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NEStalgia

@ThanosReXXX Some mad demi-god you turned out to be...if you can't even contemplate engineering a society by using mortal pawns in your grand scheme, what good are you?

But, yeah, thinking about that does require, obviously, separating the cold numbers from any human connection to the methodology. A living petri dish of social engineering. But that's also my point, MOST of us couldn't really do that, but do we need those who CAN, otherwise we just overrun ourselves? I.E. is it really necessary to have those without compassion to just do what's needed as a pure numbers game without restraint of considering living beings? Is it a necessary factor in managing the numbers? After all, managing the numbers depends entirely on counteracting instinct of breeding as much as possible. If population can't be relied upon to do that for themselves, does it need to be done for them? And thus do we need the uncaring, unfeeling ruthlessness of a cold statistician to manage it? I think part of that "empath" thing is also being able to get inside the head of the "wrong" side too. The evil dictators didn't just wake up one day and decide they wanted to be remembered eternally as evil. They were legitimately trying to solve problems in the way that seemed logical to them - if not so much to us. Each was the hero of his own story, each was on a crusade as champion of man (albeit the enemy of free will....) If I put myself in that perspective with the sort of problems they were each addressing (different problems for each of the above mentioned), it becomes a lot more rational (if still unappetizing) some of the things they did and what they tried to solve via it. Not saying theirs was the kindest path, or even the most efficient if the game was numbers reduction and population-likeness concentration. But I can at least understand some of the logic to it, and can't help but wonder if we ignore the possibility that their objectives and even course of action made necessary sense because we don't accept the method of implementation.

Well, I said less horrific, not "not horrific" A single mutilation to save an individual is less horrific than hundreds of millions of mutilations to save a society

LOL....it's kind of sad how on a Nintendo website, discussing the newest, biggest, prettiest Pokemon game is a more triggering topic than genocide, self limb-removal, and depopulating the human race. Kinda says something about the fan base there....

NEStalgia

ThanosReXXX

@NEStalgia Well, the snap was clean, and decidedly distant enough from the horrors of war. And seeing people fade out of existence is a bit less gruesome than the actual horrors of war, in my opinion...

I'm not gonna go along with your "they were legitimately looking for a solution" idea, though. All that Hitler and his ilk were "legitimately" looking for, is revenge for the last war they lost, and the humiliation they had to suffer, and they were simply looking for a scapegoat for the crisis the country found itself in. And he was born and bred a psycho, so that's not gonna fly with me. I'd snap him out of existence, if I could have actually done that. There was no real logic behind it, only skewed propaganda, hatred and racism.

And highly empathic people can only go along with the musings and emotions of people that deserve the sympathy, which is the very thing that evokes that shared emotion. I'm not a damn profiler....

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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HobbitGamer

Pokemon GoPro Mini is for babies. They took out berries and now you have to shake it to get Shake Candy.
Plus requiring 5 CR2032 batteries ruins the metagame

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Anti-Matter

This is even worse than Pokemon....
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bimmy-lee

@HobbitGamer - For kids. And the two games are somehow Mortal Kombat and DOOM.

Edit - Night Trap is in there too, but you have to hack it to gain access.

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bimmy-lee

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Heavyarms55

@Octane Haha yeah. If I run into that issue I just go to one of the 24 hour net-cafes and snooze there until morning.

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Heavyarms55

@NEStalgia Yeah yeah, I can sympathize. I actually used to enjoy driving actually. Until I got side swiped by a semi truck (I think the British call them Lorries?) when I was 17. I was just as reckless as the average teenager when I got my license at 16. I remember doing twice the speed limit once in the middle of the night. Almost hard to believe that was more than a decade ago... #oldman

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bimmy-lee

@Heavyarms55 - Hey now, you can’t call yourself an old man yet because it makes all the old men feel too old. I was wondering, when you mentioned being bummed out about leaving Japan next year, why do you have to leave?

bimmy-lee

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HobbitGamer

bimmy-lee wrote:

@HobbitGamer - For kids. And the two games are somehow Mortal Kombat and DOOM.

Edit - Night Trap is in there too, but you have to hack it to gain access.

I’m okay with this. Rated E for Everyone.

I’ve been conscripted into the SQL forces all week, @Tyranexx. Is it just me, or when someone asks “That would be easy to find out, right?”, there’s a descent of madness in the mind as one realizes that the desired data requires a complex conditional record selection and embedded subreport values?
And every statement someone makes for the rest of the 3 hour executive meeting starts sounding like IF/NOT IIF statements?

Or is that not normal...😂

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Heavyarms55

@bimmy-lee Well I don't actually have to. I'm not being kicked out or anything. It's just that my current job is ending. It was always a temporary thing. The benefits of having a foreigner teaching English decrease as the foreigner essentially becomes assimilated. So the job has a 5 year limit. August 2020 will be the end of my 5th year. I could get another job here if I wanted but I am worried about my mother. My father passed away a couple years ago and my mother isn't getting any younger. While her health has always been good, age is cruel to all. I have no siblings and her brothers aren't that much younger than her and actually have health issues. So if her health takes a turn, I want to be back in the US living nearby so I can take care of her as needed. I don't want to have to fly back and forth or to drop her into a nursing home unless absolutely necessary. Having worked for a summer years ago in one of those places - I know they are miserable.

If friends and family in the US weren't a factor, I'd never go back to the US. And if, God forbid, something happens to my mom in the short term, I am gone again. Although I miss my American friends, I'd only return to America for something I feel I need to do.

