:) don't know about that guy, but i saw better luck tomorrow maybe a decade ago. It was good. the point being i'd definitely heard about it.
i didn't read your post very carefully, but one point. eyewitness testimony is incredibly shaky. We take videos because we can't trust our eyes, we have mass-spec because we can't perceive atoms, and we don't trust our noses, we have microphones because we can't trust our ears and our ears have crappy range. We have clocks because our sense of time is subjective and can be influenced neurochemical releases...
We don't trust our measurements because people are fallible, we have error bars because the universe is kinda random and extremely complex.
Someone says they had an out of body experience. I dreamed i was flying in my youth too, when you're on the edge of consciousness, lots of things can happen, and the brain is pretty damn complex.
You toss a powerful magnet at a brain and you can shut off emotions, shut off senses, distort them and induce them... what makes you think the brain dying is any less traumatic than changing the flow of electricity in one portion?
science doesn't care about what is appealing but what is truth. a belief that does not bear on reality is also called a delusion. If the truth of the matter is that there is no life after death, and that human existence is a meaningless shamble across the pages of history, so be it. This is what is true, this is what is depressing, but this is what is true. I hold truth in higher esteem than i hold my own sense of wellbeing.
I acknowledge that persistent after death is an appealing idea, but i am made so that i cannot believe. I would love to be religious, but i can't choose my belief, it follows the evidence because that's who I am.
the theory of evolution through natural selection is our best guess at what the truth is, and because it is heavily supported, i cannot believe anything else.
John Cho's already on set too
he did "better luck tomorrow" which, you know is pretty damn good. Big plus, John Cho was in that.
People seem to think that just because he found incredible success with the FF franchise that's all he did, does or can do. You know, sometimes you gotta do a project to pay the bills, and FF is pretty much paying a lot of bills.
obligatory xkcd btw:
... why'd you instruct him? less to point and laugh at now.
i believe i will call you jaded hipster is rose-colored glasses
look at my art, see what i've made.
don't we just call it protection money these days?
We're so enterprising, the disaster is theoretical and on a personal level.
You want hands? i'll off the service of keeping this hammer from breaking them for half your life savings and profit.
you literally just argued for racism. Congrats.
there's something fundamentally different about refusing service for something that can be changed compared to something that cannot. Also, you are not being refused service, you are being offered service with terms and conditions.
well are the overheads designed with those kinds of loads in mind? i said turbulence not a crash. laptop won't take someone's head off... might crush someone's throat, cause a serious concussion if it was moving really really fast. flesh and bone are pretty resilient. also might help if it were aluminum...
13 lbs of laptop falling 2-3 feet won't be pleasant if it lands on your head, but i don't think it'll kill you too easily unless you're unlucky. 50-60 lbs of metal falling 2-3 feet is pretty lethal anywhere near the head.
... the only thing you listed where you are not actually trespassing is your car. everything else is subject to the good will the proprietors.
:) that's right, bringing is a gun into an airplane is no more dangerous than bringing a gun into a school.
As we all know, there have never been any school shootings. ergo, guns on planes are perfectly safe.
i'd be more concerned with turbulence. you're going to stow that chunk of solid metal in the overhead? that thing ever pops out of that bin, and it will kill someone, no might or maybes about it. also, what kind of lunatic would think that that would pass muster?