I forgot to include the sarcasm tag.
"Didn't we elect someone to get us the hell out of some sandy region"
No, but we did get free healthcare!
"Most studies that use non-human primates don't use chimps".
That's a good point, that's for bringing that up.
Today it was announced that the NIH has decided to retire all of their research chimps:
No one is going to take you seriously if you can't get simple facts straight.
"Take Ford. By their own admission, they have killed over 125 (or is it 150 or 200 or ???) "
It was GM, not Ford.
"Based on the common definitions of "alternative medicine", your statement is false"
No, I think you're confusing "alternative medicine" with "natural medicine". I know full well that something like willow contains salicylate, which is one of the main ingredients of aspirin. When such plants and herbs pass through peer-review clinical trials and the proper dosing is determined, they are determined to be medicine, even though they contain natural ingredients. I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone who thinks aspirin or opium is an "alternative medicine", even though both are derived from plants.
"However, you missed my point that "homeopathic" is often a meaningless term used more as a marketing gimmick than anything else"
I didn't miss the point. The FDA has set guidelines that a product must follow in order for it to be labeled as homeopathic.
"then those companies making real medicines under the “homeopathic” moniker"
One of those things is not like the other.
"But a lot of alternative medicine is total quackery, so it all gets a bad rap."
Because if it actually worked it would be called "medicine" and could lose the "alternative" moniker.
"a good portion of people are going to see the movie no matter what some reviewer says"
Just wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be released....for every person that screems "OMG Disney" or "GTH J.J. Abrams", I know they are still going to see the movie.
"Why the hell do I pick your overpriced American company instead of the cheaper alternatives? Is it because you'll do a better job [slashdot.org]? Don't make me laugh."
So instead of choosing overpriced Americans (or possibly Europeans) you would choose somebody from India? Because they never have failed IT projects:
"Americans pay far more for their prescription drugs than the rest of the world"
I'm assuming you mean individual Americans....wouldn't someone in Europe end-up paying the same amount for the drug as well? What I mean is that someone is paying for the drug, whether it's individual citizens or the government health insurance programs. Wouldn't antibiotics be the same everywhere regardless of who pays for it (currency exchange rates aside)?
"Yes, the goals of the secpro often conflict with the goals of the desktop support technician, but in the end security is more important than usability"
So take your server, unplug it from the network, lock it in a safe, and throw away the key....since security is more important than usability, as you say.
"Question: Who provides reliable truthful media reports in today?"
I've had pretty good luck with trusting a reporter who goes by the moniker "Anonymous Coward".
"Note that the weapons the hijackers allegedly used were ILLEGAL TO CARRY ON PLANES before then, and they got them on in other ways."
Are you sure about that? I was able to bring my pocket knife through security before 9/11 as long as the blade was just a few inches.
Wikipedia confirms this as well:
"Box cutters and similar small knives were allowed onboard aircraft at the time."
I believe that you're thinking of Virtual PC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Virtual_PC), which I think VirtualBox may be descended from (?)
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