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Comment Re:Last Post (Score 1) 13 13

Shouldn't be too hard to track down the cheapskates who decided to cut down on spending on warm water.

My grandmother had a problem a few years ago, when the "warm" water she got was barely 42C.... So I had to phone around, and after a day of arguing with the landlord, I finally called down the water utility inspector, the municipal health inspector and a medical health inspector from the Elderly Care board on their asses.

Comment Re:Whistle blower (Score 4, Insightful) 592 592

A relevant quote from a certain well-decorated US Marine Corps officer:

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902â"1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."

Comment Re:84 US ISPs offer ***RESIDENTIAL*** gigabit acce (Score 1) 120 120

A file download and upload can certainly be a priority task, like for example sending my father a clip of something at the same time I'm talking to him about what I've filmed, for example.

But it's also a convenience thing: As it is now, we can now decide on a movie we want to watch and then go and make tea, and when we get back, it's ready to watch, while with your approach, we'd have to schedule it hours or days ahead, which is just head-up-your-ass retarded.

Also, capacity reduces the time it takes to install games, or get patches, which is where some of the congestion comes from, especially games that use bittorrent, other things is stuff like manually triggered syncing of devices, such as my oldest kid sync'ing her school tablet with the school server to get some material for her homework, including video or sound clips.

You can claim wisdom all you want, but all you come across as is a miser who sees no value in anything other than your priorities.

Comment Re:84 US ISPs offer ***RESIDENTIAL*** gigabit acce (Score 1) 120 120

I'm at 100Mbit/s nominal(110 down 105 up actual), and for my family, sometimes we actually congest it badly, especially now that the kids are getting older.

The ability to download a game at 80Mbit/s while there are 4 different HD streams going etc is a boon, for example. Or being able to send friends, family or work large files without needing an hour.

Comment Re:Gigabit speeds, though? (Score 1) 120 120

A friend of mine consistently gets high speeds both up and down on his 1gbit/s down/500Mbit/s up residential connection, here in Stockholm. He frequently does SCP/SFTP transfers to and from clients where he gets 900Mbit/s+ down and 480Mbit/s up, even during primetime. So it all depends on where you are, your ISP etc, and not generalize that just because ComCast and other US ISP's do something, the rest of the world is the same.

Comment Re:"Gigabit service" is FRAUD. (Score 2) 120 120

I found that Numion did not realistically measure my connection. In fact, when I do manual tests of my own, I easily reach 110Mbit/s on actual transfers(downloaded a game from GOG for example), at 15:09 Swedish time on a saturday, on a nominally 100Mbit/s connection. Upload, I get 105Mbit/s. However, running the Numion tests, it claims I only get 1Mbit/s.

Comment Re: What about "legitimate" use? (Score 2) 155 155

And then the family must have constructed a very watertight background, all the way down to age 2. In reality, as opposed to your simple thoughts, those stories end up with all kinds of discrepancies. Point in case, one of the players talked about in this story was busted several years ago, precisely because of all the inconsistencies. He tried to fake a lot of symptoms etc on stream. Yet when he took his Adderall, he was displaying symptoms to the medicine utterly inconsistent with what someone with ADD or ADHD would get. In fact, he got, on stream, symptoms that someone without ADD or ADHD would get from Adderall or amphetamine.

Comment Re:What about "legitimate" use? (Score 1) 155 155

ADD/ADHD does not mean that you become inattentive at everything. One of the things with ADD/ADHD is that if something DOES catch your attention, you can do it for hours on end, particularly if it stimulates the brain. It's the mundane routine stuff that tends to be discarded, like household chores etc.

In my personal experience, Strattera interferes with my ability to perform in some sports, while it helps with my daily life, such as doing household chores.

Comment Re: What about "legitimate" use? (Score 1) 155 155

Once again, that's a standard situation that students are taught as a matter of basic instruction. The impulse control, memory etc are things that no matter of hard conviction can affect. Also, as I mentioned, there's the interview with family etc, including childhood behaviour etc.

Also, broad spectrum screening is standard in serious testing.

Comment Re:What about "legitimate" use? (Score 2) 155 155

"Again, those tests give the same results for ADD and stress. If you weren't diagnosed with ADD/ADHD when you were 6, as an adult is an "undiagnosable" condition."

And you are wrong on both counts, once again. Some types of stress have some symptoms that overlap with ADD(far less for ADHD). However, with the battery of tests I mentioned, as well as blood tests etc, you get completely different aggregate profiles. Also, various neurological disorders can appear or disappear with major metabolism changes associated with age, and if you couple that with an unhealthy living style, of course the risks are increased.

Also, EEG has been used for decades, and CAT or similar scans have been used for the really difficult cases for at least a decade, so you are not as up-to-date as you like to believe.

Comment Re: What about "legitimate" use? (Score 2) 155 155

Unless you belong to a group that is less than a percent of the population, catching someone pretending is pretty easy for a serious tester, since a serious test battery includes memory, reaction and impulse control tests for example, interviews with family, blood tests etc. Here in Sweden, EEG etc are slowly getting used for testing too.

Now, if you just go to an average US clinic, on the other hand, yeah, then it gets easier, since they earn more the more patients they prescribe to etc, but that's a completely different issue altogether than what you alluded to.

Comment Re:What about "legitimate" use? (Score 1) 155 155

Gamers who have actual ADD/ADHD would benefit from not taking meds when competing in games like these, since these games are heavily dependant on fast reflexes, and those with ADD/ADHD have their reaction/impulsiveness slowed down as one of the effects of these meds due to the different neurochemistry, while those who don't have ADD/ADHD benefit from taking these substances, because they react faster/become more impulsive(and more aggressive)

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