No matter how many hot chicks I see smoking cigarettes or how many 21 year old gym-rats I see drinking beer & getting hot chicks while playing beach volleyball, I'm never going to suddenly forget that smoking and drinking excessively are bad for my health. Nor is my subliminal mind going to convince me that I, too, can be young again and get hot chicks on the beach if I take up a new drinking / smoking habit.
If I choose to justify it to myself, or let myself believe it, or worst of all actually believe it, then I will face the consequences.
Or maybe I know all that is bullshit, but choose to drink & smoke anyway. Yeah, it's called free will. Don't bitch at me about the fact that "well everyone else has to pay for it!!!1" because I have never advocated for such a bullshit policy.
With all the bad diseases out there, we're worried about color-blindness?
Besides, it would be kinda cool to be colorblind. Good conversation piece with the honeys, bro?
Yeah. I really wish there was a tool that would make it easy to export a list of all installed user software which you could could then import into your new system....
There is! Just type....
$ man pkg
You are using FreeBSD, right?
Whether or not the Patriot Act is repealed, things won't change where it really matters. Just as politically correct speech codes only serve to drive non-PC speech further underground and yield fetish groups that rally around things like racial purity, a total "victory" in Congress to repeal PATRIOT will just drive the secret courts into more secretive practices.
Because the US government is no longer run by elected officials. I don't mean to sound conspiratorial, it's just that representatives come and go while an army of bureaucrats are led by people with decades-long careers. Those people are not elected, nor are they responsive to political winds. As far as Congress using the power of the purse, the feds have a printing press and they aren't afraid to use it.
Now people expect better AI, destructible environments, the focus of FPS is shifting more towards multiplayer including coop mode.
Am I the only one who actually still prefers single-player campaign to co-op/multiplayer? I mean it's ok sometimes, and there's nothing wrong with it. But when the multiplayer fad came along it always seemed like such a tween sub-culture to me.
I have to work for a living and I have a wife & kids.... which means I don't hide in my Mommy's basement every night "pwning teh n00bs" nor do I want to associate with those morons in online game play.
Our own government makes a mockery of the justice system it was sworn to uphold and yet nothing is ever done. For example the IRS claims to have lost thousands of emails due to server crashes and everyone knows it's bullshit, but still no one is prosecuted or punished in any meaningful way. Judges suddenly make rulings completely contrary to their previous positions. Every US company is so eager to climb into bed with the government.
Fuck it, call me paranoid. I think you've got to be willfully blind not to be somewhat paranoid these days.
Google said it has received a big backlash after deciding earlier in the week that bloggers will no longer be able to "publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity." The ban was to have taken place on March 23.
Instead, Google said that the company would simply double down on its crackdown of bloggers who use their sites to sell porn.
In July, Google stopped porn from appearing in its online ads that appear on Blogger. And in 2013, Google decided to remove blogs from its Blogger network that contained advertisements for online porn sites.
"We've had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities," wrote Jessica Pelegio, Google's social product support manager, in a post on Google product forums. "So rather than implement this change, we've decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn."
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right and touchscreen smart phones were widely used before the iPhone? yes you had business phones. they had shitty web browsers, could barely display one email at a time, and were a joke.
I have an Android. My wife has an iPhone. So I've used the two main products and I still think they have shitty web browsers. Although I'm generally enthusiastic about gadgets and new technology, I just still can't get into the whole smartphone/tablet craze.