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Comment Re:let's be honest here (Score 1) 145

This is actually a sad case, but even though there are those cases and they are not as rare as one would think, they are not the main route for heroin. People addicted to painkillers are usually reaching for solutions that are closer to legal prescription drugs.

Heroin, at least to my knowledge, is an exit drug, used by people who have pretty much reached the end.

Comment Re: I peruse iffy websites all the time (Score 1) 376

Doing so wouldn't really have told them anything considering I don't have a Facebook account (at least not one that is by any means tied to my name), don't use Twitter or other social media and generally don't really have a very visible online profile.

Hey, maybe that made me suspicious. Time to create a meaningless, happy-go-lucky Facebook page. Which gets me back to the idea I had a while ago, creating a service where you can pimp your Facebook profile so recruiters, law enforcement and in-laws think you're the perfect guy. Kinda like SEO for social media...

Comment Re:Thoughtcrime (Score 1) 376

A girl licking a boot sure isn't getting me hard either but allegedly that's considered porn by some people. Hell, there's people getting off to the weirdest shit you could imagine. I remember a story about a guy who gets off by sticking his dick into hamburger meat, does that mean every time I have a burger I'm essentially participating in hard vore?

Comment Re:DUH! (Score 1) 63

It's actually an article of faith among some here that having your content available to download for free doesn't in any way affect your sales negatively, an argument frequently used as a justification for mass copyright infringement.

The presumption people who make the argument usually have is that people download what they want to test it, and then buy the stuff they think is good. I'm not convinced, but there you have it.

Comment Re:"a European cloud provider" (Score 1) 93

VPS providers usually have reasonable reasons to customize the distros they run somewhat to fit within the framework they're using to virtualize each server - which are vary rarely simple "VMWare on a Xeon" type environments due to cost/scalability issues.

My guess is that certain providers are crappier than others.

Comment Re:Dare to be different! (Score 1) 126

What market has chosen? Apple has chosen to produce an iPhone and people can buy it or not have an iPhone. And people buy it.

Remember how market economy was supposed to be? Suppliers offering choices and people being the decider what sells and what doesn't? What choice do I have? If I want a more or less modern phone, I have to swallow that it's going to have a soldered battery with an anemic lifetime because it's paper thin, along with the phone not being much thicker and needing a protective cover so it doesn't crumple when you put it into your pocket.

And please don't tell me people really HATED those USB ports enough that they DEMANDED them removed...

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