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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2015, 19:06 BobBob
 
Great discussion everyone! This forum is a nice relief from my normal, day to day, encounters with human stupidity. Based on what everyone is saying, it makes me wonder if I should eat meat, or at least poultry, as part of a more balanced approach, instead of going to an extreme. Thumbsup  
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2015, 16:45 BobBob
 
As to the political 'debate', the entire circus and lack of intellectualism is simply embarrassing. Sadly, people don't find it shameful, so it continues. I'm sure my complaint has been around for generations. It's the lack of fundamentally agreed upon philosophies that hurts us the most, but ironically, it's the only way to prevent a tyranny. I suppose the most important aspect is the process, by which no solution is meant to be achievable - for if that happens we will lose our freedom to disagree. It's an intentional paradox that is meant to serve as a means to prevent absolute rule.


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11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2015, 14:46 BobBob
 
I want to become completely vegeterian, but I need to get over my cheese addiction.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2015, 17:07 BobBob
 
If you lived in a city, you are allowed to call it by its abbreviation because you earned it. I have a long list.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2015, 12:36 BobBob
 
San Fran?!? Ah, the language of the non-local or 'never been there'. Don't get me started on 'Frisco'.  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2015, 16:17 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 15:43:
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Have you seen Elvis?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2015, 14:45 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 12:52:
It's weird, you read about people remembering the exact moment they heard about Pearl Harbor or JFK getting shot. But you don't understand exactly what they're talking about until you experience such an event for yourself. I remember in such vivid detail watching the attacks on TV, where I was, what I was doing, the smells, the light through the windows, everything.

My heart goes out not only to those who suffered loss on that day, but those who continue to suffer illness from the fallout of that event.

I remember driving to work that morning. Cars were literally pulling over to the side of the freeway to listen to the radio announcements. Crazy times.

I use to fly out to NY and stay with a girlfriend who lived in Upper East Side Manhattan. Felt like a second home for awhile. The news was crushing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
33. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 11, 2015, 14:09 BobBob
 
Besides eating, shitting, sleeping, working, making love and participating in the occasional hobby, is your life really that important to the rest of the world or universe? Most likely not. We all end up dead like the many generations before us who were clueless, seeking answers, avoiding death, wishing to be immortal, and always wanting for some kind of meaning.

At least a person 'who doesn't seem to care' is sort of content, instead of living in a constant paranoid state, wondering what grand conspiracy may or may not exist.

So far, I have observed two types of (harmless) conspiracy theorists.

Bruised Ego:

This person finds life so meaningless he/she looks to romanticize everything into an epic story, where he/she takes center stage as the victim of a dramatic play. A dark force is trying to mislead, fool, and challenge him/her by hiding some kind of ulterior agenda. Evil forces are always trying to convince the person (via the media, social pressure, or perhaps something in the water) into thinking that there is NOT a wizard behind the curtain. Something else is there, crushing the person's oppurtunity to be god-like. Hence, life is not completely pointless, it's simply being oppressed by 'whatever it is' out there trying to prevent the person from being so important - stealing his/her spotlight and true purpose in life.

Not My Fault:

This person will attribute everything to a higher source of power or to a combination of groups behind a grand scheme. Convinced that someone else or something else is truly in charge of what is happening. The person will constantly complain and seek the reasons for why something occurs but always conclude the strings are being pulled by an untouchable puppet master. Hence, the person can blame 'the powers' but concedes to the notion he/she can do nothing about it. The person is content to simply blame someone/something else for 'bad things' without feeling compelled to do anything to truly stop it. The person doesn't want to 'stop it' because he/she would be forced to concede that 'it' wasn't there in the first place.

Simply Crazy:

There is a third type that is simply crazy and should be on constant meds or locked away. The crazy types are the ones who violently act on a belief. Very dangerous. Society's law makers and politicians need do a better job in preventing this type from walking the streets.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2015, 11:15 BobBob
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 10:25:
LiTh wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 10:04:
nin wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 09:44:


 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 11, 2015, 00:05 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 21:50:
Meh, he made a relevant point: there are ways to not have to deal with Windows.

