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Comment: Re:Yeah, but they are their own problem. (Score 1) 482

by DarKnyht (#46409091) Attached to: Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

I understand the definition of the word, but it is ceases to be the definition of the word you chose when they no longer fully predict what the results of their "practicing", or experimenting if you prefer, will reasonably be. They decided to inject a modified version of the vaccine into millions of people in the name of efficiency (and doubtlessly I would guess there is a corporate profit somewhere in there) with no way of knowing or predicting that 12 years down the line that it would cause this.

Most doctors these days unfortunately don't and only blindly follow what the latest salespeople tell them to do (based on profit margins) or what the government prescribes based on short term studies (that have no way of predicting the long term ramifications of their decisions). How many medical class-action suits have there been over bad medication (and vaccines) prescribed before we wake up and realize that the system we blindly believe is protecting us is failing in it's mission (or that's it's mission has changed without our knowledge)?

Where we used to have conversations with doctor's and had a say in our actual care we instead are treated to a factory style healthcare that operates and treats people like a machine.

Comment: Re:Yeah, but they are their own problem. (Score 1) 482

by DarKnyht (#46408885) Attached to: Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

It was not just that article, but many others that pointed out that the issue came about most likely because they decided to tweak the vaccine in question (using parts of the virus instead of a single whole and dead version. The New Yorker version was just the first of the stories in a list of them.

Comment: Yeah, but they are their own problem. (Score 1, Interesting) 482

by DarKnyht (#46400281) Attached to: Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

They claim the skeptics are just crazy, but then things like this (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/02/the-return-of-whooping-cough.html ) happen.

I am not anti-vaccine, but I am cautious around people profess to "practice" on me and think everything can be solved with a pill or needle. For example, I think there is a problem with our healthcare system when we end up as a nation (USA) consuming 80% of all painkillers prescribed worldwide.

Comment: Re:Some possible ways (Score 2) 745

by DarKnyht (#46270881) Attached to: Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

Yeah, there is also that part where we are told that "All mankind are sinners and guilty before God" and from the start Adam and Eve are told that the penalty rebellion against God (sin) was death too. So all you are stating is that God exercised His divine right to pass a holy and just judgement on guilty people instead of extending further grace (not getting what you deserve) to them. So technically God is free to do the exact same thing to us, as everyone on earth stands before God guilty.

Hence why the life Christ lived and the substitute death/resurrection of the cross are such big deals in Christianity. Christianity's foundation is that you are saved not because of what you did or do, but because of what Christ already has done for you.

Granted, that part tends to be unfortunately buried in all the 3 step sermons on "Health, Wealth, and Prosperity" that seem to be preached abundantly in churches (and oddly contradictory to Christ's own words).

+ - Slashdot's new interface could kill what keeps Slashdot relevant->

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An anonymous reader writes "Technology Lab / Information Technology
Slashdot’s new interface could kill what keeps Slashdot relevant
Flashy revamp seeks to draw new faces to the community—at the cost of the old.

by Lee Hutchinson — Feb 12 2014, 6:55pm E

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In the modern responsive Web Three Point Oh Internet, Slashdot stands like a thing frozen in time—it's a coelacanth stuck incongruously in an aquarium full of more colorful fish. The technology news aggregator site has been around since 1997, making it positively ancient as websites are reckoned. More importantly, Slashdot's long focus on open source technology news and topics has caused it to accrete a user base that tends to be extremely technical, extremely skilled, and extremely opinionated.

That user base is itself the main reason why Slashdot continues to thrive, even as its throwback interface makes it look to untrained eyes like a dated relic. Though the site is frequently a source of deep and rich commentary on topics, the barrier for new users to engage in the site's discussions is relatively high—certainly higher than, say, reddit (or even Ars). This doesn't cause much concern to the average Slashdot user, but tech job listing site Dice.com (which bought Slashdot in September 2012, along with Sourceforge and a number of other digital properties) appears to have decided it's time to drag Slashdot's interface into the 21st century in order to make things comfortable for everyone—old and new users alike."

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+ - Slashdot's new interface could kill what keeps Slashdot relevant->

Submitted by Bob Verkouteren
Bob Verkouteren (3535047) writes "TECHNOLOGY LAB / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Slashdot’s new interface could kill what keeps Slashdot relevant
Flashy revamp seeks to draw new faces to the community—at the cost of the old.

by Lee Hutchinson — Feb 12 2014, 6:55pm RST
WEB CULTURE
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In the modern responsive Web Three Point Oh Internet, Slashdot stands like a thing frozen in time—it's a coelacanth stuck incongruously in an aquarium full of more colorful fish. The technology news aggregator site has been around since 1997, making it positively ancient as websites are reckoned. More importantly, Slashdot's long focus on open source technology news and topics has caused it to accrete a user base that tends to be extremely technical, extremely skilled, and extremely opinionated.

That user base is itself the main reason why Slashdot continues to thrive, even as its throwback interface makes it look to untrained eyes like a dated relic. Though the site is frequently a source of deep and rich commentary on topics, the barrier for new users to engage in the site's discussions is relatively high—certainly higher than, say, reddit (or even Ars). This doesn't cause much concern to the average Slashdot user, but tech job listing site Dice.com (which bought Slashdot in September 2012, along with Sourceforge and a number of other digital properties) appears to have decided it's time to drag Slashdot's interface into the 21st century in order to make things comfortable for everyone—old and new users alike.

And the Slashdot user base is not pleased.

Change for change’s sake?

Slashdot's interface has been modified a few times over the years, and each time there has been some amount of protest. However, no prior redesign has included as many sweeping alterations as the Slashdot Beta. In 2006, a major interface update that brought rounded edges to many of the site's visual elements and stuffed JavaScript under the hood caused major upset—the engineering- and programming-focused Slashdot community is collectively not a fan of change for change's sake.

The rage over the new Slashdot Beta, though, makes any previous instances of interface outrage look positively pedestrian. This time, the upset isn't over JavaScript or rounded corners, but over what many Slashdot users see as a removal of the site's most vital features."

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Comment: Re:Where is the opinion survey ? (Score 1) 2219

by DarKnyht (#46199297) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

If I recall, the last redesign offered multiple choices to the community and then we voted and gave feedback as to which one was preferred. This time, it looks like what a bunch of students cobble together when they wake up after the frat party and realize it is an hour before the final is due.

Comment: Re:Some people with hold roms from emulators (Score 2) 361

by DarKnyht (#45166595) Attached to: <em>Full Screen Mario</em>: Making the Case For Shorter Copyrights

Let's see so far Super Mario Bros. has been released on: NES, FAMCOM Disk System, SNES as part of Super Mario All-Stars, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Emulated in Animal Crossing on Game Cube (requires a Game Shark to unlock), Nintendo Wii (both as a virtual console and part of the Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary Collection Disc), Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Demo. And is currently available on Virtual Console for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U.

Most people that complain about this in regards to Nintendo, usually are just mad that Nintendo only releases their games on their systems. Sort of how people whine about Apple no releasing their software for Windows. In both cases, their software exists to move the hardware.

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