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Comment Re:Keep trying. (Score 1) 185

You do realize how viruses work right? and how your body fights them right?

For small pox:
Of all those infected, 20–60%—and over 80% of infected children—died from the disease

You do realize how freaking scary that is right? Sure it's not a 100% death rate, but 80% in children is damn close, and 20-60% in adults is really damn scary.

Just think, at a 50% death rate, you would need each living person to bury another living person. Sure Evolution "somehow" favored our ancestors, but that doesn't mean any of us are immune to it by any means.

There is a reason why the ENTIRE world worked together to completely eradicate small pox from the face of the planet. The first (and only to my knowledge) time the Human Race as a whole set out to completely destroy another species from our little rock in the universe.

If your not vaccinated and your not scared of smallpox, then you need to pick something you are scared of go look up it's death rate then compare it to smallpox, maybe then you will have an understanding of the magnitude.

Comment Re:Keep trying. (Score 1) 185

you do realize that "somehow survived" with the current generation was via a global effort to eradicate it via vaccination. Not from any type of evolution or genetic traits. for the current generations that have never been vaccinated it will be just as bad as it was for the native americans.

There is no cure for an active small pox infection, only prevention through vaccination. and once there is an outbreak and people are infected it will be too late to vaccinate, sure you will still do it and you will mobilize to do it and get as many as you can for herd immunity but the reality is a lot of people will die before it is contained.

Comment Re:Why does it need to go public? (Score 1) 56

Well they might have tired to say what it was for when they tweeted it:

"We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale."

But they were only had 4 chars left and figured people would find "CA$H" tacky

Comment Re:OwnCloud is pretty good (Score 2) 238

I'd like to chime in on ownCloud. It works but it also doesn't

Owncloud fails in a large multi user environment over low speed connections, and with office files if the users are working in the same folder that syncs. We tried it, and for single in a folder it worked great, once we added others (especially with low speed or low quality connections, aka traveling users) it failed miserably. We had many many many conflicts for no reason. many many 0 byte files do to cross sync issues.

We ended up canning it because managing it and cleanup became too much of an issue. We now use DropBox (i know not open source and you pay) but the reality is it just works. And it has the selective sync they are looking for.

Comment Re:The big design problem here... (Score 1) 285

I wonder why my original comment got no points, but your query got two?

Because rather than adding to the conversation, maybe by stating your statement and giving an example of how to fine tune it, you just come in here and try to crap on something someone did without giving any constructive feedback.

Example being i could have just responded "because you're being an ass" but rather i'm giving you feedback that instead of just "being an ass" you could give some insight on not just what you think is wrong but what could be done to improve it.

(yes i know this is an AC, but obviously this one likes to read his words, maybe he can take some constructive criticism and change for the better, well lets hope)

Comment Re:Two logistical problems I can't figure out (Score 2) 366

2. If your hangar is stationary at the wheel hub and the living areas are gimballed to rotate around the hangar, how do you seal your living quarters if there's a constantly rotating connection inside the station? It would seem that wherever the two meet will constantly leak air.

That is actually quite simple today. If you think about it the seal only has to prevent leakage for a Differential Pressure of ~13psi. Everyone thinks of the vacuum of space being this harsh constant sucking force, but the reality is it is jsut a void and your own mass is trying to equalize pressure with it. In industrial processes it's normal to have rotating seals that can't leak (think explosive gases) at more than 600+psi differential pressure between internal and external.

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