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Tyranexx

On the topic discussed above (I'll keep this short and concise): This is terrible news. I'm always saddened and sickened when someone takes innocent lives for whatever reason. Whatever the cause, whatever made the guy snap, I agree: do not plaster every iota of info about the guy on the airwaves. What they need to do is respect the victims and their families.

@ThanosReXXX Oh, so THAT'S how it's gonna be....

@HobbitGamer That... doesn't sound very fun. I find report building in my own environment tedious a lot of the time, but I suppose it beats the brain workout that I and another developer had this afternoon when we were trying to figure out a bug on his end. It dealt with a part of the system that neither of us know much about, and nobody with the knowledge was around at the time.

Also, was "cold dead hands" unintended, what with the family business and all?

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Heavyarms55

@NEStalgia It's not purely about revenge. I am pro death penalty in general because I believe certain people remain a threat to society, even locked up. That some people prove themselves to be so dangerous that it is too dangerous to keep them alive, even in prison. However in this case, I admit some desire for vengeance because I am particularly disgusted by this man, for attacking a place I hold so dear personally. I've been to Kyoto dozens of times. I love the city more than my own home town!

And yeah, I don't want it buried like a cover up, it's important to understand why something happened so we can work to prevent a re-occurrence. But I don't want this man to live in the archives of history as some famous evil dude who gets movies made about him in 30 years. I want him tried, convicted and executed. And I want his time prior to execution to be as miserable as legally possible. Then I want his story shamed, and treated as taboo. Something only ever looked at again in a purely intellectual study.

He murdered at least 32-33 people, injured dozens more, possibly destroyed the careers of the survivors, destroyed families, friends, lovers, partners and coworkers. Possibly destroyed a talented company. And all that is just scratching the surface. No possible motivation justifies anything less than the fullest and most extreme punishment possible within the law. And if it were up to me, we'd change the law and make a special case for an even more extreme punishment for a crime like this.

And to be clear, it's not just because this happened in Japan. (Though that does make me more angry) I feel the same sort of extreme punishment is needed for every one of these mass murderers no matter where they occur. Kyoto, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Benadino, Sandy Hook, London, Paris, anywhere. Mass murders like this are a special kind of evil. A gross excess of violence far beyond the norm. And this violence seems like it is spreading. But perhaps we just hear about it more, but I think, in a way, that's part of the problem. The idea is out there more prevalent than ever before.

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HobbitGamer

@Tyranexx Haha, no I was referring to the old “They can take X when they pry it from...” phrase. But I like the new idea better!
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Tyranexx

I forgot to mention something cool that I found out recently. I spoke with an older acquaintance who was drafted into the US Army just after WW II. He spent a lot of his time after Basic stationed in Sendai, Japan. Definitely a neat experience, according to him.

@HobbitGamer Hah, don't worry, I knew what you meant. I just thought the use of the phrase was funny in light of previous conversations.

We made some progress but decided to table it for the day. It was getting late at that point, and we were both mentally shot. XD I left work late because I needed to wrap up something else and deploy a new build of my side of the software (desktop) for them to test through tomorrow.

I'd definitely try to work that opportunity! Good luck, and I hope things pan out in your favor!

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BougieBeetle

@bimmy-lee I live kind of close to Cahokia Mounds, if you've heard of that. Lots of fascinating history there on the Mississippian people, whose history is more or less lost except for archaeological information and oral histories from other native peoples. There are plenty of other groups that lived in my area also, like the Osage, but there were lots of others. A lot of that dove tails with William Clark who was a very important figure in relation with Native Americans.

Thanks for the recommendations! I'll be sure to check out some of those sites and docu series you mentioned. I've always been fascinated by pro wrestling, both the performance angle of it and the behind the scenes stuff. And you'll have to let me know what you think of the pod!

Re: the tragic events in Japan, I'm sort of avoiding the discussion because of how painful it is, but I am of course deeply saddened and troubled by what happened and can't help thinking about the Aum Shinrikyo attacks from 1995.

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Tyranexx

@BougieBeetle I need to plan a day trip to go back to Cahokia sometime. I haven't been there since a school trip in Jr. High and loved the history of the place. Monk's Mound in particular is pretty impressive. Not only because of the view now, but the view that may have once been.

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bimmy-lee

@BougieBeetle - I haven’t heard of Cahokia, but I’ll put a pin in the map. Sounds interesting. I might drive to KC this fall, and it’s right on the way. I’ll let you know when I listen to your pod, I have a small backlog, but I have some projects to work on over the weekend, and should get caught up.

