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Comment: It depends, chat, phone, sometimes both. (Score 1) 115

by NeoMorphy (#49216549) Attached to: Preferred way to communicate with co-workers?

I can multitask multiple chats, but I can only focus on one phone conversation at a time. If multiple people are involved on a problem then a bridge is used.

Sometimes I will use chat while on the phone to type out the commands they need to use or to communicate a list of servers. I can also share a monitor screen while talking on the phone.

If the problem is non-trivial, then chat by itself is a pain. I can talk and listen while looking at servers, but if I had to communicate via chat only, it would be a continuous interruption.

The problem with meeting rooms is that it is rare that full attention is needed and I can't do real work at the same time in the meeting room.

If it's social and not work related, I prefer in person.

Comment: Re:Science... Yah! (Score 4, Insightful) 958

by NeoMorphy (#48968031) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness

Even without the added sugar, fruit juice is not good for you. It would be better to eat the original fruit than to take a bunch of them and run them through a juicer so you can get an instant sugar high. When you eat the original fruit it takes your body longer to extract and use the sugar.

Comment: Use reading glasses (Score 1) 464

by NeoMorphy (#48718597) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

You can get reading glasses for less than twenty dollars that will work much better for computer work. I tried progressive glasses and had the same problems, after I lost the progressive glasses I grabbed a pair of reading glasses and it was so much better that I couldn't bring myself to replace the progressive glasses. When they start to show wear I replace them with another pair of reading glasses.

Comment: Re:freedom 2 b a moron (Score 1) 1051

by NeoMorphy (#48585307) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Some people can't get vaccinated because of medical reasons. Also vaccinations do not have a 100% effectiveness. If too many people decide to not get vaccinated then an outbreak could spread through all of those people and the ones where the vaccination didn't take as well as the people who could not get a vaccination. If the percentage of people who were successfully vaccinated is high enough then you will have individual cases here and there.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 1051

by NeoMorphy (#48583613) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

If your body is part of a society that is using vaccines to reduce or even eradicate a harmful disease then you need to realize that your "natural right" is violating the rights and safety of that society. Even if you become a hermit, unless you can guarantee that you will never physically interact with other humans, you are a risk.

If someone is against being vaccinated are they thinking "You will not expose me to weakened or dead microorganisms, and in return I will become a potential host for potent versions of those same microorganisms that I can then expose others to against their will". It seems hypocritical to be against the first but okay with the second. Or are they thinking nobody will get infected? We see outbreaks happening now, and you know it's not the vaccinated ones causing it.

I feel sorry for the children, they don't know any better. It reminds me of the children of "Christian Scientists" who die needlessly because their parents used prayer instead of modern medicine.

Comment: Re:The "Protesters" (Score 1) 1128

by NeoMorphy (#48457479) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

I wouldn't call "Burning and looting stores" taking direct action against a failed system.

That type of behavior is like a child smashing things during a temper tantrum. It only causes them more problems and reinforces a negative image. Peaceful protests and programs that improve the neighborhood and youth programs would have been more beneficial.

A failed system isn't going to get fixed if they wage a violent war against it. They will only force it to use more resources against them. A lot of money and resources are wasted that could have been used to fund positive programs. I'm not saying that the wasted resources would have been used to fund positive programs, but there's not much chance now.

Comment: Re:How about... (Score 1) 349

by NeoMorphy (#48286865) Attached to: Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

How long does it take for a virus to mutate?

I hear a lot of people talk about how Ebola is not very contagious and yet one of the largest epidemics is happening right now. Are we going to hear a statement in the future about how nobody predicted that it would mutate into a more contagious strain? We've been worried that H5N1 could mutate and cause a pandemic and it's less contagious than Ebola. If the Ebola virus ever mutates into a more contagious strain we're all dead, because by the time anyone figures it out it will be all over the planet via jet propulsion. Unless we quarantine before that happens. Quarantine before pandemic is more helpful than quarantine after pandemic.

How did the health care workers in Dallas catch Ebola? Were they vomited on? Nina Pham was wearing protective gear and she became infected! If a trained nurse wearing protective gear caught Ebola, then what chance do unprotected and untrained civilians have when they are unaware of any danger? A doctor treating Ebola victims comes back home and doesn't realize he caught it. I'm assuming he's experienced with Ebola and yet he did not realize that he was potentially infected. How is that possible? Was he lying(scary thought considering his behavior when he came back.) or is it possible that our understanding of this strain of Ebola lacking?

Comment: Running through a category is not the norm. (Score 1) 412

by NeoMorphy (#46158795) Attached to: Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

It's rare that they run a category straight through. I'm used to watching the players jump around the different categories trying to find the "Double Doubles". It's been that way as long as I can remember, this isn't new. There's plenty of forums that discuss optimum strategies for finding the "Daily Doubles" and how to bet on "Final Jeopardy".

Other trends I have noticed is that they usually avoid the math and science categories, I hate that!

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