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  • Kakao
    started a topic Alcohol propaganda in Phoronix

    Alcohol propaganda in Phoronix

    I visit the Phoronix site daily for the great Linux coverage from Michael Larabel. But there is something that keeps disturbing me. It is his insistence in the alcohol propaganda. While I think drug consumption is bad for him or for anyone else I'm also against prohibition. But I'm also strongly against drug propaganda. It is not only prejudicial to people's health in general but also offensive to others like me. More offensive than religion propaganda.

    Now I ask to Michael. Please consider the potential damage it can cause for those lead to believe that drug consumption is cool or cute. And congratulations for the great work!!!

    PS.: I'm aware of the flame attractiveness of what I'm posting so I ask every one to stay calm and wait a bit before replying.

  • b15hop
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    It's beer. Beer! It's sacred. If you dare propose censoring it, *that* is offensive.

    Deal with it.
    I don't like beer but good on him for showing his passions in life! For me it's chocolate. PS:

    I'm Australian and there are a lot of beer drinkers down here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhTn8cjm9ZM

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  • alazar
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    Originally posted by nilssab View Post
    any documented effect from toxicity from responsible consumption is easily offset from the positives that are not regarded by the study.
    In fact... no. Any positive effect studies suggest about alcohol are lower than the toxicity effects. The only good effects of the beer come from the other ingredients which obviously are not only found in beer.

    I, myself, find a bit annoying this "beer propaganda", but not because it's beer or any other alcohol beverage, but because it has nothing to do with the topic of Phoronix. Even if it were cocacola propaganda, it would be annoying, so much hype in an article for such a trivial matter that is not even related to the website.

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  • TheBlackCat
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    Originally posted by curfew View Post
    Alcohol ? or ethanol in this context ? is most essentially a drug. It has also got multiple other uses like a solvent, fuel or antiseptic.
    Your sarcasm meter needs calibrating.

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  • curfew
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    Originally posted by D0pamine View Post
    Alcohol is not a drug - it is a solvent. Consuming alcohol is a form of solvent abuse.
    Alcohol ? or ethanol in this context ? is most essentially a drug. It has also got multiple other uses like a solvent, fuel or antiseptic.

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  • D0pamine
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    Alcohol is not a drug - it is a solvent. Consuming alcohol is a form of solvent abuse.

    I do enjoy beer though....

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  • Grogan
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    I have only one thing to say to anyone complaining about pictures of beer.

    Go and get yourselves a life, and stop trying to cheapen everyone else's.

    No, I'm not one of those "Arrrrr! Beer!" types. I don't like alcohol (maybe the occasional binge every few years if I've forgotten how much I dislike it) and pictures and stories about beer are only of mild interest to me. I do appreciate most any enthusiasm though and wouldn't think to suggest that because I'm not interested, that this Linux technical site should not have pictures of beer. It at least tastes good (if it's one you like).

    That isn't because I'm self righteous either... I just use different medicine that doesn't have all the "side effects" that I dislike.
    Last edited by Grogan; 04-30-2014, 07:11 PM.

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  • bridgman
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    Our local public library board just spent a bunch of time debating whether Dr. Seuss's "Hop on Pop" childrens' book should be banned because it allegedly encourages violence against fathers. Perhaps, just perhaps, it may be possible to worry too much about things like this.

    Last edited by bridgman; 04-30-2014, 04:34 PM.

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  • torsionbar28
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    Originally posted by Kakao View Post
    I visit the Phoronix site daily for the great Linux coverage from Michael Larabel. But there is something that keeps disturbing me. It is his insistence in the alcohol propaganda. While I think drug consumption is bad for him or for anyone else I'm also against prohibition. But I'm also strongly against drug propaganda. It is not only prejudicial to people's health in general but also offensive to others like me. More offensive than religion propaganda.
    God bless you my friend, Jesus loves you!

    PS. Have a beer, you'll feel better.

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  • torsionbar28
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    Originally posted by nilssab View Post
    Beer is tasty and brings added quality of life, any documented effect from toxicity from responsible consumption is easily offset from the positives that are not regarded by the study.
    Agree 100%. Seeing this "alcohol propaganda" in an article about computing gives it a fun feel, and is a welcome addition. There are far more exciting things in the world than computing, after all, so introducing a tasty brew is a great way to liven things up.

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