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Comment Re:step one (Score 5, Insightful) 1354

I wholeheartedly agree, I'm a fairly geeky type and I can't stand the word meatspace. I find it a horrible, crude phrase for everyday non-online/computer life. It implies a certain contempt IMO, which isn't a good or healthy attitude. I think that's why it freaks out the "normal people"

Comment Re:Can we (Score 1) 444

Wrong! They re-connected in the second film after being seperated. It was quite clear that if things carried on as they were, going out to dinner together etc, plus the fact he was good with her kid, was very likely to lead to them resuming thier relationship. Nothing actually happened between them in the first one either but it was strongly hinted it would, a formula repeated in the second. I think the whole statue of liberty thing was a bit much but other than that the second one was ok. the first is one of my all time favourite movies

Comment Re:All times (Score 2, Insightful) 59

I mean, take a saying like "the more things change, the more things stay the same." What are we supposed to make of that?

Well I always thought it meant that although many things will seem to change a great deal on the surface, when you look at a deeper, more fundamental level, the same old principles are still at work. Take the machinations of Politics as an example!

Comment Re:All times (Score 1) 59

does that imply that change has not been constant in other times?

No because he said it's the only constant of this century, that implies nothing about any other time, only that in the 21st Century, any other constants that might have existed in the past, no longer apply.

"We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievement." -- Richard J. Daley