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Comment: Mississippi (Score 1) 297

by UdoKeir (#48988445) Attached to: Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates
The amended version of House Bill 130 puts into law the state's existing practice of granting medical waivers to children whose physicians request them, and in doing so, removes the Mississippi Department of Health's ability to deny such requests.

In other words, this allows the anti-vaxxers and religious nuts to go to their chiropractor, osteopath or other quack to get an exemption. Hell there are plenty of MDs that will write a prescription for anything you want for $50.

Comment: Re:Misunderstanding Peering Agreements (Score 3) 328

by UdoKeir (#46760913) Attached to: Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Umm, I pay Comcast to delivery content to me. If I want to stream video from a content provider, that's my decision. I make the request, not the content provider. The request for data is coming from Comcast's customer, not the content provider.

If Comcast is losing money because of the requests that I make, then they need to change their pricing structure with me, not blackmail the content provider.

Comment: Re:If you can learn to put a beer down while drivi (Score -1, Redundant) 184

by UdoKeir (#46737897) Attached to: The Case For a Safer Smartphone

We need enforcement of current laws. I have never, never, seen anyone pulled over for talking or texting on the phone. Let alone charged for it.

And if we're talking about context-sensitive devices, how about a car that extends a 4" spike from the steering wheel every time it sense you fscking around with your phone.

Comment: Re:Ingrediants (Score 1) 269

by UdoKeir (#46286141) Attached to: Asia's Richest Man Is Betting Big On Silicon Valley's Fake Eggs

Canola was created using traditional cross-breeding techniques. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C... That this idiot with a blog doesn't know the difference between that and genetically modified organisms probably shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

That a Slashdot reader doesn't know the difference is just plain disappointing. (I must be new here etc.)

Comment: Re:Some things I know - or have come to understand (Score 5, Informative) 757

by UdoKeir (#41411017) Attached to: Rapid Arctic Melt Called 'Planetary Emergency'

Yet not a one climate model (to my knowledge) takes into account the biggest heat source and the biggest driver of that heat source.

https://www.google.com/search?q=climate+change+sun+spots

First hit is:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=sun-spots-and-climate-change

most up-to-date climate models—including those used by the United Nations’ prestigious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—incorporate the effects of the sun’s variable degree of brightness in their overall calculations.

This wasn't difficult. Are you being willfully ignorant?

Earth

+ - Congress' Gulf oil spill response given a 'D' by commissioners-> 1

Submitted by ananyo
ananyo writes: Many of the problems that led to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill have not been addressed, say the members of a commission set up by US President Barack Obama to study the disaster. The group releases a report today on progress towards its 2011 recommendations for preventing future disasters and improving spill response.

The US Congress fares worst in the new report, earning a 'D' rating for its failure to enact any meaningful legislation in response to the disaster. The Restore Act would allocate 80% of any fines that BP pays for the spill under the Clean Water Act to restoring the environment and economies of the states in the Gulf of Mexico, but the act has stalled in the House of Representatives. The Obama administration did better, with a B, thanks in part to new drilling regulations, while the oil industry's efforts to improve safety saw it awarded a C+.

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