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Google Unveils New Self-Driving Car Prototype

grogdamighty Re:Quick question... (90 comments)

The somewhat clever answer would be that the computer would have already contacted Google Maps and been rerouted around a problematic area. When the computer is making the route instead of a far less knowledgeable driver, it should be an easy thing to require all roadwork to be submitted to a central database that would inform all routing operations. In other words, this scenario is anachronistic - in the future, the routing accounts for all those weird situations.

about a month ago

Animal Drug Investigation Reveals Pet Medication Often Doesn't Work

grogdamighty Re:Fish antibiotics (279 comments)

And this is how I plan to survive the zombie apocalypse: advertise loud and proud that I'm a board-certified pediatrician and can tell you when to use all these cool drugs you looted.

about a year ago

US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

grogdamighty Re:Fuck religion. (903 comments)

Funding and acting are different things though. I morally oppose several wars that the US has been involved in and have the option to register as a conscientious objector, but my taxes fund them. Same story here: no one is forcing the nuns to use contraceptives, just fund them.

1 year,29 days

Tesla Gets $34 Million Tax Break, Adds Capacity For 35,000 More Cars

grogdamighty Re:Thanks, California taxpayers! (238 comments)

Meanwhile, if Tesla revolutionizes the modern car and creates a mini-Detroit (Golden Age, not now), I'm pretty sure California's taxpayers will be happy with the investment.

about a year ago

Doctors "Fire" Vaccine Refusers

grogdamighty Re:Seems reasonable.. (1271 comments)

The most common vaccine that conflicts with egg allergies are the influenza vaccines, which are now recommended annually for every child 6 months to 18 years. Even then, it's such an important vaccine that we only avoid it if the child has anaphylaxis (the most severe reaction) to egg.

more than 2 years ago

Doctors "Fire" Vaccine Refusers

grogdamighty Re:as well they (1271 comments)

These statements are incorrect. For one, JWs get most health care routinely. There is an institutional opposition to the use of blood products, but this also doesn't apply to all individuals and is sometimes circumvented with technology (more routine use of self-transfusions). While many of the vaccine refusers I meet do belong to faith groups, their rationale is not often related to religion. For example, one of the big groups of devout individuals are those who choose to home-school their children because they don't like turning over control to public schools. I think these are the same types of people who independently research the mercury/MMR/autism rumors as a matter of correlation rather than causation.

more than 2 years ago

What one thing would you take, if you had to leave the house for 24 hours and could only take one?

grogdamighty Re:This is a dumb poll. (639 comments)

Mobile phone.

With a cell phone I can call a friend to loan me everything else on the list, including a place to stay and transportation. My answer might differ if I was in an area with plenty of public transportation where a few bucks could get me anywhere.

more than 6 years ago


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