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Everything posted by Jackethan

  1. Do not be so proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of philosophical cultural change.
  2. "Howard Roark" your comments in this thread from the very beginning have been overtly sarcastic. To try and come off like you've 'just been respectfully giving your opinion' of the work is pretty silly, in my opinion. It seems like from the moment this thread was posted you have made it your personal vendetta to disparage the artist and anyone who appreciates the art. From expressing sarcastic surprise that people on this forum would post praise for some of this art, to comparing it to scribbles, and implying that it should be totally and completely obvious to anyone why her art is 'bad' just
  3. In my (controversial) opinion, gender identity is a misnomer. There is sex, and then there is sexual identity. In all the "transgendered" individuals I have come across, they don't seem to actually be a woman trapped in a man's body but simply a man deluding himself that he should act a certain way. I do not think these people are acting like women, because I do not think all women act in any particular way. That sort of generalization seems as inaccurate as 'all men think with their genitals.' I think any personality traits which are commonly seen as 'feminine' such as enjoying conversation o
  4. Also see this cardiologist's ideas on excess fruit. Your almond intake is also not helping your omega ratio. I personally like the taste of raw milk, however I've had to stop eating milk in general because it is too much of a temptation for me. Like you and Amaroq, I can drink a gallon of milk in one day. That is a huge amount of calories, and when the only kind of milk I'm allowed to buy (bid by my father) is reduced fat, that is also a huge amount of lactose, which is a sugar. Drinking milk in general without pacing myself hardcore (as in only drinking one small cup per day) usually cause
  5. I wasn't saying a game without a story can't be popular, I was saying I don't like games without story. Even in a multiplayer game I prefer some form of storyline, especially something like DotA. The heroes could have backstories that give their move-set relevance and meaning, similar to street fighter or other fighting games. You also mentioned one of the problems I have with the game, though. In my experience there were just a few 'bread and butter' heroes which were capable of dominating pretty much anyone (which is similar to fighting games as well) so you could mostly choose between th
  6. Oh good maybe the WC3 Bnet servers will have the players to do some maps -other- than DotA. But seriously, I think DotA is cool and stuff, but I was never really able to get into it in a 'ZOMG THIS IS SO WORTH PLAYING ALL DAY' kind of way. It also completely lacks story of any kind, which is fine for a mod, but it would have to have one for me to be interested in playing it as a standalone game, especially if I'm going to pay for it. But I definitely would be interested in an Objectivist gaming team. I've already made an Objectivists group on Steam and recruited some people but that's m
  7. Haven't seen you in a while. How goes it?

  8. We all knew it was going to happen. There's no use denying it! From the moment of the thread's conception, it was known that this post would come. And now here it is: Main Entry: pe·ri·od·ic Pronunciation: \ˌpir-ē-ˈä-dik\ Function: adjective Date: 1642 1 a : occurring or recurring at regular intervals b : occurring repeatedly from time to time 2 a : consisting of or containing a series of repeated stages, processes, or digits : cyclic <periodic decimals> <a periodic vibration> b : being a function any value of which recurs at regular intervals 3 : expressed in or characte
  9. If MMOs make people antisocial, obese, and unhygenic, then McDonald's makes people obese and carb-addicted, television makes people stupid, running in the morning makes you a yuppie, and liking ABBA makes you gay. Hint: none of these things are true.
  10. PKD: I hope you're not still trying to convince him to see reason. This guy is a waste of such energy.
  11. Jackethan

    Animal rights

    Ugh, the vegetarians will probably jump all over it. No harm is done to animals, and they'll probably make the meat cultured in soy or some other vegetable oil making it even worse than current grain fed grocery store meat.
  12. Jackethan

