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Comment: Re:As with all space missions: (Score 1) 198

by Triklyn (#48625253) Attached to: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

farthest reaches, at least marianas style were all about finding different life. everest :) yeah, vanity.

one great thing about people, we're incredibly finicky, need a shit ton of maintenance, yadda yadda yadda, so damn fragile. but we've got these unparalleled manipulators attached to our arms, and don't need constant monitoring from earth. Like, literally, you can build in redundancies sure, but for replacing a lightbulb, tightening a screw, replacing a solar panel, just reacting to when the unexpected happens, people are pretty good.

Comment: Re:As with all space missions: (Score 1) 198

by Triklyn (#48621959) Attached to: NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

well, similarly, not much purpose in doing a lot of stuff in space. not much purpose in going to mars at all. no point in going to the top of our world, nor going to the bottom of the ocean. sometimes you don't know what you don't know, but you know how to get a good look at its shadow.

Comment: Re:Zoning laws are tyranny (Score 1) 594

by Triklyn (#48611033) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

http://www.mcall.com/news/brea...

it's more along the lines of risk that the fire will get away from you. and then it's not just your property that's in danger but your neighbors as well.

fine, lets tone down the hyperbole and think of a more suitable example than dogfighting and skunk raising.

your neighbor wants to turn their property into a club or a composting company. noise complaints are an invasion of property rights aren't they? and the smell, the constant smell.

i was trying to inject humor into it, you know, instead of just coming out and just staying you've got pretty shaky stances.

you've got a lot of faith in what your neighbors will and won't do, me i'd rather not risk a significant investment like a house on the good behavior of others. You know, it's not just a "pleasant environment" at risk here, it's also property values because generally that's linked in.

Comment: Re:So how far are you willing to go? (Score 1) 1050

by Triklyn (#48608829) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

bleh, social darwinism isn't a thing. evolution doesn't work on the timescales we live. At this point the future for the human race is increasing the rate of technological advancement to the point that it outpaces the problems it creates and the ones that would have arisen anyway. technological social security basically.

as david deutsch said in an unrelated ted-talk. "problems are soluble, problems are inevitable."

Comment: Re:So how far are you willing to go? (Score 1) 1050

by Triklyn (#48608775) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

if it's an oral vaccine, doesn't mind being exposed to air, can tolerate humidity and temperature variation, exposure to sunlight etc. polio vaccines were such a bitch because one of them lost efficacy at high temperatures. Also scattershot approach like that is less likely to be economically viable.

Also, you'd probably run into a lot of people complaining about secret experiments on the population, which you know this would be. The logistical nightmare of trying to mess with the food supply, and even then you wouldn't be guaranteed of hitting your target.

you are literally of the class of people that herd immunity is critical for.

indeed it's the right choice if considering economics too, the cost of prevention is always always always going to be less than the cost of treatment, to the individual and to society.

we force people that want to share our roads to account for the situation where they'd be doing damage to others, why not the classroom, why not the office, why not the store? the only difference is that one ostensibly regards the human body, and the other what's surrounding it. no license no driving, no insurance no driving. can we make the argument that no vaccinations no using public spaces?

Comment: Re:Zoning laws are tyranny (Score 3, Insightful) 594

by Triklyn (#48604821) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

i will burn all the leaves in my yard in a rustic oil drum. even when it's windy. it's my property, and my embers, and they'll go where i let them go. who are to to tell me what i can burn and can't burn on my property?

Also, the airspace above my house is off limits. I own all the air above me. haven't claimed the space above me, because the whole spinning reference frame thing makes the borders pretty variable... though at any one moment in time i own something like land on at least a couple hundred stars probably.

Back to the point. It's my air until it leaves my property, at which point it becomes your air. And if i own a skunk farm, well that's my business too. my dog fighting ring doesn't scare them that much, so you know, the stink is pretty minimal considering how many skunks I have, and how scared they really should be of my dogs...
but again, my property. I wonder if skunk/dog fighting will bring in any money? what, you think that's a terrible idea? well, you know where you can kindly shove your opinion, neighbor?
somewhere, honestly i don't really care as long it's on the other side of the razor wire fence i bought surplus off the supermax in the other county.

Comment: Re:So how far are you willing to go? (Score 1) 1050

by Triklyn (#48600409) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

i would be ok taking the risk that i'd get shot, some things are important enough. you think the WHO people that vaccinated people in war zones, who made pacts with tribal warlords in the wake of armed militia weren't risking death every second of every day?

you have a disease like smallpox, you have a vaccine on hand, you got a shot at eradicating it, you take that shot with both hands and run as hard as you can.

that means, you get vaccinated, voluntarily or no, or we gaurantee that every single person you have the possibility of coming in contact with you gets vaccinated. smallpox is estimated to have killed up to half a billion people in the 20th century.

you know, better yet, advertise a vaccine-free municipality, watch all those new-age hippies flock there to live with like-minded enlightened people. watch as diseases thought largely controlled in the first world go through the community like wild-fire. then we ask them again if they want vaccines.

Comment: Re:Betteridge says (Score 1) 184

by Triklyn (#48584805) Attached to: Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?

cost of long term parking near me is roughly 8 dollars a day, a cab ride is going to run you what, 50 dollars? super shuttle less. I'm also not factoring in wear and tear on your vehicle, variable cost of eating out, number of passengers etc, hotel fare etc.

i imagine for the average american the stress of flying pales in comparison to the stress of driving for 20 hours.

the hidden costs of flying over driving would have to be roughly 300 dollars for there to be parity if you value your time at minimum wage.

visiting family isn't typically a scenario where you're typically expected to have an independent mode of travel.

I'm fine with a 3-4 hour drive, happy even over flying. but 20 hours is pushing it, and i like to drive places.

Comment: Re:So how far are you willing to go? (Score 1) 1050

by Triklyn (#48582557) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

if this were the polio vaccine how would you feel? if it were small pox?

yeah, vaccines may possibly be bad, but smallpox was... words fail.

You're damn right i'd be alright with forcing people to be vaccinated, i'd hold them down myself.

people stopped killing each other so that the people they were fighting could get vaccinated... wtf does that tell you?

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