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Comment Re:You think 7 vaccines is a lot? (Score 4, Informative) 341

You keep referring to the CDC in this and other child posts - to back your claims. I'm in extremely strong opposition to your view on both the danger of the MMR vs the diseases it protects us from, as well as the autism claims. Let me call out a few which may be of interest;

From the CDC page entitled "Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know about Measles" http://www.cdc.gov/measles/abo...
    - About 1 in 4 people in the U.S. who get measles will be hospitalized
    - 1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop brain swelling, which could lead to brain damage
    - 1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care

From the CDC page entitled "Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism" http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafe...
    - well, suffice to say they have a different world-view to yourself

Please feel free to reply to this post with peer-reviewed medical evidence which articulates why countries where immunisation is low or non-existent are in less danger than those who have a high immunisation level, or alternately cite your source on the autism to MMR link.

We read those two numbers clear as day, but we are not allowed to look at vaccines as a possible cause? Are you kidding me?

If you're so willing to disregard the study linked in the topic which clearly addresses exactly that point comprehensively, and categorically denies it i know, RFTA, how gauche) then I assume you have an empirical model you can clearly articulate which shows the link? Or is it correlation == causation, facts be damned?

Submission + - 10 Aussie start-ups bringing the wearable tech boom (brw.com.au)

An anonymous reader writes: Spurred on by consumer appetite for sports, health and wellbeing services, Australian start-ups are riding a wave of excitement in wearable technologies that promise to be the next great mobile evolution. It’s no coincidence the Australian Football League is the world’s most well worn sport considering how many Australian start-ups are taking punts on wearables. In the AFL today, wearable technologies link players, coaches, fans and soon amateur and high school footballers in a way not possible even a year ago.

Adir Shiffman, chairman of Catapult Sports — backed by NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban — says Australian start-ups are on the cusp of a step-change in mobile devices. “We are approached endlessly by huge companies from around the world,” says Shiffman. “We see this as a 10-times opportunity down the track. I want this to be $1 billion Australian company.”

Comment Re:You Tried Eve? Which One? (Score 1) 156

I have to chime in and recommend EVE University as the first corp to join once you've done your tutorial, had a quick putter around and are ready to really learn how to play the game. I have no affiliation with the corp, but know more than a few people The corp is 100% player run by experienced players who teach everything from PVP skills, ship fittings, industry, mining, missions, working as a team, etc. Their core purpose is to help noobs get in and up to speed, and will give you a huge leg up. I now fly with in 0.0 who have been in the corp, and have nothing but positives to say about them.

Another option if PVP is your thing is to get into a Faction Warfare NPC corp, get some cheap disposable fully insured frigates or cruisers, join some gangs and learn. Go onto BattleClinic forums and read up on the "cheapfleet challenges" for some VERY cheap solid PVP fitouts. You will pop, multiple times - but every lost ship is another "ah, so if I had" or "i see what they did there" that builds your knowledge, and being around a FC and gang who know what they are doing is an excellent springboard.

From a personal perspective, I started as a miner in a mining corp about 4 1/2 years ago, and got so disenchanted I quit the game (and the lesson there is don't join the first group who invites you!). 2 1/2 years later, I came back to check out the new graphics (released a little over 1 year ago), bumped into some Aussies who took me for a spin in low-sec space for some PVP fun, and worked out what I REALLY wanted to be doing in game. Now live in 0.0, participate in PVP from solo through to 500v500 fleets, dabble in industry to keep some isk rolling in and to provide cheap goodies for myself and my corpmates, and enjoying my play time immensely. Sure the action isn't constant like a FPS - but I find PVP with real consequence (you die and the ship is gone - rather than just "meh, I die I'll just respawn and my gear comes back") gives you a real rush.

Submission + - Telstra to Apple: 'stick to your knitting'

Whiney Mac Fanboy writes: "Australia's monopoly Telecommunications provider Telstra has ruled out carrying Apple's iphone, in a rather stinging attack on Apple, the Telco's spokesman said:

"There's an old saying — stick to your knitting — and Apple is not a mobile phone manufacturer, that's not their knitting," Mr Winn told AAP. "You can pretty much be assured that Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and ZTE and others will be coming out with devices that have similar functionality."
It should be noted that Telstra has the only cell network (2.5G) in Australia that is capable of supporting the iPhone. Does this mean Australian's will not be getting iPhones at all?"

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