@Natouille Première fois que je fois HTTP 451 utilisé dans la nature, tiens.
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@007 They are even better live.
@strypey I would love to see more research being done on the subject of addiction, especially large-scale and long-term research, but I'm afraid it won't happen as long as the official policy in most countries is to keep waging the so-called "war on drugs". It's hard to get funding for research that may show that the problem isn't the drug itself but the social setting the user is forcedto live in. "It's not heroin, it's capitalism and the lack of bonding" sure sounds like a harsh truth to hear.
@strypey Full disclosure: I'm a cannabis user myself, have been for 20 years now, and smoke weed on a daily basis. When I go on vacation where it could get me into legal trouble I don't bring any and indeed I don't feel any withdrawal symptom at all. Clearly that's not addiction.
On the other hand I have a couple friends who can't sleep at all and can't focus on anything if they go a day without weed. Is that addiction? I don't know for sure, but it looks like addiction to me.
@strypey I'm not jumping to conclusions in either direction.Let's stay on topic: your original toot was about prescription opioids in the context of dental surgery, which to me seems like it falls in the same category as morphine usage after other surgeries, we're not talking about long-term daily users here; and we're certainly not talking about people who being beaten down by life turn to downer drugs and become junkies.
Trouble is: research on addiction is scarce and unsufficiently funded.
@strypey Also interesting is the work of Zinberg & al. on addiction (or rather, non-addiction) after opiates usage in a medical environment, but I'm afraid I don't have time to fight paywalls to get you the actual papers right now.
Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor
'...Evelyn Berezin, a computer pioneer who emancipated many a frazzled secretary from the shackles of the typewriter nearly a half-century ago by building and marketing the first computerized word processor, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 93.
[....] “Without Ms. Berezin,” he added enthusiastically, “there would be no Bill Gates, no Steve Jobs, no internet, no word processors, no spreadsheets; nothing that remotely connects business with the 21st century.”...'
Happy 203rd birthday to Ada Lovelace, the first computer scientist
I write bugs for a living, pretty cool eh? .be [fr/en]
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more