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Comment: Re:AppRadio (Score 1) 317

by rajanala83 (#44180955) Attached to: Why Automakers Should Stop the Infotainment Arms Race

As a counter argument perhaps you don't want a fighter pilot firing a missile without actually looking at the control to do so ;-)~ So touchscreens in cars are ok for the roof mounted missile launcher!

I think it's exactly the opposite. You don't want the pilot to lose focus to look at some controls in a fast-paced combat environment. That's why HOTAS was invented. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HOTAS

Comment: Re: And this is kind of sad (Score 3, Informative) 120

This experiment is already done on a much wider scale . - whit the EU and the US as experimental subjects, so to speak. One banning the use of antibiotics for growth enhancement, and one doesn't. A natural experiment, if you want. And there have been pages upon pages of written summaries, reports, studies, etc on the topic, and comparisons, and what not. There even is a transatlantic study group, TATFAR, and here is a visual summary detailing the EU efforts: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/130516a.htm EU legislation on animal nutrition banned the use of antibiotics used for growth promotion in animal feed from January 2006. In 2009 the Panel on Biological Hazards assessed the public health significance of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in animals and foods. It concludes that livestock-associated MRSA represents only a small proportion of all reported MRSA infections in the EU with significant differences between Member States. So the conclusion seems to be that bannin growth enhancing antibiotic use is a crucial step in preventing the rise of resistant microbiota in those conditions, but (of course) not enough to stop the evolution of resistant strains in, for example hospital environments...

Comment: I read one or two a month, maybe... (Score 1) 363

by rajanala83 (#43477273) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?
German magazine "Neon", for young adults, maybe every other month. Then "Laborjournal", a free publication about biology-related stuff. And sometimes a American magazine "Esquire". None of the three really regularly, but sometimes I like to look at something else than the screen, and they're a nice distraction in the garden or or the train.

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