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Comment Re: You gotta love yellow journalism (Score 4, Insightful) 63

I agree. Open source and Linux should never be criticized. Any criticism is false and, therefore, is yellow journalism. I find any criticism of Linux to be highly offensive and indicative of spamming from paid Microsoft trolls.

Way to mix issues here.

1/ Should open source or Linux be criticized? Hell yes, if there are reasons to.

2/ You conflate Linux and open-source. They aren't the same issues - they aren't even the same thing. Open-source is a development and business model and Linux is a fucking kernel.

3/ Drupal is to be critized here. Not Linux. Linux as a kernel is doing what the flawed middleware on top of it tells it to. No more, no less. Show me a Linux kernel exploit and I'll be the first to criticize Linux. But in this case, it ain't the culprit.

I can sort of understand people mixing up GNU things and the Linux kernel, because it's been done for years, and people grew tired of hearing Stallman repeat "it's not Linux, it's GNU/Linux" a long time ago. But Drupal has never been remotely connected to Linux. What next? Run Drupal on FreeBSD and claim FreeBSD has been owned by a trojan?

Comment Sorry.. (Score 1) 162

but there is a point where frivolous becomes ludicrous. Sure it is neat and I am guilty of having a bit of an impulse control issue with gadgets but if he wants to blow his wad, I am sure there are better places (more philanthropic) to spend his money.
The irony of it is hilarious that he would spend so much on making his media room look like a bridge from a starship from a galaxy where money is no longer coveted.

Comment Re:Candy (Score 1) 416

My wife has suffered from anxiety and depression her whole life, she was on SSRI (Cialis) which did nothing for the anxiety but made her more depressed as she gained 40lbs due to it (which is a known side effect but they seem to gloss over it). She had a bad episode earlier this year and her doctor gave her a prescription for benzodiazapine without blinking. The results are just taking a quarter of a pill with the lowest dosage knocks her our and gives her a hangover the next morning. She did some research and found that CBD which is the non-psychotropic portion of marijuana has been shown to be a good mood stabilizer. She looked into getting a card (we are in Canada) and one of the (fortunately optional) requirements was to get a referral from her doctor. He refused. Sure benzos no problem fill your boots, MJ, hell no. He also admitted he knows very little (and from what we gleaned is very outdated).
Luckily the people involved have figured out how to work the system and are in contact with doctors who are more up to date. It cost us about $400 ($50 for copy of her records, $320 for doctor appt over video conferencing in another province). He reviewed her records noted that she had tried other legitimate means and approved it. She has noticed an improvement compared to the dulling effect of the SSRIs.
I don't blame the parmaceutical companies to be scared.

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