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Anti-Matter

Hi ! 😀
I have watched The Lion King 2019 movie just now.
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Well.... Actually.... I felt quite disappointed by the overall performances. 😕
There were some aspects that was missing on live action movie and i failed to capture the same moments as the Cartoon version.

Okay, Spoiler alert !
I was quite disappointed by overall performances.The graphics was great, so damn realistic but there were some things i didn't found from cartoon version.
1. I Just Can't Wait to be King was okay until almost end the song, Simba and Nala just run into river, nothing same as Cartoon version with some Animal Pyramid dances and choirs
2. Timon and Pumbaa was not as funny as the Cartoon version. One biggest crime from live action version was the missing of Jacuzzi Fart by Pumbaa
3. One of biggest mistake also, Can You Feel the Love Tonight. The romantic scene between Simba and Nala was great. The song was great too, great cover song. Can You Feel the Love Tonight ? No, because the whole song was happened during daytime, NOT midnight. It supposed to be midnight to match with the lyrics of "Tonight"
4. What the heck?! Timon spoke and sung like Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast 2017) to distract the Hyenas by "serving" Pumbaa as their "dinner"
5. Simba met Mufasa in the sky. But, I DIDN'T even saw any Lionish shape of dark cloud talking to Simba. I just saw a Normal dark cloud keep moving with Mufasa's voice from nowhere. And Simba react to faded away dark cloud was not as emotional as the cartoon version
6. Rafiki didn't do some quirky martial arts as many as the cartoon version. I didn't see "Bruce Lee" Rafiki
7. When Pumbaa got insulted by called him a Chubby, his anger reaction was less funny as the cartoon version. Oh, Pumbaa there didn't fart as many as the cartoon version. Pumbaa DIDN'T use his fart as his weapon to get rid the Hyenas. Instead, i farted frequently after watching the movie and during my way to go home
7. The singing scene was exactly same as the cartoon version but the singers DIDN'T sing in higher pitch as the cartoon version. Their singing was too safe to be heard. Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata was quite disappointing on live action version
8. The Elephant graveyard was still pretty scary but not as scary as the cartoon version. Lesser bones, not a dark place
9. The movie was rated General for my country as opposed rated PG on certain areas. I was thinking it wasn't quite appropriate enough to be rated G (General) as i found animal fights in live action version was more violent a little bit than the cartoon version
10. The biggest crime was there was NO Can You Feel the Love Tonight song during Credit Roll. It was credited during Credit Scroll but it wasn't sung during Credit Roll. The cartoon version have the Elton John version during Credit Roll

So, i'm thinking i will consider the Cartoon version (in DVD / BluRay) than the live action version by any chance.

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ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Yeah, I wasn't really looking for a history lesson, but I know I was taking a shortcut. And of course there were a LOT more factors involved. But Hitler did get all of them bamboozled into following him and using their numbers, money and means for his own, personal agenda in the end, so any which way you put it, he ultimately WAS the catalyst of it all, to bring it all down to the end result we got, and his personal reasons were indeed the ones I mentioned. I read his book, so I know all about his skewed world view...

By the way: I actually really like @HobbitGamer's "soundbyte history" label. When I was wading through your text wall, I myself was actually thinking along the same lines, except I came up with snackbite, because in that way, it's more easily digestible for all the tender young souls that have to learn about it...

@BougieBeetle Haha, fair enough. So, feeling old, huh? Well, don't know what the attached number is, but my counter currently sits at 49, so if yours is lower, then you're really not that old. And it's all between the ears, of course. My 18 year old self probably never could have imagined that an old geezer like me would still be playing games, but here we are...

We do share mindfulness in posting, though. Except in my case, that more often than not results in text walls, because I want to make sure that there can be no misinterpretations, but this is the internet after all, so that still happens regardless.

But in this particular thread, we're all non-violent, so you should feel right at home. Just keep that in mind, whenever you read something and you think it might be meant in any kind of aggressive way. I think I can speak for all of us in that regard. Oh, and welcome to the NLife community. Don't ever be afraid to actually speak your mind (in a polite way, obviously, but you've already got that covered, far as I can see), and don't make us curious about stuff and then not follow up with the actual story about it...

Far as your need to reach some kind of conclusion goes: speaking in general here, I've already come to realize a LONG time ago, that when a positive outcome/compromise isn't reachable, then being able to agree to disagree is already a win in some cases, so for me, discussing something isn't necessarily about winning over the other person, even if I know that I'm right, because as we all know, sometimes it's pretty hard to get yourself out of the defensive mode you put yourself in, and it takes a big person to admit they were wrong.

Oh, and to complete the frame of reference: I'm in sales and marketing. IT-related, so that's something that sometimes explains my point of view on things.

