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Comment: Re:Women like to look up - Science! (Score 1) 298

by Xenna (#49461433) Attached to: Did Natural Selection Make the Dutch the Tallest People On the Planet?

It's really quite simple. Everything that distinguishes a man from a woman and a woman from a man is sexualized. Women have breasts, men don't so breasts are sexualized and men tend to prefer larger breasts (within reason).

Men tend to be taller than women so tallness has become part of the male sexualization. It is considered more attractive (again, within reason).

Comment: Re:Prior art (Score 1) 480

by Xenna (#49045167) Attached to: The Mathematical Case For Buying a Powerball Ticket

You're missing the point. The value in the lottery ticket is that it opens up possibilities for daydreaming. You just made that daydream even more entertaining. Ever seen the TV series Fargo? Guy finds a bag of money, builds a grocery imperium and gets visited by a crook. Seems like you could even make lots of money by turning it into a TV series!

Comment: Prior art (Score 1) 480

by Xenna (#49036281) Attached to: The Mathematical Case For Buying a Powerball Ticket

I thought of that decades ago. In fact I even thought one step further. I figure I could also fantasize about finding a bag full of money on the street. Or finding a lottery ticket that would win the lottery. That's about as unlikely as buying a ticket and winning the lottery and it's free!

Gladstone Gander does it all the time.

Comment: Re:Gay? (Score 1) 764

by Xenna (#48276133) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

"He could perhaps be proud of coming out if it took some courage or there was some barrier to overcome,"

Don't underestimate how hard it is for a child to come out with their homosexuality. I imagine every homosexual (even in my famously enlightened country - Holland) goes through a seriously difficult phase of self acceptation.

I recently had a high school reunion. I noticed that all the gay kids had not come out until after they left school. They must have known they were gay, but they all kept it quiet. Puberty is hard enough as it is, having to come to terms with your own being different must be pretty hard. Probably reason enough to turn your shame into pride.

Pride, also in the face of all those who still feel you should be ashamed.

"Joy is wealth and love is the legal tender of the soul." -- Robert G. Ingersoll