Red Meat - always delightfully twisted.
You know, you really haven't had the full Slashdot experience if you haven't browsed at -1 at least for a while. There are trolls, and then there are some truly dedicated individuals that have taken it to the next level.
I suspect the grits are still hot.
15 years of an almost daily ritual, and yet 99% of the time I don't post myself. Still, good times!
Your personal anecdotes may be well founded. However, I have a personal anecdote too. I have a child who is on Addreall and I can attest to how much better it makes him function. Since the last 2 years of taking it, he has made leaps and bounds in his ability to speak and articulate thoughts. Without the drug, he reverts to extremely erratic behavior, his speech suffers, and sometimes he unintentionally hurts himself. Recently, the Adderall shortage caught us off guard once, and we had a fairly wild weekend with him (not the only time actually). So yes, he is a clear case of where the drug works as intended.
That people abuse this drug upsets me to no end. I'm reminded of it every time I have to go through the prescription refill process.
For the record, I'm not one of the parents that would dose up their kid just to get him to sit still and be quiet. Far from it. I'm certain without it, he'd be held back or in a special needs school.
Actually for good laughs, read the Twitter "feed" on the home page. Pretty sure they've got their target market set on the Slashdot crowd, but clearly underestimate their market's ability to see through the BS.
You are not alone. The Zahn trilogy felt completely contrived. Thrawn was just way over the top and the anti-force monkeys were just too convenient.
I've been a slashdot fan long before I joined other online communities and games. In fact, this site has probably lead to a lot of the things I delve into online.
Thanks for the good work over the years, keep it up.