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Not as politically engaged as I would like. I'm quite glad the Internet provided me with forms of activism and political participation while allowing me to develop my daily activities. I do believe we are going through convoluted times but I see light in the end. Other than that I'm a technology enthusiast and I'd love to spend much more money trying new stuff!

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  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 12:40pm

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    I couldn't help thinking that at some point Alan Cooper will pop up in some paper with a fake signature and we'll find out that Steele, Carreon and Heinsmeier's spirit are actually the owners of Perfect 10. Ahem.

  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 11:41am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Hmmm but what about those who are addicted but never overdosed? What if in that group the percentage of addicted people that have medical issues and got in through opioids is larger?

    And even then, you are saying about 15k people died from drug overdoses had medical conditions. Sounds like an awful lot of people to me to the point I would consider something to deal with before it became even larger, no? Percentages can be deceiving just as the numbers themselves when compared to bigger numbers. Let's not forget that even though they are 15k in 300 million it's an entire small town wiped out. Per year.

  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 11:21am

    Re: Re:

    Good question. Nicotine was high as well but I can't recall the number. I'm gonna ask her for sources to drop here and educate myself a bit further.

  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 11:19am

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    Considering they apparently lied about the DDoS thing a while back and they claim to have no paper trail to provide about it It doesn't surprise me one bit. My opinion seems to be supported by mounting evidence: Pai is a corrupt asshole that couldn't care less.

  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 11:01am

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    Actually he is not alone there. Most people confuse "free speech" with "free speech I agree with" and will happily agree/suppress speech they don't like if they can. And that's why defending free speech is an uphill battle because it's only needed when you are dealing with speech generally agreed to be obnoxious like color supremacy, Nazism and other similar garbage.

  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 7:15am

    Re: Re:

    Indeed. There are plenty of cases of people with seizures getting better by using cannabidiol (one of the substances in marijuana other than THC), I have an older friend who is going to try it for his seizures. Of course if you have your own agenda and can't bother to look beyond it towards what is better to the citizens then it doesn't matter.

  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 6:31am

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    In an intensity from 1 to 1000 where 1 is the least addicting and 1000 the most addicting marijuana sits near the bottom with a score of 100. Alcohol scores 400 and crack 1000. This was told me by a psychologist friend of mine that deals with addicted people. Then I asked her why the fucking fucks is marijuana illegal and alcohol not. She shrugged. And we didn't even talk about prescription painkillers.

    Along with that scale, there is the question of how prone to addiction a person is. It seems there are several factors that determine if a person will or will not be addicted. One may be genetics. There are studies all around dealing with this component. There's the psychological dependence as well which happens when the drug is being used as an escape from a crappy life or a serious problem. Then there is the intensity of the addictive effect as I mentioned above. So summarizing people won't necessarily get addicted just like they aren't to alcohol. From my experience I seriously like a good drink, specially with vodka or sake and I always have them available at home but you'll see me making a drink like twice or three times a month and I rarely get high. I've also had experience with marijuana (the first time was pure accident but not the others) and I use it with the same frequency I drink except that some of the time I use for pain and inflammation. I have a friend on the other hand that keeps a safe distance between him and alcohol or virtually any drug because he has had problems with addiction in the past with more than one substance.

    Sessions is doing stuff based on his own flawed beliefs and this is going to be bad for everybody. Somebody should give him prescription marijuana for pain. It's so goddamn effective that he will change his mind at the very least for medical use. At his age I just know he goes through a lot of chronic pain without even realizing it.

    Know what you are talking about, check scientific studies, analyze social behavior. Be a responsible public servant.

  • Jul 20th, 2017 @ 5:55am

    Re: Without merit

    I wouldn't be able to differentiate the games and heck I've played enough games in my life to know that you can use an established genre and make it at the very least LOOK different. Easy win to Riot I'd infer.

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 10:38am


    That would fit squarely in that category of things you are not forbidden to say but you will have to deal with the consequences. It's like the "you can't yell fire in a crowded theater and get away with it". In fact you can yell fire or bomb, the Government cannot stop you from saying anything but it can punish you if it causes deaths or general damage or incites violence. The difference between the US and China is that in the US you can still say and publish things before the Govt even has the chance to do anything. In China it's preemptive. You are prevented from yelling bomb/fire even if there is a bomb or a fire.

