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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 30, 2017, 17:05 bigspender
 
Wouldn't it be better to give them passports and then cancel their citizenship while they are out of the country lol.....  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 26, 2017, 16:24 bigspender
 
I'm guessing automation wrote his speech too, because that was the most generic piece of crap speech I've heard it might as well have come from a Michael Bay movie.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
60. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 05:47 bigspender
 
edit: I shouldn't drink and type.

This comment was edited on May 24, 2017, 06:53.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 10:14 bigspender
 
Just dreadful!
People aren't going to tolerate this much longer I suspect, not when their children are the targets.

People with 7th century ideologies don't belong in modern society, and they themselves don't want to live in a modern society. The solution seems pretty straight forward to me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2017, 00:39 bigspender
 
I would have liked to have seen the war between the replicants and humans in space. But this movie seems like it's a re-tread and therefore superfluous.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2017, 21:03 bigspender
 
18-Year-Old Engineer Constructs Fuel-Efficient, Stable 'Flying Wing' Aircraft Prototype.

Would have been nice to show the actual damn aircraft prototype...at least a rendering.... :S

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2017, 18:46 bigspender
 
Creston wrote on May 21, 2017, 15:40:
bigspender wrote on May 20, 2017, 21:47:
Depends on how you're measuring. People that look after themselves (and some with pure luck and medication) are able to live to 120ish. That would definitely make 65 around the middle :-)

120ish? The oldest person that ever lived (verified anyway) made it to 122. How many people do you think there are that make it to 120??

You're right, not many people do, but I'll reverse that and say, how many people do you know that really look after themselves?

Because the people that do live long all have a very similar lifestyle and diet. And we know it's not genetic (as the video explains):
https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-okinawa-diet-living-to-100/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Morning Mobilization May 21, 2017, 02:58 bigspender
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 21, 2017, 00:58:
bigspender wrote on May 20, 2017, 18:24:
A lifestyle change is so much better. Just get away from it all, live in nature, or move to a country where things things are cheap and life is simple.


That's great advice except when it doesn't work. Healthier habits, regular exercise, a more active social and sex life, and a nutritious diet are all great places to start when you are experiencing a mood disorder or psychiatric illness. In many cases, that's all that's needed. In many other cases, it doesn't help at all, and the patient keeps getting worse and worse. Then, a lucky prescription might turn everything around. Or it might not. Or it might heal the patient, but then they develop bad side effects six months later. Or the patient is healed, and the reasonable decision is made to wean said patient off of the psychiatric medication to see if they can maintain their health sans regular intake of psychotropics, only to have severe withdrawal, or for the psychiatric illness to come back with a vengeance and cause all of their progress to evaporate over the course of a week or two. Or nothing ever fully works and a patient lives their entire life having recurring cycles of relative health followed by mental illness, a cycle that negatively impacts and limits their social and emotional functioning from cradle to grave

Psychiatric illness is a serious fucking matter and if left unattended is just as capable of killing you as a heart attack. Because it has the stigma it has, and because some mostly healthy people on the internet once got over a blue spell by taking up weight lifting or mountain biking plus cutting out drinking, there's a lot of impetus for people, especially men, to try to pretend that psychiatric illnesses are less real and less serious than heart disease or cancer. Among middle-aged white men in America, blowing your brains out or overdosing on drugs is among the most popular way to die. If that doesn't get people to get over themselves and treat a medical problem as a medical problem, I don't know what will.

Of course, it's about pairing the appropriate treatment to each individual case. Some people do definitely have some kind of imbalance, but the vast majority of people on medication do not have these kind of conditions.

The reason why I suggest a lifestyle change is because it's relatively sideeffect free and if it's not working then get on the meds. However we seem to live in a time where meds are being handed out like candy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2017, 02:51 bigspender
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 20, 2017, 22:12:
bigspender wrote on May 20, 2017, 21:47:

Depends on how you're measuring. People that look after themselves (and some with pure luck and medication) are able to live to 120ish. That would definitely make 65 around the middle :-)

This is how the real world is measuring.
There are only 300450 living supercentenarians in the world. Your probability is .48% of making it to 100. If you are a woman it's 1.66%.

