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Comment: Reading his past history (Score 2) 61

This doesn't suprise me. I can't easily find the source ATM, but I read that he was part of a startup back in the day, and his company got screwed over by some giant company that crushed it. So he's probably been holding a grudge this whole time. Being a former lobbyist means he knows all the games; being a former start-up owner means he also knows the pain of the unfair near-monopoly advantages from the front lines.

Comment: Re:Say it again (Score 1) 391

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49525249) Attached to: Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead
most office coffee is disgusting anyway. The only good office coffee I've ever had was at IBM where we had a Flavia machine and tons of packets that was all free. Well, until the AIG bank meltdown came along (my office was a former PWC accounting building) and budget cuts removed the machine yet left all the packets. My adderall prescription costs me nothing after my insurance re-reimbursements, and without them I probably wouldn't even have the job I currently do.

Comment: Re:amphetamine - no adverse side effects? (Score 1) 391

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49525229) Attached to: Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead
Because some people's brain chemistry is far different than those people. And, we are monitored by a doctor who knows these bad effects and watches for them. On top of it, those "users" where probably not taking medical-grade drugs; God only knows what else was mixed in or what the actual potency was. The pills I take aren't made in some cut-rate hourly hotel with Mr. Clean, phosphorus, lithium, ammonia, etc in some lab equipment stolen from the local high school. Your analogy is like comparing Oxycontin and back-ally black tar heroin...although Oxycontin is a far more dangerous drug than Adderall will ever be.

Comment: Crap article (Score 5, Interesting) 391

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49525175) Attached to: Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead
What a load of shit. Luckily there are other MD's posting in the comments on just how biased this writer is. He's basically claiming ADHD is a kid's only issue, and all adults are just abusers. People like him must HATE people like myself...a doctor-monitored adderall prescription for several years now. With it, I'm able to more fully use my capabilities. Without it, people would always comment "your really smart, but..." due to all the random and chaotic things I would do and say. Honestly, without my prescription I'd probably either be dead or in jail. Even so, being unmedicated has already lead to the accidental death of someone VERY close to me...if I had been on it then I probably would have thought the situation through further. So this guy can go fuck himself, and I'd tell that to his face is ever given the chance.

Comment: Re:Amazing... (Score 4, Interesting) 202

If you've followed US politics over the past few years, it's not surprising at all. Rand is the only Republican that groks IT at all. If he wasn't also in the Koch's pocket, he would be the perfect candidate. He's still far better than Hillary "what email server?" Clinton...why the Republicans won't actually nominate him I'll never understand. He would pull conservative Democrats to him, and is a positive force for both Libertarians and Progressive Republicans (in the vein of Eisenhower). He's spoken out against the NSA, against drones, He's an actual MD. He voted against extending the PATRIOT Act.

My main issue is he's too anti-government, and wants to cut into the Department of Education, and is way too "pro-life". But weighing these against his positives, we'll not find another candidate who scores better. Of course the Republicans will give the nomination to someone else; someone who is more in-line with the $$$ and is a war-mongering corporate shill instead. And when they do, Hillary will sweep this's almost like the Republicans like loosing on purpose.

Comment: Re:A sane supreme court decision? (Score 1) 398

Maybe you should watch the TV show Cops more often then, because I've seen several times how the cops will purposly esculate a situtation into an arrest. A few times it's obvious the perp had some physical / mental disability, and the cops would keep saying things to upset them. The cops were even forwarned by others that the person has issues, then watch them use those issues to get the perp to react just so they could arrest them...even to the point where another officer would pull the first cop aside and have to reason with them to calm down. This seems to be about 10% of the arrests on the show, so I'm assuming in real life without the cameras this happens even more often.

Comment: Re:What? Why discriminate? (Score 1) 700

eh, it's part of the religious contradiction. The whole idea of faith is belief without proof; if God "proved" himself then we have proof, and no faith. Or something like that, is what all the religious people tell me. It's all circular logic to me. If God is real, and requires his followers to do all the anti-humanity acts in the various texts, that entity shouldn't be worshiped anyway. God is quite a violent entity; I'd rather have us go it alone than have some homicidal, all-powerful creature just waiting to burn me forever in hell because I mowed my lawn on a Saturday.

Comment: Re:Just goes to show (Score 2) 441

by l0n3s0m3phr34k (#49467841) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality
Yet their often not accountable. A corporation can cause hundreds or thousands of deaths, but gets to go on living. They might get some fine, but no real person who kills a bunch of people, even accidentally, will just get a fine. A corp can poison entire towns, hell even entire ecosystems, and after a year it's right back to business as usual. Where is the corporate jail? Corporate death sentence? How many corps have been dissolved even after it's shown they wantonly and willingly dumped some toxins into a stream / river and killed people? How many mortgage / loan agents who fraudulently signed modifications got into any trouble?

The corps get all the "rights" of a person with none of the drawbacks. Kill people, get fines, write fines off on taxes, transfer all profits out of the country, PROFIT.

Comment: Re:huh (Score 3, Informative) 55

That's not all that frequency does! Reading this, "Low Intensity Electromagnetic Irradiation with 70.6 and 73 GHz Frequencies Affects Escherichia coli Growth and Changes Water Properties". So there are probably many unknown side effects that will start showing once this is in offices all over the place.

Comment: Re:Hand slap, LOL. (Score 2) 92

When I went to work for AT&T as a CSR, I had to pass a seven year background check that also included driving records. I don't know what cellular provider you go through that has that has a higher level of checks than that, but AT&T just does a credit check on customers as opposed to an actual background check.

Yet these people were not actual AT&T employees but contractors, so no telling what type of checks are used. This isn't the first time AT&T has had this 2010 the FBI arrested four people hacking AT&T's PBX systems for Jemaah Islamiyah, who also performed the Mumbai attacks.

"But this one goes to eleven." -- Nigel Tufnel