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Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 81

If by normal you mean the sort of opinions that are allowed on the news you are right. If by normal you mean what most of the population thinks... not so much.

Anything that serves as a vehicle to enable the masses to bypass our wealthy elite controlled government and police state is a good thing.

"If drug laws are wrong, change the drug laws."

Right, let me just dial up my lobbying group and have a rider put in to the latest save the puppies bill that is primarily targeted at shortening the length of time pounds have to keep puppies before putting them to sleep... oh darn, forgot for a second that only the ultra wealthy can do that. Oh I know, I'll just have someone on my staff be appointed to regulate my industry and bribe them with lucrative effortless consulting gigs to be paid after they leave their position. Oh golly, forgot only the wealthy can do that too. I guess I'll just have to get all the permits and licensing to allow me to accumulate a force of arms sufficient to provide a credible threat and storm washington... oops that one only works for the wealthy.

Individual civil disobedience is all that is left. You aren't even allowed to protest in the US without a permit... for safety.

Comment Re: Sorry, but Apple still deserves most of the cr (Score 5, Insightful) 338

Intuitive? Are you kidding? Working on OSX is like being in your garage under your car, working, only, you have an obsessive compulsive wife, and every time you set a tool on the concrete in arms reach, she immediately puts it on the shelf because everything must look pretty, at all times.

I have never hated working with an operating system the way I hate OSX. It has literally brought me within inches of quitting my job in frustration on numerous occassions. It is beyond "bad", it is downright hostile.

Comment Re:Not this shit again... (Score 1) 456

"That is nonsensical. A test has a double blind requirement because it's the standard in removing bias from the equation."

Exactly, you don't need to remove bias from hard objective measurements. I don't need any double blind requirements when running a gel to see if a gene has been spliced or checking an ohm meter to measure an electrical variation. You only need a double blind requirement when you can't utilize hard objective measurements and are relying on subjective ones.

Comment Re:Not this shit again... (Score 0) 456

Anything with a double-blind requirement falls well short of settling an issue because it is subjective. It might be the best we can do for investigating certain complex issues but it most definitely is not conclusive or concrete data.

The hair on the back of my neck stands up near high powered fluxing fields. The RF noise during the power up of most devices and during operation of many causes a "whine" that I can both hear and feel that is distinct from any actual sound.

This doesn't actually normally bother me unless I already have a head/am nauseous, etc. But given that where I feel this "whine" is my ear I don't think it is a stretch that it could be causing dizziness and nausea in others in fact is seems likely.

Comment Re:Depressing (Score 1) 706

It's not arbitrary. Producing the next generation of mankind is essential to the ongoing operation of society. If you don't do it, society collapses when people reach retirement age.

It's not punishment for philandering, it's punishment for refusing to uphold your human duty to reproduce yourself.

I paid over 20,000 in personal income tax last year as a single man. I don't mind that a large amount of that is subsidizing families, because I will need the children those families produce when it's time for me to retire, unless I wish to freeze in the snow.

When you cheat on your spouse, and you fuck up the family that I paid for, you didn't rip off the tax man. You ripped ME off, and I don't care what the tax man says, I don't fucking like it, and I don't want to accept it, and I want ALL that money back. With interest. Not so that I can spend it on a second vacation, but so that it can be given to a more deserving family.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard