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Comment No, you cannot have an "alternative opinion" (Score 2) 505

At least if you are a professional in a field.

Because I would expect my professional to be at the level of current science and technology. I do expect my mechanic to think that sand isn't the best lubricant for my gear box, I do expect my doctor to know that it's not a good idea to sprinkle holy water that he got from the holy pond in his garden into my open chest wound and I do expect my IT security guy to know that it's not a good idea to let the new server sit on the ley line in front of our HQ for a night to absorb the good energies.

If you want to believe that, great. But get out of your field of work before you do. If you want to offer "alternative" stuff, move into that profession instead. I am sure there is a market for that too, else people would not have invented that snake oil. But if you are my nurse and responsible for working on my child, I do fucking EXPECT you to give him or her that MMR shots and not avoid it because you "don't believe in it".

Comment Re:Incidents vs. population? (Score 1) 257

Because people are stupid and don't understand statistics.

An example: Imagine there is an ultra rare disease that one in 100 million people gets. Now imagine there is a test for it with a 0.001% error margin (i.e. 0.001% of test results are false).

Is that test worth anything?

Comment Re:There's certainly a place for that, a ROI point (Score 2) 49

You can have us for a little over 1000 a day. And you can find a LOT of security flaws in a day. I dare say hiring a pentester for 2 days can close 80% of your security holes, and since they're going for the same low hanging fruits that black hats go for, this should make you safe, unless you're a high profile target where someone really, really, really wants to hack you and is willing and able to spend the time for that.

Comment Incidents vs. population? (Score 1) 257

Yes, there are fewer incidents with self driving car. There are, though, also vastly fewer self driving cars. Does anyone have a "Accidents per 100.000 vehicles" statistics out there? Else, it's about as useful as saying that Model Ts have the best contemporary accident records.

Comment Re:Clintons Evil Knows No Bounds (Score 1) 409

Is that useless election still not over? How long does it take to decide which muppet's cronies are going to plunder the country for the next 4 years?

You act as if it really made any difference to you. Seriously, do you really care which thief is going to rob your home? You're not the one who is going to receive the loot, so why bother?

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