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Comment Source Code (Score 2) 1

What bothered me about Source code is that the entire construct of the train and it's surroundings was created through mapping the brains of those present, or something along those lines IIRC. So, since the actual terrorist was not there for them to glean the information from, there was no way for him to see the van or anything in it, let alone the actual terrorist to have a conversation with.

I saw it in theatres and I remember really enjoying the fact that it was something different and original, but it bothered me that it didn't follow its own logic. I would've rather have him find the guy sooner, but then have to push past the barrier and have that what created the parallel universe, or whatever you want to call that different timeline.

But, all in all, very enjoyable. If it wasn't so new, different, and well done I probably wouldn't have held it to the higher standard, come to think of it...

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 12

It would be great to see you again! I'm trying to see if I can put togather an East Coast swing next summer and hopefully see you this time :-) We'll see though, a lot of things have to come together first...

It ended up being a very cool visit and, just to be different, Portland weather cooperated with us for a change!

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 12

There was a time when slashdot was a destination. Now it's just a service station bathroom break on the way to a different destination - on a good day.

This! I very rarely come here anymore, which is kind of sad. Many of the /. types I communicated with regularly are on twitter, and that accounts for most of my communciations with Teh Circle remnants.

I have hopes for G+ but have been too busy to really get into it yet (although I do have some invites) Hopefully we can reconnect there!

Hope all is well with you! (BTW, technolust is coming to Portland tomorrow, finally going to meet him in person with peacefinder)

Journal Journal: Zombies... In my Garage! 4

Friends of mine shared this short video with me done by some local teens for a class project. It's called Zombies... in my garage!, and it's a Zombie flick influenced by Run Lola, Run. It is very, very well done; totally worth the watch. (Luke727, I think you of all people will get a kick out of it)

Comment Re:To play the devil's advocate... (Score 1) 5

It really doesn't matter whether he was using his Psecial TSA Powers as part of it or not. He's in a position of public trust and should be held to a higher standard. By your logic, and I realize it is a Devil's advocacy, Weiner's namesake really shouldn't be news either since he wasn't using his position (AFAIK) to send the pics. If he was not TSA but any other member of Law enforcement, from Judge to Junior Deputy Trainee, it is news because of the nature of the job.

Comment Re:Worked for me (Score 1) 2

Absolutely agree. I always thought of therapy as a great idea for everyone else. I went through it when I was going through my separation and it has helped me immmeasurably.

The analogy I use is if you think of emotions as muscles. A good therapist is like a personal trainer teaching you how to use your emotions. Plus, its nice having someone on your side.

Good luck, and feel free to email directly if you feel the need.

Comment Good Luck... (Score 1) 1

Changing yourself is hard to do, but I think it will be worth it. There is something to sharing your enjoyment with others. As a thuoght, if you remember the people who invited you out at work, back int he day, maybe you should invite them? They're likely the most social anyway and that could help jump start things, too. Especially after you get a bit more cleaned up.

Comment Re:lifetime of cameras (Score 1) 248

Have you looked at the procedure for making glass emulsion plates or tintypes? you won't be doing that, you have neither the materials nor knowledge. Again, I am amused how people think something is within their abilities because "people were doing it 100 years ago". They imagine they could make a steam locomotive from blocks of steel; they imagine they could make a half-megawatt polyphase alternator from iron and copper.

If you're the only one left, I totally agree. However, if people were able to do it 100 years ago, then as a group, we can figure it out again. I'm not saying that I can personally accomplish all of these things, but we are human after all, and our greatest strength is adapting.

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