Interesting, your take on SoftImage as related to the games world. XSI was after my folks were all driven away by the 3.x taper...
SoftImage was king. Alias Wavefront was a powerful contender, with different strengths and weaknesses.
Microsoft bought SoftImage, as a part of the effort to displace high-end Unix workstations with PC's running NT. It was all over, but the shouting. Alias transformed Wavefront into Maya in roughly this timeframe, while MS starved out "dot release" life support on SoftImage...
No cable, so my TV is used for playing video games and watching Netflix/Amazon videos.
So, it comes to less than 5 hours a week -- usually, I watch an occasional movie or an episode or two of some of my favorite shows.
With a full time job that entails travel, wife and a newborn baby, and school part-time, I am lucky if I get more than a couple of hours a week of "down time".
you must be on some of the best acid around!
I guess these ideals have an acidic effect on Statism.
I made a big mistake supporting Obama. Will you make the same one, just so I won't feel as bad?
So you're argument is Cruz might be an Obama of the right, roping in a lot of people and then carrying on as a progressive?
I'm confident that, were he to play it like that, he'd not win re-election.
I'm still not confident you've understood the systemic argument here.
He also abhorred the violent creation of the Israeli nation, and was actively anti-Zionist.
Yet his work has been captured by the Hebrew University, and is used to glorify a nation who's creation he saw as tragic, and who's establishment he repudiated.
After all of the bashing for those concerned about the no-talent rodeo clown's birth, I can't tell if Lefties actually care about this, or are just wallowing in recreational irony.
For the record, I'm shaving with Occam's Razor: the likeliest option to me is that Obama is a dope-smoking piece of work from Hawaii, who tarted up his literary biography to seem exotic, and used his original hard copy birth certificate for rolling paper. I really never have cared, and have been more fascinated by how this issue, itself, has been weaponized. Very instructive.
Nice try, though. I cannot commend the Good Book to you enough.
people who work in congress
I know what those five words mean, individually. That particular sequence seems a violation of the Incompleteness Theorem.
The crushing irony of your silly misreads is that you're making my point in a practical sense: our current Progressive economic course has bred what's tantamount to an aristocracy: if you're not caught with a live boy or a dead girl, you stay in office.
If you ACTUALLY want equality of opportunity, which will get you to a Pareto optimal society, you have to get off your wealth redistribution crack cocaine, and redistribute power.