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!
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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.
They push the buttons of everyone, hence the lack of reaction from Marine Le Pen. The Le Pen family has been the target of their cartoons more than anyone. So has the catholic church (hardly a minority).
This is freedom of speech paired with freedom of religion *and* freedom from persecution rolled in one issue.
Your Obama cartoon is just plain old racism.
"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.
Great, you just invented hoverbait!
So it's a hype?
Who would have thought that!
Cryptal is nice, with one L.
Chryptal is probable taking it a bit too far.
That's what I was thinking.
Now this is just data, but what if this kind of thing gets used for real ransom demands?
Like kidnapping someone's child and demanding ransom in bitcoin.
Is it feasible that one could get away with that?
Wouldn't that be the death of TOR and bitcoin?
I mean I'm all for privacy but not if it facilitates kidnapping.
I've always lived the idea that you create your own job. I started out as a nearly invisible young programmer. Now after 27 years I've come to the point that I've created a whole software eco-system around me. My importance in the institution where I work has risen accordingly.
You basically have a choice of finding the right job or creating your own in this business.
Kind of a counter-NSA. If they can read our mail why shouldn't we read theirs? I can't help feeling a tingle of sympathy.
Think of it as a piece of interactive art to dazzle your visitors with and it suddenly seems like a really good deal.
I've seen it around before. There could also be a market for airplane models that light up when a similar plane is ovehead. Say a 747 model that lights up whenever a 747 is near. There are plenty of websites that track planes.
"I think this is a cause of the depression rather than a result of it."
Third possibility: it *is* the depression.
Neither did I on my catchall. I was able to login (after resetting my PW) and revive my 8 year old account. Second time they went through this rebirthing thing me thinks.