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Comment: Re:Pneumonia can be caused by a virus (Score 1) 621

by angel'o'sphere (#48884327) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

So? The main reason are bacteria ... the guy claims he has health like an Ox.
So it is extremely unlikely the flu shot caused the pneumonia as he claims. No matter what finally was the main reason in his cause.
The english wikipedia article is btw. simplifying and misleading, I suggest to google for pneumonia and get your own idea via medical papers/sites what the "science" behind it is.

Comment: Re:Just Require an IQ Test (Score 2) 621

by angel'o'sphere (#48883977) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

If your immune system "stormed" after a flu shot, then you are in bigger trouble than you believe.

Anyway, there is no scientific connection between flu shots and pneumonia.

Are you sure you behaved "healthy" after the flu shot or did you live on your "I'm strong as an Ox" card?

If you believe that a flu shot caused, increased or influenced in any way your pneumonia (and you might be right) then I heavily suggest you consult a hospital next time as soon as you feel to get a flu.

Sorry, 8 month illness or recovery after a pneumonia is insane. Without any medicals you recover after 2 weeks, max 3 weeks. If you had trouble 8 month then it likely was resistant to antibiotics which indicates you got it when you got the flu shot. Either by contaminated needles or any other circumstances at the place where you got the shot.

Comment: Re:Just Require an IQ Test (Score 1) 621

by angel'o'sphere (#48883921) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Flu related complications are usually not happening after a "flu vaccination" but while you have the flu.

Getting Pneumonia from a Flu shot alone -- as the parent claims -- is extremely unlikely. On top of that the claim that he needed 8 month to recover shows that it was much certainly not the vaccination.

It is far more likely that he simply caught a common cold after the shot and that evolved into the pneumonia.

Another option is, that the vaccine was tainted, or that the needle was not clean etc. etc.

Fact is there is no scientific connection between a Flu *vaccination* and a Pneumonia infection.

A Flu *infection* is something different.

Go google: "pneumonia infection after flu vaccination" -- not A SINLGE HIT containing or supporting the idea that a flu vaccine causes/supports pneumonia!

Comment: Re:Not sure how this is necessary (Score 0) 320

The TOS of Facebook are not legally binding except (perhaps?) in the USA. They contradict any copyright law un any nation that signed the 'Bern Convention' (which is actually signed by the USA, too.

Regarding the password issue ... in what delusioned world do you live?

Constitution > law > TOS. Yes, in the USA you can craft _valid_ contracts, that are against the law. So the 'equation' above is not perfectly right. However, TOSs usually do not define a legal binding contract, not even in the USA.

If you want to give law advices, I suggest to read the laws. They are usually ad clear as programming code and not that hard to understand.

Alas, the USA have not that much written law ...

Coming back to your last sentence: law enforcement has any legal ground above the TOS of a company.

Comment: Re:Design failure (Score 1) 130

by angel'o'sphere (#48867055) Attached to: Lost Beagle2 Probe Found 'Intact' On Mars

The stirling engine needs to survive that temperature (the one of the heat source). That is the main problem.
In respect to a stirling engine, and the needed wattage we talk about two things: the engine and the generator. (After all the engine has to move the generator to produce the electric power).
Then we have to check how much heat we can radiate.
Because the temperature of the radiator will be the 'low temperature' of the Carnot efficiency calculation.

I mean: generating electric power and designing a system based that 'works' is the easy part. A getting it sized to fit into a space craft comes next. Efficiency is the result of the first two steps, and actually it is just a number for geeks.

Who cares if device A costs so much money and space and weight and has an efficiency of X when device B is bottom line cheaper, fulfills the requirements (creating electric power for so long with so many watts) but is 'less efficient'?

I guess you have a point that stirling engines are still very underrated regarding niche situations for power generation.

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 584

by angel'o'sphere (#48866947) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Ofc QNX ;)
That is what I wanted to point out, the parent was a bit delusioned.
What OS you can use for 'process control' basically only depends on your real time requirements.
If it is ok that your control loop needs 10 seconds to react on a change on input parameters, then you can use anything that guarantees you that you meet that 10 seconds limit.
Example: a pump pumping 500 litters per minute out of a huge reservoir. At some point a swimming signal giving device says 'stop'. Reacting on that - depending on the size of the reservoir - will have basically a non measurable influence on the hight (depth) of the level in that reservoir, regardless if the reaction is happening in 1, 10, 50 or 100 seconds.

My oldest Mac from 1990, running with 1MHz on an 68000 will do that just fine. Hm, I guess that one runs on 2MHz, not sure ... it got an very fast 68030 card extension at some point.

Comment: Re:call me skeptical (Score 1) 357

by angel'o'sphere (#48866829) Attached to: NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Thanx for the info :)

Obviously you don't understand what you post ... but that is normal on /.

The error bar you see has no implication in regard of the fact that 2014 is:
A) the hottest year ever recorded
B) is regardless how you see it amoung the 10 hottest years ever recorded

Well, that means ofc. the 'recordings' done in the last century or so ...

Hm, regarding your juggling with error bars I suggest to take a class on statistics or something. So you don't have to use your layman interpretation on that subject, which obviously contradicts the scientists interpretation who declared 2014 to be the warmest year recorded ;) (sorry, just a hint ... my english and my math in english is to bad to explain your fault to you with my words, so I try to be funny, but likely failed there, too)

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