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The NFL Wants You To Think These Things Are Illegal

Bigbutt Something Else (105 comments)

Probably coding something, playing guitar, or cooking steaks depending on when the game is on and where I am at the time. My girlfriend does pay attention to some football. She's from Philly so occasionally wants to know how her team is doing. She may have the game on.

And it's not 'cultivated disinterest'. I didn't grow up with sports interest in the house so I didn't have to cultivate it. I'm simply not interested. I know how it's played, I know where most teams are located, I even know who some of the players are. I have a TV but pretty much only watch DVDs. I do like MotoGP but not much beyond reading about it and catching the occasional show. You can get a lot of the same "social aspect" by watch TV shows like Walking Dead, Arrow, Flash, True Blood, Twilight. It depends on what part of the social contract you're trying to fulfill. As a pretty heavily leaning Introvert, even going to a bar with my friends for an hour or so gives me a headache.

[John]

2 hours ago
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The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know

Bigbutt Re:Blame politics (492 comments)

Certainly a better path to get to the actual study. I'll have to check that out, thanks.

[John]

2 days ago
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The Gap Between What The Public Thinks And What Scientists Know

Bigbutt Re:Blame politics (492 comments)

Well sure. But when it costs money, sometimes lots of money to read a Scientific Study, the folks who interpret it can spin it any way they want to satisfy their agenda. Most folks don't have several hundred dollars to spread around reading Scientific Studies and get their stuff from the media.

And yes, I've read many media type articles on one subject or another and tried to follow the trail back only to be blocked by a paywall. My only recourse other than spending the money is to read from multiple sources to try and get a balanced view of the study.

[John]

2 days ago
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By the Numbers: The Highest-Paying States For Tech Professionals

Bigbutt Re:Salary versus cost of living in each city (136 comments)

I think that a QOL calculator might be pretty difficult. Something you find enhances the area, such as water skiing, might not be appealing at all to someone like me who doesn't much like the left or right coast (oceans) and water skiing in general. I grew up in California and lived in Virginia for 30+ years. I'm quite happy living in Colorado. The roads are much quieter, I ride a motorcycle so the mountains are great fun, I love to hike, snowshoe, and snow ski so being close to the Rockies and several ski resorts is perfect. So my QOL would be pretty reduced by moving to Chicago :)

[John]

about a week ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

Bigbutt Re:Data about where and how people drive? (238 comments)

Actually no. When I'm driving I care not for incoming phone calls or text messages. Heck, when I'm on the bike I couldn't answer even if I wanted to.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System

Bigbutt Re:There's already high unemployment (479 comments)

Well, with 70% of divorces filed by women and who knows how many filed by men because women left (my own two divorces were filed by me but my wives were the ones who wanted the divorce), is it any wonder more women are heads of households?

http://www.psychologytoday.com...

Plus with the divorces, men need the jobs in order to continue to pay child support and alimony. So technically men are still supporting the family but not a part of the family any more.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Really? That sounds pretty lame actually. Personally I eat junk food more than I should and don't like the beach much. :)

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Sure. I find I'm more interested in other things and basically have no time to turn on the TV and sit and watch it. Since I have a hard time with keeping up on regular schedules, I tend to be doing something else I want to do when whatever show I might be interested in is on. If it's a good enough show per my friends, I might pick up the DVDs and watch them though, like the Walking Dead which I enjoy. On DVD :)

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

I did buy the Walking Dead DVD set and watch it so I do like that show. I just don't watch it when it comes on, whenever that is :)

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Well, medal or a cookie anyway :) And a cookie would be nice, thanks :D

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Actually I clicked on Walking Dead since I do buy the DVDs and watch them.

I rented the Heroes first season because of a friend's recommendation and enjoyed it enough to try and watch the second season on TV but the constant commercials were so annoying I stopped.

I do have a problem maintaining a schedule though. The only reason I caught some shows was because my ex would watch them. When her gone, I can't be bothered to remember when a show is on and I'd miss it. After missing a few, I simply stopped trying to remember when a show was on and stopped turning on the TV. The ones I liked because of catching an episode here or there are the ones I just picked up the DVD for like Breaking Bad or Walking Dead.

None of this is meant to be smug or a 'hipster'. I just happen to have other things I like to do and can't be bothered to muck with a DVR or remember when some show or another is on.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Targets Office Workers With Facebook At Work Service

Bigbutt Re:More stuff done (112 comments)

Nah, I can post whatever I want when I'm at home but should there be a wrong bit of code, the NSFW comment would then be broadcast to my coworkers.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Ex wife actually. She was the TV watcher and being the dutiful husband, I'd sit with her. After she bailed, I started doing what I wanted around the house as listed. Eventually I realized that I wasn't watching TV and flipped my cable over to Internet/Basic Cable.

[John]

about three weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

I have a couple of TVs but use them mainly for watching a DVD or playing Rocksmith. When the friends are over for a night of gaming, I may have something like Monty Python, Office Space, or Shawn of the Dead (for example) on as background humor. I probably should be clearer and say I don't watch broadcast TV.

[John]

about three weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Bigbutt Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

Since becoming single again a couple of years back, my TV watching has dropped to zero. I now spend my time doing other things I enjoy like hiking, motorcycling, reading, playing guitar, or just sitting and reading.

[John]

about three weeks ago
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Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

Bigbutt Re:And 60% of college students are female (341 comments)

Why is that critical? You have the same argument about women going into STEM. If women aren't interested in technical fields, why force them? If men aren't interested in going to college, why force them?

What you're not seeing are valid equivalent organizations towards advancing the male agenda. And that won't happen until the pendulum reaches the other side.

[John]

about three weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Catching Up To and Beating Windows

Bigbutt Re:Always struggling with a Dodgy NVS mobile... (136 comments)

The Corsair CMPSU-750TX got really good reviews back when I was looking at building my own system. What would you suggest would be a better PSU for a system where I'm not using the higher end video cards for gaming?

[John]

about a month ago

Submissions

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You Wouldn't Download A Car?

Bigbutt Bigbutt writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Bigbutt writes "It appears that the background theme that plays on DVDs during the anti-piracy advertisement was for a specific audience. When the author heard it on a DVD he rented, he realized it was being used well beyond the original contract. He's now suing for a million euros."
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Reasons for the username

Bigbutt Bigbutt writes  |  more than 4 years ago

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across The 8th Dimension

I'm a fan of Christopher Lloyd, have been since Taxi I guess. His character in Buckaroo Bonzi was John Big Booty "Big Boo TAE". They were all "John" something; John Big YaYa for example. So when I created my account, I created "BigButt" as a fan tribute sort of account.

That's not to say I don't have a big butt, certainly it's smaller now.

It's also why I sign off as:

[John]

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