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Brain Scans May Help Guide Career Choice

MrMage Isaac Asimov's short story "Profession" (133 comments)

"Profession" by Isaac Asimov

It's a story about a society in which you're assigned jobs based on the structure of your brain, and how it can be 'educated'. It's a good story, with the moral being on free thought and being able to learn and innovate.

It's also quite relevant to the article.

more than 4 years ago

Best estimate of monthly spending on food:shelter

MrMage Currently in my first year of college... (582 comments)

And my meal plan is almost the same price as my dorm. My tuition and books are about the same price as well.

about 5 years ago

Using a Treadmill and Wiimotes To Run and Fly in Aion

MrMage Exercise AND level grinding? (86 comments)

That's a sure way to kick the MMO addiction quickly.

more than 5 years ago

Dell Considering ARM-Based Smartbooks

MrMage This just in... (298 comments)

Lower power consumption leads to longer battery life.

In all seriousness though, I once had someone tell me as I was looking into programming in assembly that I should learn an ARM-Based syntax. It still hasn't paid off completely yet, but this is a step in the right direction.

more than 5 years ago

Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

MrMage You could also start by... (1354 comments)

Not using terms like meatspace. Really. Where are we, the fridge?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Accused of Squandering Billions On R&D

MrMage When Wayne Enterprises blew money in R&D... (580 comments)

"Let me get this straight: You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck." - Lucius Fox

So, is Batman Gates or Balmer?

more than 5 years ago

Dead Space Highlights Disparity Between Plot and Gameplay

MrMage Hmm... not so special? (87 comments)

"It has some really great set pieces, some sweet effects, solid gameplay, an amazing interface and that's all."

Oh really, that's all!? Well damn, I much rather play and talk about something with dull sets, cheap effects, cruddy gameplay, and a confusing interface. What do you consider a good game if you seem to think that these don't bundle into a decent play?

I know the article praises the game as well, but really, that quote is the epitome of someone wanting to criticize something just for the sake of criticizing something!

more than 6 years ago



Parents don't want evolution taught.

MrMage MrMage writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MrMage (1240674) writes ""Florida parents don't have much faith in evolution. Only 22 percent want public schools to teach an evolution-only curriculum, while 50 percent want only faith-based theories such as creationism or intelligent design, according to a new St. Petersburg Times survey. "I have a very firm religious background," said Betty Lininger of Lecanto, who is raising her 15-year-old niece and thinks public schools should teach intelligent design but not evolution. "I can't just shove it out the door.""

Sure evolution is a theory, but to disregard it for faith, in public schools? Where does the rest of the world stand?"

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