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Comment: Re:smarter than many people I know (Score 2) 111

by disposable60 (#48819941) Attached to: Carnivorous Pitcher Plant "Out-Thinks" Insects

Easy, sloppy, careless sex, while admittedly fun, can have some long-term disadvantages, you know.

A baby is a commitment pushing past 2 decades - longer if special needs - with a babymama who may not be a suitable parent (though not legally unfit). Contraceptives fail and are also subject to sabotage - and there are women whose entire career plan consists of having at least one child by at least one man.

A virus is forever - so far - and tends to limit one's future prospect pool to the easy, sloppy and careless.

Comment: Re:Comic book? (Score 1) 148

by disposable60 (#48813961) Attached to: Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Being of a certain age, I grew up on Pogo (Walt Kelly). The collected strips are FINALLY being reissued - vols 1 and 2 are out, and 3 is due soonish.

Doonesbury popped up just in time to take over, but it took Watterson to bring the joy and subversion back to the comics page.

I'm guessing comics have replaced church and sports for a lot of nerds and geeks, so they get the devotion and energy the former, um, formerly did.

Comment: Re:The Same Game (Score 2) 454

by disposable60 (#48457191) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

There was that accidental experiment a couple years ago in GA. A hard crackdown on migrant labor and a invitation for local unemployeds to work the fields - a few dozen showed up and none lasted more than a couple of days.

Wall Street doesn't get that killing the middle class in the US will ruin them - that's next year's problem and all they care about is this quarter at the longest-term.

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. -- Ted Turner