Metatron uses Preach.
It's super effective!
Dave420 has fallen asleep.
I see this argument again and again, and quite frankly I have to agree with Zuckerberg. People are dumbasses! Not the people you refer to though, but rather the people constantly making said argument.
How much do you think it costs to host a site like Facebook? Servers, storage, electricity, bandwidth.. Facebook is massive, and the simple fact of the matter is they have to generate income to sustain their existence, regardless of your blind ideologies.
That being said, I'm not a huge fan of ads or information gathering, but I'd rather have a small text-based Google ad informing me about online electronics stores, robotics and other somewhat interesting stuff than the huge Flash obscenities of old!
Now, sex on the other hand.. bring on the robotic maids.
How about using the same type of lenses (in the 3D-glasses) that are routinely used in progressive bifocals, only rotated 90 degrees? That way, you could make the lens work harder to focus on something closer (have the lenses be more powerful closer to the nose) and relax more as you approach infinite convergence (when your eyes are parallel, whatever that is called).
It still wouldn't solve the problem of actually blurring everything in the background when you look at something close (and vice versa) but it might help with the head aches some people complain about by making the experience more natural on the eyes themselves.
What irritates me is that people always have to talk about what happened before The Big Bang. All matter was created in The Big Bang. Time is an artifact/property (me lacking a better description) of a universe consisting of matter. Ergo, time itself did not exist until the very first tiny bits of matter came into being. This seems significant to the discussion, yet it's hardly ever brought up. Please explain..?
Hey, I love the movies (yes, all 6 of them). I'm not into all this "My Star Wars wang is bigger than yours, because I'm smart enough to only like the old ones!"-stuff.
Still, the whole Balance thing just seems like a massive plot hole, or major fuck-up or lust-for-power by the Jedi, neither which fits the whole Jedi "thing" they have going. Every other sentence they talk about the Dark Side and Sith and all that jazz, which is natural because this struggle is at the core of the entire series. Considering that, it's a wee bit of a stretch to justify it by saying "Meh, they were probably thinking about something else than the all-encompassing, absolutely vital, potentially major league destructive Balance for 6 movies straight. =P
I never got this discussion, or the seemingly huge plot hole and/or Jedi fuckup. Anakin is prophesied to bring balance to the Force..
Ok.. so how does this mean training him isn't the worst idea ever in the history of the universe..? I mean, hundreds of powerful, wize Jedi on the Light side. One single (albeit powerful) old Sith Lord on the Dark side. WTF? Did these Jedi, in all their wisdom, actually think that "Bringing balance to the Force" meant "Giving the by far most powerful side even more gunpower."..?
Chronologically or by worth? =P
"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so." -- Ford Prefect, _Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_