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Comment: Re:looks like Indians are smarter than us (Score 1) 74

You pay for the data plan I assume in a T-mobile plan.
All they are doing is allowing more data for streaming for a website like pandora which might soak up a lot of peoples bandwidth.
They are not gatekeeping the rest of the internet and extorting money from web businesses.
T-mobile is simply offering more service in the form of an extension of bandwidth.

Comment: Re:Very BAD idea (Score 1) 287

by Wild_dog! (#49332607) Attached to: Ford's New Car Tech Prevents You From Accidentally Speeding

This would be catastrophic in many cases. I think the lawsuits would pile up quickly when the number of head on collisions rises due to the car speed being capped and not able to gain enough speed to get around someone.
All it would take is a few vanloads of soccer moms getting nailed for the the public outcry to be substantial.

Comment: How about technology to block texting while moving (Score 1) 287

by Wild_dog! (#49332601) Attached to: Ford's New Car Tech Prevents You From Accidentally Speeding

It seems like texting is a far bigger problem with driving than simply going a few miles over the speed limit.
And sometimes to extract oneself from a dangerous situation one needs to be able to speed the car up a bit before getting back down to the speed limit.

Comment: Re:Whole Baby Salve: Anecdotal, but Works (Score 1) 447

by Wild_dog! (#49246859) Attached to: Homeopathy Turns Out To Be Useless For Treating Medical Conditions

Homeopathy is "also quite dangerous" is painting with rather a broad stroke it seems to me.

Like everything it depends.
If one is saying ...I will take this homeopathic remedy vs say a known cancer drug that is efficacious then I would agree.
That indeed is unwise and will result in early death.

If one is saying I will give my kid some Arnica ointment for swelling vs say using some anti-inflammatory like ibuprophen to ease the swelling then I couldn't agree less.

As for the Article...
"The reviewers sum up their report by saying that homeopathy should not be used to treat any health conditions that are chronic or that have the potential to become serious."

This also has a rather broad stroke approach. There are many who suffer from chronic things for which there are not really any great treatments or for which the treatments themselves have many side effects and long term problems. I see no problem with people seeking out alternate therapies which ultimately may not help, but do not have other life impactful consequences.

I think we can agree that for things with effective treatments it is folly attempt to substitute things which don't work for things that do work. For the bulk of medical conditions, this means standard evidence based therapy and medications.
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