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Comment: Re:I'm Gonna Say "Yes" (Score 3, Insightful) 228

by Samantha Wright (#48668621) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?
It may not happen; the modern Olympics, quite unlike the ancient Olympics, have not always been purely about physical sports. Competitions like poetry and painting were removed in part because the same entrants won year after year—this has not, so far, been an issue for e-sports.

Comment: Re:Interesting (Score 1) 290

by TapeCutter (#48665137) Attached to: Hotel Group Asks FCC For Permission To Block Some Outside Wi-Fi
Same laid back security with an Aussie cruise (2012), but the fuckers at Broome airport took my fishing lures off me last october, the same lures that sailed through Melbourne's high security airport without question on the way into Broome. He let me take the telescopic fishing rod and reel on board, I tried to explain it would be easier to beat him to death with my rod and reel than it would to attack him with a fishing lure but he just mumbled the "rules are rules" platitude while staring at his shoes.

Comment: Re:Comfort Women Documentary (Score 2) 176

by TapeCutter (#48663575) Attached to: Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release
Why should modern Japanese still be paying for the sins of their grandfathers? - Also, if you applied similar logic to the UK/US "empires" and banned them from criticising every nation they have invaded/occupied during the 20th century, they would only be allowed to criticise each other.

Comment: Re:I never have understood (Score 1) 260

by TapeCutter (#48663177) Attached to: Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

I never have understood the world's fetish with the US dollar.

1. Any currency (even gold) works on informed trust, a banknote is a promise, not a gaurentee.
2. The US is the last military superpower.
3. The US has never defaulted on a debt.
Result: US treasury bonds are considered "safer than gold" by international money markets.

Comment: Re:I don't even... (Score 1) 323

by TapeCutter (#48654401) Attached to: Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline
"Talking" simply means telling the kid what they did was wrong before you punish them, if you haven't told them beforehand then don't punish them. The worst thing you can do as a parent is to be inconsistent, the kids will soon learn the rules are based on your mood and by the tender age of five will be playing you like a fiddle.

Comment: Re:I don't even... (Score 0) 323

by TapeCutter (#48654221) Attached to: Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline
I'm a grandfather, when it comes to things like kicking the cat a 2yo has a pretty good grasp of right and wrong, what they don't understand is that sound travels when they are up to no good. Also I would, and have, encouraged a 2yo to play with woodworking tools and a piece of wood. Yes, they will bang their fingers and scratch their hands, but they will persist because they are hard wired to mimic adults, and if the nail stands up by itself in the wood they get a natural rush of reward chemicals. You certainly don't give a 2yo a nail gun but at the end of the day there isn't a tradesman on earth who hasn't hit himself with a hammer.

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