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Comment From personal experience... (Score 4, Interesting) 161

I can say that I've noticed this desire in myself, although never acted on it... But in games where I know I have a skill advantage, and have won before, the temptation to cheat, as a short cut measure, becomes strong. The mentality is one of "well, I know I'm capable of getting to that point, so is it really cheating if I just skip to that part?" Yes, yes it is. And I have to remind myself of that each. freaking. time.

I thought It was just me, but it turns out to be human nature I guess?

Comment Umm... (Score 1) 706

"Toronto police are reporting that 2 unconfirmed suicides have been linked to the data breach."

The suicides are unconfirmed or the links are unconfirmed? Because last I checked it's not to fucking difficult to tell if someone is alive or dead.

Comment Re:Oh lord... (Score 1) 75

Hmm, Interesting. Well then I guess even that's out the window!

The only reason I had given that theory any credit in the past was because I know someone who was suffering bone loss on the one side of their hip, and the doctor had said that it was due to the cell phone.

I went home and researched it, and low and behold these studies were being conducted, and the info seemed to suggest at that time that there was a link, but that was a good 6-7 years ago... I didn't bother checking for new developments.

My bad.

Comment Re:Oh lord... (Score 1, Insightful) 75

The thing that pisses me off most about the whole "Cell phones/EMFs cause cancer" thing is that it takes attention away from what damage they really do.

Very few people know that it's actually been proven that Cell phones cause bone density loss, especially in older people. So if you are always keeping your cell phone in the same pocket for many years, years down the line, that hip has a high chance of becoming frail because the mild heating affect of the EM can cause premature cell death.

Of course people are too worried that they are going to get cancer from their cell phone -- which has been proven time and time again to not be a thing -- and instead don't learn about the real risks.

Comment Wow... (Score 1) 1

In Canada, to attend school as a child, you have to show that you have all your vaccines and they are up to date.

I kinda just assumed that this would be the case elsewhere, and in other establishments too.

I'm astounded at the fact that vaccinations just aren't mandatory everywhere.

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

HughPickens.com 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."

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