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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 16:57 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 28, 2017, 14:10:
More broadly, I'm not sure what could work to solve "the drug problem". Especially since it is a least partially a social problem which are extremely hard to address. I've listened to all the arguments and suggestions over the years. I suspect there is no "right" answer, we need a little from this, a little from that, and a long period of time to work on it. It will never be eliminated. The only hope is to reduce it to a "manageable" level where at least ten of thousands aren't dying from it each year.
I agree that it's probably an impossible problem to solve. That being said, our current approach has been so damaging and expensive, that a radical departure a la Portugal should be tried and compared. They've had good success with their change, reducing both cost and usage.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 16:19 jdreyer
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 28, 2017, 15:25:
NKD wrote on Oct 28, 2017, 14:31:
A grand jury has approved the first set of charges in Mueller's Russia probe.

Charges remain sealed for the moment, so we may not know for a few days who is being charged and with what. Smart money is on Manafort or Flynn, but it could be just about anyone in Trump's orbit. We could see arrests as soon as Monday.

Don't worry though, Trumptards, I'm sure there will be a huge plot twist and it's actually Hillary Clinton who is getting arrested for running a pedophile conspiracy out of a pizza parlor!


I'd put my money on Manafort, sounds like he has been up to shady shit all over the world for a very long time. On the other hand Trump has surrounded himself with a throng of unscrupulous cohorts, so there's a big pool of potential criminals to pick from.
Odds are Manafort for sure, but it sure would be funny if it was Kushner. He's been caught in several disclosure omissions, and is definitely involved in some skeezy shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 15:11 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 28, 2017, 14:31:
A grand jury has approved the first set of charges in Mueller's Russia probe.

Charges remain sealed for the moment, so we may not know for a few days who is being charged and with what. Smart money is on Manafort or Flynn, but it could be just about anyone in Trump's orbit. We could see arrests as soon as Monday.

Don't worry though, Trumptards, I'm sure there will be a huge plot twist and it's actually Hillary Clinton who is getting arrested for running a pedophile conspiracy out of a pizza parlor!


While every news station was broadcasting the Meuller story, Fox went with "New details in Democrat scandal"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 12:55 jdreyer
 
The "War on Drugs" has been an abject failure, costing billions and billions and resulting in so much collateral damage: innocent deaths from no-knock raids, illegal civil forfeiture, hundreds of thousands of non-violent offenders sent to prison, so much extra crime committed in order to make money to buy drugs, etc. all while the problem has grown worse. It's time to try something new.

1. People want drugs. We have a one trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry. Surely they could come up with something that gives people their jollies without being addictive or damaging.

2. Decriminalize all drugs, and release all non-violent offenders.

3. Make drugs available to addicts via a prescription at cost. This will eliminate the vast amounts of ancillary crime committed to pay for illegal drugs, the poverty of drug users, the gangs that sell them, and the stigma of using. The catch: drug supply is contingent on attending drug counseling and support weekly.

I'm sure there are other ways to mitigate drugs that I'm not coming up with off the top of my head.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 28, 2017, 03:07 jdreyer
 
As much as I want this to be a thing, reading those cultish, effusive comments on the RSI website sickens me.

Did I also mention that the crass commercialism also sickens me? Also?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 02:25 jdreyer
 
Narcan Opioid Overdose Spray Is Now Stocked By All Walgreens Pharmacies

Yup, just stocked up. I plan on going on an Oxycontin bender this weekend.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 02:24 jdreyer
 
Marijuana: Regular users have more sex, study says.

Well, duh. Banging while high is the bomb. Also, unlike alcohol, don't make your peter tuckered.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2017, 02:23 jdreyer
 
Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba.

None of this will change under Trump. They'll keep selling this stuff, and frying the crops next door.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2017, 17:59 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 17:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 14:11:
If you do one thing today, make it this
https://www.needtoimpeach.com/

Man I wish petitions did something.

