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Comment I would want to see it in action. (Score 1) 209 209

If I saw a sign saying they had a special paint that bounces pee back it would make me want to try it out. I have plenty of curiosity and interest in new technology that hearing about this would have the opposite effect. I bet others out there feel the same way. It would also be interesting to see if there is a way to angle against the wall and have it bounce off further away from you and still not get splash on.

Comment Re:Solutions? (Score 2) 209 209

It's like a lot of people in this thread have never gone pee before after drinking a lot of any liquid. You pee before you leave the establishment, then 30 or 40 minutes later you have to pee again. Now all the places are closed and you sure aren't going to just pee yourself. Or maybe you would choose to do that, but it is still public urination and the pee is still on the street either way.

Comment Re:Hmm... (Score 1) 195 195

Or perhaps you don't understand how science works. When you find out something about how viruses react to an environment, why can you suddenly claim it does not work the same way with different viruses and another animal. Shouldn't you, you know, actually do a study or something to come to that conclusion?

Comment Re:this attitude is part of the problem (Score 1) 195 195

Actually the numbers would be higher if the doctors stopped discounting all the injuries that come up because it can't possibly be from a vaccine. . . They are completely safe and effective. It is thought that vaccine injuries are under-reported by as much as 90%.

Comment Re:this attitude is part of the problem (Score 1) 195 195

Also, maybe it sucks, but if you have limited research resources, it's more efficient to try and develop a new vaccine to save millions of lives than it is to improve an old one and save dozens.

Or you could just spend more money on your PR and advertising. Like Merck did with the MMR. The Mumps part of the vaccine has been sold to us as being 95% effective. Well it seems they have been lying to the government and the population for a few decades now and it is much closer to 35% effective. Why spend money unwisely when you can control what people believe so easily. And anyone who doubts the effectiveness of a vaccine is labeled an "anti-vaxxer" who should be shot on sight. Yeah, the pro-vaxxers are such GREAT people! It totally makes me want to run out and get more of them just for fun!

Comment Re:Not the best summary... (Score 1) 195 195

Don't forget about how Merck was found to be lying about the effectiveness of the Mumps part of the MMR. It is more like 35% effective. So you can believe the lies if you want. I would rather have the facts and would like to see true scientific studies done on these things. Something like a double blind study, which is not allowed with vaccines since they are assumed to work, so we can't withhold treatment of them for a study. Sounds like circular reasoning to me.

Comment Re:Not the best summary... (Score 1) 195 195

Most vaccines are not 100% effective. You need a certain percentage of the population to be immune for herd immunity to mean that they have little chance of contracting the disease (and, if they do, a good chance of being an isolated statistic rather than the centre of an outbreak). It only takes a few percent opting out of the vaccine to eliminate the herd immunity and make the entire population more vulnerable.

Except it looks like the whole herd immunity thing is a theory without any evidence. In China, where it is mandatory to get vaccinated, they still have massive outbreaks. There are plenty of cases in the U.S. also where the vaccine itself was responsible for the outbreak and 95% of the UNVACCINATED local population went uninfected. It is thought to be unacceptable to do a double blind study with vaccines because they are considered to work. So you can't even prove if these things work because we have assumed they do. Nice scientific method there!

Comment Re:Not the best summary... (Score 1) 195 195

The problem you miss is that of immunocompromised or otherwise medically exempted individuals - namely, people who don't have a choice whether they get vaccinated or not. It's not just a personal choice - if you choose not to get yourself or your kids vaccinated, you are potentially putting my kids at risk by doing so.

Maybe those people should go live in a quarantined compound somewhere.

Comment Re:Not the best summary... (Score 0) 195 195

It's pretty clear that states with more stringent vaccination requirements have higher vaccination rates:

Higher vaccination rates don't mean much. Even places like China, where pretty darn near 100% of the school children are vaccinated still have massive outbreaks of the diseases they vaccinated for. The whole herd immunity thing is a myth and too many people fall for the lies the experts tell everyone.

It's safe. It's effective. This study is only for chickens and has no way of working in humans.

Comment Re:As a former expert (Score 1) 112 112

Oh, and don't even tell me about anti-virus. That is just a CPU hog that does not get allowed on my system. If I download a cracked copy of software it will get scanned by an online scanner, but having crap running all the time that slows the PC to sludge and gives false positives when you program something is just right out!

Comment Re:As a former expert (Score 1) 112 112

Where are your test systems and test cases?

This is probably a big part of the problem. People at home don't have a test system to screw around with. Even if they did, who wants to waste time doing crap like that. If the system is working now and updating it gives a chance of things breaking, don't update it. One woman they interview mentioned how she lost all her contacts in her smart phone when she updated the software. Yeah, I sure as hell would not update that any more. I don't do Microsoft updates either as safe computing gets me all the safety I need until I need to re-install the system due to bloat. Since Windows is only a gaming platform for me at this point, my re-installs are way down from what they used to be back in the XP days. Back then it would only be 12 - 18 months before a complete format and re-install would get things speedy again. I have heard that the bloat issue may not be as bad anymore, but I can't really verify since so few things are installed on it now.

I have also been putting off the update for my Galaxy S5 phone because I want to back everything up before doing it. Plus, when I actually do all the work of backing things up to mess with changing the firmware I am going to put Cyanogenmod on there anyway, so the stupid nagging update nag notice is just in my way. Once Cyanogenmod is there then the stupid update notices will be under my control and can be turned off or let them proceed since they don't screw up like Samsung would be likely to do.

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