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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

Rinikusu Re:Painkillers, HA! (207 comments)

Anecdotally, when I was on Morphine, the pain was still there. It was buried in my brain, but if I looked for it, I found it. Morphine merely allowed me to shunt it off somewhere else. Same with whatever pain meds they gave me post-surgery. I didn't even know I was on pain meds until they started to wear off (about every 12 hours, on the dot). I knew I still had pain deep down, but I just didn't care about it. However, after about 12 hours, I couldnt' ignore it and had to retake.

Now, I'm in constant pain (seriously, dont' ever get run over by a car on a bicycle, it will fuck you up). I've managed to deal with it, medication-free for the past 7-8 years, but occasionally I do eat an edible (once a month or so) when it's just been a physically stressful day and I need something to let me put it out of mind and relax. Cannabis does the trick good enough with no worries of addiction (which runs in my family pretty hardcore).

2 days ago

Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Rinikusu Re:Hidden Files section? (360 comments)

Mine's in the "stuff" directory.

3 days ago

Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rinikusu Re: Her work (1220 comments)

I'm not so sure I would take that wager.

4 days ago

GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Rinikusu Re:Wish Lists (126 comments)

Oh, and Kung Fu movies. Nothing like reliving my youthful saturday afternoons.

5 days ago

GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Rinikusu Wish Lists (126 comments)

I'd love to see if they can acquire a ton of the 60s/70s Italian Cinema (eurocrime, spaghetti westerns, horror).

5 days ago

New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Rinikusu Re:In 14 years practising emergency medicine (585 comments)

Well shit. I guess women should just stay at home, never go outside, and get themselves a man to protect them, right?

about a week ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Rinikusu Re:Nope (508 comments)

I thought Java was designed for ease of programming set top boxes and consumer electronics?

about a week ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Rinikusu I'm old. (421 comments)

Jesus christ, thinking back upon the mounds of morbid, violence filled short stories, poetry, and many many many drawings I produced growing up, reading stuff like this makes me glad I grew up then and not now.

about two weeks ago

Dramatic Shifts In Manufacturing Costs Are Driving Companies To US, Mexico

Rinikusu Re:Is this really good news? (233 comments)

I used to get paid around $10-12/hour to drive a forklift, with a max pay of around $15/hour (plus overtime when required). It really does depend on how much a company values its workers and the quality of their work. $30-50 seems.. the fuck, because I'd go do that job RIGHT NOW. But as I was saying, a bad fork driver can cost you millions in certain industries. Our forklift drivers had to go through a 2 week certification course, with obstacle courses on several different forklifts that we had in service, plus recurring yearly testing. It was a "prestige" job on the floor.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Rinikusu Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

One of the most difficult things I've had to come to accept as a developer is: If you see a 'clever' way to solve something, STOP. The sad fact is most programmers work on programming teams and you need to absolutely view yourself as expendable. Embrace mediocrity and find another outlet for your creativity. This could be personal projects outside of the workplace, or other hobbies altogether.

about two weeks ago

Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny

Rinikusu links2 -g (80 comments)

And seriously, if you can't make your site look good in links, I don't need you. Wait, /. looks like shit on links... Dammit.

about two weeks ago

YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

Rinikusu Re:Who wants YouTube when there's (71 comments)

My friends and I enjoy sharing old music videos with one another and Youtube has been great for finding these, especially early new-wave/gothrock from the early 80s. Many european bands failed to "make it over" and it's like finding a treasure box.. Part of me wants to start ripping these old finds before they come down in the pursuit of money just so I have them around.

about two weeks ago

Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses

Rinikusu Re:well (199 comments)

Sure, if you want to be a creeper.

about two weeks ago

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

Rinikusu Re:Rise of the middlemen (127 comments)

Games development is one of those fields where everyone wants to do it*, so the games companies can afford to pay peanuts. Get them in, burn them out, get a fresh batch in. EA is notorious as a meat grinder: fresh faced college grads go in, meat comes out, jaded, exhausted, and relegated to working on ancient VB apps for the rest of their careers (I jest). Granted, it's not like they're getting paid minimum wage; from a pure numbers standpoint they do okay for themselves. But those numbers are eroded when you factor in the fact that sure, you're making $80-100k, but you're also working 120 hours/week since you're exempt. Family life? Good luck. Hell, good luck finding the time to meet the ones you want to start a family with.

*Seriously, how many software developers do you know that came out of college saying "Golly, I really can't wait to work on making SSRS reports with pie charts for some MBA to use in a meeting to justify replacing me with an H1B?

about two weeks ago

Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

Rinikusu God I love the fact (106 comments)

That they're using PUA. Now maybe the "pick up artists" can finally see themselves as what they truly are. Potentially Unwanted Applications (Programs).

about three weeks ago

T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

Rinikusu Re:It's a marketing thing (147 comments)

I'd just be happy if they offered an Unlimited Tethering plan on top of my Unlimited Data plan and not have to worry about it.

about three weeks ago

The Benefits of Inequality

Rinikusu Re:Totalitarianism all the way (254 comments)

Furthermore, there are plenty of self-described geniuses who are actually retards, and vice-versa. It's like someone making fun of Hinduism and then espousing the veracity of the fucking Bible.

about three weeks ago

Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

Rinikusu Re:Oh man (126 comments)

I said the exact same thing when looking over the site last night. Part of me is "Wow that's expensive" and the other part of me is "Well, it's only the most important part of my body; I should be willing to shell out some money to protect it" and the other part of me is "But it costs over half what I paid for my bike!" Decisions.

about three weeks ago

Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

Rinikusu Re:Meanwhile ... (266 comments)

Seriously. One of the bigger demotivators my shoplifting peers had back in high school wasn't the misdemeanor (as a juvenile); it was getting the shit kicked out of them by the mall cops. Ah, the 80s.

about three weeks ago


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