Why didn't you spell it out the first time?
Why didn't you spell it out the first time?
What sort of work are they being taken away from to deal with his insignificant little problem, I wonder.
In determining the eitology and perhaps a therapy for this condition, what other medical conditions will be subsequently solved by the newly gained knowledge?
None of us knows. It could be zero, it could be dozens. It could have no bearing, it could cure heart disease.
If only the Pages and Huntsmans of the world were the common model of spending by the wealthy, the world would be better off.
Kind of sad that he's been given the power to direct the efforts of a large number of respected medical professionals to address something that is extremely rare and neither crippling nor life threatening. What sort of work are they being taken away from to deal with his insignificant little problem, I wonder.
Wish I had mod points for you.
We should just do away with copyright already. From now on, the only way to get paid for porno is by the cameraman who offers you 500 euro while he's giving you a ride to your friend's house. He'll have no way to recoup, other than taking money from investors who convinced him to release the footage on Bittorrent.
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Product placement would be an easy way to fund free porn. And really, how much more Pavlovian can you get than to have someone masturbate while looking at your product?
People like to say things like this as if it is literally nothing, but I do not really believe them. The entire entertainment sector would be completely gutted if they could make no money from their work put into their respective projects. Everything from movies to games to books and more.
Good. I hate em. I think they SHOULD starve.
Sure, people would still make these kind of things, but it would be personal projects just for the sake of doing them and nothing more. The variety and quality would be extremely variable if these paths weren't tied to their livelihoods anymore and they needed employment in other areas.
That's the goal. If you're not creating solely because you have something to say, great. You shouldn't be creating things for the purpose of manipulating us into feeding and clothing and housing you. I'd rather see them die.
I find driving incredibly relaxing.
Then, like most people, you're not doing it right.
Try riding a motorcycle for a while and see what happens if you don't concentrate 100% of the time.
It's the need to concentrate that makes it relaxing.
It's like rock climbing. You have to focus on the immediacy of the moment. It relieves my overactive mind from cycling over emotionally charged thoughts and leaves me unable to return to them because I'll die if I do.
I find driving incredibly relaxing. It requires just enough focus to get me into a zen like state, but not enough that it ever gets taxing except under unusual circumstances. Sometimes if I'm really stressed, I'll hop behind the wheel and drive for an hour or two in some random direction, then come back and feel totally relaxed.
But, right now my car is in the shop, and I'm taking the bus, and it's stressful as hell. Buying groceries is either an expensive taxi or a painful ordeal, sleeping in 10 minutes means I'm half an hour late for work, and visiting my friends has to be weighed against the boredom of an hour each way bus trip.
I don't know how anyone could possibly think of driving as boring and stressful. It's right up there with sex, tobacco and whiskey as far as I'm concerned.
I understand that you set up a drug lab in your home and spent your time experimenting with the way that Bath Salts increased the enjoyment you got sleeping with young girls.
What did you learn from your experience?
The MVC pattern doesn't really fit into this realm at all. It has its place in developing standalone applications, but when you're dealing with multi-tiered web applications, it's a poor fit.
Modern MVC implementations on the web are like writing an emulator of a bygone age because the abstractions are comfortable even though they don't fit.
it takes a powerfully broken worldview to even begin to think that people only do create stuff so that they'll get paid.
Of course some stuff is created without thought to getting paid. But those things are less likely to use DRM anyway.
But you're going to cut down creation to a fraction of what it is if there's no profit motive. Say goodbye to feature films and big FPS games for example.
Goodbye! Thanks for all the fish! Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!
But its cute to try and blame it on one particular
If you visit http://www.bittorrent.com/ it will become quickly apparent what they mean, I think.
I imagine they're seeding it.
"How the heck can you distribute a movie on which you spent a minimum of $10 million just on the two lead actors (and probably more) via a medium you can't charge for?"
The Screen Actors Guild is really uptight about making sure that every actor everywhere is in their union, to the point of fining its members if they perform in the same piece as an actor that isn't part of that union. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to kill this either, namely because indie studios might be more likely to stay away from that union because they can't afford to pay what any of its members demand.
If that leads to a series of entertaining films coming out that don't contain any members of the Screen Actors Guild, they're really going to be up shit creek.
I don't really believe democracy is going to survive unless those who are not able bodied members of the work force are forcibly disenfranchised. The elderly dramatically outnumber the young, and they hold most of the wealth. There have been multiple generations of less than replacement level reproduction, and all the politicians and business leaders recognize that the situation is desperate, that we aren't capable of surviving on our own, but if we brought in the number of immigrants necessary to make up for all the babies we didn't have, we couldn't force them to support our aged population once they got here. The nations we would like to poach people from are a) suffering the same problem b) recent converts to our culture who have no reason to flee here c) able to recognize what we're about and actively hostile towards us. When we as a culture decided it was acceptable to entice women to exchange the children a woman would bear for the service she could provide us in the hear and now, we really fucked ourselves. Unless a lot of old people vote to throw themselves on their sword, what's going to happen is we're going to fritter away resources making their end days as comfortable as possible, when they should be used to set the ship aright and ensure a future. We're also going to make enemies of those destined to inherit the world from us, trying to use economic and military force to compel them to serve us.
I think the sensible thing for an able bodied person to do is to attempt to migrate to a young and vibrant culture... I've been considering Brazil.
QOTD: "You want me to put *holes* in my ears and hang things from them? How... tribal."