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Comment: Re:Another failure (Score 1) 392

by bkr1_2k (#49226161) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?

Please find me an 11" laptop (full laptop, not a pad of some kind) for anywhere near the price of an 11" macbook air that has the same specs. When I bought my Apple I was desperately searching for something as an alternative and never found one. The next closest competition was a Sony Viaio something and it was about $800 more expensive. If it had been the same price I would have bought the Sony.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 392

by bkr1_2k (#49226113) Attached to: Does USB Type C Herald the End of Apple's Proprietary Connectors?

For those of us who actually travel a lot, lighter is better. I can run about 3 hours doing blender or gimp or garage band (recording audio books) on my 11" macbook air battery. No it's not 8 hours but who really expects to work that long on battery power? Even on planes you can get power in your seat these days. Does it suck having to carry an adapter? Absolutely. I'm not a fan of getting rid of even more connectors, but lighter is better in my opinion. The real question is whether the adapter just eats all the weight savings of no ports. At least with USB C you can just adapt usb devices with a cable not a real adapter.

Comment: Re:That clinches it. (Score 1) 393

by visualight (#49073231) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

wtf did you just characterize this as user error? And then go on to proclaim that you shouldn't install Linux with a USB drive plugged in? As if this broken stupid idiotic default install is somehow a standard that everyone should know about? W.T.F.

Seriously I haven't used sles or opensuse for a few years so I'm only going by these comments, but if this is in fact the default behavior opensuse is cracked.

Comment: Who cares (Score 1) 200

by bkr1_2k (#48981661) Attached to: Too Much Exercise May Not Be Better Than a Sedentary Lifestyle

I don't care if I'm really extending my life any longer. We're all going to die, that's a given, and nothing other than medicine and hygiene (both personal and societal) have been statistically shown to significantly increase that life span. What I care about is how I feel while I'm alive. I don't exercise to live longer, I exercise to feel better while I'm alive. That's also why I don't exercise in a gym. Go out and play.

Comment: Re:Jesus, we're fucked. (Score 1) 351

by visualight (#48903169) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

The fundamentals were there. The problem was that she had difficulty applying it to a car, and more specifically, the brakes. Some basic ideas like the relationship between weight and inertia had to explained in detail and not just referenced. In the end I never felt satisfied that she really understood everything because she refused to discuss it anymore.

Comment: Re:Jesus, we're fucked. (Score 1) 351

by visualight (#48900825) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

I was on a long trip, going through the Rockies with a very loaded sedan, towing a trailer. It was her turn to drive and for some time I had been repeatedly admonishing her to increase her following distance, slow down, etc., because of the excess weight. As she continued to ignore me my explanations grew longer and more detailed, until finally she interrupted me with "What's inertia?"

Comment: Re:Hospitals require testing (Score 1) 673

by bkr1_2k (#48887175) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

So pretty much every retail job in the country should be required to be vaccinated?

Ideally yes though I realize that is probably unrealistic.

I'm just trying to clarify what level of "general public" interaction requires this vaccination oversight? Who's going to pay for it? The government or the employer?

Most people are vaccinated already when they are children so the vast majority of the cost is already accounted for. The rest of it is probably pretty much the easiest cost/benefit analysis ever. The cost of the vaccines and program administration would almost certainly be hugely outweighed by the reduced health care costs. I imagine it would be pretty straightforward to do this either with public or private money. Most medical insurance already covers getting vaccines. (vaccines are generally very cheap)

If people shouldn't be forced then how do they work, given that 44% of the jobs in the US are in some form of retail, transportation, education, or healthcare and another ~10-15% are "professional and business services" or "government" that include some sort of regular customer interaction, how are they to have jobs and also choose not to be vaccinated?

Since the point is that they should be vaccinated the answer to your question seems self evident. Furthermore those numbers do not add up to 100% and the percent of loonies who don't get vaccinated is in the single digits.

No they don't add up to 100% but it's a huge portion of the working populace and you can't have it both ways. You can't say you want to give people choice and then limit ~60% of the job market from them.

Regarding cost, I was talking about the cost of the oversight. Verification that people do, in fact, have the appropriate vaccinations etc. You can't ensure this without some significant cost associated with the tracking and oversight.

Comment: Re:Hospitals require testing (Score 1) 673

by bkr1_2k (#48886405) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

So pretty much every retail job in the country should be required to be vaccinated? I'm just trying to clarify what level of "general public" interaction requires this vaccination oversight? Who's going to pay for it? The government or the employer?

If people shouldn't be forced then how do they work, given that 44% of the jobs in the US are in some form of retail, transportation, education, or healthcare and another ~10-15% are "professional and business services" or "government" that include some sort of regular customer interaction, how are they to have jobs and also choose not to be vaccinated?

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