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Comment Re: False premise (Score 1) 392

Let me field that answer. They'll use it, just like organizations kept using WinXP pre-SP3, until the new Director of IT came along and said "Are you fucking kidding me?! What incompetent idiot let you stay unpatched and critically open to everything that has come along in the last fucking decade?! Oh, the same one who thought it's a great idea to never upgrade hardware, despite your staff barely surviving on machines that crash daily, or catch fire like those two did last week."

Comment Re:In other news (Score 1) 158

Gentoo here:
% ls -l `which vi`
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Oct 10 2009 /usr/bin/vi -> //usr/bin/nvi

nvi is as close as you're going to get these days.
At least it does blocking file locking by default like vi, which helps with things like editing files that can also be edited through other means. There's little need for special "visudo" or "vipasswd" commands. And u u undoes the undo, while . repeats all commands, including undo. I hate how vim gives u a status of not really a command.

And, of course, it is lean, so suitable for embedded:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 36100 Jan 10 19:29 /bin/ed
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 154264 Dec 6 22:09 /bin/nano
-rwxr-xr-x 3 root root 33776 Dec 6 20:49 /usr/bin/nvi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 207812 Jan 3 09:50 /usr/bin/pico
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 512336 Dec 6 22:02 /usr/bin/vim

Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 4

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

Comment Show me evidence (Score 1) 115

Fuck you asshole. How do you know they weren't self medicating themselves under the table before the option was available.

It's adorable how worked up people get when you point out an inconvenient truth. If you are one of the few who are actually helped by pot then by all means do whatever you need to do. I'll back you up. But don't blow smoke (literally) up my ass and try to tell me that we have some epidemic of people who have serious medical conditions that only pot can treat or that modern medicine is full of quacks and idiots. Most of the "medical marijuana" users do NOT have any medical condition. If you have actual evidence to the contrary I'll happily retract that statement but until then fuck off and take your indignation with you.

Comment Show me the evidence (Score 1) 115

The overwhelming pressure for access from recreational users does in fact spill over to the medical user community. We are not happy about it. It gives asshats like you ammo to a completely falacious argument.

Fallacious? Ok smart guy. Show me ANY actual evidence that the vast majority of the millions of users of "medical" marijuana are not in actuality recreational pot users and have legitimate medical conditions that are demonstrably not responsive to any of the rest of modern medicine. Go ahead. I'll wait.


Yeah I thought so... You acknowledge my point. The recreational users are the main driver for legalization and they vastly out number any medical users that might exist. They are getting fake prescriptions for non-existent conditions because our government has an idiotic "war on drugs".

If you saw me, you would have absolutely NO WAY of knowing I have a medical problem. Funny thing is, without cannabis, I can't eat anything. I'll literally get diahreah from plain rice, or wheat thins. WITH cannabis, I can digest just about any food normally.

If you are the exception then you are the exception that proves the rule. I've met plenty of pot users in the last several decades. Most are quite up front about the fact that they are recreational users. They are also up front about the fact that "medical marijuana is just a convenient way to do an end run around the legal system. I don't actually care that they use pot recreationally but I'm insulted that they think I don't see through their little charade.

"Medical" doctors, don't have a fucking clue what is wrong with me.

There are lots of things modern medicine doesn't understand. One thing they do understand is that there isn't an epidemic of 22 year olds with glaucoma or other conditions that by some miracle only smoking pot can treat. If you are a patient with a condition that is only responsive to pot then doctors would be clamoring to write papers about you because obviously there is something interesting to examine about you. Just because doctors don't understand what (you claim) is wrong with you doesn't mean they don't care or that they are idiots.

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