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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.

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."

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

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

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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