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At 40, a person is ...

Morpeth Re:40's easy, it's 30 that's the hard one. (140 comments)

I'm with you. I felt a little more grown up, established in my 30s, had enough money to have fun and enjoy life a bit more, and enough sense not to do too much stupid sh1t generally speaking. My 30s were actually better than my 20s in many ways.

yesterday
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At 40, a person is ...

Morpeth Old is... (140 comments)

10 years older than you are now, and young in 10+ years your junior.

I'm paraphrasing someone who said something along those lines, but I think in general it rings true.

yesterday
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

Morpeth Cursive/Printing a different process mentally (523 comments)

I'll leave it to people to search for themselves, but there's been some interesting studies that show the process of writing by hand involves different aspects of the brain than typing on a computer (there's also differences between a typewriter and PC type keyboard).

There are still writers/authors who write by hand before having their work transcribed, feeling that their creative process is better (or different) when writing manually.

Anyway, it sounds like they're still teaching printing, not cursive yes? So that makes some more sense.

about three weeks ago
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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Morpeth Re:She thought she was the customer (189 comments)

How about if I make this little change..

"I feel zero sympathy for anyone on banking networks who are used or abused by the systems. It's 2014. You know what you're in for, by now. If you're still stupid enough to use them, then shame on you."

Don't blame the victim. Assuming what she said is true, it could have terrible implications at her job, for her marriage, etc.

about three weeks ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

Morpeth The Mormon thing and BSG (186 comments)

Grew up on, and enjoyed a lot of his shows -- BUT I always found the religious aspect of both BSGs (the original and reboot) a bit weird and distracting. I guess knowing now about his Mormonism it makes sense, and he's certainly allowed to write what he wants -- but the heavy handed religiosity really felt shoehorned in a futuristic show imo.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Morpeth Re:Sounds like what Sun did (525 comments)

"Visual Studio still costs over four thousand dollars"

WTF are you talking about? That's not even close to true. VS Pro is about $500-600.

The 4k you're talking about is if you buy the entire MSDN suite of MS tools (which will have VS in it), but that includes everything under the sun pretty much made by MS, that's 4k, sure, but you're grossly misinforming, or just trolling, when you say VS costs 4k.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Morpeth Re:No one cares if you're gay, dude (764 comments)

I wish I could mod you up +.

The whole 'reveal' I guarantee was VERY carefully orchestrated and planned by PR, he didn't do this on a whim.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

Morpeth Re:Every patient? (62 comments)

He's right, and it's called Medicaid, though you have to be extremely poor to get on it, many working poor are 'too wealthy' to be eligible.

about 1 month ago
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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

Morpeth Re:Every patient? (62 comments)

Take a breath, have your coffee, and post trying posting again in a way people might actually engage you in actual conversation. While I may get where you're trying to go with your points, your delivery is severely lacking.

about 1 month ago
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The Bogus Batoid Submarine is Wooden, not Yellow (Video)

Morpeth Re:Um... okay...? (44 comments)

Part of the problem is the synopsis is so poorly written, I wasn't sure what I was reading about or why.

about 2 months ago
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The Bogus Batoid Submarine is Wooden, not Yellow (Video)

Morpeth Um... okay...? (44 comments)

it's a fake real what? I care why?

about 2 months ago
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Early Childhood Neglect Associated With Altered Brain Structure, ADHD

Morpeth Re:Adoption (87 comments)

Just like to say, well done sir -- parenthood alone is hard work, let alone with any added issues. Hats off to you.

about 2 months ago
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Samsung Achieves Outdoor 5G Mobile Broadband Speed of 7.5Gbps

Morpeth Re:Wide coverage and wall penetration? (36 comments)

"Wide coverage and wall penetration?" Dude, I think the fetish chat room is over there --->

about 2 months ago
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Drupal Fixes Highly Critical SQL Injection Flaw

Morpeth Stored procs? (54 comments)

Maybe I'm missing something, but aren't injection attacks a non-issue with parameterized stored procs?

I'm unclear on what their API is doing, but it can't just allowing people to insert anything in a query can it?

about 2 months ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

Morpeth I like the English Beat (323 comments)

Had some good tunes, and they spawned The Fine Young Cannibals and General Public

about 2 months ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Morpeth Re:So we can't call anyone stupid anymore (622 comments)

Well, don't you think he SHOULD be able to wear his gold jewelry out in public? Why should he be afraid to so?

You're argument sounds rather similar to blaming a young woman out on the town for the night, wearing a short skirt and blaming her for getting sexually assaulted.

That said, I think your cousin was unwise, but I think calling him 'fucking stupid' puts the focus and blame on him, instead of the pieces of excrement who assaulted and robbed him -- because they couldn't bother to earn the money for themselves and would rather prey on people.

about 2 months ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

Morpeth Re:So does scratching your nose (208 comments)

"My point above was that it is very possible to intelligently and carefully use a cellphone and drive"

And yet study after study after study contradict that assertion, but let me guess -- those don't apply to you, of course not...

about 2 months ago

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Morpeth Morpeth writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Morpeth (577066) writes "By signing the rights stripping Military Commissions Act, George Bush has further damaged democracy in this country and kicked it in the gut. The effective suspension of habeus corpus and ignoring of the Geneva Conventions among other outrageous parts of this Act should scare people. The current government is actively destroying democracy in order to 'save' it. The very things that made this country great are under attack.

Keith Olbermann's 'Beginning of the end of America' is worth reading and watching. It may sound like a sensationalistic title, but I highly suggest people look at this and think hard about what kind of government they want.

I'm reminded of this famous quote -
'First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the trade unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.' [Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984)]"

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