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Chops

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  • Birthday 01/15/81

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    Programming, Video Games, Science, and Beethoven.

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    U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (graduated May '04)
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  1. "Atlas Shrugged" Movie

    I was highly skeptical, to say the least, and I'm sure many of you were, but the trailer is looking extremely promising. Color me excited.
  2. Hi everyone

    Brief, but to the point. Hello and welcome!
  3. Gambling

    I enjoy playing blackjack now and again, and poker is fun to play with friends. I don't gamble to "win big bucks" - I accept any losses as the cost of a night of entertainment, and any winnings are just icing. Slots though, ugh, zero skill, almost zero fun. My wife likes em though. Usually, though, if I go to the casino, is to join my wife and parents who both like it, and I just enjoy the free soda
  4. Sales & Ethics

    Anything can be used for a destructive use. You can beat someone to death with a pineapple. If you have a *reason* to believe they intend on using it for destructive reasons beyond "they could, if they wanted to", then sure, you might have grounds for refusal to sale. Otherwise, it's fully unnecessary.
  5. X-Files and Lost both have long-running stories. Lost, being one long story, and X-Files bringing in "The Mythology" every 3 episodes or so.
  6. Call of Duty: MW-2

    I don't have it, though I definitely wanted to get it for PC (I'm a PC Gamer almost exclusively), but the PC version lacks a lot of key PC-specific functions: * No dedicated servers = lag * No developer console * No modding capabilities All of this adds up to a poor PC FPS experience and I'm not willing to buy it (let alone pay an $60 for a crippled game). I've heard it's awesome for 360 and PS3, but for PC, the average reader reviews give it a 2/10 (a bit over the top harsh, but it gets the point across). For a pretty unbiased review: http://www.gamearena.com.au/pc/games/title....php?id=5033868 From the article: The bottom line for Modern Warfare 2 on PC is it's yet another lesson that what works on console doesn't always work on PC. The fears many PC gamers had about the efficiency of Infinity Ward's matchmaking software have been realised - if you can't get a four bar connection, you're not going to have fun. Yes, you can probably get by on three bars, but is this what the biggest FPS franchise in gaming has been reduced to for PC gamers? Getting by?
  7. "Dad's great, but listening to all that talk radio has put some weird ideas into his head," said daughter Samantha, a freshman at Reed College in Portland, OR. "He believes the Constitution allows the government to torture people and ban gay marriage, yet he doesn't even know that it guarantees universal health care." HAHA. Too funny.
  8. Heh, that's similar to the response I get when I say I don't care about football. Packer fans are rabid animals and seem to take offense to me not caring about "our" team.
  9. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cent/make-ev...n_b_356915.html Excerpt: (bold mine) Great post about overall self-reliance and ownership. I know very little (and by very little, I mean "nothing") about 50 Cent, but this definitely shows someone with a rational, possibly Objectivist, philosophy. Even the first comment on the page mentions how it's "too Randian."
  10. Morality does not apply in this situation at all. Morality is for living your everyday life, not for coming up with wild improbable situations and seeing how someone would handle it. That's precisely what's meant by "Morality ends where a gun begins." When one is forcibly prevented from acting on one's moral judgement, then morality leaves the equation altogether. Look up "Lifeboat" on this forum, and you'll see all kinds of threads about this topic. Hence the supposed rudeness - it's frustrating answering the same questions over and over.
  11. Ethical to stream TV Shows and Movies?

    Beetween Hulu.com, Netflix, Amazon, et al. there are plenty of legitimate show/movie streaming options available.
  12. Hah! That's awesome. EVE is a game I've always been a little interested in, though I only tried it out for a few days. But the crazy stuff that happens in that game, with regard to corporations getting taken over, and the whole wild-west/frontier type of open play that the developers allow is absolutely fascinating. I'm glad to see that EVE as a game continues to grow and remain strong.
  13. Gaming is a hobby. No less productive than playing chess, watching movies, or collecting cigarettes.
  14. What is the antonym of judgment?

    Negation is too general. You can have a negation of anything. For what it's worth, my vote is also for "evasion."
  15. District 9

    Saw it yesterday and thought it was amazing. You really felt for the characters. It was all very believable (given the acceptance that "aliens are here").
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