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Comment: Re:America's War On Drugs is a Failure (Score 2) 109

by Nrrqshrr (#49721933) Attached to: Silk Road's Leader Paid a Doctor To Help Keep Customers Safe
Indeed, the problem is how, in order to garner support for the War on Drugs, anyone using drugs was for years painted as a complete and utter social failure. Your son is smoking pot? Holy shit you better call the cops on his ass or tomorrow morning he will be shooting speed!!!!
The fear of drugs was implanted so deep in our societies that anyone willing to call out the WoD on it's uselessness might as well claim he fiddles little children's weewees at night, he might generate a lighter backlash with this claim.

No politician in our PC-heavy climate would even dare to think about it.

Comment: Re:The Road Warrior (Score 4, Informative) 760

They went a different road from the original(s).
In the original it was more dark and grimy, it felt more dramatic, and the atmosphere in general was sad... very sad.
In the remake, you have drum trucks and flamethrower electric guitars, it's a much more humor-ish comic take, which makes this, again, not a sequel, but a cash-in remake.
It's not a Mad Max movie. The main character isn't Max, the atmosphere isn't Mad Max's, it just happened to have spiked cars chasing plated cars in the wastland.

But hey, how many movies with spiked cars and crazy wasteland chase scenes do we get every year? Am still down for it.

Comment: Re:Other unintended side effects (Score 4, Insightful) 96

by Nrrqshrr (#49398017) Attached to: The Democratization of Medical Diagnosis and Discovery
Yeah well, I once went to a GP thinking that I had cancer because it was what the internet said I had. He nearly got mad at me for bringing the internet up because, according to him, if every person who self-diagnosed their cancer actually had it, half the country would be on chemo by now. He proceeded to rant on how misinformed people on the internet are and after a check up told me that I had some unwarranted worries and everything was fine.

It was a testicular cancer anyway.

Comment: Engineers will say what engineers will say... (Score 3, Insightful) 303

by Nrrqshrr (#49397285) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'
Remember that part when Microsoft announced that there will be free upgrades to windows 10 for everyone, even pirated copies, and then boom, the next day some "clarifications" about the legitimacy of these upgrades were released? Same thing here.
The engi will say whatever he wants, the final decision is taken by accounting/legal departments and, yeah, they *love* open source stuff...

Comment: Regarding recent events... (Score 1) 220

by Nrrqshrr (#47809365) Attached to: Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media
I hear that, as of right now, posting one of the noodies of Jennifer Lawrence is an autoban ticket. As far as I know posting one without modifying it a little is impossible... Why? I know that you value the "organized anarchy" and self moderation of 4chan in general, and /b/ in particular, and I do understand the necessity of at least making sure that no CP is posted there (who am I kidding?) and I will not question that. But don't you think that the autoban on JLaw noodies might be the start of a trend? What will happen next when X decides to force your hand and ask for an autoban on his images too since, after all, JLaw already did it.

Comment: Re:Debunked. (Score 1) 110

Maybe this is the point? Maybe it was accepted as a form of irony, of self-criticism? Maybe the editors realized that the process of filtering and reviewing submissions lost so much of it's quality that, in a wake-up call, /. editors decided to accept the crappiest of fake stories and front page it anyway. Maybe this story is supposed to be the epitome of what plagued /. for so long now... News that doesn't matter. News that's not for nerds.

Or maybe they'r just lazy fucks.

Comment: Re:Slight change in title, if I may (Score 2) 326

by Nrrqshrr (#45629821) Attached to: Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore
Am a bioengi and, a long time ago, I had to choose between what I will study in university, biology or mechanics... I chose biology because I wanted to have >fun tinkering with mechanical things... Looking at my biology/chemistry sets that I abandoned long ago, I think I made the right choice.

"Buy land. They've stopped making it." -- Mark Twain