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Comment Re:Does it matter to end users? (Score 1) 113

I used SuSE from 2004 until the fall of 2011, when I switched to Mint. I like both of them, and Mint "just works" out of the box better than SuSE. The lack of nVidia proprietary drivers is a showstopper for my purposes, and requiring root privileges to access NTFS drives might be a security feature, but to me it's a headache. I say all this in the spirit of constructive criticism. However, once you get SuSE configured like you want it, it runs like a champ. I love YAST; it's everything all in one place.

Comment Re:Queue The Anarchist & Druggie Comments In.. (Score 1) 318

Rapists don't cause rape, rape laws cause rape.

FTFY. Do you not see where your reasoning is flawed? Your argument essentially boils down to, "people will do whatever they want to do and laws cannot stop that." and also implies that since (a) alcohol is a Bad Thing and (b) alcohol is legal, that other Bad Things should be legal as well. Finally it assumes that people who take hard drugs and become addicts are simply exercising their God-given right to do what they want with their own bodies. Again I say, when those people become so addicted that they become a drain on society, they become everyone's problem.

Two or more wrongs do not equal a right. No law is 100% effective. No man is an island, and what we do or don't do *does* affect others.

Comment Re:Queue The Anarchist & Druggie Comments In.. (Score 1) 318

Drugs have not always been the problem that they are today. When someone becomes so addicted that they can't function then they become a burden on society, and that makes it everyone's problem. Some of these responses I see are so wrapped up in self-congratulatory "Look at me! I'm *compassionate*" declarations that they're almost parody.

Comment Re:Queue The Anarchist & Druggie Comments In.. (Score 1) 318

Your solution to crime is to make nothing illegal. What is solved? You cannot seriously be arguing that hard drugs are a (tm)Good Thing and that everyone should have free or even subsicized access to them. I say this as a pretty regular marijuana smoker. There's a vast world of difference too between the bright internet, that tries to protect the privacy of its users, and the dark internet, which has become a wretched hive of scum and villainy. No, you can't blame the technology, but you can sure blame the people that (ab)use it.

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