    Animal rights

    Unfortunately for the compassionate vegetarians, eating meat and animal fats is a necessity to long term health. A vegetarian (or worse Vegan) diet is self destructive. The human body evolved over tens of thousands of years to eat animals, not grains, vegetables (exclusively), or bean products like soy. Study the vegetarians you meet. It is likely they are unnaturally skinny and their skin tends to be pale and pasty. Eat meat. It's the moral thing to do.
  13. Nice, I too got into pipes (and cigars, but that's beyond the scope of this topic.) I have a couple of straight pipes. I've got Captain Black in different flavors, but when I want something really tasty I got a bag of 'Whiskey' flavored blend from a local tobacco shop. I definitely enjoy the local blend over the Captain Black, however the Captain Black cherry flavored tends to smell best to others when smoked.
  14. Simply, because musculature in the way modern bodybuilders (outside of Crossfit) form it is completely unnatural (and quite gross looking.) Having enormous pectoral muscles is useless, it is known as a 'beach' muscle, because there is no natural activity which would cause that muscle to grow to giant proportions other than bench pressing. The modern standard of 'muscular' doesn't seek to build an ideal human body, it seeks muscle at all costs. As a gay man who is attracted to masculinity, I still find most heavily muscled bodybuilder types (again, outside of Crossfit) to be gross and und
  15. I'm the owner of the Objectivists group on Steam. Group induction is by invite only, but obviously anybody from here will get in no questions asked. Send me a private message via the forum if you would like to be invited to the Objectivists steam group. Also: Jade Empire is $3.75 on Steam until January 3. This is a really good single player RPG by Bioware and I recommend it highly. It's a good excuse to get steam and join our group! You can download steam at this website. EDIT: Added a dollar sign to the price of Jade Empire for clarity.
  16. You make a lot of positive assumptions about the use of this technology. Xbox avatars are not game specific. If Xbox decided to give fat people fat avatars their fat avatar would be seen in every game they play and on internet scoreboards.
  17. The badguys were one dimensional. Calling them evil fascists gives the director more credit on their development as characters. The CEO somehow managed to become a CEO of a company that travels space and sets up mining colonies on other planets and yet he knows jack about computers and science? Really? This is obviously a thinly veiled barb at CEOs in general. The evil military man had no real reason to do anything he did. You don't see anything of his philosophy, all you know is that he regards the na'vi as animals, and wants them to be slaughtered. This is like saying that companies looki
  18. It is altruistic. Why does Bill Gates care who is overweight and who is not? Why should it be a value to his company to reduce the number of overweight people? Why would I, as his customer, want to be forced to take part in this ridiculous "I know what's best for you." marketing ploy? The tech sector files tons of patents every day, most of them have no real chance of ever making it into development. I highly doubt this is really something Microsoft is going to do. However if by some off chance MS really did do this, I would be selling my xbox. I have no interest in having my personal li
  19. Happy Birthday Ryan. By the way, Nick confessed to me that this was his way of letting you know that he loves you. -LOVES- you. In a romantic sense. You're his hero, in every sense of the word. Just an FYI.
  20. I knew any argument about diet or exercise was going to turn into a back and forth about sources and a bunch of people saying 'well I've been eating X for years so I'm gonna keep eatin' it.' I have no interest in further engaging in debate on this. All I'm here for is to further clarify the point being made in Ropoctl's original post, and show a cool link to the way to get started on the paleo diet. In fact, here are a few more, for those interested in researching the diet for themselves: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/ http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/ Whole health source is a
  21. Here is a link to exactly what foods are good and bad according to the Paleolithic diet: http://www.paleonu.com/get-started/ As for your assertion that paleolithic man died young, please provide a source? We have plenty of evidence that post-civilization grain-fed man died young, from many different anthropological finds around the world. However I do not believe there are sufficient such finds to assert an average life expectancy of paleolithic man. If you have one, I'd like to see it. As for obesity, eating on the paleo diet will very likely make you thinner. If you are bodybuilding, i
  22. Half Cubans FTW. That is all. Hope you're having a decent winter season.

  23. The article is specifically referring to the Primal or "Paleo" diet actually. The Atkins diet is a similar diet but not the same. As far as taste, generally red meats, butter, cream, cheese, and other animal fats are seen as foods that taste good but should be avoided due to their alleged negative health impact. The alternatives given are lowfat, or vegetable based fats. Generally, to me, butter tastes a zillion times better than Margarine, and anyone I know that thinks margarine tastes better is highly obsessed with the idea that butter is unhealthy. The fact of the matter is, mankind e
  24. I'd be happy to provide you with an audio track of me saying "This is John Galt." to go over Bale's. I've got a little voice acting experience. PM me if you're interested.
  25. His argument applies to altruism between complete strangers. It is completely true: if you give twenty dollars to a total stranger there is absolutely no guaranty you will get any reward back in any way shape or form. There is no mystical force which promises to turn every self sacrifice into a mutually beneficial trade. It is up to you as an individual to ensure that whatever you're doing you're in a situation where you will see the reward which you are expecting. For instance, when someone buys an old knick knack from you at the swap meet, you expect to see the money first. The fact that you
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