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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

hxnwix Re:Freedom of choice (1050 comments)

A public health official in the United States may not require administration of any vaccination not approved by the FDA.

Therefore, the question this proposal raises is not "Should we mandate that people get injected with vaccines that are known to be safe and effective."

The question, "is a vaccine known to be safe and effective," is indeed answered before a vaccine may even be offered to the public. Do you live in a country where this is not true? If so, it's not the United States.

about a week ago
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Google "Evicted" the Berlin Wall From Property It Bought

hxnwix Re:This seems a missed opportunity (59 comments)

Probably afraid it will remind their users of the Stasi. With Google's political connections growing strong and their spying becoming more and more like East Germany, they are becoming a danger to freedom in the US. While Google is still smaller (55k vs 91k employees) than the Stasi in 1989, they can be even more effective because of technology.

And that's why I use Bing!. Bing! is easy, fun, and Bing! respects your privacy. Bing! may not be able to find its ass with both hands, but that makes it kid safe!

about a month ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

hxnwix Re:Hoax (986 comments)

The point is, even when someone is actively looking to figure out how a magic trick is performed they can still be fooled. In an experiment like the one referenced here, physicists and chemists would tend to be out of their element if someone is actively trying to dupe them because science relies on experimenters honestly and accurately documenting their procedures.

It's no mystery where the discrepancy in Rossi's experiment likely originates: independant reseachers were not given complete control of the apparatus and procedures. The proper response to promising and surprising results, replicating and studying the experiment in detail by duplicating the apparatus providing the conditions producing the results, is not possible because that apparatus is, conveniently for anyone wishing to avoid it being revealed as a fraud, a trade secret.

The point was that they WERE fooled because they did not know how the trick was performed

There remains a distinct difference that you are trying to dispose of as if it were an inconvenient corpse: understanding that extraordinary claims require extraordinary extraordinary evidence, CERN revealed every detail of every aspect of their experiment, methodology, and results, inviting others to replicate their experiment, whereas Rossi, understanding that extraordinary claims generate extraordinary hype, is soliticiting money and withholding information.

Even if both CERN and Rossi were, in fact, fooled by erroneous results, which assumes honest intentions on the part of Rossi, this difference in methology remains, and confers falsifiability upon CERN's claims, whereas those of Rossi do not include sufficient attendant information to be replicated or falsified.

The poster to whom you are replying tried to point out to you that the only ones "fooled" by CERN's claims became so as a result of their own error, but you just didn't get it. CERN did not angrily insist that there is money to be made breaking the speed of light and prevent others from testing the claim, accusing the rest of the world of jealous dishonesty. Was CERN "fooled" as you say? If they were, they were very careful to avoid fooling others, inviting investigation to confirm their data and identify any weaknesses in their methods. There is a world of difference: one party is open to avoid and correct foolishness, whereas the other is secretive and preserves the ability to fool others. Whether any party is truly fooled in their heart of hearts can never be known and does not matter if they follow the scientific method, which Rossi does not.

about 2 months ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

hxnwix Re:Incompetent Administration (Thanks GWB) (425 comments)

Give it couple years. Honestly, military or covert action, the result is the same. The military came right after the covert action, there are hundreds of US "advisors" operating there right now. As for "mad" part, he's started a civil war, killed 3500 people so far and started to enact laws to oppress minorities. I'd say it qualifies. Also he's set private mercenary bands uncontrolled by the government against civilian population in the process. Many of which left mass graves in their wakes, bodies are being exhumed that died execution style with bullet to head from short distance, this spells war crimes to me.

Uhhh, ok.... Been watching a lot of Russia Today, have we?

about 2 months ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

hxnwix Re: From the article (232 comments)

Unless meltwater is floating into outer space there is no "mass loss." It's a relocation of mass on Earth.

Mass loss from that area of the planet to other areas of the planet, retard.

about 3 months ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

hxnwix Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (335 comments)

For the purposes of this discussion, they represent a democracy

If your baseline of a democracy is North Korea, the discussion you're having is imaginary.

Or, you are the supreme leader of North Korea.

They represent democracy, for the purposes of this discussion. Making them a representative democracy.

