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Comment: Re:In Massachusetts... (Score 1) 1051

by BadDreamer (#48587165) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

That is a *horrible* compromise, because what will *cause* an outbreak is compromised herd immunity. And this compromise allows for compromise of herd immunity.

When the outbreak happens, cause by this excemption system, the damage is already done and children are probably already dying. And worse, this lets the disease get a foothold and provides it with a breeding ground to mutate from, which allows it to improve its ability to overcome vaccination.

There is NOTHING good about this "compromise". It's horrible. The only way to conclude it is anything but atrocious is to be completely clueless about how disease and vaccinations work.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 1) 1051

by BadDreamer (#48587113) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

And if you no-one around you had the vaccine you'd be dead now, since that means you're very sensitive to pertussis.

Adjuvants are an excellent tool. What about them do you want us to look at? How well they do their job?

Doctors get MORE money from letting you and all the kids around you get pertussis and treat it. Lots more. We're talking magnitudes here. Vaccines are a horribly bad deal from a business perspective; there is a lot more money in letting people get sick. So much more that a comparison is nuts. Trying to argue doctors provide vaccinations to pad their wallets is a complete and utter disconnect from any scientific evidence and reality.

No scientific objections here, just pure ignorance and prejudice.

Comment: Re:Burial customs? (Score 1) 244

by BadDreamer (#48475123) Attached to: Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

Actually the computer was invented in Germany, and my CPU was developed in Israel. Most of the rest of the parts were developed and manufactured in Asia.

In fact, I can't find a single component in my computer which is from the US. Nor in my network solution, or the network of my house.

Comment: Re:To be expected (Score 1) 473

by BadDreamer (#48416371) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

But that isn't the comparison. It's dropping usage by 99% *period*, and increasing the paid portion of the *remaining* use by 10%. Because that is what happens if your game isn't already in a hit series, with very few exceptions.

Plus. games which have a Minecraft model just keep selling. At GoG you can buy games which were made over 20 years ago, and they still sell. Very few games which charge by server use keep selling.

Comment: Re:Hyperbolic headlines strike again (Score 1) 181

by BadDreamer (#48344559) Attached to: There's No Such Thing As a General-Purpose Processor

This is why we at one time had Lisp Machines with specialized hardware optimized for running Lisp efficiently. Message based machines were tried for Smalltalk.

But people do not use these kinds of languages enough. Operating systems and applications are largely written in C and its derivatives. That is why processors optimized for C won out.

So yes, it is in a way a vicious circle. Most of our software is C, so most of our hardware is optimized for C, so writing software in C makes the most efficient use of it.

C for yourself.