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Comment Re:But what is a lie? (Score 1) 182

Yes but... um...;p

  I've found a lot of times when yes but is used I am fully in agreement with the statement as stated. Yet when more variables are added, the situation is no longer true. A narrow point of view can be fully accurate, while a larger perspective makes things no longer work the same.

For example the general held belief of 1+1=2, which is true in a majority of real world situations. BUT in a programming language that uses floating point numbers where 1 cannot be represented precisely might represent 1 as 0.9999. Then 1+1 becomes 1.9998, which represented as an integer (no fractional value), typically truncates the fraction so 1+1=1.

So is yes but a hidden disagreement with the original statement or a full agreement of the original statement as stated but with the intent to show the statement is too narrow of the perspective? Much like this reply...

Comment Re:McCarthism (Score 1) 651

Not to mention I drank most of a Mountain Dew Code Red this morning which tends to result in me saying things before I think them out fully. Doesn't necessarily change my opinion but often results in an inability to fully explain said opinions. Caffeine is a is a evil insidious productivity enhancer.

Comment Re:McCarthism (Score 1) 651

I think I have been at least partially swayed by your argument, though probably not in the way you intended. Given their is no law stating that vaccination is mandatory, arguing against it is fully legal so should not affect employment in the health fields. My feelings as of the moment is instead of black listing health care professionals for the anti vaccine opinion, the government should pass a law mandating vaccination. Then health care professionals pushing anti vaccination would be breaking the law.

This forces the government to enforce the stance legally, rather than black listing for an opinion that is not illegal. This of course is my 5 minute poorly thought out opinion. It may have holes large enough to sail a battleship through.

Comment What is the point of view? (Score 1) 651

I'm honestly curious about what both sides think on this situation.

My only slightly educated (as in what I read on the internet, I am a software developer, not a medical researcher) is as follows (numbers partially made up based on what I've read).

In brief searches I'm not finding the smallpox infection rate so I'm assuming 1% of the population. Fatality rates depending on the strain are 1-60%. So at best, 1 in 10,000 people would die from smallpox in their life, at worst 1 in 166 would die. Averaging to perhaps 1 in 1000? Additionally I assume that the 1 in 100 people infected run the risk of life long impact of the disease.

Vaccines are shown to have life threatening reactions in 5 in 10,000 people but these typically occur where doctors can treat the reaction and result in 1 in 1,000,000 people dying from the vaccine. Further, 1 in 1000 have some sort of non fatal reaction. The non fatal reaction seriously sucks but living with the results of the reaction is better than dying and would still appear to be less likely as a result of being vaccinated than the likelihood of a long term impact of smallpox if never having been vaccinated.

So what are the other points of view here? Again, not claiming any of my numbers are correct but I think they are in the ballpark of scientific study on the subject.

Comment Re:McCarthism (Score 1) 651

Are you or have you ever been an anti-vaxxer?
If yes, you are blacklisted.

I'm a little undecided on that point. Prior actions should not represent the company you are being hired into, but this may not be true if those opinions remain on public display after you are hired. In this age of anything you say on the internet staying on the internet, what you say has long term, and sometimes unexpected, consequences.

If I go on a major internet rant about how GM is owned by the government and a horrible company, I wouldn't be too surprised if GM does not want to hire me. I'm free to rant all I want about them but I would need to accept the consequence of this activity. Free speech does not equal freedom from the consequences of what I say.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 651

Im sad you didnt die. No truly. anyone who thinks people should be jailed for their opinions or beliefs deserves to fucking die!

Good to know you only think those who think others should be jailed for their opinions should die. If you thought that those who think others should die for their opinions should die, you would appear to not have many options about what to do with your life.

Comment Re:If vaccination worked (Score 1) 651

The vaccinations do not give immunity to everyone that gets them. Also, some people are unable to get them for medical reasons.

And based on what I've read, those who are unable to get immunizations typically constitute a low enough % to keep the disease effectively eradicated. When people choose to become potential disease carriers by voluntarily not being immunized, that % gets high enough that outbreaks can occur among those who choose and those who are forced to not be immunized, and those who are immunized but not effectively enough. Each person voluntarily not being immunized affects many more people than themselves.

