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Comment: Longtime Firefox user (Score 1) 270

by Hecubas (#47208851) Attached to: Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

I've been a fan for years, mostly because of the addons. Between the flakiness of the Android version and the chromification of the desktop browser, I think I'm in the market for something different. I understand the need to release security updates ASAP. But tossing in features and jacking up the UI every freakin month is a bit silly.

Comment: Re:Considering how often Adderall is abused... (Score 4, Informative) 611

by Hecubas (#39063771) Attached to: Aderall Or Nothing: Anatomy of the Great Amphetamine Drought

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.

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