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Comment: Re:Common sense here folks (Score 1) 118

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.

In English, every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.

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