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However, I do also wonder what effect the deterioration of the rest of your body has on your brain. If your heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, etc. are all in the state of an average 20 year old for 60 years, what would the human brain look like after 60 years?
There is no "dust of those blueprints and plug in the coordinates for Europa" The "blueprints" are a small portion of the overall costs. So to gain as much knowledge and advancement as possible, we need to redesign each time.
In reply to what you say about the Camry, there wouldn't be one if we hadn't reinvented the wheel in wood, metal, then rubber and so on. Something tells me the Camry wouldn't handle well with stone wheels...
Instead Steam did it "no you can't order pizza directly but you can open a browser and grubhub."
What Steam and Valve also did well was they gave you a reason to want to be a part of their community. Games like left 4 dead encouraged you to make friends otherwise you'd get stuck with a horrible team. When I was on Gamespy, there was never any incentive to participate in the community.
And referencing your statements above:
I download a movie in about 10 minutes, 30 minutes for full HD. They both can start playing within seconds. It's not a crappy copy, it's HD. No, there is no 50/50 chance of viruses from online movie rental services like Amazon. I have never gotten better advice or curation from a store than I have gotten from an online distributor of movies.
I just have to ask. Why do you want to spread false information? I'm tempted to accuse you of straight out lying but for now I'll just assume total ignorance in the topic...
Then Intel came out with the Core series, the Core2 providing a dramatic improvement over the X2's.
AMD responded with Barcelona, and it was all down hill from there. I promptly bought a Core2 based system and have been using Intel again ever since, AMD never became truly competitive again "I believe they've had some success competing at the lower-end."
I really loved AMD, they made some great products in the past but have slipped too far. I used to actually check out AMD's new offerings when they debuted, but I haven't done that in the past year. I just have no faith they can ever be competitive with Intel again. Sad really...
Remember the X2...
On that basis, whatever you want to do outside of work should be your business as long as it doesn't have a negative effect on the hours and effort you put in for work. When I was in college I used to really enjoy going out to the bar then coming home and writing while my buzz wore off. Looking back through some of that writing there is some very good work. The better work is very honest, secure and fluid. In many cases it was rather creative. However, there are also some pieces that make absolutely no sense at all.
We are discouraged as a society from drinking on the job "and in my opinion this is the same as doing drugs on the job, alcohol is a drug," for many important reasons. In my experience the biggest problem with drug use of any kind in relation to performing a task is inconsistency. Too much is a problem, too little wont do anything. For that reason, be sober for at least the hours you spend at your paying job. If you feel drug use improves your creativity, do that at home on your own personal projects and make sure it doesn't take over your life damaging both your personal projects and your employment.
It really comes down to moderation and respecting the expectations of your peers when you are in a situation that could also affect their job performance.
Also encouraging any sort of drug use for creative purposes is very dangerous. Every one is wired differently. Some people are predisposed to abuse, others are not.
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