Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 14:23:Different people have different priorities. I'd agree it seems like a bad choice, but *shrug* Seems as if most of the video has been taken down, although truthfully I'm not sure I want to see it. I am curious to know generally what happened. Did he come up short and crash into the landing ramp? Or crashed on the landing ramp or what?
That daredevil had two young kids.. man why would you put yourself in that situation when you have two kids needing you.
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 14:06:Long term music rights were never secured. Hence the episodes can't be replayed without removing a lot (all?) of the music...
I'm surprised that WKRP isn't streaming anywhere.
Jivaro wrote on Jun 18, 2021, 13:11:Whether or not I understand crypto would depend on the definition used. I get the general concept and understand the motivations, but I certainly don't understand the math or the actual functionality. I don't know how to create a wallet. I'm guessing creating an account on an exchange wouldn't be a problem though, not that I have any plans to do so...
Crypto is only frivolous to me because I have none and I don't understand it.
Jivaro wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 16:21:So, do I -- I said so. Since special relativity is "built into" the universe, it only makes sense we'd figure it out eventually. That said, I still think Einstein was a nearly singular genius. Is that true for everything else? Is it inevitable we will figure out dark matter and dark energy? Doesn't really seem like it now, but who knows...
I absolutely believe someone else would have done it if he hadn't
and I believe that about basically any human accomplishment outside of art.Highly debatable -- especially since there are things people call art which many wouldn't. Pollack's painting dripping... please. I'd say your argument applies just as well against artists. How many great painters could never afford a paint brush? How many great artists only became great artist because of opportunities they got which many others didn't? What about fiction writing? Does that qualify as art?
Jivaro wrote on Jun 17, 2021, 01:32:While I might agree that "special relativity" would have eventually been discovered anyway if Einstein hadn't been born, to think he wasn't special seems especially critical. Sounds like you don't want to give credit to anyone for doing anything. Everyone was simply in the right place at the right time. I'd certainly agree that helps, however the examples of people trying to accomplish something over and over and failing, until one person came along with a new idea are too numerous to count.Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 20:18:
The first name to jump to mind for me was Einstein.
See, I would still disagree. If it wasn't him it would have been someone else eventually. Call me cynical, but I don't think any one person is all that special. I think one person can do something that makes other people treat them special and that gives them more opportunities to be special. It starts a chain reaction of opportunity, so to speak. My deep thought for the decade. lol
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 20:36:All of this information is absolutely correct. And if it has anything to do with what people were saying about the mentioned individuals "deserving" that income, I would be very surprised.
There's "earned" income consisting of wages, salaries, tips, and other taxable employee compensation. Earned income also includes net earnings from self-employment.
Unearned income includes investment-type income such as taxable interest, ordinary dividends, and capital gain distributions. It also includes unemployment compensation, taxable social security benefits, pensions, annuities, cancellation of debt, and distributions of unearned income from a trust.
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 17:40:Did the name actually bother you? I mean yeah it is silly, but assuming a new substance was discovered which was highly valuable and extremely difficult to find and get -- I can totally see it ending up with a name like that. Even if it might not be the scientific name, I could definitely see it being a PR name or even a branding... but whatever. Are you bummed out by Adamantium too?
...along with a substance that was so valuable the best fictional name they could come up with was unobtainium then you will love...
Jivaro wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 18:25:The first name to jump to mind for me was Einstein.
I don't think anybody in the history of the world has ever done anything to earn them that.