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Comment Re:You want a friend? (Score 1) 1354

Actually, that's not bad advice - assuming you'd actually care for a dog (and be able to take care of it). A dog will provide you with comfort, friendship and unwavering loyalty beyond anything any human can or will. At the very least it will:

* make you more satisfied with your life and thus
* make you less desperate for company (believe it or not, desperation is not sexy)
* get you off your ass.

As a bonus it might
* provide the opportunity to meet other people
- some of which are of the opposite gender
- all of which you share a common interest (dogs)

That last point is not irrelevant, because at the very least you'll have some place to start a conversation.

Also, in a humorous side note: http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24112087-5013605,00.html

Comment Re:This is America (Score 4, Insightful) 433

I'm all for using games as a means of sparking young men and women's interest in joining the armed forces. It's a great way to show them what to expect without actually sending them overseas. The only condition I ask is that a representative number of gamers get shot in the gut with an AK-47.


Submission + - Stephen Hawkins seriously ill (google.se)

Big Nothing writes: "World-famous mathematician and physicist Stephen Hawking (67) — by many concidered to be the Einstein of our time — is reported to be very ill in Camebridge hospital with a chest infection he has been fighting for several weeks."

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