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Comment: Re:Not true. (Score 1) 984

by Slippery_Hank (#43140357) Attached to: Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam
did you even read the wiki you linked to? You only need to get to the second sentence to find out that tailgating is only a factor in 1/3rd of rear-end collisions. I'm not saying that all of the other 2/3rds are caused by bad drivers slamming on their brakes and being an unpredictable danger on the road, but certainly some of them are.

Comment: Title is obviously misleading (Score 1, Insightful) 131

by Slippery_Hank (#42762997) Attached to: $616.57 Three Strikes Verdict Cost RIANZ $250,000
RIANZ has paid 250k in total, the 616 dollars represents the result of the first case. They have sent out notices to roughly 6000 alleged infringers though. So if we assume that 616 is an average results ( I know that a sample of one is not very representative ), then we can expect that they will pull in 616*6000 which is approximately 3.7 million dollars. Lets wait til the dust settles to start scoring winners and losers.

Comment: Re:Great idea but... (Score 3, Interesting) 162

by Slippery_Hank (#42625679) Attached to: Mathematicians Aim To Take Publishers Out of Publishing
I agree completely, but I think that 1) follows directly from 2). I am an early career researcher, and I want to be publishing open source. The reason I do not, is because I need to be sure that I can get research grants and tenure positions later in life. I would like to see a high profile institution start a policy that they only hire candidates with at least one open source publication, that could really get the ball rolling.

Comment: What about the doctors? (Score 1) 851

by Slippery_Hank (#42518719) Attached to: Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds
Religion is a red-herring in this story, if a nurse has the option to refuse a vaccine it should be for any personal reason. The question that I am the most interested in, is if the hospital has a similar policy for their doctors. If the vaccine is so obviously positive, then surely every doctor on staff would also have it. If every doctor has it and agrees that it is good, then I fully support mandatory vaccinations for nurses. I suspect however, that this is not the case, and that the mandate for vaccination is coming from somebody on the business management side of the hospital rather than somebody on the healthcare side of things.

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