On that note, even my conservative mother has now told me we need to "get Trump out of there." She doesn't like him treating Republicans like the opposition party apparently, and she's noticed that he never actually accomplishes anything. He makes some token effort, usually via executive order, declares it the greatest thing anyone has ever done, and then moves on.

She was never really a Trump supporter except that she thought he'd be a good puppet manipulated by the Republican mainstream. Now she's worried about the damage Trump is doing to the Republicans by not working with his own party.

We're better off with Trump than Pence.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2017, 16:44 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:26:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 12:12:
Re: women lost at sea... wtf, they were on a sailboat. Don't sail out into the pacific if you aren't experienced with navigation and sailing, and apparently no sat-phone. They got extremely lucky to be finally rescued. Satellite phones rarely have 100% coverage, but it's better than relying on emergency radio frequencies that no longer have organized monitoring by any country or company, and have extremely limited range anyway. If you only have a radio, you're relying on random ships/planes passing by who are ALSO randomly listening to the correct frequency.
Nothing wrong with going out in a sailboat, they were prepared for most eventualities but an engine loss combined w/broken mast, yikes. At least they had a years worth of food. Should have had not just a sat phone but an emergency beacon which do almost have 100% coverage. wiki ACR GlobalFix Pro 406 2844 EPIRB Category II Rescue Beacon with Manual Release Bracket and Built-in GPS

It was supposed to be a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 16:36 jdreyer
 
I love how all the stories in this post point the way to the future 20 years from now: robot citizens, robotic workers replacing humans, humans with nothing to do will create memes all day, and the release of Star Citizen.

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
8. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 27, 2017, 14:30 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:59:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:31:
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:15:
trolling derp

Do you ever have nice things to say?
When you know as much as the average cannuck you don't need to be nice.
No offense to the other cannucks out there.
Even if you did offend them, they'd be very polite in their responses.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2017, 15:53 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Oct 26, 2017, 15:29:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 26, 2017, 14:48:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 26, 2017, 14:15:
"He knew what he was signing up for"
too soon

It's never too soon for "the best words."

JD has has a good brain and has said a lot of things.

"You know people don't understand, I went to an Ivy League college. I was a nice student. I did very well. I'm a very intelligent person."

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2017, 14:15 jdreyer
 
"He knew what he was signing up for"  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 26, 2017, 07:17 jdreyer
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 21:36:
Didn't The Witcher 3 sell 25 million copies?

I agree that single-player games are a gamble, but only when you suck at making them.
Multi player games are a gamble as well. Witness Law Breakers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 26, 2017, 01:08 jdreyer
 
Warning! Hidden cameras planted in hotel rooms and vacation rentals.

Unregulated industries springing up thanks to new technologies having problems? Whocoodanode?

They don't call it the "sharing" economy for nuthin'
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Oct 26, 2017, 01:05 jdreyer
 
Man, I had no idea that dude was still alive.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 26, 2017, 01:04 jdreyer
 
Have the Trade Federation blockaded any planets yet?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2017, 19:30 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 18:27:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 14:56:
On one hand I can see how this was never going to take off, VR is in the same boat - not many people want to get up and move around in they would rather sit and be a console couch potato.

My best VR experiences are sitting down...

VR pr0n?

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 25, 2017, 19:28 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on Oct 25, 2017, 17:43:
The idea that single-player games "make money only once" is about as false as it can be...;) There are so many examples of single-player games making money a decade to even three decades or more past the initial sales period. CD PR's Witcher series is an excellent example, along with Larian's OS games, and many others. Gog still continues to sell 30-year old single player games, even! So, the sentiment is not true at all and never has been. It sounds to me much more like an excuse for not wanting to invest in quality single-player games--but rather cheap multiplayer games to turn larger profits--charging more for delivering less, basically. Sentiments like these are *one* of the reasons I've never owned an xBox and never will.
Right, Skyrim was on the Steam top 10 for how many years? When it fell off they released the enhanced version and sold a bunch more.
 
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