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I haven't found this anywhere so here it is thrown into the public arena. 

To help increase vaccination effectiveness, start giving vaccination boosters to parents when they get their child vaccinated. 

I asked this question of our pediatrician. The answer was interesting. 

They couldn't do it because the vaccinations they had in stock have the wrong accounting number tied to it. The vaccines could be used for the parents, but they are earmarked for the kids. 

There are very good reasons for this. Misallocation of resources is a very common theme in the world. 
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I have a power strip that is equipped with "master" plug. If the master plug stops drawing electricity it shuts down the rest of controlled jacks. In my brilliance, I plugged my computer into the master jack so that the peripherals would be shutdown when the computer shut down. Along comes my cable company representative to help me with a cable problem. He plugs in an amplifier. Whenever my computer was put to sleep the modem would lose its signal. Except it wouldn't do it always. The amp was only there to help the signal when it wasn't high enough. It wouldn't only sometimes cause the internet to go down. 

The only reason I figured that out was because I was looking down at the ground trying to figure out what the hell was going on. A light went out. I wasn't looking at the light. I just saw a reflection disappear out of the corner of my eye. 

DUMB, De DUMB DUMB... DUMB.   
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HEY!!!! I read Golf Digest in the doctors office....
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This is the type of video that cannot be commented on without great risk of being perceived badly. I completely agree that we need to continue (like this hasn't been done for a very long time) to teach our boys to respect women. Men will avoid raping women. Women will avoid getting raped. I have bad news for you. Neither of us ever gets to let our guard down.

The end of Serenity (the movie) depicts the irony of the problem. Joss Whedon presents an amazing understanding of the human condition. He inserts the Pax to mollify humanity and gets Reapers as a result. The counter to the reapers wasn't peace, it was death. 

I am on your side in this from a sketch point of view. There is an irrational side of humanity that cannot be completely extracted without killing us. We have to be ever vigilant for the transgressors. We can't be so vigilant as to completely stomp out the irrational nature.  There are times you need it. Balancing crazy is a delicate thing. 

When there is a crazy man threatening your family, it helps to be capable of just a little bit o crazy yourself. 

There was a wrestler awhile back that refused to wrestle a girl in competition. Feminists reviled him for it. I applauded him. Men have been taught to not rape women for a really long time. You will always find examples to show men failing that teaching. You don't have to look very hard to find the men who aren't failing.
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Awesome discussion of boot camp training. 
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Here is the reason you learn how to make a fire.

http://digg.com/video/slow-mo-captures-why-you-should-never-ever-use-water-to-put-out-a-grease-fire

The advice they give at the end is bogus. (not completely bogus, but every boy scout [who has made it to first class] should be able to handle the question). 

Part of learning to make a fire is learning the triangle. 

Fuel, Heat(ignition), Oxygen. Understanding how fire is made will help you put one out also. 

If your pan catches fire in the kitchen. 

1. Turn off the heat (turn the burners off).
2. Put a lid on the pot. 

Most of the time that will put the fire out.

Things you can reach for if that fails.

1. Baking soda. 
2. your handy dandy ABC fire extinguisher (which is readily available in your kitchen RIGHT?)

Turning and getting a tea towel. Wetting it in the sink and then putting it over the flame IS NOT the best method to solve this problem. 
The Slow Mo Guys show us bad decision-making in 2,500 frames per second. Be safe out there, amateur fry cooks.
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Yeh! I get to donate blood again. I am no longer excluded from donating. 

It is humorous statistically though. The reason for my exclusion is based on < 50 people dying over the last 30 years. That is in the world. 

The joys of Policy and Procedure and the morons who put them in place because they failed statistics. 

Or possible because they excelled at statistics but have failed at the application of statistics. 
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http://www.lomborg.com/cool-it

In the summary -- Should we spend billions attempting to curb the environment OR should we spend those billions attempting to solve problems that have right now implications for people. Clean Water, Food, Disease. 

I don't completely agree with what Lomborg says, but that point we are perfectly aligned on. 
Cool It is a groundbreaking book that transformed the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns. Sundance ward winning director Ondi Timoner filmed a documentary with the same name based on the book and following Bjorn ...
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Really smart people get on and manage to say "The oceans are acidifying!" 

They are right of course. Technically the oceans are getting more acidic. However, normally we would call this "Neutralizing"...

When I add sodium bicarbonate to vinegar I am not Basifying the vinegar. I am neutralizing it... Except, i am in fact basifying it. 

The population of crab in the puget sound is increasing. Why? Because they aren't letting silver salmon out late anymore.... The silver salmon at the crab larvae and the populations dropped. The silver salmon were being released late, because they found that the salmon would stay in the sound. Because they stayed in the sound and ate more, the dungeoness had a harder time of it.
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewfrancis/2015/06/04/new-analysis-shows-earth-is-warming-faster-than-we-thought/

"It's the end of the world as we know it...
It's the end of the world as we know it...
And I feel fine!!!!!""

Plot all the data folks. This chart is complete and utter hogwash, even if it is absolutely true. 

Look at the Y axis. What does 0 mean? 

As an exercise. Plot all of the data that goes into making this chart in absolute terms. Then go an plot this data on top of that data. Then go and get the Temp anomalies from other sources and plot them also. Learn how to convert a temp anomaly into an absolute temperature in the process. Dig and find out what the long term average is? 

My house was covered by 1 km of ice in the recent* past. It is not covered by ice now. I believe in global warming. 

Psychrometric charts. (100F + 50F)/2 does not equal 75F....

"But it does equal 75!" ....

It might under the right circumstance. You will not get me to sign off on such an assertion without extra information. I can give you different flavors of answers based on best guesses, best outcomes, worst outcomes, best course of action, best resource allocation methodologies. I can't tell you what the average is. 

One thing I am absolutely positive of though: The error bars on the main chart in this story are bigger than the range of the Y-Axis because the answer to "the average of 50F and 100F is? "  is NOT 75.
A new analysis shows that previous reports of a global warming "hiatus" were wrong and Earth's temperatures are climbing as fast as ever.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6naOQ_5ZU_U

I love this discussion. There is a variation of the class "Tip or slip" question from engineering. Will the fridge tip over if you push it at the top or will it slip and slide along the floor. 

Spread out the weight across enough area and the bowl will slip. There are a variety of factors at play (not least of which is the table top material). That the rubber bottom bowls were annoying because they "spun", I found most insightful. 

Don't forget the more fundamental aspect of bowls though. 

Having a bowl is way more important than all of the factors listed here. These factors are awesome to keep in mind. Just about any bowl gets you 90% down the path to perfect over not having a bowl. 
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1. Turn off the heat source. 
2. Put a lid on it. 
3. Baking Soda (but  the first 2 should handle most situations in the home).


Sorry, but taking the time to get a tea towel wet and drape it over the pot IS crazy. 

Fuel, Heat, Oxygen. The parts of your circle of fire. YOU NEED ALL THREE. 

In a grease fire the fuel is the grease. Cut off the heat (the gas or electricity), Cut off the oxygen (cover with a lid). 

The only problem with the tea towel is  you are turning away from the flame.
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+andiheardemsay Wait ... where do you live? This may be a misunderstanding. In the state I live in, all extinguishers need to be A B C rated. This means they can handle grease, electrical, and solid combustible material fires.
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