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Comment Re:Too late (Score 1) 400

Eliminating something that should have never ever been there is not really enough to earn my trust again.

Bundled installers are known to be a major malware vector, so just saying, "hay ho, no more ad revenue", really misses the point.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 571

In the past, changes to the Windows UX have been evolutionary, and possible to revert in a substantial way using provided user accessible tools. With Windows 8, a major part was just gone, and there was not even a registry setting to bring it back. That is why people got really mad, beyond simple luddite complaints.

What is the point of your post though? Linux desktop isn't popular for some other reason too?

Comment Re:The herd's moving (Score 1) 508

If there were 10 cases of polio in my kid's school, I'd vaccinate my kids in a heartbeat.

While the US has been polio free since 1979, it is highly persistent in the environment, highly contagious, and anything but eradicated worldwide. The industrialized world is only free from polio due to high acceptance of childhood immunizations against it.

Proposing to wait until 10 kids at school get sick shows a thorough misunderstanding of how vaccines even work. They take weeks to provide full immunity, and only really offer any value by creating a population where the disease already can not spread.

To reiterate, everyone who gets the vaccine is protecting the liberty, fear, and laziness minded assholes, such as yourself. Unless you would skip your shots while living in say, India... please kindly stfu.

Comment Re:The herd's moving (Score 1) 508

Liberty and freedom are more important than you not getting sick.

Says the person living in a small pox free world, who thinks that measels and mumps are something antique from the hit video game, Oregon Trail.

If you are fishing for new converts to Libertarianism, you are doing so with a pretty off-key argument.

Comment Re:The herd's moving (Score 1) 508

Also, if 50% of HPV infections cause cervical cancer in women,

This figure is not even close to correct. The CDC attributes approximately 30,000 cancers/year (including many not on the cervix) to HPV, while the yearly new infection rate is estimated at 14,000,000. Something less than 1% is probably a lot closer to reality.

Comment Re:The herd's moving (Score 1) 508

... and make sure that your partners have had regular STD tests

This kind of assumes that the kids are old enough to have transportation to a physicians office, are old enough to consent to medical treatment, and have the money and/or insurance documentation to do so.

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