisms, and in return I will become a potential host for potent versions of those same microorganisms that I can then expose others to against their will". It seems hypocritical to be against the first but okay with the second. Or are they thinking nobody will get infected? We see outbreaks happening now, and you know it's not the vaccinated ones causing it.

I feel sorry for the children, they don't know any better. It reminds me of the children of "Christian Scientists" who die needlessly because their parents used prayer instead of modern medicine.

about two weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

NeoMorphy Re:The "Protesters" (1128 comments)

I wouldn't call "Burning and looting stores" taking direct action against a failed system.

That type of behavior is like a child smashing things during a temper tantrum. It only causes them more problems and reinforces a negative image. Peaceful protests and programs that improve the neighborhood and youth programs would have been more beneficial.

A failed system isn't going to get fixed if they wage a violent war against it. They will only force it to use more resources against them. A lot of money and resources are wasted that could have been used to fund positive programs. I'm not saying that the wasted resources would have been used to fund positive programs, but there's not much chance now.

about a month ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

NeoMorphy Re:Diversity bullshit (123 comments)

Let me think.. "The Anti-Coolie Act of 1862", "Naturalization Act of 1870", "Chinese Exclusion Act"....

about a month and a half ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

NeoMorphy Re:How about... (349 comments)

How long does it take for a virus to mutate?

I hear a lot of people talk about how Ebola is not very contagious and yet one of the largest epidemics is happening right now. Are we going to hear a statement in the future about how nobody predicted that it would mutate into a more contagious strain? We've been worried that H5N1 could mutate and cause a pandemic and it's less contagious than Ebola. If the Ebola virus ever mutates into a more contagious strain we're all dead, because by the time anyone figures it out it will be all over the planet via jet propulsion. Unless we quarantine before that happens. Quarantine before pandemic is more helpful than quarantine after pandemic.

How did the health care workers in Dallas catch Ebola? Were they vomited on? Nina Pham was wearing protective gear and she became infected! If a trained nurse wearing protective gear caught Ebola, then what chance do unprotected and untrained civilians have when they are unaware of any danger? A doctor treating Ebola victims comes back home and doesn't realize he caught it. I'm assuming he's experienced with Ebola and yet he did not realize that he was potentially infected. How is that possible? Was he lying(scary thought considering his behavior when he came back.) or is it possible that our understanding of this strain of Ebola lacking?

about 1 month ago
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Genes Don't Just Predict Intelligence, But Also How Well You Do In School

NeoMorphy Re:Genes don't just (154 comments)

I would go one step further. Otherwise the less capable will be able to breed as much as they want and the more capable would have to raise those children.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

NeoMorphy Re:Apple now a trend follower? (730 comments)

I suspect they'll buy it anyways. Then they can rationalize that because it's thinner, the increase in size is okay.

about 3 months ago
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Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone

NeoMorphy Re:Unless... (133 comments)

You could try doing it during a meeting.

Bring a cup of coffee and a pair of those fake awake eyes specs and hope you don't snore.

about 4 months ago
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Open Source Brings High-End Canon Camera Dynamic Range Closer To Nikon's

NeoMorphy Re: Simple Mode? (88 comments)

If you're worried, it boots off the sd card. You can have multiple sd cards, some with ML, some without. Though it's fairly simple by default.

about 10 months ago
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Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

NeoMorphy Running through a category is not the norm. (412 comments)

It's rare that they run a category straight through. I'm used to watching the players jump around the different categories trying to find the "Double Doubles". It's been that way as long as I can remember, this isn't new. There's plenty of forums that discuss optimum strategies for finding the "Daily Doubles" and how to bet on "Final Jeopardy".

Other trends I have noticed is that they usually avoid the math and science categories, I hate that!

about a year ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

NeoMorphy Re:If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (1038 comments)

I think we should test that by executing criminals while monitoring their brain with a PET scan.

about a year ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

NeoMorphy Re:Kill capitol punishment! Kill it dead! (1038 comments)

You're outside the situation, as are most of us. You can't judge a situation that you have no emotional involvement in. For those who were directly affected, it is a lot different. Life imprisonment doesn't include torture or actual punishment, other than the fact that they lost their freedom. The people affected will constantly be aware of the fact that while he tortured and killed a woman and her unborn child, nobody was able to save her. But, there seems to be a lot people who wanted to save his life, give him a place to live, and take care of him for the rest of his life. He doesn't even have to work, he can just take it easy for the rest of his life. You're torturing the victims even more and turning society against them. What they want is obviously not an issue from his point of view when he killed that poor woman. They are the ones who were wronged, let them decide what they want for justice and closure.

It's too bad they couldn't turn back time and apply a "Justice Zone" effect like on "Red Dwarf". But I am sure there are people who would think that was cruel and unusual punishment.

about a year ago
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Mikhail Kalashnikov: Inventor of AK-47 Dies At 94

NeoMorphy Re:Karma Denied (283 comments)

It would have been far better had he been plugged by his own killing machine. If there has ever been an antithesis to the Nobel Peace Prize, the AK-47* is it. * given that it has a far larger body count than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.

Didn't Nobel invent ballistite, which was later modified to create various versions of cordite, which was used to create the ammunition for the guns and rifles that killed so many people? And before he died, didn't he establish a lot of armament factories?

