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Comment: Re:The basics (Score 1) 298

WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, the most perfect word processing program ever developed. The amount of work one could easily accomplish with that program still surpasses anything we have today.

Those shortcut keys were fantastic and the guy(s) who thought of allowing 'Reveal Codes' should be given free beers whenever they are out.

Comment: Re:Allowing your mind to close. (Score 1) 360

by smooth wombat (#49696891) Attached to: What Happens To Our Musical Taste As We Age?
Maybe it's the reason why I still seek new bands in my 40s... (scandinavian metal rules!)

Speaking of which, I was listening to DragonForce on YouTube and decided to check out one of the suggested bands. Imagine my surprise when I selected Sonata Arctica and heard almost the exact same music. Stylistically they were identical, even many of the chords were the same.

Made me wonder. . .

Comment: Re:Can I have some Prozac with that? (Score 1) 278

The simple solution would be to boil the water as Prozac, birth control medication and the other chemicals we dump wholesale into the water system wouldn't be a problem.

Once you get enough built up crud you would scrape it off and burn it to help produce the energy necessary to boil the water.

Comment: Re:OT: Dogs (Score 1) 435

by smooth wombat (#49675323) Attached to: Will Robot Cars Need Windows?
Let's see a damned cat do that. You can't, because cats are stupid pets.

Cats aren't dumb enough to stick their heads out the window of a moving vehicle where it can get whacked by bugs or stones and keep doing it over and over.

Also, my cat was smarter than most humans I had do deal with and listened a whole lot better.

Comment: So like Japan? (Score 4, Insightful) 950

The comments from the article sound eerily similar to those coming from Japanese men. More and more they are playing video games and watching porn rather than interacting with other people, most especially women.

It might have something to do with control. When you're playing a game, you are in control of your character. You are still at the whim of your surroundings and other players, but you are in control of "yourself".

Not so when approaching others and most especially women. With the decline of civility, asking a woman out and being rejected is no longer, "I'm sorry. I appreciate you asking but I'm just not interested" to, "Fucking loser! Why would you talk to me? Get the fuck out of here."

It's easier to not bother than deal with asshats.

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