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Comment Re:Back in my day... (Score 1) 66

Actually the average player is 31 and slightly depressed according to the data collected, I read that in the first article. A lot of the people only went online for about three hours a week to play, it doesn't sound that bad, seems like a substitute for TV. Sounds about right for online game playing, lots of bored people out there.

Comment Re:John Gault (Score 1) 258

I guess you have read Atlas Shrugged, it is worth my time? I thought the John Gault speech was decent. Maybe Ayn Rand is good in snippets. I guess you don't think so if she is a nut ball. :) She is very rigid in her thinking, I do agree with you. She is portrayed as being very rigid in the movie they made about her life. I think Angelina Jolie is slated to be in Atlas Shrugged. I don't see how anything that brings you pure joy could be considered selfish, and I don't mean instant gratification, prepackaged bullshit joy. I am taking about meaningful happiness. I wasn't brought up to feel guilty about being happy, maybe Ayn Rand was, who knows. I will see the movie when it comes out though with all of the other commie movie goers. :)

Comment Re:John Gault (Score 1) 258

I read parts of Atlas Shrugged about ten years ago and recently wanted to read it again about four or five months ago when I saw that a movie was made about Ayn Rand. I did not have the time while I was in school last semester and I certainly didn't remember the "Who is John Gault?" reference at all until I just googled it right now. It is on my list to read, but putting in 1,000 + pages of reading right now is probably not the best idea in my current circumstances.

Ayn Rand is very logical and her ideas on individuality seem sound, but the power of believing in yourself isn't any good if you don't have someone to share it with, so I can't get completely on board with her ideas and philosophy the little that I know of it. Sharing makes life worthwhile if it is heartfelt and willing.

I agree with not forcing people, but then I guess with how the world is now, you sort of have to force people to share with the state of things. Most people I meet have all of these agendas. I couldn't live my life that way, that is probably why I am not much of a success. LOL

Anyway, I enjoyed reading the speech.

Comment I thought you needed a warrant? (Score 1) 258

"There is no confidentiality left on the Internet if this ruling stands," said James Stribopoulos, a law professor.

I just can't believe this. I thought in the US you have to have a warrant to get an IP address info on subscribers. It is crazy dealing with traffic with savvy users, much less dealing with the people that change them, black hole them, then trace them again. I wouldn't want to have that job, it sounds exhausting.

It's sounds like the government is tired of playing cat and mouse to me with this kind of legislation put in place it will elevate some of the pressure I guess. Maybe they are trying to just clean up the internet, nab people. I read the first article so far.

Comment Re:Won't they ever learn? (Score 1) 73

I actually don't believe that. Some cats are receptive to training. Some cats can be toilet trained, trained to use a leash, jump through hoops. I think the younger the cat is the more of a chance you have to train them with treats to do these things, but it depends on the personality of the cat. I didn't know in Scotland that black cats were considered lucky, I have had two all black cats so far and they make really nice pets. They love to hunt and leave their carnage on your back steps or patios, at least the two black cats I had. I had a nice fenced in garden for one of them to roam in, so he spent a lot of time outdoors, so I was lucky he didn't leave my yard, but he killed a lot of birds and moles, even sometimes small rabbits etc. Moggies are beautiful, I think the PR thing is a little silly, but it would probably make the people passing by remember the game. This article makes me miss my cats.

Comment Re:WHAT ?? (Score 1) 183

Maybe if NASA decides to ever ask the Russians to get involved they will go to both Titan and Europa. I think the Russians are more into space tourism and building stations. I just think the average person would be more excited about space tourism than how Titan and Europa were created. It won't happen for another 10+ years according to the article anyway. I would assume that would give them enough time to take more pictures. I am not sure what the time frame is for the pictures to come back from those distances. Europa is closer, so I would assume it would be easier to make the trip there. Forward my link below if you can read it. I can, I thought it was funny Mr. or Ms. Geolegy and Bioligy. :)

If yuo can raed tihs, you hvae a sgtrane mnid, too. Can you raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

Comment Re:WHAT ?? (Score 2, Interesting) 183

Maybe the basis for life is out there, dirt, frozen water maybe. Every time I look at pictures of places like Titan or Europa it makes me a little sad because they are barren wastelands. The problem is the planets have to have there orbits changed, defrosted and maybe life will happen. I can't imagine we will ever be able to successfully move a planet in the first place, then see if it can sustain life in the second place. It seems like a huge impossibility to me that that will ever happen. It seems more practical to put money into space stations and space tourism.

"It would be a pretty big waste of space."- Carl Sagan

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