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Comment: Re:Common sense here folks (Score 1) 115

What about this?

http://www.bbc.com/news/health...

They say it was possible since the nick in the cord was clean (also not being 100% through helped I guess). I wonder if a severance of the spinal cord was done with surgical precision if the process here could be used.

Comment: Re:Free speech and trigger warnings, take a pick (Score 1) 114

An interesting thing that happens to be topical right now.

On one side you have people saying that we shouldn't require a referendum to allow equal rights to marry regardless of gender. On the other side you have the fact that you don't want a precedent set whereby they change the constitution without a referendum.

I'll be voting yes, but I (and so many others) with it weren't necessary. I suppose we wish it were never there in the first place. If the referendum fails, it will be deeply shaming for our nation as a whole.

Comment: Re:The unkempt person in the high level meeting... (Score 1) 365

What I feel is horrifying, is that the poster felt that the level of respect she received should be on the condition that she dresses a certain way. Like someone else said, if she wore "slutty" clothes, would it be okay to respect her less?

What we need to revive are the phrases "Well-groomed", "well-shod" and "well-kept". To signify that you are dressed appropriately for what you are doing. Or at the very least, you are hygienic. I used to have long hair and beard. It was forever flaky and greasy. After numerous attempts to wear the look cleanly, I gave up and now I have very short beard/clean shaven and short hair.

Comment: Re:Advert for Razer? (Score 1) 199

by RivenAleem (#49352779) Attached to: What Makes the Perfect Gaming Mouse?

Their Nostromo is super sweet though. I got one of them at the height of my WoW playing, and it's taken an awful hammering the last few years. I can't imagine oing back to playing games with a keyboard. My mouse, however, is Steelseries, I find the Razer ones too small and light for my hands. I find that making slight movements (lighting up a headshot with a sniper rifle, for example) is a lot harder with a feather-light mouse.

Comment: Re:FMH (Score 1) 128

by RivenAleem (#49301131) Attached to: Why Is the Grand Theft Auto CEO Also Chairman of the ESRB?

I've always wondered about 'strong language' in movies or every day use, and why you have to shelter children from it. Either the know what the word means, thus sheltering it from them is useless, or they don't know what it means, and it's not a problem. I know many many bad words, but I just don't use them because of my personality.

Comment: Re:er, okay. (Score 1) 209

Please don't see this as argumentative, it's meant just to be thought provoking. You say you are at no disadvantage, having avoided these things. Your life might be great now, but can you know for absolute certain that it couldn't have been any better had you adopted these thing?

Without a ghost of christmas present, you really cannot imagine how different your life (positive or negative) would be with these things.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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