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+ - Should Disney Require its Employees to Be Vaccinated? 1

Submitted by HughPickens.com
HughPickens.com (3830033) writes "According to Joanna Rothkopf Disneyland is already a huge petri dish of disease with tired children wiping their snot faces on Goofy and then riding log flumes through mechanized rivers filled with the backwash of thousands of other sweaty, unwashed, weeping toddlers. Now John Tozzi reports at Businessweek that five workers at Disneyland have been diagnosed with measles in an outbreak that California officials trace to visitors at the theme park in mid-December. The measles outbreak is a publicity nightmare for Disney and the company is urging its 27,000 workers at the park to verify that they're inoculated against the virus, and the company is offering tests and shots on site for workers who are unvaccinated. One thing Disney won't do, however, is require workers to get routine vaccinations as a condition of employment. Almost no companies outside the health-care industry do. "To make things mandatory just raises a lot of legal concerns and legal issues," says Rob Niccolini. Disney has been working with public health officials, and Disney has already put some employees on paid leave until medically cleared. "They recognized that they were just a meeting place for measles," says Gilberto Chávez. "And they are quite concerned about doing what they can to help control the outbreak.""

Comment: Seems like a false choice. Hit both. Seriously. (Score 1) 800

by Nabeel_co (#46939183) Attached to: Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

This doesn't really make sense to me. What scenario would you have an exclusive OR situation like this?

I would think trying to hit both would be the best way to dissipate the energy less violently, thereby increasing survivability. This is assuming none of the traffic is oncoming.

Comment: Re:Car analogy (Score 1) 392

by Nabeel_co (#43059161) Attached to: Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay

I wouldn't say it's a silly analogy. The fact of the matter is, the far majority of automatic transmissions in new cars these days are still using a torque converter, and really don't compare in anyway to a manual transmission.

As for the 95% of people who can't shift fast enough, that's why 95% of cars are sold as automatics.
I don't think its a question of skill anyway, I think its a question of willingness of the driver to improve their skills.

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+ - Delta gives iPads to pilots as EFB replacements->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Delta Airlines has begun testing Apple’s iPad as electronic flight bags (EFB). EFBs help reduce paper by digitizing on-board flight information that has typically been printed out. This includes reference material such as operating manuals and navigational charts. Moreover, EFBs also enable pilots to automate calculations that would typically be done by hand and access up-to-date weather information.

Delta senior VP of flight operations Steve Dickson explained that the carrier had already deployed 22 iPads for in-flight testing."

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