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Comment Re: Centurylink Service (Score 1) 199

From the research i've done the poor state of internet service in most of Washington has less to do with greedy ISPs and more to do with really stupid laws and regulations that hamper or flat out prevent ISPs from installing/upgrading/maintaining the infrastructure needed to provide halfway decent internet access.

Comment Re:Facepalm. (Score 5, Insightful) 95

That's a determination that the device and/or user should make, not some website that doesn't know all the facts. This is the same type of thinking that led to some Youtube changes that piss me off. "We've detected that your connection is sub optimal so instead of buffering the video we've made the video entirely unwatchable."

Comment Re:Great tool for insurance companies, too (Score 2) 74

The flu isn't really a great example for "risky behavior." I would be surprised if I've been exposed to less than 50 strains of the flu virus and I go 3-5 years between being sick with the flu or similar on average. The flu is mostly just a symptom of a life-style that involves being around other people.

Comment I don't know what to think (Score 5, Interesting) 407

I am completely and totally for letting people have the freedom to do whatever drugs they want to. The war on drugs has been a blight on our civilation long enough

That being said, a world where taking things like adderall to compete in the employment world is not only accepted but possibly even expected scares the shit out of me.

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal