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Comment What? (Score 4, Informative) 729

I mean, sure, occasionally a game like Doom 3 comes out that is beyond it's time in hardware specs, but my computer at home has 3 year old parts, and I have no problem playing new releases. Sure, sometimes I can't play them on the absolute highest settings, but I've never really felt that the game was less fun because of that. Also, the only real limiting factor to that issue is my video card, and a $200 could easily fix that if I felt the need - much cheaper than a new console.

Comment Re:Obama's officials covering up their failures (Score 1) 404

Yes but in those cases it's a matter of people using something (in the case, Scripture) to justify an pre-existing hatred. In the same way, many industrial capitalists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries used Darwin's work to justify horrid conditions for their workers, coming up with the idea of "social Darwinism". I don't blame Darwin or his works for that, and it would be equally stupid to blame the Bible on people being assholes as well. I mean, no one reads the book of Genesis and comes away with "Huh, I guess it's a sin for a white person to marry a black person". And yet racists in the late 19th and early 20th seemed to magically find this interpretation that just so happened to support their already racist worldview. In any Bible I've ever seen, where Jesus explicitly tells His disciples to "love thy neighbor", there is no asterisk to denote exceptions or conditions to that command. Some Christians seem to have mentally added one though.

Comment This is an great time to discuss common sense laws (Score 2, Insightful) 404

We need common sense internet laws. I mean, why does a person even need a 50 Mbps internet connection? You don't need that much bandwidth unless you are planning on breaking the law. If the internet had been better regulated, this man would have never been radicalized.

Comment Re:I doubt it was innocent mistake (Score 5, Insightful) 485

Sorry, but unless you recently started your strict calorie limit of 1500 per day, or you are exceptionally short, or you have some bizarre medical condition, there is no way your are being honest. If you are overweight, it means you are eating more energy than you body needs, and so it stores the extra energy as fat. If, every day, you eat only what is required for your body to maintain a healthy weight, then your body will move towards that weight, whether you are underweight or overweight to begin with. I'm not trying to "body shame" you, or any of that crap. If you are fat and happy, then it's no skin off my back. But don't sit here and tell me you eat 1500 calories per day and you're still overweight. Dishonestly like that may convince someone who is unhappy being fat that "it's just the way their body is and they can't change it".

Comment Re:Finally! (Score 1) 300

Assuming you eat the same number of calories per day, it doesn't matter if you eat before or after you exercise. If you eat afterwards, you are just replacing either some or all of the calories and fat that you burned, and you end up with the same caloric deficit in the end.

Comment Re:Well.... (Score 1) 231

I'm guessing you're in a more populated area. Where I am there is about a 50/50 chance you won't even have cell phone reception. As far as killing the kidnapping victim by accident... I just can't see that. Unless you have a gun and are dumb enough to fire at the perpetrator while they are holding on to the victim. But I was more imagining tackling the perpetrator, assuming he wasn't armed.

Comment Re:Well.... (Score 3, Insightful) 231

Sure, take some photos (hope you're quick with your phone, you may only have a few seconds before the perpetrator is in their car and driving off with the victim), call the police, wait for them to get to where you, give them the pictures, and then let the police do their jobs (meanwhile the perpetrator has been driving away for 10-15 minutes, depending on how seriously the police take your phone call). Or, if you're physically able, you could actually try to stop the perpetrator while their location is known (i.e., right near you), and while you know the victim is still alive. But I get it... saving a life is "not my job" (tm)

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