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Out of the Blue

Today kicks off Game Developers Conference Europe, so there should be some news from there over the next couple of days.

My weird ear for celebrity voices popped up again over the weekend, as I became convinced the voice in the NFL's new TV promos is Forest Whitaker. A quick Google suggested I was wrong, but I heard it a couple more times and did a better search, and found out it is indeed his voice. The weird thing is that before this if you asked me if I thought I knew what he sounded like I would have answered probably not. Too bad there's not a way to capitalize on this odd skill: Like Name that Tune for voices or something.

Familiar Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Red Extinction.
Stories: Steve Jobs Biopic Crashes on Opening Weekend.
America's Last, Remaining Drive-Ins Face a New Threat. Thanks Slashdot.
Science: Obesity Death Toll Heavier Than Previously Thought.
Strange, Pulsating Star Found.
Almost orbital, solar-powered drone offered as "atmospheric satellite".
Media: Super Mario Bros 2 Corruptions.
The Video Game Years - 1981 Pt 3. Thanks Retroware.
Man on an Edge: What It's Like to Be a Window Cleaner in NY.
The Funnies: xkcd: Exoplanet Names. Thanks Jim.

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43. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2013, 13:41 RollinThundr
Verno wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 13:30:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 17:33:
It's not *stopping* people from consuming that stuff that's necessary, but consuming less of it. Just like alcohol and tobacco, two products which were used much more frequently in the past before sin taxes and anti consumption campaigns were implemented. Bloomberg should never have tried to ban 32 oz Big Gulps, but instead put a dollar tax on them.

Agreed. Campaigns, education and taxes are the way to go with addressing it. Look at what it's done for smoking. It's becoming more and more marginalized through use of these techniques and it's to the benefit of society as a whole. The same things would probably work with weight related issues which are mostly food consumption problems due to a lack of education about food, cooking and so on.

Want to smoke? Pay triple for a single pack 95% of it taxes that go right to being spent wastefully. Now let's start banning food because it makes you too fat, oh and tax things based on calories! More calories higher taxes!

It's not a lack of education, people with half a brain should know that eating bad and not exercising is going to lead to health problems. Should be common sense no? No it's not a lack of education, people just don't care enough or are too lazy to workout, diet, etc.

But hey lets let the government regulate what we can and can't eat and ban things outright that are unhealthy.

Are we still in America?
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