I think you are right. These idiots won't listen to science, and they won't even listen to the illness or deaths of their own children, because they'll find something else to blame. But being made to feel uncool, seriously, I think that's likely to have more of an influence.
BTW we've got the same anti-vac idiocy and then some among dog owners. Parvovirus, distemper, and lepto are all making gleeful comebacks.
And this is interesting:
[I just had a booster, along with the other gaggle of vaccines for old farts.... and lived!]
I haven't looked into HepB vaccine specifically, but -- if a virus is slow-replicating, and you're given vaccine at the time of exposure, the vaccine can generate enough antibodies that the virus can't get a foothold, thus preventing infective exposure from becoming full infection.
What's ironic is that the vegan crowd tend to be vehemently anti-vac and generally anti-science, unless it agrees with their preconceptions.
It varies wildly. When I had chicken pox, I had a mild fever and, count then, eight pox. My sister had the two weeks of hell and then some, and looked like a shotgun victim. Same with mumps. I had it so mild I didn't know I was sick til the teacher sent me home; my sister's neck swelled up like a gopher and she couldn't eat for two weeks.
Thoughtcrime at its finest.
I'm wondering how it differs from carrying an empty suitcase. After all the only reason you would do that is because you're going to pick up a load of contraband, right??!
Recently, one of the biggest changes in mainstream music was that the big labels stopped signing bands and started building bands.
"RECENTLY"? What are you, 1,000 years old? The big studios have been doing that for DECADES AND DECADES.
Funny that you're disagreeing with the parent, touting how much faster software has gotten, and then complain that video playback doesn't work, when your problem is the steaming pile of crap that is Adobe Flash.
I guarantee that your old Dell can play back H.264 video just fine, using something like MPlayer instead of Flash for the decoding...
Across a broad spectrum of drives (various brands and models) I'd say that's about right with my experience. My own WDs (probably a hundred or so individual drives) have had a little different numbers (I've never seen one fail in the 1-5 year range unless it had damage like being physically whacked around, and only a couple times in the infant stage) but still the same principle -- the three death points are infant, ordinary wear-out (5.5 yrs) or extreme old age.
It makes a helluva difference when my truck is hauling a 14,000 pound load in hilly country.
I asked WD how long a lifespan their drives were engineered for, and they told me 5 years. Didn't differentiate among types or models.
My experience has been that if WDs make it past the first month, they usually last about 5.5 years, but those that go beyond may last indefinitely. (I have some with 11+ years on 'em, 24/7/365.)
Back in the day I dismantled some dead SCSI drives, and found inside the exact same HD as the IDE variety of the same brand. Difference was in the interface, not the guts.
Chase, the bank that's thumbing its nose at the class action suit that found 'em guilty of unilaterally changing mortgage contracts and of being in cahoots with their own pet insurance provider... (this one I know about firsthand, it affected my mortgage).