@Heavyarms55 It was on the news here as well, yesterday. I saw the building in flames. Truly horrible, and I feel for the family and friends of all the victims. And the reason for it all was so meaningless, which makes it even more sad.

@Tyranexx Well, that isn't how it was gonna be, but now that you've put yourself in the spotlight by mentioning it, I might be motivated to tag you every once in a while, on days when I'm feeling particularly mischievous...

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ThanosReXXX

NOTE TO ALL:

Stay the heck away from Prime World Defenders on Switch. No, seriously. It's pretty damn addictive..

Especially if you like Tower Defense type games, mixed with a bit of Magic and strategy. I came across this free to play game a couple of days ago, and I can't stop playing it, because it really has this addiction factor that makes you want to keep improving your card deck and improving your level scores, so they've done a good job of keeping people hooked.

Well, unless it's not your type of game, obviously, but other than that, it's a nice game to have in the catalog, for a bit of variety, and for a quick match or two, in between travels, breaks and so on. Except in my case, I've spend hours on end, trying to improve all the cards in my deck, without actually spending any money through the game's built-in micro-transactions. That's probably why it has absorbed so many hours already: the people that DO pay for stuff in these games are more than likely already leagues ahead of me.

But I like a challenge, and I actually like a sense of having achieved something myself, instead of paying to win...

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HobbitGamer

@ThanosReXXX Ugh, now I have to try Prime World Defenders 😛 It already ended up on the maybe wishlist, so I was on the fence.

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I'm tempted to buy fishing universe simulator but I heard it's pretty bad. Might not even be the dollar it's on sale for

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Tyranexx

Slow Friday. The good news is I'm off in about half an hour, but I think I'll take a break from the interwebs this evening. I have a lot of stuff to get done...and have spent WAY too much time online in general lately. Maybe I'll relax with some Yoshi's Island....Well, as much as I can with a crying Baby Mario.

@ThanosReXXX I feel quite loved.

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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX well, even his book wasnt necessarily an accurate portrayal of his own personal opinions and views. He was an unusually gifted student of the human psyche and observer of human behavior.....a key skill to the success he had with power. But there's also decent evidence he was not the sole author of that book. It may well have been a collaborative product, packaged for a specific goal. In all likelihood the book was a well engineered political influencing tool, designed for quick, mass distribution to tap into existing common thoughts with the public conciseness, and stir them to the fore, as seeds planted for later harvesting, setting up the electorate to have exactly the thinking that would be optimal for their ends, all disguised as a desperate venting by a downtrodden patriot "just like you". Making doubly sure to tell everyone exactly what they quietly already thought but wanted to hear confirmed. In that light, who knows what he personally really thought about anything..... Limited actual information survived the intentional erasure as the establishment fell back from stronghold to stronghold. I imagine a lot of the visible agendas of the time were political theatre to secure power and public support/fear.

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@NintendoByNature - Why are most fishing games so bad when it seems so easy to get it right? One of life’s great mysteries. When the fishing minigame in OOT is maybe the third or fourth best example ever, it’s a problem. I like them more arcade than sim though.

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ThanosReXXX

@HobbitGamer Let me know when you've tried it out. I'm currently wondering if I'm mainly liking it just because I'm basically a sucker for just about every even half-decent tower defense game, or if it's actually a more than decent game that's worth playing...

@Tyranexx You're welcome.

@NEStalgia Of course the book was propaganda. It was also a real chore to work my way through. I can't imagine how it inspired even the simplest of simpletons, but then again, I wasn't living in those times, feeling downtrodden and bereft by the rest of Europe, much less being semi-brainwashed by the N-party...

Although obviously, with my Landmark Institute NLP training, it's all but impossible to brainwash me, so I'd never fall for it in the first place.

But this "just like you" thing is pretty much a staple for most of these dictators. All of them living in absolute wealth and splendor, but every time they were among the people, they were "one of them", often clothed in simple (soldier's) garb, and with only a bare minimum of regalia/decorations. Just look at Stalin, Mao and so on. The communists were (and are) also very good at this kind of public display.

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NintendoByNature

@bimmy-lee I know. I feel your pain. They've been bad since the nes days. Oceanhorns fishing is pretty good. OOT And MM3d are the best though. Stardew valley isnt bad

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HobbitGamer

@bimmy-lee Labo Fishing from the variety kit is fun, if not overly simplistic.

@ThanosReXXX Will do. I may get to it this evening. I think I’m gonna do some yard work first shortly. I took the day off, and wound up taking 3 long naps, which isn’t my norm. Now I feel horribly unproductive at 6pm.

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