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Comment: Re:Does it matter? (Score 2) 341

by TimSSG (#49523907) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Measles DID kill many people prior to vaccination being available. The most common deaths were for young children though so yeah it probably didn't kill many grandparents as they never had a chance to live long enough to become grandparents.

As I have said many times, having children is hereditary; because chances are if your parents did NOT have any neither will you. But, in the case of measles remember it also tends to cause men to be sterile if caught at the wrong age. Tim S.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by TimSSG (#49459855) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

Nope, I'm going to vote for Hillary because unlike most other person running, she isn't overly corrupt and she's not bat shit crazy. She may not be perfect, but I have more faith in her ability to lead this nation then any other candidate currently.

FYI: People who think there is a vast conspiracy against them has a very high chance of being "bat shit crazy". Tim S.

Comment: Re:Patent pending? (Score 1) 142

by TimSSG (#49419773) Attached to: Stanford Develops Fast-Charging, Stable Aluminum Battery

More patents for Stanford. The rich will get richer. Stanford is in the top 5 for universities granted patents. Schools still don't make enough money from tuition so they have to steal their students ideas.

People who try to invent things tend to own more patents than people who do NOT try to invent things. Ideas without work tend to be worthless in many cases. It is the hard work of profs/students combined with the resources of the Schools that pays off for all the people involved. Tim S.

Comment: Why do people like you hate people in Indiana and (Score 0) 197

So, basically, they are FORCING people to buy the Teslas in another state, thus screwing themselves out of several thousand dollars worth of sales taxes per car? Kind of like the Indiana and Arkansas governors signing bills that drive away business... too bad government isn't like corporations, wherein officials are obligated to act in the company's fiduciary interest. In this case, government appears to be screwing themselves to protect specials interests.

Why do people like you hate people in Indiana and Arkansas? Do you hate just Christians? Or is it just Jews and Christians? Or people of all faiths? Tim S.

Comment: Re:Ummmm ... duh? (Score 1) 385

by TimSSG (#49358401) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

No predictive power?

What is the most frequent cause of suicide? At least 90 percent of all people who died by suicide were suffering from a mental illness at the time, most often depression. Among people who are depressed, intense emotional states such as desperation, hopelessness, anxiety, or rage increase the risk of suicide. People who are impulsive, or who use alcohol and drugs, are also at higher risk.


There are VERY FEW people who "just snap" and decide to kill themselves - it's not a crime of passion. It's usually an act born of a LONG bout of depression, despair, and suicidal ideation, and if you're doing constant, frequent screening for mental illness, you may prevent these sorts of things. Don't fire the guy, but make him get treatment until a doctor clears him to resume flight status. In fact, if they're actively screening for suicidal tendencies and ideation, many factors are highly correlated with suicide attempts, and could easily help screen people who are not in a mental state to perform their flight duties.

I think that likely 90% of the people in car accidents ate carrots in the prior month. FYI: This does NOT mean carrots cause car accidents. Tim S.

Comment: Re:There are a bunch of consequences for not doing (Score 1) 734

by TimSSG (#49193095) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

If you fail to register for the draft, you are ineligible for any sort of educational federal financial aid (should you choose to take advantage of it), and you will have great difficulty ever obtaining federal employment in many different agencies (if that's something you'd like to do.)

Not true for any female!! I have never heard of any women posting not having this "right" when they complain about NOT being treated equally. Tim S.

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