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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

HornWumpus Re:Top Advice! (403 comments)

Last time I completely quit smoking pot I was called into the boss's office.

'What's been going on for the last six weeks or so?'

'Nothing special'

'We've noticed you don't tolerate the idiots so well anymore, you can't tell them to think and expect results. Can't we just go back to the way it was?'

In that case I was using pot to cope with a shitty job and coworkers. The right solution was to move on. But I can honestly say; 'I've had the boss tell me to start smoking pot again'.

3 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

HornWumpus Re:The only good thing (403 comments)

There's your problem. Sugar in the coffee. Didn't your parents/teachers warn you?

Should be Irish Whiskey.

3 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

HornWumpus Re:The only good thing (403 comments)

The mythical; 1 glass of wine with dinner alcoholic?

Some definitions of alcoholic are incredibly broken. Do alcoholics really have a 75% spontaneous recovery rate? (75% of college students that would test as alcoholics spontaneously start to drink responsibly when their lives become more responsible!)

3 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

HornWumpus Re:The only good thing (403 comments)

Some people are on earth to serve as a warning to others.

To others: Don't make the life choices this person made!

To them: Better luck next reincarnation.

3 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

HornWumpus Re:The only good thing (403 comments)

For the record: I do know 1 person still working at a pizza joint, pushing 50. He's a drunk and a coke head. Drunk was first.

You talk to kids honestly. Or you lose your credibility, at which point it no longer matters what you say.

4 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

HornWumpus Re:The only good thing (403 comments)

There are more completely sober people who can't think coherently then there are drugged up people it total.

But are you railing against 'The Baptists'?

4 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

HornWumpus Re:Red Bull (403 comments)

They honestly believe that your body will acclimate to any drug.

Don't talk to them about half lives etc. They just _know_ that you body will acclimate and you will need the drug to feel normal. On faith apparently.

It's a belief that instantly tells you 'Mormon'.

4 hours ago
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Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

HornWumpus Re:$23k isn't crap to an oracle shop... (79 comments)

Good thing 'the guy' has a lucrative offer from Oracle...but in your case, unlikely. $100,000 isn't a lot of money to Oracle sales. Not enough for them to buy the purchasing agent.

4 hours ago
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Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

HornWumpus Re:$23k isn't crap to an oracle shop... (79 comments)

It wasn't so much a kickback, as an offer of a highly paid, no show job at Oracle after the contract closes.

At least that's what I've personally witnessed.

The company involved was under rate base, so they added 15% and passed it on to the electric ratepayers.

That said, Oracle financials? At least in the case above it was the DB. Everything else Oracle sells has _negative_ utility. You could get it done faster and more accurately with a yellow pad and slide rule.

4 hours ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

HornWumpus Re:Do It Yourself (95 comments)

Most productive hours PHBs will ever have.

yesterday
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

HornWumpus Re:Barely credible (507 comments)

Sorry; your claims aren't close to 'barely credible'.

yesterday
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

HornWumpus Re:Oh, bore off (507 comments)

Real veto is nukes and aircraft carrier groups. If your nation doesn't have any, accept your new limited sovereignty.

yesterday
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

HornWumpus Re:Weakest Russia ever (507 comments)

Russian domestic politics are a bitch.

They're all drunk and angry. Putin has to continue pretending to be a world power, or the anger will land on him.

Considering they die so young (pickled on Vodka), the last living memory of their world power days should be dying soon.

They should settle down to being a 3rd world resource exporter soon.

yesterday
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

HornWumpus Re:Great... (507 comments)

Russians. So no question about their sobriety. They are/were drunk.

yesterday
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

HornWumpus Re:Great... (507 comments)

Drunk, possibly also dumb. These are Russians we're talking about.

yesterday
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

HornWumpus Re:Linux, a miracle (630 comments)

Linus guards the kernel. User space is generally awful.

yesterday
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

HornWumpus Re:Why the asterisk? (630 comments)

Irrelevant. Someone would use normal language in the first post anyhow.

yesterday
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

HornWumpus Re:Oe noes! A compiler bug! (630 comments)

You don't know a single BSD user? Windows user?

Liar!

yesterday
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

HornWumpus Re:Compiler doesn't change the license ... (630 comments)

The default free software license remains BSD. The less free license is GPL. The still less free version is GPLv3.

yesterday

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