It might be possible that Kalashnikov invented the AK-47 to help his fellow countrymen and not for evil purposes. A firearm is merely a tool that can be used for either good or evil. If an opposing power is using firearms against you, then you have to defend yourself with firearms. And Russia did have to deal with a lot of opposing powers with firearms.

I would say that organizations that promote violence against peaceful entities would be more of an antithesis to the Nobel Peace Prize.

about a year ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

NeoMorphy Re:Obligatory IBM Mouse Ball Memo (361 comments)

I first saw that memo in the late 80s. One of the IBM field engineers brought it in, it was hilarious!

1 year,9 days
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How the LHC Is Reviving Magnetic Tape

NeoMorphy Re:Never underestimate the bandwidth (267 comments)

You can use "logical block protection" and multiple copies so that you can save archive copies in protected vaults, which will increase your data integrity by having multiple copies in different locations as well as increased protection from bit rot(from cosmic rays at least). Multiple copies can be created simultaneously, at the cost of tape drives.

You still have to read the entire disk copy to verify, which could take awhile if it's several TB in size. Though you still have several options to protect it from "bit rot", IE filesystems like ZFS and/or not using raid-0. If the data is important, you still have to back it up. Also, while it's on tape you don't have to worry about someone accidentally overwriting it with a single command. Especially the archived copies.

1 year,18 days
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Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

NeoMorphy Re:Disruptive technologies have long adoption cycl (810 comments)

Double check that research, that was an obvious BS work that has been debunked. In "Dust to Dust" they reference nickel mining techniques that were over 30 years out of date. They also based the energy cost on the lifetime of vehicle with the Prius having a lifetime of 109,000 miles and the Humvee 379,000, total BS. The same company revisited their biased article and reversed their views a year later, I'm guessing they were trying to save face.

Considering this all happened over 5 years ago, anyone still referencing that article obviously isn't very good at doing research. Environmental benefit was tertiary in my decision process, but I can't stand it when people reference ridiculously inaccurate articles in an attempt to make themselves look "smug".

Jetta drivers have been accused of being "smug". Do you feel you deserved that or did you buy a car that you liked and was happy with your purchase without thinking even once that you were superior. And when people stated that pickup trucks were more environmentally friendly than a diesel Jetta didn't you think it was frustrating that people could be so ignorant? And why the sudden need to compare suv/pickup trucks to high mpg cars? I suspect that whenever the gas prices increase, they get upset every time they go to the pump and they take out their frustrations on high mpg cars. Maybe they should stop trying to look bigger through their cars and instead consider getting a more frugal car like a Yaris, it's cheap, reliable, and gets good milage. I needed a bigger car, so I went with the Prius.

1 year,27 days
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Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

NeoMorphy Re:Disruptive technologies have long adoption cycl (810 comments)

OMG, you're killing me! It's amazing how many women have caught on to what an over-sized pickup truck with a dozen lights and super lift kit means. Since getting a Prius I noticed that some men(especially non-techies) looked down on them and women approved of them. I still don't understand the Prius hate, maybe if I bought a BMW or Humvee I would see the same thing.

1 year,28 days
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Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

NeoMorphy Re:Correlation is not causation (810 comments)

They're cheaper than they used to be. And some people like quieter cars that don't emit excessive heat and belch poisonous gases, the more you get used to them, the more other cars sound like harleys. Some people like harleys, I find them excessively noisy.

1 year,28 days
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Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?

NeoMorphy Re:Disruptive technologies have long adoption cycl (810 comments)

People have been driving combustion automobiles since the industrial age. It takes time for new technologies to move through adoption stages, not to mention time for manufacturing costs and yields to improve.

They adapted fine to most everything else.

Power steering, power brakes, steer by wire, brake by wire, cd player, seat warmer, rear defrost, powered side mirrors, keyless entry, keyless start, alarm system, electronic fuel injector, unleaded gas, powered seats, ICE's with computer chips, satellite radio, dvd player, radar detector, cruise control, remote start, airbags, pressure sensors for the tires, halogen lights, powered moon-roof, shoulder belts, ABS, rear video camera, radar assisted parking, radar warning for when you are about to hit the car in front of you, automatic transmission, lojack, etc. I remember when most of these didn't exist. I remember having to warm up the car because it had a carburetor, thank goodness for EFI. Some of these features make a big difference in driving a car, try driving without power steering, or even parking a car without it. Hybrid cars are a seamless change from regular cars, took me seconds to adapt to my Prius. Obviously a non-hybrid EV is a much bigger jump, but if someone doesn't like changes in cars, they're screwed, because cars have been changing every couple of years and if gas prices go high enough I'm guessing less people will stay loyal to ICEs.

1 year,28 days
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Nexus 5 With Android 4.4 and Snapdragon 800 Challenges Apple A7 In Benchmarks

NeoMorphy Re:This is not a fair comparison (310 comments)

This is not a fair comparison, the iPhone is twice the price.

You've got a Quad-Core ARM running at twice their Ghz and you barely post benchmarks ahead of a Dual-Core A7, you know you're stupid for buying one.

So, what you are saying is that the Nexus 5 is faster, but it needed twice as many higher clock speed processors, which is bad because it costs half as much or is it because it has a higher resolution display. And now that the iPhone doesn't have the highest resolution display, that's unimportant? Buying one of the fastest phones, that has a great display, has stock Android OS, and is cheap is stupid??? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

about a year ago

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