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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

phishen Re:perception (318 comments)

I don't know about the Mexico bit, but pretty much all homeless people I see by the side of the off ramps fit the bill described above. There was this one lady that always hung out in front of a shopping center near my friend's place giving the same story about trying to save up enough for a bus ride across town. We saw her for months, and I joked that she could have walked there by now. Well, my friend actually stopped to talk to her, let her know that we'd been given the same story by her for months, and actually asked her why she didn't just walk there. The lady looked embarrassed. We never saw her there again.

3 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

phishen Re:The differences is that those weapons require l (1581 comments)

If George Zimmerman had had a sword or a nunchaku, he would be dead.

If George Zimmerman had been patrolling the neighborhood with a sword or a nunchaku he would have been a Ninja Turtle.

4 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

phishen Re:Bush Vetoed this, apparently (630 comments)

And yet these are exactly the kinds of bills that have been applauded in recent time. Even when anyone agrees that a great portion of a bill like this is beneficial, when they question even the smallest part of it or whether the entire bill was considered by everyone who voted for it, they are labeled a hater.

5 days ago
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AMD Unveils the Liquid-Cooled, Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 At $1,500

phishen Crypto (146 comments)

And they all sold out instantly and the Litecoin difficulty went up ...

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

phishen Rep (469 comments)

Yeah, but you're still not cool if you don't play a Stradivarius ...

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

phishen Re:No (150 comments)

They won't last two weeks.

Two Weeks

See you at the pahty, Rictuh!

Baby, you make me wish I had three hands!

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

phishen Wouldn't work on me (150 comments)

I don't think I could correctly participate in the experiment because I'd know if anything went wrong that it would all be over soon, and if anything really went wrong they would open it up and rescue me

Now if they told me I was going to fly to Mars and put me in a simulator that made me feel like I was actually lifting off and going into space (and I didn't know it was a simulation) I'd probably fall for it. Sounds like a better experiment to me. Actually, I think that's a J. G. Ballard short story already. Oh well.

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

phishen Re:BIODOME! (150 comments)

How did you get a job?

Fucking President Clinton..

Whoa, you had sex with President Clinton!?

about two weeks ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

phishen Re:No (150 comments)

They won't last two weeks.

Two Weeks

about two weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

phishen Re:They aren't worthless... (275 comments)

Most Litecoin (and other crypto currency) miners actually trade all their Litecoin for BTC almost as immediately and exchange their BTC for cash.

about three weeks ago
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Xbox One Reputation System Penalizes Gamers Who Behave Badly

phishen Re:OMG FAG LOL (183 comments)

And not to mention anyone who beats you in-game is CLEARLY cheating.

Preface: I know that was a joke =) +1 funny

However, I am primarily a PC gamer, but I have a PS3 for Final Fantasy, etc (never shooters, I just prefer those on PC). I have always wondered, how does one actually cheat on a console? You can't install auto-aim programs or anything else like you can on PC, or am I mistaken?

about three weeks ago
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70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

phishen Re:Makers and takers (676 comments)

Investing money in securities is typically about as useful to the economy as stuffing it in a mattress.

Perhaps you should invest in better securities.

modulo the 30% broker fee, of course

You should definitely invest with a different broker

about a month ago
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70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

phishen Re:Makers and takers (676 comments)

Thank you for this very informative post.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?

phishen Re:a good motto when looking for a new job (263 comments)

The time to run away is before you take the offer. Do your due diligence.

The post wasn't about running away from a job offer. It is about not running away from your current job, but running to a job you want. If you are looking for a job because you want to run away from your current job, then you will most likely not find what you are looking for and will take anything. This will not end well. If you decide that you want a new job and you have an idea or a goal in mind, then you will most likely look for the right job, or perhaps a dream job of sorts. This will be the job you actually want and not just any job but the one you have.

about 2 months ago
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Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect

phishen Re:Sega Anyone? (222 comments)

Good point. And how many games did you try out just because they supported the NES Zapper? Hogan's Alley, anyone?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

phishen Re:FTL Faster Than Light (669 comments)

I have spent over 100 hours playing this game. It has two modes: Easy and Normal. When I started off, "Easy" seemed like "Extra Hard," but after a while I kept making it further and couldn't stop trying to get to the next sector. I loved the feeling of getting farther than I had ever been and starting over again never seemed to be a burden. Then, I reached the end and got that feeling in my stomach like I used to once I reached some of the Dr. Wily bosses as a youngster. I love how this game scales up because once you reach a goal there is a much wider scope than you realized and it happens again and again. You beat the game and then unlock another ship. You realize there are 9 ships to unlock and each one with two configurations. There are many types of weapons and strategies to master, and many combinations of each will bring you to victory. This is one of the few recent games that I just couldn't put down and couldn't wait to play again every day. On top of all that, I felt that the music was absolutely perfect for this game. It has that nostalgic, 8-bit feel topped off with a bit of modern complexity, and somehow nails down exactly how I want it to sound like to be lost in space. Every in-game situation has the perfect soundtrack, and I've only experienced that a few times, but there is no orchestration here. The music was made by a guy named Ben Prunty, and I have listened to the soundtrack over and over again while working many times. Here is a good blog post by Ben on the music he created for the game: http://benprunty.com/2013/07/1... Also, as a BSG fan, I won't deny that I always pretended my ship was the Galactica =)

about 2 months ago
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Best Valentine's Day gift (as recipient):

phishen Something crafted (197 comments)

My girlfriend has never been with someone around Valentine's Day, and after we both spent a boat load of money on Christmas she was wondering what we should do. I told her we shouldn't commercialize our love by buying things just because the diamond companies say so and suggested that we craft things. I made her a picture frame that is themed after a video game we both play and put a photo of us inside. I think she is making something similar. I'm an engineer and not an artist, but this was not difficult and I think we will both enjoy it way more than many expensive gifts.

about 2 months ago
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The Latest From the Front in the Console Wars

phishen Wii Replay value vs. others (284 comments)

It seems that a lot of people posting here have a Wii and another console as well as a PC. It also seems that many are saying that they haven't turned their Wii on in a while and use their other console and PC regularly. I game on a Wii and a PC, and I can agree with them for the most part, but in my eyes the main reason for daily use of a 360 or PS3 is the online capability. Most Wii games that I have played (Zelda, Metroid, etc...) have been good games for one long play through, but not much else after that. A game like Resistance or Halo has daily replay value and offers new ventures on each gaming session. I believe that as soon as some more competitive online-capable games come out for Wii (Mario Kart, Smash Bros) the Wii will give gamers that same want for daily use that many get from their daily session of Halo.

more than 6 years ago

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