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Nickname BobBob
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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2015, 14:20 BobBob
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 10:15:
That Tsunami video is terrifying! I hope that nothing like that ever happens near my family. So sad.

That's very scary! That's the reason why we live high up top of the hills on the peninsula. My wife fears a tsunami like that.
 
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Mobile Gaming > Space Miner: Platinum Edition!
1. Space Miner: Platinum Edition! Mar 13, 2015, 19:58 BobBob
 
One of my favorite games for iOS is back with a mega-update.

http://www.venan.com/v7/space-miner-space-more-bust/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FkRASmZjNU

Too bad there is no PC version - yet (?)

It has a certain humor and overall quality that is difficult to pinpoint but it makes it fun and unique.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 13, 2015, 11:12 BobBob
 
shihonage wrote on Mar 13, 2015, 06:16:
Still waiting for a watch which isn't codependent on a cellphone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 12, 2015, 09:58 BobBob
 
Cliffs?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 11, 2015, 17:11 BobBob
 
Cox here as well with a 250 gig cap. They claim 50 with boost but I only ever get 25 max with the speed-test sites. How does the boost work exactly?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 11, 2015, 13:50 BobBob
 
I blame porn.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2015, 11:24 BobBob
 
That tiger was awesome!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 11, 2015, 11:00 BobBob
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 10:02:
Only way to find out is to try it, dude. That's what I did.

Thank you for the encouragement. I wrote something below (comment #14). I've written other scenes with different themes (futuristic, sci-fi, environmental) but this one is the most simple and least philosophical. The main subject is actually the tree and the events that unfold around it during its lifetime. Well that is my plan for now. The question is my writing style lucid or hard to follow? I know it needs a lot of work.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2015, 22:15 BobBob
 
Okay here goes .. my amateur writing. This particular sample is very simple and without much philosophy. I have more complicated stuff but I'm not sure it would be easy to follow. Giving this basic one a try. Please be honest, if I'm so bad, I should know the truth. Or if I have promise, that I should know as well. Thumbsup

Squeak, squeak ... creak. The bicycle was losing it's lubrication once again. These intense wet rains were quite refreshing and invigorating but torturous on bicycle parts. She stopped under a tree. It was dripping with desperation to shed the downpour from its scooping dark green leaves. Excited, without fear of others overhearing, she talked out loud, “Oh dear tree, thank you. You are my savior!” The tree itself was quite short in height but the density of the leaves and its half-oval shape was just enough to create a natural umbrella. She stood under her new companion. A sigh of relief.

Kickstand down. Back-pack open. Fumbling through her bag of tools. Where did I put it? Oh, that's it. It was a tiny little bottle she got from the dollar store. Perfectly small and secure to contain the few drops of oil necessary to get the bicycle back into action. A drop here, a drop there. Especially the pedals. They got quite dry (rubbing metal to metal) due to the violent splashing from reckless car drivers. These streets don't drain as well as they used to. Fine for cars but the bicyclists suffer from the run-off. As she squirted small oil drops into just the right spots the squeaking was alleviated. Dad always taught her, if it squeaks it's bound to break, keep it running smooth and it's yours forever. Her dad was quite the mechanically inclined person – unlike herself – she preferred to daydream and write.

The trickling and pattering sound of the rain stopped. A deep breath, rushing through her nose. The feeling of fresh after-rain air cooled and cleansed her lungs. Nothing is comparable. No more dust. No more exhaust smell from cars. It was perfect. But be-careful she thought to herself, the roads are slippery now. She hopped onto her bicycle, waving to her new tree friend – thinking toward the tree – “I'll remember where you are, we'll meet again for a picnic!” As she begin to peddle she could hear the deep intense roar of thunder. Beside her the windows of a house could be heard rattling in suspense. This was a new storm. A storm unlike any other. The rain was going to return. Better hurry up. As she continued riding, sirens begin to blare in the distance. The storm horn begin to make that crazy wobbling, throbbing, and piercing sound. It was this bad? What do I do? Riding home will take at least another hour.

Stopping for a moment to look behind her. She could see it. The funnel. Getting bigger and steadily heading her way. The trees begin to violently sway back and forth, until they started to bend in only one direction. That can only mean one thing. It started, strange crackling noises and banging sounds from the far distance. Cars unwillingly begin to move by themselves. Oh my God! She hopped off her bicycle to look around. No one in sight. How could I have missed the news? Why didn't anyone warn me? Running toward the nearest house, she banged on the door. No use. The residence, if they are there, they will just think it's the storm. Well, there's no choice now. She grabbed her bag and looked for her bicycle u-lock. She held it with both hands to make a clenched solid fist. Approaching the front window, she gathered up her strength and begin to hit it, again, again, and again. The window finally shattered but only partially. Taking off her helmet, she uses it to smash away the remaining fragments.

Prepared to jump into the house – she had a moment of clarity and thought to herself, 'Wait, my beloved bicycle!' Head down into the blowing winds, she stepped toward it. The bicycle felt incredibly heavy. She dragged it with all of her might, slipping into the ground. She cried, “No, please let me take my bicycle!” Suddenly, a boy inside the house, holding a bright flash light, noticed her. A psychic moment occurred – staring into her eyes – each sharing thoughts of fear and forebodement. Without thinking or speaking, he saw her predicament and ran to her distress. Helping her toss the bicycle into the house, he then yelled into the muffling wind, “Come on! You must come with me now!” She looked sadly at her bicycle, possibly for the last time, and ran with him down to the basement.

