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Comment Re:At first I thought the Judge was biased (Score 1) 318

With all due respect, in what world is $27 a day and lunch allowance anywhere near enough to cover the living expenses of an adult who is not salaried but commanding a respectable hourly salary like there is a good chance some of these jurors are?

Comment Re:In Deference to an old Shoe Cartoon (Score 2) 105

On one hand I enjoy imbibing and creating things and cocktails and liquor culture. On the other hand your friend sounds like an alcoholic with no knowledge of nutrition. Alcohol has calories, yes, but it's not that simple, even if you also "supplement" with protein fat and carb calories. You can't fill in the blanks starting from an alcohol diet; or rather you can due to the resilience of the body but it isn't healthy and will not be healthy in the long run.

Comment Re:Sounds fair enough (Score 1) 649

So your point is demand for portable computing is irrelevant because the demand is arbitrary and stupid and desired by the masses? Why do you think anything exists? Mobile phones with powerful capabilities are the only things ever that the public has wanted? Don't get so caught up with fact we use the term "phone" to describe personal pocket sized computing devices; mobile computing was science fiction and now it is reality. It happens to have a phone function built in, and it's lineage traces back to making phones mobile, but honestly most technology these days can trace back to phone network advances and yet we aren't all keeping to telephony with the tech itself.

Comment Re:Looks like Mexico might have a solution (Score 1) 611

I worked at a front desk at a pool once. We sold OTC drugs like Tylenol. We had to charge a small price and could not recommend it or do anything except sell it to a person who had made the choice to buy it. I somehow think a teacher "diagnosing" someone would fall under the same provisions that prevented me from "prescribing" medication through any sort of recommendation.

Comment Re:I Left Today (Score 1) 722

I'd say it's much more like rape. Yeah it happens that some people have such a fetish but it is rooted in violence. I would hardly call it legitimate. I don't see violence driven people as being beneficial to society or having a drive that is worthy of objective consideration.

This crusade to draw parallels between Pedophilia and homosexuality is just as disgusting and obnoxious as when right wing pundits did it 10-15 years ago on Fox.

Comment Re:Go cry to your mother (Score 1) 262

I don't actually think a company censoring is morally wrong. I would rather companies censor themselves as they want rather than the government censoring everyone. That way there will always be a place that is uncensored, filling that niche and meanwhile the people who want censorship are satiated by the other options rather than forcing the government to gaze into people's lives.

Going the speed of light is bad for your age.