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Comment: Re:freedom 2 b a moron (Score 1) 1050

by compro01 (#48584929) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

1. No, it is not controversial. It's nonsense that is rightly rejected. 30 vaccines is a drop in the ocean compared to the onslaught of viruses and bacteria they got exposed to on their way out of the womb, much less what they deal with every day.

2. And most people your age can enjoy having shingles later in life because of that. It really sucks, hence the desire for children to never get chickenpox.

Comment: Re:Say "No" to electronic voting machines (Score 1) 127

by compro01 (#48474619) Attached to: Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County

Same thing can happen with paper ballot counting machines, it's all just centralized in the elections office.

Which is why you don't bother with machines, period.

Up here, it's paper ballots, marked with pens, counted using Mk1 eyeballs at the polling station in full view of witnesses from any candidates that wish to send one. The only machines involved in anything are the printers used to make the ballots and the telephones used to call in the stations' results to the Returning Officer.

Comment: Re:Flawed Premise (Score 2) 454

by compro01 (#48443561) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

There is no link between autonomously driving cars and car sharing.

Sure there is. With existing car sharing systems or rentals, you either need to go to where the car is via some other means, or someone needs to drive it to you, then drive back to the office, before you can go where you're wanting to go.

With autonomously driving cars, the car can drive itself to you and then you go directly from where you are to where you want to go. It makes it far more practical.

Mediocrity finds safety in standardization. -- Frederick Crane