top Mental Illness Reduces Lifespan As Much as Smoking
I can nail this one: Mentally ill people generally don't take good care of themselves. They tend to eat worse and more irregularly, sleep odd hours, and not get to the doctor as much (for whatever reason), especially if they live by themselves and no one's looking after them.
Basically, the severely mentally ill tend to make poor lifestyle choices a lot more.
top Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language
There's a difference between "not being professional" and "being a dick", and clearly good ol' Linus doesn't understand it. I don't wear a suit and a tie to go about my daily business, yet somehow I manage not to be an obnoxious git to people I disagree with.
If you act like a jerk, people are not going to pay attention to any arguments you have, they're going to remember you acting like a jerk.
about a year and a half ago
top Fukushima's Fallout Worse Than Thought
This is a bit disingenous. Cesium quickly goes through the human system and thus isn't really a problem in small quantities.
top Better Copyright Through Fair Use and Ponies
I, for one, hope none of the more... rabid MLP fans show up here. They were run off of Somethingawful for being really fucking creepy, a first for a non-Japanese show.
top Wikipedia Meets $16M Budget Goal
You've just contributed to a website where people argue constantly over who's poop should appear as a picture in the article about poop.
top Children's Watch Allows Parents To Track Their Kid
Do you know how many children are kidnapped in the US?
Buying one of these stupid things isn't going to make your kid any safer, but it will teach him that you're an overprotective control freak.
top CCP Speaks On Player-Elected Advisors For
If you had actually read the post, instead of just the first line, you'd know it was a decent post, one that deserves the +3 insightful a lot more than yours. Don't drag your stupid drama from other games onto Slashdot.
top Harlan Ellison Sues For "Star Trek" Episode
Harlan Ellison accusing someone ELSE of being arrogant is hilarious.
top Hans Reiser Guilty of First Degree Murder
A nerd that doesn't know when to shut up? WHY I NEVER