“You are so lucky I saw you. We needed to get more water.”, the boy explained. The house begin to rumble and shake. All of the lights suddenly went out. There was a swirling-howling-buzzing sound... as if though hundreds of saws were encasing the house and ready to cut it open. Not far from the truth, as the storm was using the entire neighborhood as a natural drill – every piece it picked up was used to destroy the next object. One neighbor's property and possessions were tragically being used as a weapon against another neighbor. The storm was a natural enemy to humans – without prejudice – with only one purpose – destruction.

Hours later, darkness, silence. Birds chirping in the distance. It must be safe now. As the boy opened the basement door, beams of sunlight blinded him. The clarity of the sky was immense. Too immense! Where is the house? All he could see were fragments of broken wood, shingles and pieces of the bathroom furniture - the bottom portion of a 'secured' toilet and a stubborn overturned bathtub.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2015, 18:11 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 17:54:
They're replaced entirely about 6 times over the course of your life, yet the youness of you still remains. I find that strange and unusual.

There's only one catch. That constant feeling of 'youness' relies entirely on your memory. When the brain is dead, so is the memory.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 16:49 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 16:23:
I wear no jewelry beyond my wedding band, and have no tats. Never understood either.

In the mid-west, I was standing in a long line waiting for ride at an amusement park. This guy in front of me strikes up a conversation. He was trying to ask me questions to seemingly pick-a-fight. The topics were a bit taunting and condescending. He was twice my size. He knew he was intimidating; especially, compared to me -- I'm a fairly nerdy looking person. One topic he starts up about are tattoos. He starts demonstrating his ink covered muscles (this guy is total redneck trailer trash) while winking at his girlfriend. Staring down at me, he asks, "Why don't you have any tats man?" His face displays an 'I'm cooler than you are smirk'. I pause, stare in his eyes, and calmly respond, "Well, I don't like to make any permanent decisions." He gave me a blank and dumbfounded look, turned around, and stopped talking to me.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2015, 16:34 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 16:16:
Bob if you posted like this more often no one would care about the weather comments Well said.

Thank you Verno. That means a lot to me. I will try to refrain from 'weather trolling' from this point forward. Thumbsup Besides running my business, I aspire to become a writer someday. I don't know if I'm skilled enough to write a story.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2015, 15:34 BobBob
 
nin wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 10:20:
Can too much praise turn kids into narcissistic jerks? Yes, says new study.

Sounds like a family member of mine, and yes, it's true.



I almost envy people who were brought up that way. I grew in a family where I was constantly criticized, called names, and basically made to feel horrible for no apparent reason. My mom was overly religious. Any time I did something wrong I was told I was being possessed by the devil or evil spirits. I have this constant cloud of self-doubt and worthlessness that I have to battle with internally. It seems to get worse just before going to sleep -- a voice of criticism that gets louder and harsher before the dreams take over. It's kind of creepy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2015, 15:29 BobBob
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 15:16:
Apparently I need to go see this as soon as possible. A horror movie scoring that well *without* sending up the genre must be something special.

Hey, I had Lasik last year. The procedure itself was awkward in the extreme, but it's insanely quick and besides dryness the only pain didn't last more than a day.

Interesting movie. Bookmarked to look for it when it comes to DVD. I like when horror movies are more about the psychology within the protagonist and the interaction of supporting characters than gore or effects.

Thanks for that. It's good to know from others that it's painless and quick. It was a moment of self-pity. I thought cataracts was something a person gets in the 60s.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 15:15 BobBob
 
Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:11:
$549 for a Watch you need to recharge every day. The alarming thing is how many people on my Facebook feed wanted it yesterday.

That was a good pun there, if you haven't noticed it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2015, 15:07 BobBob
 
I started noticing my computer screen seeming a tad bit blurry. I found out I'm forming cataracts. What the ... I'm still fairly young. The optometrist says it's because I spent too much time in the sun without decent sunglasses. When I was a kid I went to the beach everyday without thinking about needing sunglasses or UV protection. He said there is a wave of my 'beach-going' generation needing the surgery. I've been reading articles that say it's the simplest surgery to get done, but it still creeps me out. Now I won't wear any sunglasses less than $100 in value. Getting older sucks!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2015, 14:25 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:04:
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 11:54:
You'll have plenty of time to do nothing when you're dead. In fact, nothingness will last quite a bit longer than your life that you've lived, up to now - including the short time that remains. So don't worry, you'll be doing a lot of nothing for an eternity -- sooner or later.

No you won't because nothing ever really dies. That energy, those atoms, etc. are all used in other things. I don't know what but I think there is something "more". Reincarnation, after a fashion, is most likely. It would explain a lot.

Jean Luc Picard on Death



It's the equivalent of saying, "Gravity is evident, for an object falls to the ground." Another person interjects, "No, that's not true, the object is falling toward the ground. The ground is lying on top of a liquid core with shifting land, and that land is on a planet orbiting a sun which itself is rotating millions of miles in a solar system that is spinning within a galaxy .. that galaxy is spinning in a vast cosmos -- so the object is really spinning in hundreds if not thousands of different directions and not actually falling."

On macro-cosmic perspective perhaps there is no 'death', but on a micro-singular-level, relative to the context of one's extremely limited perspective, death is the end of one's known existence -- or in this case consciousness as we know it -- or to refine it further: you will lose your identity; you will no longer be you.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2015, 11:54 BobBob
 
You'll have plenty of time to do nothing when you're dead. In fact, nothingness will last quite a bit longer than your life that you've lived, up to now - including the short time that remains. So don't worry, you'll be doing a lot of nothing for an eternity -- sooner or later.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 11:47 BobBob
 
Can the watch do 'everything' or is it merely an advanced and easier accessible portal to your own phone? Does it require the phone?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2015, 14:44 BobBob
 
We need to implement stardate in preparation for Martian colonies and first contact (or alien invasion -- if you're the glass half empty type of person).  
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