Thank you. Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 10, 2015, 20:56 BobBob
 
I pretty much use my iPad exclusively for work and writing now. Combined with a PadHat (Hoodivision), Keys-To-Go (Logitech) Defender Case (OtterBox) and various apps like DocsToGo, NoteMaster, Editorial, and some other utilities, I have everything I need to work and travel just about anywhere. I also like that it's instantly on when I need it. Waiting for a computer to wake from sleep or cold boot is just too time consuming.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2015, 19:24 BobBob
 
Another study claims that salt tastes better with food.  
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6. Re: Gorilla at the Columbus Zoo Sep 4, 2015, 14:40 BobBob
 
One is free to walk away and roam around the world. The other will forever be caged and enslaved in order to amuse its captors. No crime has been committed. It's simply punished for being itself.

Zoos are disgusting...
 
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News Comments > QuakeCon 2016 Announced
6. Re: QuakeCon 2016 Announced Sep 3, 2015, 20:27 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 20:22:
Ludomancer wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 18:33:
<sigh> I miss QuakeCon, not that I ever went. I miss the era when id was the unquestioned ruler of the FPS, and their games just dominated my life.

Ruler? Hardly. DOOM and Quake were good no doubt but there was ton of other FPS' that were much better. iD was never really much more than tech company.

Have to disagree.

Quake 1 (QuakeWorld) is the greatest game ever made.

FACT

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2015, 17:53 BobBob
 
I wish Waze had an 'avoid ghetto' setting - based on crime statistics. Sure, maybe that route is faster, but what are the chances of getting hit by a bullet? No thanks. I'll stay on the freeway.  
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News Comments > QuakeCon 2016 Announced
2. Re: QuakeCon 2016 Announced Sep 3, 2015, 17:49 BobBob
 
Carmack has left the building ...  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
21. Re: Sunday Interviews Sep 1, 2015, 19:43 BobBob
 
Interesting, one of my favorite films literally means "Life Out Of Balance".

Trailer
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
19. Re: Sunday Interviews Aug 31, 2015, 14:13 BobBob
 
Would be interesting to have a cup of coffee with him just to talk about things. He should consider writing. It's the only way I can deal with similar feelings (disregard social and economic status).

If he's reading this (doubtful, but he's a gamer, right?).

The short version of my opinion (my thoughts go a lot deeper and more complex):

Absurdism is a natural state and a chronic pain. There is no escape from the terminal awareness that life is fairly much meaningless and pointless. All logic returns to infinite regression and forward to infinite incomprehension. Some people find religion, others find a cause to believe in (family, career, save the universe), while most simply distract themselves (routines, habits, hobbies, mindless activities) until the end. The result is always the same for everyone. It all comes down to the minute by minute choices (creation, reaction, adaption) that you make, for that is the onty thing you can truly say is within your own dominion. Even then, one could say that we are trapped between conciousness of the moment and the reflection of a fleeting memory -- for when you do experience the now, it's immediately in the past - merely the concept of an action and consequence, continously passing through time - never within actual grasp.

Don't let the cloud of absurdity suffocate or envelope everything about you. Suffer through it. Our lives have a pre-defined lifespan. Grab on to that smallest (no matter how small) hope that perhaps you will be inspired and something better will come. Simply said, I've personally considered ending it all several times, but I've come to the conclusion it's going to end anyway .. I might as well just go along for the ride.

Hang on there ... Thumbsup

By the way, often, I find simply going into nature - without people - watching animals can be fairly therapeutic. Their simplicity and doutbless motivation gives some kind of 'sense' to the universe in contrast to the apparent chaos of human activity.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2015, 12:53 BobBob
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 12:27:
BobBob wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 12:01:
Tempted to move back to San Francisco. These heat waves are killing my daily bicycle rides.

check the forecast. temps supposed to PLUMMET to the mid 80s next week =)

That's good news! Where are you from? I'm seeing low 70s next week. Southern California is full of microclimates. This week's heat wave seems be spread everywhere -- no escape...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2015, 12:01 BobBob
 
Tempted to move back to San Francisco. These heat waves are killing my daily bicycle rides.  
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