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Tyranexx

Blah. Where did all this humidity come from? Had to mow my lawn in this misery before it gets worse over the next few days. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from tomorrow afternoon into Sunday evening.

I'm not sure if I'd ever fully leave the US, though I've never been gone out of it long-term. I AM contemplating moving to a different state, but not seriously just yet. I know plenty of other countries have issues of their own, the grass is always greener on the other side, etc., but I've always wondered what would happen if I tried living in another country short-term. I sometimes wish that I'd tried studying abroad in college, but I don't know if I would have been able to swing that financially at the time.

@Heavyarms55 Not just Japan, but other places too; I've had unpleasant experiences at touristy places. My "space bubble", so to speak, has wider boundaries than most. Other than my hands - because handshakes, grabbing stuff from others, etc. - I don't like when someone is uncomfortably close to me without at least some sort of barrier. What I dislike even more is when someone touches, bumps, brushes past me, and so on without warning.

It's not that I fear human touch itself. I just dislike when others violate my boundaries. More so when they do it voluntarily.

Bimmy asked what I was wondering btw. I hope that your mother's good health continues. If I didn't have so many family ties to where I'm currently at, I'd probably find it easier to move.

@NEStalgia I'd say a barrel roll would've been better to avoid in that situation. 😜 At least I still (knock on wood) haven't ever managed to hit a deer, but there have been many close calls.

@ThanosReXXX I'm glad someone completely understands what I go through. Between my work day, errands, how many news articles I'm interested in on the main page, etc., I often don't get to the forums until late afternoon/early evening. I more often than not do read through a lot of this thread, but I tend to skim the longer walls of text these days if I'm not mentioned within them. XD

@HobbitGamer That...actually doesn't sound too different from what I've had to deal with more than once in my coding work, so I can definitely sympathize. XD I'm fortunate to have a manager with a coding background who understands that good, solid work takes time and adequate planning. He and our support staff are pretty good about prioritizing stuff that needs to be done. Stuff doesn't get done as fast as it used to (to the ire of some older customers on occasion), but that's because we have a better testing process and more organization in place versus the "Sure, we'll do this arbitrary fix that only affects how YOU do reporting and roll it out ASAP!" chaos from before.

Yes, IF, IF/NOT, CASE statements, what-have-you can get QUITE interesting sometimes.

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bimmy-lee

@Heavyarms55 - It’s a noble sacrifice you’re making then. You won’t ever regret choosing to be available and spend time with your mom, and I’m sorry to hear about your dad. Five years is a long time to make plenty of impressions. When you do come back to the US, keep up with your Japanese contacts, and like you said; you could be back there again one day. I considered ESL after English undergrad, but I didn’t want to go back to school, and honestly, I probably didn’t have the guts to fly to the other side of the world for five years. It’s obviously been an amazing experience for you.

bimmy-lee

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HobbitGamer

@Tyranexx Apparently before I joined the department it was like getting teeth pulled for IT to build a simple report. When executive found out I could decipher things, some Folks weren’t happy. So I’ve had to learn a lot of the ins and outs of our EMR myself, with assistance from our vendor’s community portal, but mostly by deconstruction of existing reports or community portal repositories. If I had admin access to our EMR I could do even more, but that’s one of those “cold dead hands” situations. I think I’ll learn scriptlink next, since the middleware is java and then I could model forms better.
That’s all just a side hobby. When I’m not submitting and processing medical claims. Because...I’m in the billing department. It’s like Game of Thrones, without all the entertainment.

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Heavyarms55

@bimmy-lee Yeah, I honestly don't expect anything to top my time here. I love it and wouldn't trade it for almost anything else. But I wasn't there to help with my father... I left most of that to my mother until he finally passed. I wont have anyone else to dump my responsibilities on, and even if I did, I shouldn't.

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Heavyarms55

So some nutcase or sociopath apparently fire bombed the KyoAni studio in Kyoto. Kyoto Animation. Apparently 10 people dead, dozens injured. Hate to see this kind of violence anywhere and it's all the more shocking here... They caught the guy it seems, he was injured in the attack. I say they should let him burn. People who carry out random violence like this are subhuman trash.

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ogo79

RedderRugfish wrote:

It's dangerous to go alone!
Take this
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ahhahaha

bimmy-lee wrote:

@ogo79 - Curious about the inside cover, could you post that as well?

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

Anti-Matter

It's dangerous to go alone!
Take this!

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BougieBeetle

@ThanosReXXX Haha, yeah I certainly didn't mean to make an impact, but big things have small beginnings, to quote Alex Guinness in Lawrence of Arabia.

I'll happily answer you since you were thoughtful enough to ask. I find the topic of overpopulation very interesting so I wanted to give my opinion in brief. I realized pretty quickly, however, that you and @NEStalgia make rather robust posts, and I honestly just don't have the inclination to craft the kind of responses they called for. It also seemed like y'all had fairly set opinions on the matter (I mean, saying that I'm unequivocally wrong doesn't leave much room for discussion, lol). And even though we're not discussing politics per se, there are political implications (references to socialism, etc.).

In general, debate (read: argument) is not something I enjoy, as I am pretty non-confrontational. So perhaps I should have kept my mouth shut in the first place, eh? But in any case, no offense taken, hopefully none given, y'all keep doing your thing, I'll sound off every now and then!

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