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Elenyel

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  1. Anyone have any thoughts on the morality of using Google's services at this point? On the one hand, they are a company with plenty of questionable practices, such as self-censorship in China, support for net neutrality, etc. On the other, Google is still the best search engine out there, that I know of, and has a variety of other services which are quite useful. So, is it ethical to use Google? Or not?
  2. Only one, that I know of. The Anichkov Horses, described in We The Living, and quite a sight regardless. Diana Hsieh talks about them here: http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog/2006/05/ani...sky-horses.html
  3. For a lesson in context dropping, check out this little gem of a site. Gotta love how it has no info as to the creator or sponsor of the site. I'd love to know who's writing this garbage. www.ariwatch.com
  4. When I was in first grade, my preferred reading list had jumped past Dick and Jane, and consisted of comics in all forms. Batman and Prince Valiant taught me to read. So did Calvin and Hobbes. I remember one of my favorite strips was when Calvin is in class chewing gum, and Ms. Wormwood asks "Calvin, are you chewing gum?" "Yesh..." "Do you have enough to share with everyone?" *Calvin pulls out an enormous wad of gum* "Probably, but do you really think they'd want it?" The next scene is of him in the principal's office saying, "What?! It was her idea!"
  5. Not sure this is the right section of the forum for this, my apologies if it isn't... I have a question on a passage from the Fountainhead, which I'm re-reading right now. In the scene where Kent Lansing and Howard Roard meet to discuss the commission of the Aquitania Hotel (page 321, hardcover), Lansing says: "...And yet, if I were asked to choose a symbol for humanity as we know it, I wouldn't choose a cross nor an eagle nor a lion and unicorn. I'd choose three gilded balls." I don't understand what "three gilded balls" is supposed to be/symbolize, though I can get the general idea fr
  6. Jupiter, from The Planets, by Holst. The Firebird Suite, by Stravinsky Rachmaninoff's 2nd and 3rd symphonies Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
  7. I understand most of those... but why the Kinsey report? I don't really know anything about it, I've never read it, and I didn't see the recent movie, but... I was under the impression that it was an open minded and honest exposure of sexual practices? And I remember seeing something on capmag.com praising the film. I also don't know the website that list is from. Not Objectivist, I gather?
  8. I've been reading and lurking and made, ah, two posts, I think, over the last two months. But, I'd like to start getting more involved in the forum, so, here's my intro! I'm a freshman at Montana State University, in Bozeman. I'm from Seattle, Washington, but came to Montana partly for a girl (who left me), and partly to be a ski bum (I have a much more serious relationship with the snow). I'm studying Exercise Science, with somewhat less enthusiasm than I'd planned, so we'll see how long that lasts. I was introduced to Objectivism by Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. I loved the
  9. I don't know about Francisco, but I think Ethan Hawke could do a very good Ellis Wyatt. And what does everyone think about Val Kilmer as John Galt? Forget, for the moment, his appearance in Alexander...
  10. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To value anything, including untouched nature, a mental effort is required, the effort of comprehension, and a value judgment is made. The judgement "my life is better for seeing this, this is good for me." RadCap, is that on the right track?
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