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This is only news to those who have had their head in the ground, listening to fox news and government shills.
Before clicking the article the words "head up their ass" were already on my fingertips. Nicely done.
No it means that you believed, what media and government was showing to you. When they talked about "enemys ower seas", "bloodi muslims etc", you believed them, becouse you can not believe, that the culprit was your own government.
You should be angry, becouse you do not have critical thinking.
You're right. I should have immediately driven up to New York and starting digging through the rubble looking for evidence with my CSI Miami forensic kit. Or perhaps watched the conspiracy videos on YouTube; those are fine examples of critical thinking. I'm sure your critical thinking skills are so finely honed you quickly figured out exactly what happened and why, perhaps in part due to the aluminum shielding your brain from the media/illuminati's mind control waves. In any case, you're missing my point, which was to provide an example of how aggression/anger/rage alters one's reasoning. PSA: Keep posting as Anonymous Coward, as they have eyes on you.
Stephen Hawking needs to stick to cosmology...he doesn't know *shit* about computing and human behavior.
"aggression" is such a ridiculously ill-defined term, it means virtually nothing scientifically
Without writing a book about it, simply defining aggression as "How easily a person get pissed off" is an easily-understood and practical definition. Some examples of the fruit of high aggression we could do without would include spousal abuse, road rage and war-mongering/retaliation. A specific example of that last one would be how I felt after 9/11 (which I no longer feel), which was basically, "Oh you fucked up now. We're going to bomb the shit out of every last one of you. Die, motherfuckers, etc." There's a significant and dangerous disconnect between how a calm person and an enraged person reasons and acts.
This is a strategy for demonstrating the absurdity of the current patent regime, right?
Unintentionally, no doubt. On the bright side the more absurdly and widely abused the system is the more ammunition for reforming it. I hope they cause a real mess spamming the USPTO with every possible patentable combination of words. Maybe they'll replace the USPTO staff with an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters to process them.
I like the idea for your study, but it would be fun if they also had a test requiring the participants to send a text message or repeatedly answer the phone or set up their GPS while driving.
Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Total Fuckwad
Face it, it explains everything.
This would be a useful equation if it weren't for the fact that the person in question was a fuckwad long before the anonymity or audience came. The idea that a thoughtful, virtuous person somehow becomes a troll because of anonymity and an audience is bullshit. The only thing anonymity does is melt away the facade of civility a fuckwad has carefully crafted for themselves.
It's the geek's time-honored right to rant and whine that Big Media produces nothing but remakes and sequels. But when given the chance to show what he can do, it always Star Trek: Back To The Future.
It is ironic, though it may be because the Big Media remakes and sequels are often so shitty that we geeks spend the remainder of our lives trying desperately to scrub their memories from our minds. For example, if Alien 3 and 4 had been as good as the first two I would be cool with a new one every few years until the end of time. Another issue is that people tend to think sequels and remakes come at the cost of the exclusion of new/original works. As if making Star Wars XIV somehow prevents someone else from making a Heinlein film.
How did they secure the rights to make these episodes? You'd think that would be the most expensive and most restrictive part.
They didn't. CBS or Paramount or whoever generally turns a blind eye to projects like these as long as they don't make any money. Other than the recent films (which arguably are only Star Trek in name), the franchise is dead. It's possible even that they're keeping an eye on how the public receives it in consideration of creating a new official television series. I think if there is to be a new series they should put it on HBO and go for broke. Good actors, good writers, the occasional full-frontal and beheading/gibbing will make for some unforgettable Trek, if nothing else.
There simply have been too many advances in the last 40 years. The cheap sets, cheesey special effects and bad acting just aren't tolerable any more.
Either they're still tolerable or you haven't been watching much television lately. There are a lot of good shows, but holy shit, the majority are pretty awful. I think of ToS more as on-screen theater than some gritty, brutally-realistic drama. It's like Shakespeare. You gotta watch it with a certain perspective and malleability in order to enjoy it.