So increase your probability ;-)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2017, 21:47 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2017, 12:16:
52 is not middle-aged, that's long past it. 35-40 is middle-aged. I know we're all vain enough we like to think we're not getting old...that old...but that's the reality. It's almost comical and more than a little sad they'd refer to middle-aged as 45-65. 65? Really? Let's - society - adopt a rule, ok? When you hit the big Five Oh you're officially past middle-age. Anything else is vanity.

Depends on how you're measuring. People that look after themselves (and some with pure luck and medication) are able to live to 120ish. That would definitely make 65 around the middle :-)

And it's not as if the other 60 years of your life need to be lived with a poor quality of life either (as many people do between 50-80). You could be like this guy still operating on people at age 95! https://goo.gl/idp7vb
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2017, 18:24 bigspender
 
Cornell's wife has disputed that ruling and suggested her late husband's anti-anxiety medication may have played a role

That would have definitely been it. Benzo's will fuck you up more than whatever disease you might have. I would be looking to sue the doctor(s) that prescribe this shit to people.

A lifestyle change is so much better. Just get away from it all, live in nature, or move to a country where things things are cheap and life is simple.

Poor Chris, he looked really messed up watching footage from his last few shows. He moved like he was underwater because of the meds.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Gameplay Trailer
16. Re: Destiny 2 Gameplay Trailer May 19, 2017, 06:32 bigspender
 
Those 15-20minute gameplay streams from youtubers look so boring!  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Livestream Tomorrow
1. Re: Destiny 2 Livestream Tomorrow May 17, 2017, 21:53 bigspender
 
Has anyone ever invited normal guests, instead of special ones?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed May 16, 2017, 21:29 bigspender
 


I see POLYGON has began to bank in the outrage economy.

Primalchrome wrote on May 16, 2017, 21:01:
What a shit click bait article. I was hoping for something interesting and informative...what I got was rehashed whining. Sweet mother. DRM and no-refund policies predate Steam....by years. Making a percentage on your services/products is what every corporation/company does....but Valve is apparently supposed to give everything away? What a joke. The only two things that needed some real screen time was their customer support and horrid internal org chart....
+1

Also are they referring to user reviews, when they say that valve is exploiting free-labor?

This comment was edited on May 16, 2017, 22:14.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2017, 03:09 bigspender
 
Hats off to you Blue. There are so many animals looking for homes where I live that they are looking at making it illegal to breed more until all of current ones have been rescued.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 15, 2017, 03:08 bigspender
 
Wow what a waste of helium.... given that it's so limited I think we should be saving it for MRI's and such.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Series on Hold?
23. Re: Mass Effect Series on Hold? May 11, 2017, 04:05 bigspender
 
Kajetan wrote on May 11, 2017, 03:47:
bigspender wrote on May 11, 2017, 03:31:
Why would you put the whole series on hold? The problem is not with the series, it's a problem with one game that was made poorly. These exec's are so reactionary.
Are they? MEA commercial performance seemed not to meet expectations, so someone is to blame. Looking at MEA, it's clearly the developement process. This game has problems, more than usual.

There are rumours of a troubled developement process, of major changes very late in the developement. Bioware Montreal seemed not to be good enough as an AAA lead studio.

So upper management has to find a solution to this problem and until that time, ME's developement is put on hold. Not cancelled for all eternity, but put on hold until all project management issues are sorted out. Because Core-Bioware has already enough to do, they cant just slide in a third AAA project.

That's what I mean, the series doesn't have an issue, the production team does. So they should put the production team on hold, not the series.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Series on Hold?
21. Re: Mass Effect Series on Hold? May 11, 2017, 03:31 bigspender
 
Why would you put the whole series on hold? The problem is not with the series, it's a problem with one game that was made poorly. These exec's are so reactionary.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2017, 03:17 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 23:06:
bigspender wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 19:24:
Happy Earth Day!

Remember Less Meat = Less Heat :-)

Depends on the meat. If a bunch of humans got eaten that would have a positive effect on the environment I dare say.


LOL

Reminds me of Billy Connolly's plan to stop starvation and overpopulation. Everyone gets to eat one person they don't like haha
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2017, 19:24 bigspender
 
Happy Earth Day!

Remember Less Meat = Less Heat :-)
 
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