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Comment Re:That what does not kill you ... (Score 1) 75

However for many infections, such as the un-fun norovirus, a person's immunity is temporary, not permanent. So the exposure to these agents does not result in a stronger immune system but does result in additional illnesses. How do we, then, clean off the nasty critters but keep the "good" ones?

Comment Re:Buy used? (Score 1) 622

All cars lose their value once you drive them off the lot - new, or used. It's how the used car dealers stay in business (that is to say, by selling the car to you for more than it is worth). What's more important is whether or not you get what you paid for. A $50,000 new car that gives you 200,000 safe miles is a better deal than a $6,000 used car that gives you 10,000 crappy, unreliable, will my car start at 2 AM in the bad part of town miles.

Comment Baseball games would take (Score 1) 296

about 4 minutes if you just showed the action. But, then again, baseball is about more than just the "action." It's about the act of being in the moment, in the game, as a player or spectator. So reducing it just to the action (hitting, running, etc.) fundamentally changes what the event means in the first place. But, hey, I get 3 hours and 56 minutes of my life back, too!

Comment Re:I stopped reading (Score 1) 760

Even the mortgage deduction is limited in its benefit because it is only the amount that is over the standard deduction that really results in any benefit. So don't get fooled into a large mortgage by thinking you will make up for it with a bigger tax deduction - you may save a little bit of money that way, but it is still only a benefit for the amount that is above the standard deduction.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 3, Interesting) 357

I like Sanders, but he's a good example of the point I was trying to make. The act of running for president has pressured and / or forced him to do things that he otherwise would not have done - like calling Hillary Clinton "unqualified" to be president. And we all make mistakes and have regrets, but to me this is the very nature of the act of running for president and the intense pressure and scrutiny it produces - it would do the same to me, and likely to you, too.

Comment Re:Not To Worry (Score 1) 209

There's really no threat to the industry here. People have been able to buy cheap non-prescription glasses at the pharmacy for years. But for people who want to see clearly both at long distances and close-up, they go to a professional who gives them just what they need. So having some consumer electronics that can crank up the volume might help a few people, but if you want to hear clearly and effectively people will still make use of a professional.

Comment Re:Not To Worry (Score 1) 209

There's really not much threat to the industry here. People have been able to buy non-prescription "reading" glasses for decades for a few bucks at the pharmacy, but most people who want to be able to see clearly both long distances and up close visit a professional optometrist. It will be the same thing for hearing. Sure, you can use some electronic device to crank up the volume, which might work in some situations and settings, but if you have real hearing problems and want to be able to hear you go visit a professional.

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