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Comment: Re:Where are all the "moderate" Muslims? (Score 1) 241

by mrops (#49113379) Attached to: Al-Shabaab Video Threat Means Heightened Security at Mall of America

Speaking as a muslim, I do always condemn them.

Unfortunately, your logic is flawed, I live in North America, these people are killing muslims in their own countries. Those children that died when Taliban carried an attach on Peshawar school were all muslim's.

So its idiotic to think that these extremist will listen to me, who lives in Canada, shops in these malls and hell, condemn them every opportunity I get.

As a side note, heard an interview from a Taleban lunatic recently, you may not know, but he sounded like G.W.Bush, literally saying that you are either a Taleban or against them, which means you (me) a valid target.

So please, rest of muslim's are already with any other sane person and condemn them, vocally too. But you don't go out condemning every lunatic christian, nor will I, I have a 9-5 job, kids to look after. Medical appointments to meet and car to service. When was the last time you went to a street to protest, I never have, likely won't either. Those who understand this, I appreciate them, those who won't, I don't care.

Comment: Re:Dear Canada. (Score 2) 116

by compro01 (#49089661) Attached to: The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill

Now it's just a matter of getting the majority of Canadians to go "No I don't want this idiot again."

No, it's a matter of getting decidedly more than a majority to go like that. Harper got here with 39% of the vote, thanks to dirty tricks and this idiotic system of voting we're stuck with.

You'll need a large supermajority to get rid of him. The most recent projection shows he's still likely to form government with 32.9% of the vote.

Comment: Re:node is going away. (Score 1) 319

by mrops (#49082535) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare

Being a Java Developer, I am biased. Java lets you do things, large projects, deliver goods that need to be delivered. Tons of developers and extremely good set of third party libraries. Complete technology stacks from the likes of Apache and Spring.

Tomcat is one such solution, Java has such a large open source momentum behind it that I can't imagine the problems you are describing are show stoppers, else someone would have fixed them.

Last I checked, Maven had 860,000 artifacts, hard for a language to become so large if it has glaring holes. Hard for people to submit that much open source code and not fix the issues you describe.

I guess I am one of a million qualified madmen you talk off, 9 out of 10 times a stack trace tells me what the issue is, so don't blame java because you don't know how to read a error log.

Comment: Re:HPV (Score 1) 740

by compro01 (#48965413) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations

For that matter, the HPV shot is not recommended for adults, since most of us have probably already been exposed (unless, again, you're a nun.) It's only recommended for pre-adolescents, under the likely true assumption that the majority of them will NOT be celibate.

Actually, it is recommended for adults, at least up here in Canada. It's currently approved for men up to age 26 and women up to age 45.

It's recommended and highly desirable to administer it pre-teen, so as to get maximum protection, but even for sexually active persons, it will still give at least partial benefit, as even if you have had an HPV infection, it's damn unlikely you'll have contracted all four strains the vaccine protects against.

Comment: Re:Backpedalled? (Score 1) 740

by compro01 (#48965263) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations

This is one reason I'm glad that in my country, Australia, an MMR vaccination (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) is mandatory unless you have a damn good reason not to get one (and being an idiot isn't good enough).

I think that depends on what state you're in. In NSW and Victoria, "vaccines are against my religion" seems to be enough.

The AVN is giving it a try by setting up a fake church.

Comment: Re: Backpedalled? (Score 4, Informative) 740

by compro01 (#48965193) Attached to: New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations

A couple of studies presented last year at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggest that the vast majority (361 out of 384 in one study, and 38 out of 38 in a second) of people who think they're allergic to penicillin aren't actually allergic to it.

Granted, both are small samples and it's hardly a look at allergies in general, but it does raise questions about the actual incidence of allergies.

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