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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

compro01 Re:freedom 2 b a moron (1039 comments)

Fairly sure that's the usual for Canada also. It was when I was in elementary school.

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

compro01 Re:freedom 2 b a moron (1039 comments)

1. No, it is not controversial. It's nonsense that is rightly rejected. 30 vaccines is a drop in the ocean compared to the onslaught of viruses and bacteria they got exposed to on their way out of the womb, much less what they deal with every day.

2. And most people your age can enjoy having shingles later in life because of that. It really sucks, hence the desire for children to never get chickenpox.

about a week ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

compro01 Re:That's not how it works (378 comments)

You forgot step 1.5) Engage in "parallel construction" to conceal the warrantless communications monitoring.

about a week ago
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Canadian Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Warrantless Cellphone Searches

compro01 Re:Condirmed (104 comments)

As opposed to Harper who's been running up the debt (and was doing so before the economy fucked up) and is now taking an axe to everything useful in government and selling off crown assets to "balance" the budget.

about a week ago
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Every Weapon, Armored Truck, and Plane the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

compro01 Re:Phew (191 comments)

Or university students. I believe UCF=University of Central Florida.

about two weeks ago
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Every Weapon, Armored Truck, and Plane the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

compro01 Re:Phew (191 comments)

Dealing with uppity university students, I'd presume.

about two weeks ago
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Every Weapon, Armored Truck, and Plane the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

compro01 Re:Phew (191 comments)

First graders? Unless I'm running into a namespace collision, UCF is University of Central Florida.

about two weeks ago
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

compro01 Re:Musk's batteries (460 comments)

Going by Wikipedia's figures, 75kWh of nickel-iron batteries would be weigh about 1500kg and take up about 2.5 cubic metres of space, which is about the size and weight of two fully-loaded refrigerators. And they'd handle 150kW peak load.

about two weeks ago
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Every Weapon, Armored Truck, and Plane the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

compro01 Re:Phew (191 comments)

Still, who orders a grenade launcher for a school?

I believe grenade launchers can be used to fire canisters of tear gas.

about two weeks ago
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Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

compro01 Re:Say "No" to electronic voting machines (127 comments)

Same thing can happen with paper ballot counting machines, it's all just centralized in the elections office.

Which is why you don't bother with machines, period.

Up here, it's paper ballots, marked with pens, counted using Mk1 eyeballs at the polling station in full view of witnesses from any candidates that wish to send one. The only machines involved in anything are the printers used to make the ballots and the telephones used to call in the stations' results to the Returning Officer.

about three weeks ago
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Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

compro01 Re:Paper ballots are HORRIBLE (127 comments)

NO ONE counts paper ballots by hand.

The entire nation of Canada says you're full of shit.

about three weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

compro01 Re:Flawed Premise (454 comments)

Only if "where you want to go" is in the same city as where you are.

about three weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

compro01 Re:Flawed Premise (454 comments)

There is no link between autonomously driving cars and car sharing.

Sure there is. With existing car sharing systems or rentals, you either need to go to where the car is via some other means, or someone needs to drive it to you, then drive back to the office, before you can go where you're wanting to go.

With autonomously driving cars, the car can drive itself to you and then you go directly from where you are to where you want to go. It makes it far more practical.

about three weeks ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

compro01 Re: UPS (236 comments)

One could always go the old school route and move the backup offsite yourself. e.g. an external drive in a safe deposit box.

about three weeks ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

compro01 Both UPS and Surge (236 comments)

Monitor, modem, and router plugged into a UPS
Actual computer (which is a laptop) plugged into a surge protector.

about a month ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

compro01 Re:They're bluffing (308 comments)

The vars. municipalities telling them to "piss off, we'll do it ourselves."

You mean the various municipalities being told by state governments "Oh, no you won't."?

about a month ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

compro01 Re:They're bluffing (308 comments)

Competition? What competition?

about a month ago
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Germans Can Get Free Heating From the Cloud

compro01 Re:Great in the winter .. (148 comments)

No need to be that complicated. Just use an absorption chiller.

about a month ago

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