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Comment Re:Smoking or not, that's the question. (Score 2) 174

Right. It's harmful like marijuana, which clearly causes no parallel effects to cigarettes like elevated pulse, vasoconstriction, altered state of consciosness, and has no chance of causing addiction or of introducing naturally carcinogenic chemicals to your mouth and other respiratory passages.

Citation needed, if you can find one without conflicting evidence. Does not cause addiction. You don't have to burn it and inhale it. Used by elite athletes the world over, before, during, and after competition. Is actually considered a performance enhancing drug in some sports (still not allowed).

By far the stupidest argument that you have made here is that marijuana is often laced with other substances. No one would ever lace MJ with PCP. They would just sell the PCP and then sell the MJ. There is no reason for someone to lace your weed with anything unless they were trying to personally poison you, and then all food is suspect.

Comment coolpad, ten bucks (Score 1) 141

You can get a Coolpad smartphone for one of those pay-as-you-go carriers for 10 or 15 bucks. I don't even know the specs, because I never needed to look. It works just fine. You can also get one for free if you are on foodstamps or other government welfare programs. You can even get one the same day at many sign-up booths outside of social service offices. (BTW, you can sign up with different companies and get like 10 free smartphones.)
People were talking about this phone on XDAdevelopers because it was so cheap and you could still do a ton of stuff with it. Why is 50$ such a benchmark?

Comment Re:Microtransactions? (Score 1) 56

Do you think there is any ethical obligation to avoid addictive microtransactions, or even advertising? How annoyed is the average slashdot user by these things? I kind of feel microtransactions might take advantage of people not realizing how easy it is to charge to their card. Advertising does not seem like a huge deal, especially with free apps.

Comment Re:Race condition attacks? (Score 1) 253

All of their code is written perfectly with no errors whatsoever. All race conditions are handled with flawless locking mechanisms. After this, you apply some unneeded buffer overflow protection in the form of memory layout randomization. I can't believe someone didn't think of it sooner.

Comment Re:How many LifeLock employees? (Score 1) 57

I don't think the issue with, I am assuming, Clinton was that the 2 adults involved were not consenting. I think the issue is the fact that he was married and dragged his wife through the public spectacle. It is not the sex itself, it is the fact that he lied so adamantly about it, both to the public, the courts, and his wife. I was in elementary school (about 10 at the time) and could not really believe that the person holding the highest political authority in the world could be such a liar. That was when I realized that people were deeply flawed pretty much across the board, there was no such thing as good guys versus bad guys, and everyone ultimately is just looking out for themself.

Comment Re:Hahahaha (Score 1) 93

I don't personally know them, so I can't say with certainty that they are douchebags; but what, other than money, do they bring to the table? Is this a new idea? Do they have a novel way to spin an old idea? Are they even doing any of the work personally? My guess is "no".
Yay capitalism, efficiently allocating resources since 1600!

Comment Re: So what? (Score 2) 480

All it requires is basically that you don't look like a hobo.

Some of us prefer the carefree lifestyle, you insensitive clod!
Really though, if people didn't make that sort of distinction it would probably help eliminate a lot of other superficial judgments that people tend to make.

Comment Re:That's copyright for you (Score 1) 292

The summary seems to imply that judges use the annotated versions of these laws (the cost-prohibitive version) as a necessary part of interpreting them, not just as a tool for understanding. The laws of physics are not open for interpretation. They apply in the exact same manner no matter how well you understand them. I wasn't saying that you claimed "the laws of physics are subjective." But the analogy doesn't seem to apply because law (while theoretically objective) is almost always very subjective.