Also, for the purposes of this discussion, Cypress Hill will be representing the west coast, and a Mr. Pope Ratzo will be representing confused people who still don't get it.

about 3 months ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

hxnwix Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (335 comments)

I'm curious. Why would anyone use the baseline of North Korea? Are they in any way representative?

For the purposes of this discussion, they represent a democracy, making them a representative democracy.

about 3 months ago
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Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret

hxnwix Re:If true. If. (200 comments)

It's true, ISIS is media savvy!

about 5 months ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

hxnwix Re:Crazy (778 comments)

Wrong on all accounts

Nope, correct on all accounts. Try again.

about 5 months ago
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Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

hxnwix Re:Wish I could say I was surprised (178 comments)

Look at the moderation your posts have received. Nobody likes you; nobody thinks you're right.

about 5 months ago
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Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

hxnwix Re:How did this get modded up (187 comments)

You can't prove a negative

It's called proof by contradiction.

about 5 months ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

hxnwix Re:How much have the seas risen? (182 comments)

Well, I know Venice's big problem is that the city is actually sinking into the mud. That's been known for a long time. There are parts of the city that are always a good more then 5 inches under water. You'll see buildings with door ways that are about 4 feet submerged. So I'm a little dubious of that reference.

As to this situation. I'd have to see the thing. I can't take anyone's word for this sort of thing anymore. There's too much "opinion making" going on with people trying to distort the issue to suit their own personal grinding axe.

I could do the same thing... but I won't... I'll just say I'll need to see more to believe a word of it.

You have no idea that you're not thinking for yourself, do you?

about 6 months ago
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Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:"NOAA's *worst case scenario*" (323 comments)

Indeed, I also can not accept such "theories" as "water is wet," "the sky is blue." Clearly, the science isn't in yet on the wetness of water.

about 7 months ago
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Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

Indeed. Global warming, a scam, has been disproven! DIS-PROVE- (gigantic wave washes over you)

about 7 months ago
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Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

Yep - but this is about expanding water in the REST (non-arctic) of all earths oceans, and combine THAT with the melting Antarctic ice...

Don't be focused on what's happening in the arctic circle alone...

They're intentionally missing that point. No need to explain it - they can't understand it.

about 7 months ago
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Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re: Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

It comes from ice sitting on land that melts. There's enough of that to raise the sea level by seventy meters.

about 7 months ago
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Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk

hxnwix Re:Where does 7 feet of water come from? (323 comments)

Haha, no, I don't think I'm going to spend my time explaining such things as "the oceans are large." You are pig ignorance exemplified.

about 7 months ago
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Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

hxnwix Re:Netflix is a terrible test case (227 comments)

VOIP uses approximately no bandwidth relative to Mexico city's landline connection, such that the drop in Netflix traffic concomitant with any easily observed or difficult to not observe event would afford more than adequate bandwidth for voice traffic. "Packet switched networks," as you say, does include GSM, which would certainly be jammed in such an event. Perhaps the old analog cell networks could fall under the circuit switched definition, but they'd be of less use than a 2 meter piece of wire you hang outside and use to tell your folks that you didn't die, but Jose and Linda are dead (just kidding, Dad, we were all outside lying on the big trampolene and smoking dope when the big one hit. It was actually kind of fun, except we got dusty when the house collapsed.)

I do generally agree with what you're saying, though. Fucking internet is bullshit; I hate this garbage too. Nobody reads these days. Time was, we'd blue box for hours ultra long distance about phreaking just because it felt good to tie up vital resources. And these electric cars! Useless in a crisis. Well, now that I think about that more, I realize it's also not true. But I'd agree with anyone who waxed philosophical about machining piston heads that you can't exactly build your own solar panel and so '68 mustangs outgun teslas in mad max eventualities.

about 7 months ago

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iPhone SIM lock bypassed

hxnwix hxnwix writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hxnwix writes "Gizmodo reports that the iPhone SIM lock has been bypassed in a manner replicable by anyone, provided that they have a Turbo SIM card. The method does not require opening or modifying the phone. According to users on the bladox forums, it allows the iPhone to, in non-roaming mode on other carrier's networks, make and receive calls, make a GPRS data connection and send & receive SMS messages."
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