Comments on Recent News

Prozac is but a myth:

Is there anyone not really surprised by this? After decades of use and constant media mention, there’s really not much in Prozac after all? A wide-ranging report basically said Prozac isn’t any more helpful than a placebo sugar pill. That tells me that depression and curing is more a state of mind than a chemical imbalance. It also lessens the importance of psychology (or at least psychiatrists). I mean, hookers get paid to listen to lonely men talk, isn’t that a more viable way to pass the time when you’re paying $300 an hour? That’s a terrible analogy I know, but you get the point. You can talk to a friend for free – why pay someone to prescribe you drugs?

Missing UK government laptop with confidential info CD bought on eBay:

Seriously, is this the state of government security these days? Hard drives go missing from Los Alamos (consistently), CDs with vital info of UK military applicants and citizens go walkabout, and someone buys the damn thing on eBay? I have to wonder if my details are floating about on the internet or in some cracker’s bedroom, waiting to be taken off the CD. Do the people responsible for this kind of thing know about GPS tracking? RFID tracking? Anything of use? Really.

Oh, happy leap year! Do a li’l jump or something.