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Comment Re:Looking forwards (Score 1) 181

People want entertainment and skill. Taking the most amount of steroids or doping is a feat of strength as much as is hitting a homerun or cycling over a mountain. But if your baseball bat hits the ball for you or your bicycle doesn't require pedaling, then there's no entertainment. Or in this case, if you can just carve a path in the ice with your broom and make the stone go where you want it to, then what's the point having a skilled thrower? If all you have to do is jump in the water and your magic swimsuit automatically pushes the water in front of you to the back, then what's the point? If your golf club autocorrects any lack of training and strength and whacks holes in one every time, then whats the point?

Comment Re:To Quote Gandhi (Score 1) 478

If you're going to quote Gandhi at least fucking do it right.

Unfortunately for His Excellency the movement is likely to grow with ridicule as it is certain to flourish on repression. No vital movement can be killed except by the impatience, ignorance or laziness of its authors. A movement cannot be 'insane' that is conducted by men of action as I claim the members of the Non-co-operation Committee are. Ridicule is like repression. Both give place to respect when they fail to produce the intended effect. It will be admitted that non-co-operation has passed the stage [of] ridicule. Whether it will now be met by repression or respect remains to be seen. But the testing time has now arrived. In a civilized country when ridicule fails to kill a movement it begins to command respect.

Comment Re:Vikings has ruined GoT for me and a big part of (Score 1) 90

Of all the languages in use today, Icelandic is probably what comes closest to old norse, seeing as it was the vikings that settled Iceland and they've lived a very isolated life there since. In england they mingled with the english, in germany they mingled with the germans, and in scandinavia they mingled with eachother, so the language evolved in many different directions. That being said there's still a word here or there that is understandable.

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills. -- Ambrose Bierce