The trouble with long-term use of them is tolerance. The longer you take them, the less effective they are. That's why so many overdose right after rehab; they used the same amount of drug as before, and that dose which would barely give them a buzz is now fatal. Lately, research is showing that long term, their use is counterproductive.
The reason why "the left" is telling doctors to stop prescribing them is because the Oxycontin junkies have become heroin addicts. Why not just prescribe heroin in the first place? Oh, yeah, fewer profits for big pharma.
I do have friends with chronic conditions taking these medications and I worry about them. I have arthritis, and have had since I was a teenager. When I was stationed in Delaware the pain was so bad I had to literally crawl out of bed (worst possible weather for arthritis there) and spent a LOT of time in sick call. Odd, they never prescribed that junk back then.
It isn't about alleviating people's pain, it's about filling pockets and purses with more gold from the infirm and it's disgusting.
Only if you're interested in not sounding like a semi-literate.
"...applications who is sole aim..." HUH? Is English a second language for you? I think the word you want is whose.
I hear they stopped teaching grammar in grammar school, is this true? I've certainly seen more grocer's apostrophes and misused homophones (like whose who's, there's theirs, etc) in the last ten years than in the previous half century.
And often the bar codes are on the bottom of the container (e.g., twelve packs of beer).
Dumb idea. And when Microsoft stops security updates when your fridge is only nine years old?
WTF are these idiots thinking?
Where's my fridge? How about not running the compressor when it's well below freezing outside? How about venting the heat outside instead of into the kitchen when it's sweltering outside?
Your milk and egg cartons are transparent? You keep paper towels and canned goods and spices in the fridge?
Indeed. Most IoT stuff, like his fridge, are really stupid. Like the IoT kitchen stove you can turn on with your phone... WTF??? You DON'T want the stove on when you're not home!
Adjust the A/C with a phone? What, you're too damned lazy to walk across the room? Stupid! If I can turn off the heat with my phone, so can the FSB.
I may have to buy a TV even though the one I have works perfectly fine, because it may not be long before you can no longer buy a dumb TV.
It's bad enough that my computers and phone are hackable, I don't want anything else I own on the internet at all.
People are stupid, though, "Ooh! Shiny!"
Some are geniuses, some are idiots, just like any other group of people.
You're misrepresenting what I said. There are people abusing all sorts of drugs that the drug companies have nothing to do with, but that doesn't change the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people who started with prescription opioids and are now using and addicted to heroin.
IMO opioids should not be prescribed for chronic, non-fatal conditions. Short term, like after surgery? Yes. End stage cancer? Sure. Arthritis? That's brain-dead stupid. But doctors are prescribing them for it and they shouldn't.
All I know about them is they hate blacks, Jews, and Catholics (presumably all non-protestants, but as I said, I'm ignorant). What views do they have that aren't hateful? I'm curious.
As to BLM, the entire reason that movement HAD to happen was because there really ARE people who think black lives DON'T matter, including black gangsters and bigoted whites. You have some citation for BLMers advocating hatred or violence?
Like the late humorist Will Rogers said in the 1930s, "all I know is what I read in the papers" and I have a LOT more newspapers available than he did, thanks to the internet.
Try shutting a few things off. On my phone, when I use my bluetooth speaker, half the time it will reboot itself because Google decides that's exactly when it should update an app I never use and wish I could remove. I found that shutting off wi-fi makes it crash less.
And just what part of your ass did you pull that "statistic" from?
Oh, BTW, you may be running Linux or BSD yourself and not even know it -- Android is Linux and Apple is BSD. In fact, about the only computers that aren't running BSD or Linux are Windows desktops and laptops.
It SHOULD treat it as a USB memory device, it may not, though. Whenever I plug either of my tablets or my phone in either Win7 laptop it looks for drivers. It even looks for drivers when I plug in a thumb drive!
No I have to moderate a different thread because I just undid mods... damn.
Obvious to me as well. He doesn't really want to run the country, he thinks he can make a lot of money running. It almost seems like he's TRYING to lose!
Any given program will expand to fill available memory.