I feel like commenting on my moderations today. I modded as Redundant four comments from the Games Lead To Violence and Drugs? post about a study showing a link between violent gaming and drugs and alcohol.
There are two things you can count on in the comments of one of these stories: "I play violent video games and I'm not violent" comments and "correlation != causation" comments. I chose to go after the first type this time because comments of this type add absolutely nothing to the discourse because everyone seems to have the bright idea that their one singular experience is the norm for everyone else in the world. Dumbasses. This is almost as bad as the "we know that violent games don't lead to violent behavior" comments. Ugh, as if we're the all-knowing, all-seeing people in the world.
I'll go after the stupid "correlation != causation" comments next time. Geez, ok, we get it. You grasp this one tiny aspect of programming and you think you're the shiznit for making some sort of non-programming statement with it. This might have been cool the first time anyone ever did it, but now it's just trite.