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Do Trade Shows Benefit Gamers? on The Adrenaline Vault offers an interesting opinion piece on the topic. I have disagreements with their ideas about the state of PC gaming, but as for trade shows, I have to admit my first impression of my first E3 was to wonder how much showing a game at the Expo ends up adding to its eventual retail price. It's probably not as much as I imagine, but it's not nothing either. Anyway, I think I agree that trade shows don't directly benefit gamers at all. But after all, they are trade shows, and they probably do benefit the trade...

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29. Re: Computer to combat child obesity Jul 20, 2004, 16:22 tron
You have to ingest a shit-ton of food to gain weight like that

i agree to an extent, but my mom is a perfect example against that logic. she graduated high school weighing 95 pounds (she;s only 5' 1") and now she is not "obese" though she is more than a little chubby. how she gained the weight i have no idea, nor does she... i watched her for years and years eat yogurt or a very small bowl of cereal for breakfast, a rice cake and salad for lunch, and have a reasonable dinner. she rarely snacked on anything or had dessert, and when she did she did it in moderation as she was very conscious about her weight. she would drink a single can of soda over a THREE DAY period. (she bought some plastic-lid thing that kept it carbonated - this was before soda came in plastic bottles) the rest of the time it was water or crystal lite, and some coffee as well. she went to jazzercize (remember that?!?) 3 times a week, was very active in keeping the house clean, laundry done, rasing 4 kids, working full time, etc etc... and *nothing* she did lost her a single pound. she has tried walking, biking, Nordic Trak... nothing works for her.

i guess what i'm saying is, not all overweight people are to blame for their blight... though i do whole-heartedly agree that the vast (heh, vast) majority of them are...
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