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 10:34am

    Re: Re:

    As they say, clean your backyard while helping raise awareness of others that their backyards need cleaning as well.

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 10:33am

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    Do you mind providing facts and data that support the view that China is a poor honest fellow defending against evil motherfucking eagles? I'm waiting. Because there's plenty of evidence from credible sources that China is deep in the wrong with its censorship efforts. And I'm not even talking about American mainstream news, I'm talking about independent people from all around.

    And I would say with pretty high certainty that Paul does the same with his own country much like I do. When there happen to be articles criticizing (or the rare ones praising) my own country I also contribute with my critique or ideas if I can add to the discussion somehow.

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 10:26am

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    "China does it for good reason, to protect their sovereignty from proven spy agencies like Google and Facebook."

    Er.. China does for the exact same reason you say the US does. Two sides of the same coin.

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 8:47am

    Re: Re: Re: Typography jokes are the best jokes

    It's just a DejaVu Sans the surprise factor.

    We are on a streak!

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 8:31am

    Re: Honeypot Accounts

    That. If I need to go to the US again at some point that's what I'll be doing. And I suspect that's what any terrorist worth his/her salt would do as well but for entirely different reasons.

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 4:40am

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    Ooooh, that was clever, it tricks users into actively signing the thing that will be used to endorse the enactment of their pet laws. Of course we knew they were up to something but it was a smart tactic that will go unnoticed by most of the people who took time to sign the damned thing.

    Our turn?

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 3:55am

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    Like Europe and its right to be forgotten? Or the US with DMCA takedown requests and domain seizures without due process?

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 3:51am

    Re: At the very least...

    Lies. That pun is self made, I thought it before I got to the inevitable execution in the article. It's the work of nature. So I was laughing of myself and the pun I thought when I reached the materialization of it in the closing paragraph and laughed a bit more. Glyn was just a little bit more aggressive and put the pun in the headline. Ballsy.

  • Jul 19th, 2017 @ 3:39am

    Re: Re: Re: Wyden goes "over the top"

    "But your internet connection is (say) 10 meg a second as a peak speed, not as a sustained long term speed. Your 10meg is on a network built to give you peak speed about 10% of the time (ie, in the pattern one might load a web page or perhaps a you tube video)."

    Interestingly my provider has been consistently giving me 50/30 mbit for much more than 10% of the time and they have never complained about it. I'm a very heavy user even if you disconsider Netflix. And my ISP has NEVER ever complained and NEVER ever throttled anything. Guess my ISP is from another dimension, eh? Keep bullshitting.

    "But it is. What if the big companies all "pay for the equipment" to have exclusive very high speed peering for their sites only?"

    And that's why I know you don't understand what you are talking about. The equipment would make customer access to ANYTHING outside the ISP internal network better. Unless you are telling me that the Internet is inside their network except for Netflix and Googles of the world. It's a total brainless stupidity. But I wouldn't be surprised if you believed it. So It's actually very simple. The equipment is a 1 time investment that would make everybody's lives better. Fast lanes would be a constant toll booth that would screw everybody permanently.

    "While I respect your security expert stuff, I have to say that your understanding of all of the implications of Net Neutrality appears to be stuck squarely behind Mike's ass. You can't see anything other than what's coming out at you."

    Actually, I tend to follow the EFF here, they are the experts and I trust them and throw my spare money at them when I can. Mike simply seems to agree with them as well so obviously I agree with him.

    "If a company can "pay" an ISP for an exclusive connection, explain to me how that doesn't violate NN rules."

    If a company can pay to put an equipment that the ISP should be buying that will benefit ALL services outside of their network? Nope, it's going to benefit everybody outside the ISP network. If you can't understand something that simple at the very least the comment will be here for others to read and get better informed. I'll point to EFF again, they have very good articles on NN that anybody can understand. Maybe except for you and a few other shills.

  • Jul 18th, 2017 @ 12:23pm


    Have you tried throwing toxic waste there? We need to exhaust all possibilities!

  • Jul 18th, 2017 @ 11:43am

    Re: Re: ??

    We've always been at war with Eastasia, right?

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