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Comment: Re:But DC is different,no? (Score 1) 588

by Some_Llama (#48330665) Attached to: Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

the first one doesn't even go into marijuana use, it alludes to a "commonly know fact" but gives no reaseach findings for this and then delves into how the brain functions.

The second one describes correlation between use/age and brain matter but as we all know, correlation DOES NOT MEAN CAUSATION:

"Decrease in hippocampal volume in regular cannabis smokers has been correlated with lifetime consumption (Ashtari et al, 2011; Yücel et al, 2008) and psychotic symptoms (Yücel et al, 2008). In Cousijn et al (2012), volume reduction in the amygdala and the hippocampus does not differ significantly between regular cannabis users and controls but still correlates with the amount of cannabis used and the severity of cannabis dependence, respectively."

the third one is is about adolescence use and how it can impair brain development, which is pretty much true for anything given (like alcohol) or not given (proper nutrition) to a developing brain.

So i guess not smoking makes you stupid too, at least that's the correlation i find when reading your post and using your standard for judging the same.

" It also lowers reflex response time, and it makes you apathetic."
Not getting enough sleep does the same thing, have you ever stayed up late? because staying up late is STUPID.

  see i can make egregious arguments without any rationality too.. fun right?

Comment: Re:Pot erased an average of 8 IQ points (Score 1) 219

by Some_Llama (#48329175) Attached to: Silk Road 2.0 Seized By FBI, Alleged Founder Arrested In San Francisco

The key variable in this is the age of onset for marijuana use and the brain's development, Meier said. Study subjects who didn't take up pot until they were adults with fully-formed brains did not show similar mental declines. Before age 18, however, the brain is still being organized and remodeled to become more efficient, she said, and may be more vulnerable to damage from drugs."

so STFU, no one is talking about legalizing pot for minors, you don't want to smoke pot FINE, fuck off and let everyone else run their own lives.


Comment: Re:Which way are the bits going? (Score 1) 97

by Some_Llama (#48312049) Attached to: Real Net Neutrality Problem: 'Edge Provider' vs 'End User'

they got all of the infrastructure FOR FREE ALREADY by federal subsidies when they first started offering data/internet access.

then they used that infrastructure to make billions over the last 15 years.. now they don't want to upgrade the last mile, and the only real reason is to keep artifically low connection rates.

TFB. nationalize our data highways. they can go take a flying F the same way they have treated their "customers" for years.

Comment: Re: This is news, how exactly? (Score 1) 187

by Some_Llama (#48311829) Attached to: Denuvo DRM Challenges Game Crackers

"You say that, for every "sucker" who pays $60, there are "100s willing to pay a sensible price." Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million copies on its first day, in the US and UK, at $60/copy. You really believe that, at $10, it would have sold 650 million copies? That's more than the combined population of those two countries put together."

how about 10? if they sold them for 10 dollars, it would be the same as selling to the 60$ buyers at 100$ and it would only need 65 million from those two countries...

i'd pretty sure most middle income families can afford a relatively small number of 60$ games, but could buy 12 10$ games quite easily, so that 65mill customer # doesn't seem to hard to reach, does it.. but then games would have to be made from quality to compete, so...

The Media

Ferguson No-Fly Zone Revealed As Anti-Media Tactic 265

Posted by timothy
from the pretty-damning-stuff dept.
The AP (here, carried by the San Francisco Chronicle) reports that recorded conversations reveal flight restrictions requested in August by the police force of Ferguson, MO, and agreed to by Federal aviation safety officials, were specifically intended to limit the access of journalists to the area, rather than purely in response to safety concerns. One FAA manager in Kansas City was recorded saying police "did not care if you ran commercial traffic through this TFR (temporary flight restriction) all day long. They didn't want media in there." "There is really ... no option for a [Temporary Flight Restriction] that says, you know, 'OK, everybody but the media is OK,'" he said. The managers then worked out wording they felt would keep news helicopters out of the controlled zone but not impede other air traffic. The conversations contradict claims by the St. Louis County Police Department, which responded to demonstrations following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, that the restriction was solely for safety and had nothing to do with preventing media from witnessing the violence or the police response. Police said at the time, and again as recently as late Friday to the AP, that they requested the flight restriction in response to shots fired at a police helicopter. But police officials confirmed there was no damage to their helicopter and were unable to provide an incident report on the shooting. On the tapes, an FAA manager described the helicopter shooting as unconfirmed "rumors."

Comment: Re:Time for Solidarity? (Score 1) 284

by Some_Llama (#48264077) Attached to: Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

"This leaves me the reality of No coverage in about a year, or quitting work and selling the house to get on Obama Care."

if you got downsized you can reapply for obamacare, my household making under 70k/yr got us 100% covered (read: no copays) in california.

so i'm not sure what you're talking about... i have a coworker who was also wrong about obamacare, he didnt even apply because he listened to all of this right wing talk show crap, turns out he could have had full coverage too but now has to wait because he told them he didnt want it. Poor guy has an austistic kid too and could really use some financial help. oh well. fuck obamacare amirite?

Comment: Re:umm.. what? (Score 1) 150

by Some_Llama (#48263055) Attached to: Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

"Using that experiment purely as an analogy, these researchers have found a way to observe the particles that form the interference patterns so that each can be studied individually."

what happens after being studied individually..can they still be collapsed into each of the various states?

Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.