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Comment: Re:They're stupid (Score 1) 1025

by Archimagus (#41113155) Attached to: Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk

There are many examples in the surrounding comments. The highlights among them are.

Immunizations are not 100% effective

Babies at home too young to be vaccinated

Elderly at home that are more susceptible

People on immunosuppressants

On top of all that, there is no good reason to not immunize children. There was one study that showed a link between autism and vaccines and it was later found out that the study actually showed no link but the numbers were falsified to satisfy an agenda. Vaccines are very safe and effective at preventing disease. The rest of us shouldn't be put at extra risk because of stupid people.

Comment: Re:They're stupid (Score 1) 1025

by Archimagus (#41110051) Attached to: Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk

Meaning, if you don't want to vaccinate your kids, that's your right, but you shouldn't be allowed to send them to school and spread the disease to other people. A few other posts near by gave examples.

Your freedom to get diseased ends at places where you are likely to spread it to others. Or, at least it should.

Just vaccinate your kids already. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfdZTZQvuCo&feature=related/

Comment: Re:They're stupid (Score 5, Informative) 1025

by Archimagus (#41108911) Attached to: Study Finds Unvaccinated Students Putting Other Students At Risk
I am an American, and I fully agree with this comment. And I don't know when this changed. When I went to school it was the same thing. The school wouldn't let me in if I didn't have all my vaccines, as it should be. As the old saying goes, "Your freedom to swing your arm ends at my nose." The same should apply here. You can't use your freedom to get me sick.

Comment: Re:If you don't remember BASIC (Score 3, Informative) 247

by Archimagus (#40893913) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Jump Back Into Programming?
If you want to Target XBox Live as a platform from an indie perspective. C# with XNA is really your only option. On the plus side, it's very user friendly and easy to learn. There is also tons of free documentation online for it, with tutorials for just about anything you could want to do. Start at http://create.msdn.com/

Comment: Re:A Few Notes on Your Suggestion (Score 5, Insightful) 736

by Archimagus (#39449803) Attached to: Domestic Drilling Doesn't Decrease Gasoline Prices
I think the big thing we need to do is figure out WHY the prices don't come down from domestic drilling. I would bet it doesn't have nearly as much to do with the cost of drilling, and way more to do with the fact that people on Wall Street decide what a barrel of oil is worth, it doesn't matter where it comes from.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 2) 206

by Archimagus (#38903311) Attached to: 3,500 Year Old Florida Tree Dies of Natural Causes
A legitimate question. With a reasonable answer. While I live really close to this park, there are several in the area. As a playground there are other parks in the area that my kids prefer and so we go there more often. It's been maybe 2 years since we have been to that park. My oldest is now almost 9, so I'm sure he remembers going there, but I don't know if he really remembers the tree. My daughter just turned 5. I'm sure she doesn't remember going there.

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 5, Insightful) 206

by Archimagus (#38902095) Attached to: 3,500 Year Old Florida Tree Dies of Natural Causes
While I agree it maybe doesn't belong on Slashdot, I actually live about 5 minutes from the park where this tree was and would take my kids there to see this tree. Pretty magnificent. So, I at least find it cool to see it on /. even if it doesn't "really" belong here. Also, disappointed to see it go. I don't know if my kids were old enough to really remember seeing it from the last time we went there. I had been meaning to get back there, but, you know, who expect a 3500 year old tree to be suddenly gone. Also, they now suspect arson and not natural causes as originally thought.

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