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Comment Re:Oh thank god.. (Score 1, Insightful) 488 488

And why can't the city just let this one go?

Because people are punitive vindictive little trolls for the most part, especially when it comes to someone challenging their authority. It's the same reason why cops beat speeders, same reason why parents spank their kids. "How dare you challenge me?" is what their brain says. People think that doling out harsh punishments will somehow free them of their anger inside. Anger derived from a sense of loss-of-power, because their identity is based on power. To me, that's not true power at all. True power would be to rise above all that and act compassionately. You're powerful because you can inflict harm on another person? Nope, you're powerful if you can overcome yourself....

Comment Money/Fame != Success (Score 0) 335 335

I detest how America sees becoming rich and famous as the only measure of being successful. I have a good job, wife, and kids, and wouldn't trade them for all the money or fame in the world. In fact, I've had money, but now money and fame would make me miserable, and who knows what it would do to my relationship with my family. It's like how people win the lottery and it destroys their life. I would say you have not become successful in life until you have shed your desire for material things, ego gratification, etc... Money might buy temporary pleasure, but not true happiness.

Comment Re:DIY alibi kit! (Score -1) 259 259

Would it be legal for me to equip my car with a jamming device that would render any GPS attached to it inoperable, just in case the FBI ever decides to attach one of these things? Once you find it it's easy to fuck with it, but what about all that time spent before you actually found the thing?

Comment Re:VOIP? Router? (Score -1) 214 214

Why misappropriate hardware from your employer, when you probably already have the hardware you need in a box in the attic?

I doubt he was planning this. He probably just flipped out and killed her. Why did OJ kill his wife in such a sloppy way? Some people just aren't criminal masterminds.

Comment Simple (Score -1) 1162 1162

Blu-ray discs and players are clearly superior to DVDs, offering more features and a better picture overall. So why haven't shoppers been impressed?

Because there is a limit as to how much quality normal people need in their life. It's like why we still eat rectangular loaves of wheat bread that people have been eating for the past 200 years. It's just "good enough".. I'm sure with lots of technology we could make really impressive bread, but for most people it just doesn't matter. Sure the bread connoisseurs might appreciate the fancy BluRay Bread but there are not enough connoisseurs out there to really justify a mass market for that kind of bread... Now I'm hungry.

Comment Neutrons (Score -1) 123 123

Question. TFA says that because neutrons have no charge they "are as isolated from all the forces of nature as they can possibly be, with only gravity to act on them." Then they say they have a metal plate that repels them, and one that attracts them. Seems contradictory... ?

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.