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Comment Re:Changing jobs increases wealth (Score 1) 148

"institutional memory"

Massively underrated IME. Luckily we have a few lifers here but i've lost count of the number of times we have had no idea why something is the way it is or some subtle wrinkle that's non obvious in how something gets processed. People that have years and years of experience often fill in gaps that would otherwise cause big problems.

Comment Old idea (Score 1) 278

I had a book as kid that was published in the very late 60's or early 70's that was all about The Future. It covered a pretty broad base and by and large is panning out nicely - big flat screen TVs, working from home, automating medical analysis etc. On farming, it had robot vehicles being computer controlled with the 'farmer' sitting in front of a bank of screens monitoring it all.

Comment Re:If vaccination worked (Score 1) 656

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) 656

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.

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