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

by mattack2 (#48650665) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

I admit this isn't the greatest citation, but one of the cohosts of the sawbones podcast is a doctor, and there was an episode about mercury. They definitely talked about various forms of mercury being very bad, and I seem to remember them describing others as not causing problems.

If it is that poisonous, why would they ever have used it?

Also, didn't you ever play with mercury from a broken thermometer?

Comment: Re:Home of the brave? (Score 1) 586

by mattack2 (#48622841) Attached to: Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

If the threat is against my local mall?

No, I wouldn't go..

But this generic amorphous threat, yes, I was thinking of seeing the movie in the theater.. Not necessarily on Dec 25 (not because of this threat), but when it was in theaters, to use up a free movie ticket that expires..

Comment: Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (Score 4, Informative) 1051

by mattack2 (#48587253) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

- by making vaccines ever safer - this is already being done (mercury has been eliminated as preservant, for example) and needs to continue;

You are spreading falsehoods also. Give evidence where the mercury-containing preservative caused any problems. You're probably going to point to the supposed evidence towards autism. There isn't any such evidence. Just because it has mercury, doesn't mean it is necessarily poisonous.

Chlorine can be poisonous, but salt (which contains chlorine) is a necessary nutrient for us.

Comment: Re:But does it report artificially low ink levels? (Score 1) 270

by mattack2 (#48578303) Attached to: Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

I just use the coffee maker at work (they used to be Starbucks branded, but aren't anymore) that just spit out a cup of coffee.. (They use a bunch of filter that spews out underneath into the garbage..)

This 'pod' idea would be cool to me, if it weren't making a zillion little plastic tubs that are AFAIK unrecyclable. (Just because it has a plastic type logo on it means it can/will actually be recycled.) That is, if they used something like paper, or even something that would dissolve, that would be really cool.

Comment: Re:There is no simple fix (Score 1) 158

by mattack2 (#48372013) Attached to: Apple's Luxembourg Tax Deals

I would say phase out rather than abolish Social Security. Obviously the math has to be worked out, but let people opt out of it at anytime (possibly with a tax credit), but cut it off for a certain age and younger... Similar to how I think companies shouldn't be able to retroactively change pensions, but can change it for new hires.

Comment: Re:There's gonna be high expecations from Asimov f (Score 1) 242

by mattack2 (#48365385) Attached to: HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

Even at "just" $1.99/episode, I think that's ridiculously priced. Though I don't buy very many DVDs or BluRays, $20/season (for "typical" OTA shows that are 20+ episodes/season) is what I consider a good price.. obviously that's less than $1/episode, and that's with a hard copy (I think that's a _good_ thing).

I'm mostly thinking of it as if I were to buy every episode of what I watch - it would be WAY more expensive than cable.

Comment: Re:There's gonna be high expecations from Asimov f (Score 1) 242

by mattack2 (#48363753) Attached to: HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

Just to clarify, he's talking about the *purchase each episode individually* scenario on Amazon. (IMHO, ridiculously expensive.)

It's not available on (free with Amazon Prime) Amazon Prime Video. That's only (some?) HBO shows several years old. That's not meaning to disparage it, it has a bunch of good shows (e.g. Rome, Sopranos, Six Feet Under, etc.) Just not currently airing shows.

Comment: Re:Uh (Score 1) 112

by mattack2 (#48354087) Attached to: Amazon's Echo Chamber

Amazon devices sales are terrible because they don't have Google Play app marketplace. End of story. Everyone who wants to get locked in to a content ecosystem where they are forced to buy devices from one source already owns Apple products.

Ironic.. You're saying it's bad because it doesn't have the official marketplace for Android, yet you're talking about being locked into a distribution system?!!

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