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Comment Re:If vaccination worked (Score 1) 549

And if someone isn't vaccinated and you are, then who cares?

I care. I care for others, not just myself.

Even if someone close to you gets smallpox and you are vaccinated

Smallpox? That'll be the disease that was eradicated in 1980 due to widespread inoculation. Despite your claim, there are several diseases that no longer exist.

Comment Re:If vaccination worked (Score 1) 549

Shouldn't your children be immune if you "vaccinate" them?

They will be, yes but there is also the need for herd immunity. Some people will fall through the net, some may not tolerate the vaccine, some may find it didn't work (they are outliers but it does happen). If the 99.9% are vaccinated, chances are A) they'll be fine and ideally B) The disease will disappear.
Meanwhile, feel free to mess it up for the rest of the population because evidence means nothing to you.

Comment Re:Come on... (Score 1) 234

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at just how true that it ... :-/

I'm reminded of a phrase from Murphy's Computer Laws:

If builders built buildings the way programmers write programs,
then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.

Comment Re:Including a Mac Pro tower, right? (Score 1) 142

> I don't know why people continue to buy their stuff.

You get the popular Windows Apps along with the power of Unix under the hood.

i.e. Unix + Photoshop.

e.g. MS Office on OSX gives me _both_ the ribbon bar AND menu bar. Best of both worlds because _I_ get to decide which one works for me.

Submission + - How the Web Became Unreadable (backchannel.com)

mirandakatz writes: If you've found yourself squinting at your computer and wondering if your eyesight is starting to go, fear not: you're probably just suffering from a design trend. As computer screens have achieved higher resolution, web design has trended toward paler, lighter-weight type that often doesn't meet accessibility requirements. At Backchannel, web developer Kevin Marks breaks down the history of this trend, and offers an impassioned plea for designers to go back to the typographic principles of print: keeping type black, and varying weight and font instead of grayness.

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Try `stty 0' -- it works much better.