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Comment: Re:The real extinction (Score 0, Troll) 88

by Mashiki (#49491659) Attached to: Newly Discovered Sixth Extinction Rivals That of the Dinosaurs

I keep hearing that, and every time I look up for factual information on it I end up on a deadend of sites, or non-existent papers, or articles in non-scholarly journals. And considering I've been digging through this off and on for the last 20 years, and always end up at the same state, that leads me to believe that it's simply being used as a hyped up bit of propaganda work. I'm not saying there aren't extinctions, I'm saying that they're not at the level that people claim it is.

You know, much similar to the end of the world, or global warming will cause the earth to have no ice caps by 2000(said in early 70s and again in the 90s), or the arctic ocean will be free of ice by 2010(early 80s), or New York City will be like Ft. Lauderdale by 1995(said in late 60s).

Comment: Re:Hmmmm (Score 3, Informative) 187

by Mashiki (#49468065) Attached to: Acetaminophen Reduces Both Pain and Pleasure, Study Finds

As someone who was prescribed acetaminophen with codeine(Tylenol 3) as a starter treatment for migraines I can say in my experience it does both. In the last 15 years I've since moved onto ultram and fiorinal c 1/2 which is it's own fucked up ball of wax. Why this is news though I have no idea, it was well known in the 1920's an 30's that both acetaminophen and codeine depressed the nervous system and they used it to treat shell shocked troops.

Comment: Re:Bell v. Canada (Score 1) 39


The CRTC has been slapping bell into the dirt for a while as it stands. The federal government has in turned threatened to rip their mandate away and create a new federal agency if they didn't smarten the hell up. There is also a huge problem where bell was caught influencing news broadcasts to be favorable to them as they own CTV. Bell has tried a bunch of shit over the last couple of years, and people, government, and even bureaucracy has had enough. Give it a few more years and I see Bell, Rogers, and so on being broken up due to monopoly positions in the market place.

Comment: Yeah good luck with that... (Score 5, Insightful) 587

by Mashiki (#49413683) Attached to: Hugo Awards Turn (Even More) Political

Seems like the vocal minority is finally running up against people who've had enough...they're using their own tactics against them, and whining when people beat them at their own game. Oh and it wasn't liberals(tip it was mainly liberals that started the campaign) it was that lovely 'social justice warrior' crowd, that loves to call anyone who disagrees with them 'bigots, misogynists, racists, etc, etc, etc.'

Comment: Re:It is Bullshit, IMO (Score 2, Interesting) 91

by Mashiki (#49412079) Attached to: Outside Beijing, a Military-style Bootcamp For "Internet Addiction"

Except 'online gaming' is far from useless. I use it(along with regular gaming) as part of my pain management under the recommendation of my neurologist and pain specialist. It helps reduce the amount of addicting narcotics I need to take, which in my book is a good thing. The reality is, some people can have a problem with anything. I rank 'internet addiction' far below actual social/societal problems in terms of things that should be looked at. You know, like poverty, substance abuse, general run of the mill abuse, malnutrition, etc., this entire thing comes off as the 'new boogeyman' that someone thought would be great to rally around so government busybodies look like they're doing something.

Comment: Re:c'mon (Score 1) 306

by Mashiki (#49406739) Attached to: Al Franken Urges FBI To Prosecute "Revenge Porn"

Oh noes. They got money from the Koches and Donors trust! How dare they, after all it's not like George Soros hasn't dumped massive amounts of money into think tanks and all the rest. For someone who claims to 'know all this' you're pretty ignorant of what the other side does, that is exactly the same.

Okay, and her getting her play there is a problem why? Oh, I see it doesn't fit your ideological agenda which means that it's bad, in turn if it doesn't fit that means they're not your particular brand of xyz person. How very polarizing of you.

Can you show actual proof that gamergate has misogynist histories? $20 says that you'll drop the same articles where the authors, belonging to said organizations have come out saying that they knew it wasn't, but did it because it 'sold the story better.' You know, like the CBC and then there's other organizations that said the same thing. Then again, if you consider today's version of feminism to be egalitarian where many of the most vocal voices call for gendercide and whine about first world problems, you're a perfect fit for it.

Comment: Re:Jury Nullification? (Score 1) 197

That poll is likely bogus. A majority of voters in Texas elected politicians who oppose such sales.

I'm going to guess that the poll is legit, if you want to see an example of how something can be correct and still get politicians that only cater to a select few, well there ya go.

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