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Comment: Re:That's great news! (Score 1) 500

The idea of equality and balance is -to use a somewhat flawed analogy until I find a better one- to have the pendulum neither swing nor stay to one side, but to hang straight down the middle - that is true balance. "Balance" conceived of through averaging isn't true balance or equality at all, it's merely alternating imbalance at best. Pushing it into an opposite side to "balance" for time spent on the other smacks of revenge.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by cyberchondriac (#49463885) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid
Right.. Of all the shitty candidates this election, she's actually one of the worst.
Here's a starter for you.

Fired from the WaterGate investigation for unethical behavior
Benghazi coverup.
Email Scandal, she hosted her own server for government work (!) and then wiped the server before the emails could be retrieved... oopsy? Yah, right.
Claims her and Bill are "broke"..and claims to be in touch with the common citizen. Royalty complex.
Vince Foster
There's more I just haven't dredged up yet. She is clearly unfit for presidency. No more Bushs or Clintons, thank you.

Comment: Re:Never read the book, but (Score 1) 113

by cyberchondriac (#49388553) Attached to: Coup in Arrakis Capitol Leaves Region in Flux
Well, name any other big ticket movie where you actually hear the character's thoughts as a voice over (disembodied ObiWan doesn't count, special circumstance there, he's a ghost) and constantly throughout the entire movie, at that. Not as narration either, that too is different, that's story telling, not actually hearing inside someone's head in real time. The only other place I ever see that happen is in comedy, like SNL.

Comment: Re:Never read the book, but (Score 1) 113

by cyberchondriac (#49387993) Attached to: Coup in Arrakis Capitol Leaves Region in Flux
You're going to miss some stuff, sure, but it's been done. A few of the Harry Potter movies did just that (several were over 700 pages) and they were pretty well done. Even Lord of the Rings, though okay, they were maybe shorter (I don't recall exactly). Gandalf, and Frodo and Boromir had things going through their heads, but they didn't require a voice over to get those across to the audience. That said, Gollum sort of cheated by being schizo and talking to himself, but that was excusable because he's stone freaking nuts.

Comment: Re:Never read the book, but (Score 1) 113

by cyberchondriac (#49387971) Attached to: Coup in Arrakis Capitol Leaves Region in Flux
Because books are a different medium. They're not visual like movies, except for what you picture in your head. Books lends themselves better to having characters' thoughts heard, because books can be written in third person or "God" mode, among others, but expressions and actions are only described, not seen.

Comment: Re:Be careful of the term "terrorist attack" (Score 1) 737

by cyberchondriac (#49353823) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident
I figure, it may have taken him some time to seize the opportunity, as well as build up his nerve.. only once the pilot left the cockpit, he had his opportunity, and, locking the door, was committed. But then it's a race against time before someone eventually busts through the cockpit door and thwarts him, so it's "safer" to his plan to just crash the plane before that happens, similar to what happened to the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11 and didn't make it to the White House.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten