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Comment Re:this attitude is part of the problem (Score 1) 190 190

You should first find out what the people died of. The people who "die from a vaccine" often die from something completely unrelated to the vaccine. If you calculate the number of people who really die because of the vaccine it might be such a small percentage that it's not worth the effort to improve the vaccine.

Comment Re:The argument is "leaky" at best too (Score 1) 190 190

That's the wrong interpretation of "fittest." I don't know who coined the phrase (it certainly wasn't Darwin) but in the context of evolution "fittest" means the individual organism that is best suited to the environment it lives in, which is not necessarily the strongest individual.

Comment Backups are for whimps (Score 1) 297 297

Many people still don't make backups. Even most of my friends don't, and most of them are quite tech-savvy or even hardened by experience. When one of my friend's hard drive crashes I always laugh at them and say: "Backups are for whimps, no?" That seems to be the only way to make them take backups seriously.

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