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War is a cultural acquisition, an aberration, if you take the more recent, modern view. European and Mediterranean Neolithic civilizations went through 3-4 thousand years of development without warfare prior to the third millennium BCE.The Bronze Age was a disruption from the peaceful nature-oriented cultures of the Neolithic. Check out the preface to Marija Gimbutas's "Civilization of the Goddess," where she spells out the schism in our history when the Indo-Europeans...
Well, there's no accounting for bad taste. I guess the moderators didn't think it was funny either. It's gone.And don't be so literal. I wasn't talking about who Boltsfan likes to have sex with, just a part of his identity he might be afraid of that explains his obsession.I'm not going to "lighten up" on his kind of baiting.
All would be goofy, not good. That would give the back a face, instead of the deliberate asymmetry it's always had.Anyway, people are crazy to set their phone down flat on a hard surface on either side. Microscopic grit and dust can scratch. If they're going to be fussy about this, they should go all the way and always use some kind of pad. Problem solved.
I'm glad to see Nokia working on this, and I wish them great success. As long as I'm wishing, might as well add that we also need a pair of genlocked video cameras with adjustable, close lens spacing for macro 3D video shots. Make the cameras separable for midrange while you're at it. Nokia will be heroes in the 3D and VR/AR trades.
Thanks for the link.Snort. 3D is a gimmick./s
The iPad mini may finally get the full-gamut display it deserves. Who wants to guess whether it'll be Suddenly Newton's pink unicorn IGZO?
I was speaking from a point of view within the boundaries of the film's own material, not what you could put together from outside sources.For example, if the film has no interviews with Jony or Steve's wife or Tim or the guys who wrote Becoming Steve Jobs or Pixar/Disney people who worked with him in later years, if all such latter-day sources are unrepresented because they tell a story of an evolved Steve Jobs that the meanie filmakers wish to suppress because the...
Good point about Woz. To "cheap and greedy" we could add treacherous. I know from my own experience what a childish, selfish jerk one can be well into legal "adult" age, depending on one's upbringing, even despite one's good upbringing. Perverse.The redeeming factor comes from figuring out how to make amends and do better. Woz seems to have been taken care of and repaid well. I remember one product intro around five years ago when Steve called him out as his "old crime...
If, IF the film allows you to judge for yourself.That's the point. Does it emphasize the negative aspects, which are easier for everybody, including Gibney and his Gawker buddy, to grasp, and which are the documentary equivalent of clickbait? Or does it give a fair portrait of the more difficult-to-portray positive and evolving aspects of his character?So far the marketing indicates that they went the heavily negative route ("Bold, Brilliant, Brutal"—no loving wife and...
Whoops, hold on, there, he means he really did see this movie, when it was shown at SXSW.."Consider it entertainment . . ." — speaking for myself, I will consider YOU entertainment.
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