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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • 'pot as a gateway drug' is as much as myth as games making you violent - both ideas are totally irrational and based on flawed logic.
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    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • I think we're both violently agreeing on that. I'm just saying it's odd that the left and the right can see those two statements in opposite ways even though a neutral interpretation of both leads to the conclusion that you and I both seem to have.
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      • Randal L. Schwartz
      • Stonehenge
      • Quite :)

        The thing about computer games is that, as with films, there are a small number of people who are vulnerable to such influences, but those same people are likely to seek violence in films or games or other ways regardless.

        It seems very reasonable that violence in entertainment could reinforce the violent tendancies of a small set of people, but I imagine that in the absence of said games or films they would find the reinforcement and violence they seek in the news, or in day to day life or wor
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        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;
        • It seems very reasonable that violence in entertainment could reinforce the violent tendancies of a small set of people, but I imagine that in the absence of said games or films they would find the reinforcement and violence they seek in the news, or in day to day life or worse still act in a violent manner to fill the gap themselves.

          Back in the Good Ol Days, serial killers cited Satan, their dog (possibly speaking for Satan, possibly not), their neighbor's dog, heavy metal or Jodie Foster as their influ