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Comment: Re:*Your* Stories, *Your* Memories.... (Score 1) 698

I have to agree with this. On top of everything else, what she'll value the most are probably the things that you, and only you, know. Information only you can provide. Most of the other stuff can be taken from other sources. One thing that worries me, when I contemplate my parents' demise (fortunately they're still around, but death is not something we can circumvent), is information about their lives. Family stuff. Not just for practical reasons, like having a thorough medical family history, but just so she knows how things happened. How their parents met, how their lives were like, tough decisions, important episodes, funny anecdotes, strange coincidences, etc. And since she's too young to share some of your interests, you'll probably want to share with her stuff like your favorite movies (and actors, directors, genres), favorite music (bands, artists, songs, albums, periods), TV shows, food, etc. I know this sounds a bit like advice for setting up a cool online dating profile, but trust me, stuff like this can be fundamental in knowing someone. Sometimes what we are like comes down to what we like too...

Undoubtedly there will be moments in her life when she'll wonder what you'd say/think/feel about something. It'd be great if you were able to provide her with a framework to help her navigate that.

Anyway, it's a great thing that you're even considering doing something like that. I'm sure she'll treasure it. Strange as it may seem, if there's the feeling that videos like that (or anything at all for that mater, in any shape or form) may come at certain stages of her life, I'm sure it'll help her deal with your absence.

Having said that, I'm really sorry about the reason you're doing this. I've been through the 'you have cancer' bit from doctors too, and at this point I have no idea whether or not I got rid of it. Anyway, best of luck.

Comment: Re:web designers (Score 5, Interesting) 353

by whopub (#49079955) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Most Useful Browser Extensions?

It's not the web designers' fault! I'm a small time self employed web designer. When it comes to designing a website, we don't do what we want! We don't even do what the customer needs. We end up doing what he asks. Most of the time what they ask for sucks, and that's what they/you get.

Comment: DC... (Score 0) 208

by whopub (#47314707) Attached to: The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of <em>Battlefield</em>

I bought the original Battlefield 1942, installed the Desert Combat mod and it's still the only game (online or not) that I play. I think I tried BF2, didn't buy it though, and wasn't convinced. As for DC, there's still a few servers around. Unfortunately some of them insist on having crappy maps on rotation. Apart from that, it's still great fun.

Comment: Re:the joker in the formula (Score 0) 686

by whopub (#47221447) Attached to: Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

You are ignoring the fact that it seems like one highly intelligent and technology-developing species could probably not evolve in coexistence with another one on the same planet, at some point one would win and kill off the other one.

Probably not around here, but imagine an earth like planet, about 17 times bigger... Two separate intelligent species could evolve separately and not be aware of each other well until they get close to XX century earth-like tech. Remember we only got to really start moving around in the XVI century. And earth is a relatively small planet. Now imagine something much MUCH bigger.

Still, of course, we have to consider, what would happen if those 2 species met. Would we be talking about human-like vs over-developed-dolphin? :) Or just two different branches of primate evolution, REALLY different (not american indian vs european caucasian different, since those were the same species) that only met when both were culturally advanced enough to actually get along.

Comment: Alright!!! (Score 0) 396

by whopub (#40547175) Attached to: LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs Boson

Uh, yeah! Alriiight! We got it! We found the little prick! Illusive son of a bitch! We nailed it! Fuck, yeah!! We found this... the... little... thing. Damn right! Who da man? Who da man?! We da men! Ahah!! It's done! Bag it!! Can you believe we found the thing? Oh, man. I can't... I... oh... This is really great. The whole thing... the little... I mean, c'mon!! It's there! Look, it's... right there. We... What the fuck is this thing? No, really, what the... fuck is this... thing... we just f... found? Ah, gotta patent the fuck outta the fucker, anyway!

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming