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Comment Re:You still around on deviantART? (Score 1) 23

wow, I can't even remember the last time I was on dA. I lurked for a really long time but I don't think I've signed-in in months. I should probably go close it down until I actually feel like using it again.

there are so many different sites now. I miss the old slashdot. maybe I'll catch ya someplace else. take care to you too.

Comment Re:Good Luck (Score 1) 23


If they had any sort of journal security settings, I most likely would not be going. (heck, would anyone have left if they had journal security?) I need to be in a more private place for the foreseeable future.

The journal always seemed like kind of an afterthought here.

Comment Re:Best wishes... (Score 1) 23

omg, John, make me cry why don't ya? that poem was very sweet, thank you. I always enjoyed your poetry posts. I hope you are (and will be) well. I don't like goodbye so I'll say see you later instead. (I do hope to return eventually, but for the foreseeable future, I will be away, sorting things out more privately.)
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Journal Journal: um, bye? 23

haven't used this in a while, and don't really intend to anymore. took me forever to find the stupid "write in journal" button. decided I should get the friends-list and what not squared away so if I come back I won't be confused as all heck. "see you in another life brother."

Comment Re:Um, Duh! (Score 2, Informative) 404

This is not at all new. Go listen to the radio ads of the 1930s and 1940s, or watch some of the sponsored programs of the 1950s. Look at newspaper ads from before those eras.

Advertising has been about manipulating people into buying things for much longer than you seem to think. Why else do you think breakfast cereals have had mascots for so long? Manipulate the kids into begging for it enough, and a lot of parents are going to break down and buy it.

Comment Re:Anti-trust? (Score 1) 393

No, it's more like when the first SSL offload chip was introduced into the network card market, said company did not have a "monopoly" on secure communications. If your computer doesn't have the power to run uber realistic physics models in real time without PhysX then you don't have any reason to belly ache about anti trust.

Comment Re:Isn't the point of advertising (Score 1) 404

To make people aware of what they don't necessarily know about or necessarily need/want

Actually, I'd wager at least half, if not most advertising is really all about brand recognition. After all, when you're in the grocery store looking at a wall of paper towel, you're far more likely to pick brand X if you saw it on TV recently.

A sine curve goes off to infinity, or at least the end of the blackboard. -- Prof. Steiner