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Comment: Re:I'm target audience (Score 1) 152

by Ophion (#26400537) Attached to: Nintendo Files Patent For Game That Plays Itself

But at the same time conquering something that is "too hard" is an important aspect of fun.

No, it is the primary component of frustration, which is never fun. Certain very difficult endeavors in real life are edifying or vindicatory, but it is the rare individual who describes them as entertaining.


+ - U. S. Patent Anniversary

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Ophion (58479) writes "July 31, 1790 — The U.S. Patent Office opened for business and granted the first U.S. patent (TIFF plugin required) to Samuel Hopkins of Philadelphia for "making pot and pearl ashes," a cleaning formula used in soapmaking. The patent was signed by both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson."

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.