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Comment: Re:Autism risk is not a myth (Score 2) 588

by nawcom (#46746487) Attached to: Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"
"Mercury is a known neurotoxin and is proven to kill brain neurons."


Mercury is a known element that naturally is part of the human body. Look at the FDA thimerosal content of vaccines currently mandated and add them all up (far over what a single person gets from vaccines) - it totals to 239.2 micrograms of mercury. How much mercury is in a newborn of average weight? 303 micrograms. How much mercury is in an average adult? 6 milligrams. Quit spreading this bullshit. Eat some tuna lately? you took in some mercury and you're doing just fine. Yes, there is an unsafe amount, but the fact that remains is the amount in vaccines is minuscule to what the human body manages.

Comment: Re:QT is a flawed implementation of cross platform (Score 1) 81

by nawcom (#43397889) Attached to: Qt 5.1 Adds Android and iOS Support
Apple uses their Windows port of the QuickTime framework for iTunes. In OS X, the QuickTime framework is taken advantage of in too many apps to count. So yeah, people are still stuck using what you refer to generically as QuickTime. You didn't say something specific, like "QuickTime Player". QuickTime is gonna be around for a while.

Comment: Re:OSX would be nice... (Score 0, Troll) 61

by nawcom (#43261713) Attached to: KDE's Calligra Office Suite For Android Released

Which MAC are you talking about? It's an acronym for more things than you may know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac

If you're referring to the shortened nick for Macintosh, spell it as so. As for MAC, well you're just feeding the bad habit that people on the internet somehow created. I personally read it as Media Access Control initially (when people type MAC, referring to anything). Anyways. It's a simple name. Learn how to type it right.

Comment: From my experience, banks don't understand (Score 1) 284

by nawcom (#36382956) Attached to: Court Rules Passwords+Secret Questions=Secure eBanking

I find it upsetting that my online access to my bank account has a password limit of 10 characters which are also limited to letters and numbers. I've called and complained, but of course the silly stupid customer doesn't know anything about anything. Here's the exact limits according to their website:

Password must be between 7 and 10 alpha-numeric characters. Acceptable characters for passwords include combinations of any of the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *, (, or )

I hate retarded security.

Comment: Re:Ain't that qute? (Score 3, Insightful) 141

by nawcom (#34872154) Attached to: Embedded Linux 1-Second Cold Boot To QT

can we please get back to arguing now?

Yeah, right after I finish beating Doom III by "I.D." software running on my "MAC".

I wouldn't be surprised if the poster pronounces daemon as "daymon" either. The geek ego sure seems to get in the way of learning how to pronounce things. It looks like devs these days will have to provide audio files to show how to pronounce their work.

*shakes his head at correct pronunciation deniers*

Comment: Re:The Boy Scouts' take on prayer (Score 3, Interesting) 895

by nawcom (#32310188) Attached to: Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas

My little brother is a Boy Scout, so I've attended some of the ceremonies. One thing that's always struck me is there's usually a period in which the leader of the ceremony says something along the lines of "We now ask that you join us in a moment of silence/prayer (I don't remember which), each in your own way." followed by the moment of silence. Why couldn't the schools take the same attitude? It's not that acknowledging religion is illegal/unconstitutional, it's that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" (although that, of course, only applies to Congress, not the states).

I was kicked out of Boy Scouts when I was 15 when I became confident in the lack of a god, a Christian god to be specific of what I was taught as a child.

The reason I got kicked out was because I didn't want to remain silent of my lack of such a belief.

You can believe that those silences lack specific meaning all you want, I know for a fact that you need to bow down and be reverent to a higher power, or if you don't you need to keep your mouth shut in order to be and remain a Boy Scout, and that prayer was quite regular in ceremonies. Really really bad example you gave.

for references other than my personal ones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_Scouts_of_America_membership_controversies

As for having silences in school, I personally would have a big issue in practicing these "silences" as a standard for all students in a tax funded school. No one needs to announce and practice a silence time at all, you have the right to have your personal silence time all you want, just don't practice it on my child, no matter how broad you define it.

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