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Comment Re:User Convenience? (Score 1) 190

Yes, they did manage.

We also managed life before penicillin but we're not going to arbitrarily give it up because of a low risk situation.

You also have to take into account that society as a whole has come to depend on the ubiquity of cell phones. Whine all you like, but it's reality and it's shaped plenty of behaviors.

Comment Re:So. 50,000 more H1-B visas need to be issued (Score 1) 322

lets check back how well trump's 'plan' goes. if we ever SEE anything real from him in this direction.

fact is (I know, we're post-fact now, sigh..) that he's a business guy and that type LOVES indentured servitude.

there's nearly 0% chance he'll cut back on cheap labor for CORPORATE AMERICA.

you righties are such gullible morans. sad part is, you just ruined things for all of us for the next 4 years ;(

Comment Re:UK import grade cryptography (Score 2) 137

and china and russia and probably all of the islamic countries, plus lets not forget Best Korea (grin).

there are a lot that feel its their right to snoop on other people's comms.

personally, I think this is a right that all people have, to comm in private and with NO one spying. period. full stop. ends never justifies this. I know I'm extreme on this but better this extreme than middle or moderate on the other way.

I used to travel to the UK regularly. I have not been in well over 15 years and have no plans to ever visit the UK again. sad, as it was a nice place, once (at least to a visitor). now, I'd avoid going there unless 100% necessary. and so far, no travel has ever come up to be 100% necessary.

Comment Re:There is a sizable market left out there (Score 1) 128

I still have a nokia phone -- my sixth in a row. Still with buttons. Best voice quality, small, light, not too-thin-to-hold. It's not my computer. It's my phone.

So, for all of those people who can't actually work on a phone -- because our work is bigger than a phone, in the same way that a general contractor can't use a swiss army knife to build your house -- a great phone with buttons beats out a big phone with a touch screen every day.

I'm happy to spend another $300+ on a nice durable quality phone with buttons, and a headset jack. Internet, I can take or leave.

Comment Re:This is better how? (Score 1) 150

Assumptions not necessarily true:

- that both groups are completely intersecting
- existing treatment is as easy (or cheap/fast/etc.) as treatment with MDMA
- that MDMA treatment is fully explored and mature so it's effectiveness is maximized
- improving PTSD symptoms == erased all traces

Now, I'm not one to believe any drug magically erases PTSD that easily. Nothing to date has proven to simply erase a mental illness (well, short of death.) Long term side effects I'm sure are being monitored, though you can also look at people who have used less pure forms recreationally for years to get some bounds. What long term 'costs' are you referring to though that are worse than living with untreatable PTSD?

Comment Re:Pay attention. (Score 1) 153

mod up.

the R's own all the bullshit that has happened under obama.

whatever O wanted, the R's denied. 'whatever it is you want, we don't want it and we will burn the country down to show how much we have O'

don't give us shit about the D's being at fault. they have not been truly in power in well over a decade.

at this point, with all 4 branches led by R-based idiots (the nsa/cia/fbi are the 4th branch. you didn't know that?) - we're going to see some major derpage coming our way and we won't have anyone to fight it. god dammit so much!

Comment Re:Ban Encryption (Score 0) 153

its already there, its called intel management engine and its one of the best kept secrets of the computer industry.

NSA very very likely has 100% access, probably a level higher than the corps that WANTED this ability.

I fear what 4 years of full republican asswipes will do to what few freedoms we have left. stupid flyovers - they fucked us good. I hope the 'stigginit' they did backfires and makes THEIR lives hell like it will for the rest of us.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 1) 560

citation needed; why you think the US has to 'ask' the UN to change its view before the US will.

100 % pure bs.

the US has already decrim'd it in many states and outright made it legal in others. the UN does not matter anymore and in fact, it never really amounted to much in this world.

the US can and will do whatever it wants. but the prisons and profit centers that LIKE MJ being illegal - those are the barriers that stop it from being accepted and fully legal at the national level.

nothing to do with 'health'. we allow all kinds of bad things and don't stop them for 'health' reasons. that's 100% pure bs, too.

Comment Re:real open source (Score 2) 66

fuck nokia and also ericcson. both scandinavian companies and both, in the US, drug-test their employees.

both those companies are on my do-not-buy list. I disagree with what they consider important and so I will not give my money to them for any reason, if I can help it.

some people don't care, but when I find companies that follow ultra conservative ideals and force them on their employees, that really pisses me off and I have no desire to buy their products.

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