Comment Re:If vaccination worked (Score 2) 651

What is the evidence that this was thanks to vaccines and not improvements in hygiene and nutrition?

I thought most anti vaccine people also felt we would be better off eating more natural and raw foods. So our current nutrition should be making us less healthy.

Last I checked, serious viruses like smallpox don't really care how healthy you are when exposed. Some of the worst kill a disproportionately high percentage of the healthiest people by turning our own immune system against us.

Comment Re:Anti-science censorship (Score 4, Insightful) 651

I'm actually getting sick of these anti-science whackos like you that think scientific discussion should only be what YOU approve. If you can't defend your position with scientific proof, you don't have a valid scientific position and are a fraud depending on censorship and name calling instead.

I think the idea is what the organization licensing and paying for said nurses to be licensed approves of. They can say whatever they want, just not as a representative of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Free speech changes quite a bit when you are representing more than your self.

Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 90

Lets be honest, no one wants to increase government budgets, what most would consider reasonable is shifting some of the budget from the War Industrial Complex. Some of that War Industrial Complex spending should also be shifted to infrastructure spending and well, what is development of space but quite simply the building of off earth infrastructure to allow access for humanity, not only to the rest of the solar system but also the galaxy beyond that. It will also not be one nations goal but the majority of democratic nations working together to achieve a goal for the entirety of humanity on this planet.

I'm pretty sure that war complex is already performing a lot of that kind of research. Just shifting from classified military development to publicly available research would be freaken awesome.

Comment Re:We get vacation?? (Score 1) 403

'"paid to work" then they will look like slackers and be let go'

The total losers attitude. I've always been at least as competent as the average in my groups and I've never shed a tear working the exact time (or less) than I'm supposed to. I get my work done and my reviews are as glowing as always. I get promoted, get raises, and if I'm not I find new companies that do.

Certainly if you've been over-promoted into a position you aren't qualified / competent in, you may have to work your ass off to maintain it, but IMHO that's the worst possible outcome of my life. I'd rather quit and get a new job in a lesser position and live a much more enjoyable life.

Where I work, I put in my 40 every week, take all my vacations and only work OT when I need extra money (salaried position with paid OT, woot!), which I haven't done for three years. I've always had top marks on yearly reviews and gotten as good of raises as anyone else. I just work my ass off when I'm working (even though I take breaks to slashdot).

Comment Re:Fallacious association (Score 1) 99

Except batteries are prone to fires when damaged which is why Tesla added titanium shields to the underbodies of their cars.

Except drivers are dumb and tend to run over a lot of things. FTFY

And when you are on the freeway and the car in front of you does an emergency lane change, are you going to drive into the ditch or the car beside you to avoid debris you have a couple seconds to identify and react to?

Comment Re:It's simple (Score 1) 99

Even though Samsung has said they don't know what caused the problem in the Note 7s, I have a theory. In the drive for thinness the battery is squeezed very tightly against the other internal parts of the phone. Charging and discharging will cause expansion and contraction of the battery and in the tight environment some warping and bending might occur causing breaking of the outer battery skin. In addition if the battery comes in contact with sharp or pointed components in the phone expansion could result in pierced battery skin. The result is leakage of the liquid ether containing liquid electrolyte. These are organic ethers, not diethyl ether once used as anesthetic, but more complex, higher molecular weight compounds. Ethers coming in contact with air form peroxides which are spontaneously explosive and flammable. This might explain why the phones burn when not in use as the accumulated organic ethers take some time to become oxidized to peroxides.

The suggestion by earlier posters that phones should contain customer replaceable batteries might mitigate what I have suggested happened. The design of the batteries I've seen for phones with replaceable batteries (like my wife's Samsung Galaxy S4) were contained in substantial metal cases to be placed in a cavity in the phone protected from internal phone components. Maybe the phones would the somewhat thicker. So what?

I have a Galaxy S5 which I bought a replacement battery for a little while back. Every time the battery got hot, it would start making a loud tick or snap noise every so often. Not long after I identified this source, I went back to my original battery. It may hold less charge but I don't like it when a lithium battery is acting like it wants to do something potentially violent.

This sound rather similar to your theory, in a phone that had a little more tolerance.

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