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Comment Re:social experiments (Score 1) 317

As such, it costs $10,000 or so according to my doctor.
Yeah, the states have absurd prices for medical procedures. In a private clinic in germany the price is about EUR4000 to 5000.
I discussed this with him at length at one point. And no, reversing a vasectomy only has a 85% success rate if you do it within the first year after you got it. The likelihood of success decreases over time until, after about ten years, it's basically zero.
That is wrong.

The success rate is 85% after ten years and then decreasing slowly by about 3% per year.
So for a 50 year old who got vasectomy at age of 20 it is still around 50%.

And this: "condomes don't change the feeling" is just wildly untrue. I don't know, experiences may vary, but my own experience is that there's a very dramatic difference and I've tried plenty of different types and styles and sizes of condom. Huge difference.

I only used condomes when I was young, basically the first 10 years: there is no real difference except the fact that you have to put them on at some point.

I suspect that you mean vas clamps. No it is just the opposite, you get inflatable small "balloons" injected into the spermatic duct, so they can not grow together as in the clamp way. There is even a super new thing with a kind of magnetic lock so you can basically activate and deactivate it at will.

Comment Re:Oh boy. Another scam. (Score 1) 70

America did not invent copyright law, only the brain dead american variation they invented.
Go google ... oldest copyrights are assigned to Albrecht Dürrer by the Pope at that time.
During Roman tiimes there where law suits about copy catting designs ... pottery usually ... or glasses.

Comment Re:social experiments (Score 1) 317

Vasectomy is not permanent.
You can revert it and the likelyhood of success is something like 85% if you are younger than 60 and it is not longer ago than ten years.
There are new vasectomy ways which are 100% reversible.
And no, condomes don't change the feeling, actually with their plenty of variations of extra juice in them they can be quite usefull to intense your feelings or calm them a bit down (depending on the additions in them) to last longer ... the later is pretty usefull if you are a young adult.

Comment Re: iOS sucks! (Score 4, Informative) 74

I only was once in an apple store, but it was an amazing experience.

That was in Paris close to the Louvre, I forgot my iPad charger at home, so I bought a new Charger and a canle.

While I was looking through the different chargers and picked what I wanted a lady approached me and aksed if she could help me, and I said, no I have all I want.

So she said "ah, oki, want to pay in cash or with card?" So I replied "with card", and she said: then you can pay right away here (without me needing to go to the cashier)

So she took out her iPhone 4, made a photo of my credit card, and asked a seond later: "you have this email adress?"


"Do you want a bill as PDF to that eMail address?"


"And this is credit card is keyed to your iTunes Account?"


"Do you want to be billed via the iTunes Account?"


Actually I should have asked her when she finishes working ... she was about my age but typical french, strict hair in a bunny, dark skin and hair, in a small black dress. Likely with ancestors from north africa.

Annyway, I avoided the queue at the cashier, payed where I was standing, got a 'real bill' via email ...

The shop was full with 'servants' like that, probably 30 - 40 people serving customers. In france it is typical that shops have a bit more 'clerks' or workers than in germany ... but that topped every thing I ever have seen before.

Of course there was a chill out area, with free WiFi etc. too ...

Comment Re:The anti-science sure is odd. (Score 1) 686

Neither will a solar minimum have any measurable cooling effect, nor will a solar maximum will have a measureable warming effect.
The difference is just to low and any 'random' weather effect is 10-100 times stronger, e.g the exceptional cols summer in germany. Untill a few days ago it was like'10 - 15 degrees Celsius below 'average' or 'expected' temperature. That is a factor of like 400 bigger than the solar variation.

Comment Re:Why is teen pregnancy bad exactly? (Score 1) 317

When we were a species of hunter gatherers, the sole role of girls was to stay home, get married, have babies.
Extremely unlikely.
Much more likely they gathered together with the mothers and followed the hunting men, carrying what ever they needed to make camp where the men killed the prey.

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