Strange that you never heard of Levar Burton. Maybe you would prefer the opinions of current headline making celebs such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, or Kanye West?
It's surprising how well the CGI and other FX hold up today.
"The enemy can not push a button if you disable his hand. MEDIC!"
I question how honest someone is being to themselves when they say that they are going bald or are bald and yet state it has not affected them. I've been bald for since the 90's. Do I worry about being bald? No. Am I aware I am bald? Every day.
I have no guilt about money being spent on 'unbalding' research. We're not talking about cosmetic surgery or injections, but instead returning something that has been lost to me.
To all the people, bald or hairy, that think going bald is no big deal. If the world was a fair place then yes, having no hair would not matter, and neither would other superficial things, but we don't reside in some fairy-tale realm. Unfortunately we have to deal with the real world and deal with real people that judge you on you appearance which includes height, body weight, the clothes you wear, swagger, body decorations like tattoos an piercings, and of course YOUR HAIR!
Baldness adds years to your age. I'm not talking about shaved heads. I mean being bald and still letting your hair grow at the back and sides. 5-10 year easily gets added on.
Thankfully shaved-heads have been an acceptable style for the past 20 years. Unfortunately not everyone can shave their head and still look good. Many men have Charlie Brown heads.
As much as women say they find bald men sexy, those women are few and far between, and the bald men they are attracted to are usually 'larger than life' men like movie stars. In the real world the majority of women consider balding men unattractive.
Everyone knows that baldness is very emotionally debilitating, but it also affects you physically.
-You're colder in the winter because of the lack of hair thus less insulation. Sometimes I even have to wear a hat or toque indoors. I find hats uncomfortable. Debilitating no, but it is annoying.
-the sun quickly cooks your cranium in the summer because there's no hair to insulate you from the sun's rays. Wear a hat you say? Well hat's make it worse if you shave your head because the hat forms an air-tight seal with your shaven head, preventing any air circulation underneath your hat. It's either shade or a bandanna or put up with the sun beaming down on the cranium for us baldies.
-Hair acts as a cushion your head when you bang your head on something. Hair also has sensory functionality and warns you when something is about to touch it. When you have a chrome-dome, that sensory function is gone. Don't believe me? Hold your hand out and slowly move it towards your head and you hair will pick up and feel your hand while it is still inches away.
-Hair hides stuff on your head. I have numerous acne scars on the back of my head that make me feel uncomfortable if others see. A coworker recently had a tumor removed from her brain. They went in through the upper back of her skull. Her scar is not visible because she has thick long flowing hair which hides the scar. That scar would be visible from thirty feet away on my shaved head.
Those above items will seem trivial to many, but they are things I have to be conscious of and work around at times. You don't realize what a full head of hair does for you until it's gone.
It's the best three weeks in Canada, and the only time you are able to go outside in shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt at any time of the day or night and not freeze. Plus we get 16 hours of sunshine!
Fall is my least favorite. Sure there's the magnificent fall colors, but that only lasts two or three weeks. After the leaves all fall off we're left with 50 shades of drab, dreary, depressing grey for two months until the snow comes in late December and brightens up the place a little.
It seems most designers use the mottos 'thin is in', 'flat as a mat', 'white means bright', 'tiny font is what they want' and 'hooray for grey' as a framework when creating UI's nowadays.
What really scares me is that these not-so-great UI design ideas from IOS7 will continue to creep into OSX.
Changing wallpaper on an iPad 3 takes anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds. For comparison, wallpaper changes are pretty much instant on an iPad1 in IOS 5.1.1.
Oh yes, I don't find the IOS7 popups as irritating as the 'bounce once and leave OK and Cancel button are disabled-wait 2 seconds-do a second bounce-now enable the OK and Cancel buttons to allow the user to press one' popups from IOS6 and before.
You pretty much make the point why the XBone should be avoided when you said "It won't prevent me from playing as often as I like as long as the servers are always working..."
I'm happy to pay $100 more for the new Kinect
I'm not! $100 just so I can wave my hand to switch channels?
So noble and courageous of you to come forward and speak out about your horrible medical condition.
If I had essentially unlimited wealth and didn't have to work another day in my life, or in Larry's case, a hundred lifetimes, if could pay for any medical procedure out of my pocket, and if could pay for an army of lawyers with my yearly dinner money, I wouldn't care what people knew about me either.
Oh geez, Windows could be easily crapped up,in,and out by background applications for a decade before iTunes came out.
I hate apple products as much as the next guy...
Hey! I'm the next guy and I happen to like Apple products. You're looking for the previous guy. He's the one who detests everything Apple.
I wish I could mod this up to 50:Sensible.
Noone is forcing these people to buy the new xbox. Dont buy it. Simple concept, isnt it?
OMG, there's going to be KAOS!
she got fired for rocking the boar.
Now is that the same thing as 'porking'?
If all she does is "simple web browsing, email, light photo sharing but no heavy editing, and other simple tasks" then a tablet would fit her needs perfectly, as long as she also gets a keyboard for it. Those virtual keyboards become an act of miserable frustration if you need to type anything more than a couple short sentences.