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Comment User Perspective. (Score 1) 267

It is the Company's network connection, block whatever you like.
But, and this is important, have an easy mechanism where a user can submit an url, an admin can verify it is a legitimate business related site, and have the site whitelisted immediately. That way you can block "Big Butt Russian Teens" or whatever, but when the SmartFilter(tm) randomly decides that contains "adult content, sports, gambling and lotteries" (happened to me) the legit business use is not impeded.

Comment Re:Higher prices for more discomfort (Score 1) 394

Many years ago my regular airline stopped supplying free meals on cross country flights. Since I didn't want to pay $17 for a ham sandich (we like to call it banquet on a bun), and as a mild form of protest, I started bringing my own lunch. Pickled herring and hungarian farmer sausage are ever so yummy, and the garlic, smoked meat and fish smells would fill the nearest third of the aircraft. I got a few dirty looks (thank goodness, or what's the point), but there were no rules against. Since the airline didn't gve a damn, and I was mostly annoying fellow passengers, I eventually toned it down to a less aromtic lunch. (I'm still not going to pay $17 for a ham sandwich).

Comment Re:WoW? (Score 4, Informative) 277

That's not how I remember it. There were arcades everywhere and video games in every bar back in the 80's and everybody (not just nerds) dropped quarters in them. Pac man and even more so ms pac man, pole position, galaga, sinistar, tempest, defender, asteroids and a pile of other games being played non-stop by all sorts of people, not just so called nerds.

Comment Re:talk to me when you lose 100 and keep it off (Score 1) 496

What kind of injuries? Curious to know what would prevent you from doing any sort of exercise. When my feet were f-ed up with plantar fascitis I couldn't run, but I could still do a rowing machine. When I broke my wrist I stopped biking for a few months and used an elliptical instead.

Comment Re:I am offended over a lot of things. (Score 1) 765

I think that it's an Americanism. In Canada the native people of the high Arctic call themselves Innuit. (I think it means people). Eskimo is considered mildly derogatory (or at least clueless) here - maybe not like calling a black person a nigger, more like calling a Chinese person a Chinaman.

Comment Re:It is just pay back man! Karma is a bitch or wh (Score 1) 365

No need for tinfoil hat. No need for additives. Forty years of straight up selective breeding, cultivation and hybridization have yielded a huge variety of diiferent marijuana strains with all different effects.Check out leafly some time. No chemistry, no secret additives, just 19th century agriculture producing "better" plants.

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