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Comment Re:Proves Iran has capability to hurt the US with (Score 1) 182

Additionally, with Iran (and China) actively using these as offensive weapons, the odds are very good that other countries will rush to improve and enlarge each of their cyberwarfare capabilities.

I would expect countries started doing that after the US and Israel used Stuxnet against Iran five years ago, if not before.

Comment Re:cell phone tracking (Score 1) 241

Make money worthless, make every transaction traceable.

If you have a cell phone you're already tracked 24/7 as long as you carry it, unless you get both a new phone (IMEI) and SIM card (IMSI) on a regular basis.

There is more than one form of tracking. This isn't about tracking your physical location, but your financial transactions. What you buy, when, where and from whom provides much more information about you than your location does. Hell, if they know enough about your interests and habits, they can predict where you will be when, no physical tracking required.

Comment Re: Another step toward tyeanny (Score 1) 241

Doofus... copper and zinc and steel are not precious metals. Too bad your teachers spent all the lesson time teaching you to hug transvestites... if they'd have given you basic chemistry and economics instead then you wouldn't be so useless in grown-up conversations. But that's OK, you get a trophy for trying.

You call him a doofus and then post the rest of that crap?

Comment Re:what???? (Score 2) 144

Are you fucking kidding me? Ecstacy? Everyone freaks out about weed being legalized. But, the FDA says, "Hey guys, try out ecstacy for your mental issues!". Wow, what an ass backwards fucking world we live in here in the US of A.

I think it's interesting the two drugs that are legal - alcohol and cigarettes, two drugs that do absolutely nothing for you at all - are legal, and the drugs that might open your mind up to realise how you're being fucked every day of your life? Those drugs are against the law. Coincidence?

- Bill Hicks

Comment Re:let's be honest here (Score 1) 144

Most research on drugs like MDMA and THC are attempts to bypass regulations and enable recreational use of substances that are dangerous and have no medicinal value. Substances like these are classified as schedule I by the DEA because it's proven that they have no legitimate uses. I'll trust the professionals at the DEA instead of a couple of drug addicts claiming to be doing scientific research. If anything, this proves the power of the placebo effect. There was no way to administer MDMA to patients because of restrictions, therefore any improvement was due to the placebo effect. Inevitably, patients prescribed these useless drugs to supposedly treat their conditions will become addicted and move on to even more dangerous drugs like heroin. MDMA is a gateway drug, and we shouldn't be risking addiction by patients who already have mental health issues.

I feel just slightly stupider after reading this post. I hope you're going for irony, but it doesn't seem like it.

Comment Re: So global warming is a farce after all (Score 1) 312

Well, Obama failed to provide for displaced workers after forcing coal mines out of business. Now stupid dems can suck fat dick in the company of their saudi terrorist cave-buddies

The best part about all of this is that it's impossible to tell if the above is parody or not.

Poe's Law is proven every day.

Comment Re:futurist (Score 1) 522

Stephen Hawking is a brilliant man and solid scientist. His abilities as a futurist leave something to be desired.

I agree. What I don't understand about his position is that if humans fuck up the planet to the point where we need another one, what will stop us from fucking up that one too? It seems that if we were to learn to manage our societies, population and resources in a sustainable manner we could live on this planet for a very long time. That's a big "if" of course. But I think we will have to learn that in order to survive on any planet.

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