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Comment: I rarely agree with Jesse Jackson (Score 1) 514

by fritz1968 (#47568717) Attached to: Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step
We are on the opposite ends of the ideological rainbow (no pun intended), but I agree with part of what he is doing. The USA has plenty of high tech workers to fill any voids in the IT world here in the USA. If the number of H-1B visas should change, it would be to lower it, in my opinion. Definitely, do not increase this number.

Comment: Re:Quit promoting it when it doesn't work (Score 0) 205

by fritz1968 (#42983753) Attached to: Flu Shot Doing Poor Job of Protecting Older People This Year

Got a better idea, bozo?

Yes, i do. use homeopathic remedies for prevention. I got the flu once in the past 10 years while using homeopathic remedies. This years harsh strain of the flu did in my whole family. We passed it around between each other for about 10-12 days.

And I did get a flu shot once. Once! Within five months of getting a flu shot, I got the flu.

When I went to the doctor (who diagnosed me with the flu), he asked me if I got a flu shot within the past 5 months. Then I told him I did, he replied that what usually happens when the flu shot wear off is that the patient gets the flu. Both my wife and I have run into other doctors (family practice doctors) who refuse to get a flu shot because of that reason.

The study that i want to see is a comparison of those who get a flu shot and and still get the flu to those who got the shot and did not get the flu.

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Supersizing the "Last Supper" 98

Posted by samzenpus
from the a-meal-fit-for-a-king-of-kings dept.
gandhi_2 writes "A pair of sibling scholars compared 52 artists' renditions of 'The Last Supper', and found that the size of the meal painted had grown through the years. Over the last millennium they found that entrees had increased by 70%, bread by 23%, and plate size by 65.6%. Their findings were published in the International Journal of Obesity. From the article: 'The apostles depicted during the Middle Ages appear to be the ascetics they are said to have been. But by 1498, when Leonardo da Vinci completed his masterpiece, the party was more lavishly fed. Almost a century later, the Mannerist painter Jacobo Tintoretto piled the food on the apostles' plates still higher.'"
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NHS Should Stop Funding Homeopathy, Says Parliamentary Committee 507

Posted by samzenpus
from the how-am-I-going-to-align-my-chakras-now dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Homeopathic remedies work no better than placebos, and so should no longer be paid for by the UK National Health Service, a committee of British members of parliament has concluded. In preparing its report, the committee, which scrutinizes the evidence behind government policies, took evidence from scientists and homeopaths, and reviewed numerous reports and scientific investigations into homeopathy. It found no evidence that such treatments work beyond providing a placebo effect." Updated 201025 19:40 GMT by timothy: This recommendation has some people up in arms.
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Dying Man Shares Unseen Challenger Video 266

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-perspective-on-an-old-tragedy dept.
longacre writes "An amateur video of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion has been made public for the first time. The Florida man who filmed it from his front yard on his new Betamax camcorder turned the tape over to an educational organization a week before he died this past December. The Space Exploration Archive has since published the video into the public domain in time for the 24th anniversary of the catastrophe. Despite being shot from about 70 miles from Cape Canaveral, the shuttle and the explosion can be seen quite clearly. It is unclear why he never shared the footage with NASA or the media. NASA officials say they were not aware of the video, but are interested in examining it now that it has been made available."

Comment: Re:Some people should realize that... (Score 1) 392

by fritz1968 (#28608153) Attached to: Jammie Thomas Moves To Strike RIAA $1.92M Verdict
...At a high level, though, judges get to change laws...

NO!!! Judges DO NOT CHANGE LAWS. That is the job of congress. At best Judges, in theory, can only rule that a law is constitutional or not, but only if the law, itself, is challenged. Even if a Judge were to rule a law unconstitutional, that is not changing the law. It is striking down the law.

They also preside over a court of law and insure that the legal rights of all involved are legal and fair. If anything, judges are to make their rulings (in a none jury trial) based off existing law.

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